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  1. Sorry if this has been asked and answered elsewhere but does anyone have an mp3 of the studio version of Cars Can't Escape (the one that Wilcoworld was giving away for free) that they could post? Thanks in advance!
  2. Some Glass favorites: Einstein on the Beach Kronos Quartet performs Philip Glass (string quartets 2, 4, 5) Violin Concerto (with Gidon Kremer: essential) Music in Twelve Parts Symphony No. 3 Mishima soundtrack Dracula soundtrack Piano Etudes Glassworks Etoile Polaire I also highly recommend Bruce Brubaker's recordings of solo piano music by Glass (which include pieces by John Cage and Alvin Curran).
  3. How are there so many posts so far and nothing about classical music? (Whiskeytown? Camper van Beethoven? Sigh....) The sonatas and partitas for solo violin by Bach are the obvious place to start.......any recording really but violinists like Gidon Kremer, Hilary Hahn, Arthur Grumiaux, Christian Tetzlaff, Thomas Zehetmair, David Oistrakh, etc. are all worth checking out -- you can't go wrong with any of these..... From there, Beethoven's violin concerto is highly recommended (Itzhak Perlman recording on EMI with Giulini conducting and the Chicago Symphony I think?). There are also famous violin concertos by Brahms, Shostakovich, Mozart, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Barber, Elgar, Stravinsky, John Adams, Philip Glass, etc., etc. The Glass concerto with Gidon Kremer as soloist is just incredible. Astor Piazzolla is an Argentine classical/tango composer who's pretty easy to listen to also.... Any of the string quartets by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Bartok, Philip Glass........violin sonatas by Mozart, Arvo Part, Ravel, Schumann, Beethoven, Schubert (esp.), Debussy, Ives, etc. The Kronos Quartet has a CD called "Early Music" that I bet she would like -- also their CD of the Glass string quartets......for chamber music, some Kronos recordings are a little out there but anything by the Takacs Quartet (Beethoven middle quartets in particular), Alban Berg Quartet (look for their Haydn), Juilliard Quartet, Keller Quartet (Bach's Art of Fugue), et al will be worthwhile. The Emerson String Quartet is not really my thing but quite popular too.... I would quibble with a few choices on this list of 50 recommended recordings by NPR, but it's a good place for beginners: http://www.npr.org/programs/pt/pt50.html. Alex Ross' list is also worth checking out: http://www.therestisnoise.com/top_10_summer_hits/ Last: there is a TON of remarkable early/medieval/Renaissance music for strings: look for "consort music" or music for "viols" by composers like Henry Purcell (amazing), William Byrd, John Dowland, Christopher Tye, et al.......this was the original ambient music....not that far from Eno's "Discreet Music" (another CD I would suggest) or "Music for Airports"... Your best bet is definitely to start with the Bach sonatas and Beethoven concerto and then investigate the discography of any violinists whose sound you like. I would go with Gidon Kremer and Hilary Hahn.....better yet, take her to a classical concert! Feel free to send me a PM for any further suggestions.
  4. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom: "Days of Mars" How did I go so long without knowing about this? Dios mio.
  5. Just saw them Friday night here in NYC....surprisingly good live band, for as much of a studio band as they seem. NP
  6. Thanks Craig, and sorry, just been workin like a madman! You or anyone else going tonite? My first Wilco gig since New Jersey I think.
  7. What time were the openers and when did Wilco play pls?
  8. All you fans of Steve Reich and Gavin Bryars and "The Sinking of the Titanic" absolutely *must* check out a composer named John Luther Adams and an album of his called "The Light That Fills the World." I cannot recommend it strongly enough. Here is one of its three movements: http://goodvibrato.org/?p=49 Some other favorites/recommendations Takacs Quartet - any string quartet recordings by Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, Haydn, Schubert, etc Arditti Quartet - amazing modern/contemporary music group, their recording of Webern/Berg chamber music is great Leon Fleisher - a pianist with many wonderful recordings - "Two Hands" and "The Journey" esp. Erik Satie piano music (Reinbert de Leeuw, performer) Borodin Quartet - Shostakovich piano music Rudolf Firkusny - Janacek piano music Samson Francois - Chopin and Debussy piano music Vladimir Horowitz playing Scarlatti (or most anything) Rosalyn Tureck playing Bach Louis Andriessen - "Workers Union" (look for the Bang on Can recording, and for that matter any BOAC recording) Walter Gieseking playing Debussy, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, or really anything Quatuor Mosaiques (an "authentic"/period-instrument group) - any of their Haydn quartets are great Alfred Brendel - Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven piano music Beaux Arts Trio - anything, but their Haydn is classic Charles Rosen - Elliott Carter piano music (also Bach/Beethoven/Mozart et al but not everyone plays Carter) Bartok Plays Bartok (piano music) - historical recordings, really cool Daniel Barenboim - almost anything as a pianist, too many recordings as a conductor John Field - sort of a forgotten composer, look for a recording of his piano nocturnes (John O'Conor's recording is v. good) Composers not to snooze on: Ligeti (first and foremost), Terry Riley, Conlon Nancarrow, Alban Berg, Arvo Part, Anton Webern, Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, Bartok, Granados, Boulez (some), Stockhausen (some), Messiaen (most), Debussy (all), Janacek, Morton Feldman, Szymanowski, William Bolcom, Darius Milhaud, Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, Lee Hyla, Leon Kirchner, Martin Bresnick, Michael Gordon, you get the point.
  9. Nice thread. The classical peeps are definitely in the minority here but are an enthusiastic bunch. Here is a half-classical blog I maintain with lots of mp3s of favorite recordings: http://www.goodvibrato.org I have way too many favorites to name a top 10 but here's a few off the top of me head: Glenn Gould: Bach French Suites, Goldberg Variations, WTC, Preludes Partitas & Fugues Radu Lupu: Schumann & Schubert piano music Keith Jarrett: Handel & Shostakovich Piano Music Terry Riley: "In C" (any version, although I have been enjoying the Bang on a Can reading of late) Wilhelm Kempff: 1963 Queen Victoria Hall Recital (BBC Legends series) Artur Schnabel: Beethoven piano sonatas Pierre-Laurent Aimard: anything, but the Ligeti piano music, Mozart concertos, and Carnegie recital are recent faves Sviatoslav Richter: anything, but Beethoven/Bach/Mozart esp. Mozart Divertimento - Kremer, Ma, Kashkashian Itzhak Perlman - Beethoven Violin Concerto Peter Serkin - Beethoven piano music and Messiaen Vingt regards... Jordi Maso - Mompou piano music Alicia de Larrocha - Granados piano music Yo-Yo Ma - Bach cello suites Keller Quartet - Bach Art of Fugue Richard Goode - Mozart piano concertos Steve Reich: Music for 18 John Adams: Chairman Dances, Violin Concerto, Grand Pianola Music, etc Charles Ives: string quartets, violin sonatas, symphonies And I will wholeheartedly second the recommendation for "The Sinking of the Titanic" - I have been obsessed with this piece for months.
  10. Google is your friend. http://www.noisefactoryrecords.com/kc.htm
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