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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I usually listen to that one in the dark in the small hours of the morning
    Yes, I've done that too. Heard it live at the Albert Hall two years ago and it was a searing performance, really outstanding.

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    Yep, that must've been awesome! One of the reasons I like Shostakovich, other than the dark and brooding nature of his work, is that, to put it simply, there's always 'stuff going on'.

    I don't really like 'plinky-plonk' classical music, where it's very sparse and there are more quiet bits than anything else. Booorrrrriiinngg! I like something rousing, which stirs the soul, and when an orchestra is belting it out in full flow, and the sheer brutal 'physicality' of the performance takes your breath away - oh yes sireee, dat's my bag!

    Fecking awesome:



    Marco.

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    Try any of Stravinsky's Petrushka, Firebird or Rite of Spring suites, then

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    Will do!

    You know what I mean though, dontcha?

    Marco.

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    Oh I do, and I tend to gravitate towards those pieces too

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinT View Post
    Try any of Stravinsky's Petrushka, Firebird or Rite of Spring suites, then
    Ha! If you like 'plenty going on', then Igor's yer man! (.....or one of them!)

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    I shall investigate his works

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    Default Bunch of classical LPs

    Not exactly exciting or anything, but I picked up a boxed set of LPs - "The Great Composers and Their Music" from a local charity shop today. They are from a 1985 Marshall Cavendish monthly part-work which, I think, consisted of 66 magazines and LPs. The box I picked up only has 22 LPs (all Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, or Decca recordings), but they are all in mint condition and only cost 3 for the lot - less than 14p per LP
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    Well done, Keith - that was a nice haul!

    Marco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiths View Post
    "The Great Composers and Their Music"
    I have the full set on vinyl. They're a great way to build a collection, some very old recordings but no bad performances at all.

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