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sonics wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:01 pm
Arpangel wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:03 am Using an EBow isn’t Fripp’s style, it’s a bit like seeing Vladimir Ashkenazy strap on a Moog Liberation.

...but Liberace with a Liberation? That I can imagine!

Introducing The Moog Liberation "Liberace Edition"

They should reissue it.
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Arpangel wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:03 am
tea for two wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:34 pm Marvelous thing about Robert is that at his age his fingers hands wrists are still flexible agile.

I'm thinking of investing in an EBow to get somewhere near to Robert's Frippertronics glide sound.

I was thinking of re-learning the piano, from scratch, doing the grades, and then going on to organ lessons, just for the sheer hell of it.
Then I looked at my swollen arthritic fingers, and thought no, get real, this is never going to happen, maybe in the next life.
Using an EBow isn’t Fripp’s style, it’s a bit like seeing Vladimir Ashkenazy strap on a Moog Liberation.

Robert wouldn't want us to just copy him.

We go where we want to go, exploring ways we want to explore.

I know I would move pretty quickly on to exploring EBow : trying to make a sound as Bowed Psaltery, Chinese Erhu, Indian Sarangi, so forth.

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When Vladimir Ashkenazy in 2014 was a guest at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green, I had just the month earlier moved to Golders Green.
I was so upset at myself for not even knowing that Vladimir was visiting.
Also I was upset because I so wanted to hand over to Vladimir two of my simplest Piano pieces for Vladimir to play.
Vladimir with his deep sensitivity would have understood the simple sensitivity of these two Piano pieces (written 2008/2009).

If it was say Little Richard I would handed over a ballsy Piano piece for Little Richard to play and laugh.

Nowadays I wouldn't be upset, it would be oh well, a shrug.

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I prefer Lap Steel nowadays it's a Lot easier on my wrists.
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Ashkenazy is a great pianist, but, not my personal favourite.
Baremboim (Beethoven) "thee" greatest IMO, along with Moura Lympany (Chopin) both masters of those two composers.
The musicians that I listened to as a child, always, stay as the greatest interpreters of certain composers, they became yardsticks.
As time has gone on, conductors have speeded things up, to the point where all emotion is lost.
It started like that in the early twentieth century, then mid century it all calmed down, slowed down, then it speeded up again around the late 70’s, with people like Simon Rattle, and Nigel Kennedy, and all those new Japanese classical musicians "rattling on"
There are some great Japanese classical musicians, but can we, really, understand a culture that is so radically different from our own musically, could a European musician play a piece of oriental classical music with as much feeling and appreciation as a Chinese, or Japanese person could?
Interesting.
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Arpangel wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:37 am
Baremboim (Beethoven)

....Nigel Kennedy,


I adore the concept Daniel Barenboim with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Edward Said.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/West%E2 ... _Orchestra
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CEEfjddzCPI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K22pkacxfN0

Only thing with Daniel
I wish Daniel would encourage those young musicians in the Divan Orchestra to write their own music for the Divan Orchestra to play.

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My favourite Classical Pianist (aside from my dear old music tutor) is Victor Borge.
For mirth Victor brings
https://m.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEA&s ... ctor+borge

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Thing I dig about Nigel Kennedy he is up for playing Blues Rock including including Hendrix
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y_AREFRtI14
Jeff Beck
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HIkQnjodCrg

Probably reasons I like Django so much is because of his jauntyness, alongside the deepness ofcourse.

Now to listen to some jaunty stuff from Robert and the League of Gentlemen lol.
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tea for two wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:55 am
Thing I dig about Nigel Kennedy he is up for playing Blues Rock including including Hendrix
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y_AREFRtI14
Jeff Beck
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HIkQnjodCrg

I just think it’s all a bit self conscious, and a bit like a circus act, this "type" of a bringing together of the genres, it’s a union that neither wants anyway.
OK, we had prog, but that was different, it grew, in a natural way, it wasn’t aiming for the Des O'Connor show.
Ah, the League Of Gentelmen, check-out Rossmore Road, by Barry Andrews.
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