MusingMuso Posted January 24, 2012 Share Posted January 24, 2012 I've been musing again. Two thoughts occured to me, which take the form of questions. What repertoire should we know that we don't? More importantly, why don't we know it? It really started when I wanted to remind myself of the music of Antalffy-Zsiross; the Hungarian composer. I was particularly keen to find a recording of his "Minnesang," which is one of the most beautiful quiet pieces I've come across. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-Jt8XBCRo However, on another thread, the mention of Herbert Howells and Vaughan Williams sent me on a bit of a search, as I reminded myself of the Italian Vaughan-Williams, Ottorino Respighi. What beautiful music he wrote, but then I discover that he wrote music for the organ, as well as organ with other instruments. I found myself immersed in a world of beautiful Italian melody and fascinating transcriptions of Bach by Max Reger. It prompted a bit of a stroll along unknown and largely overlooked highways and byways, and it was like walking down a country lane of a Sunday summer afternoon; delightful in the extreme. So I thought I'd share some of these "finds" with everyone, and hope that they inspire. Unfortunately, the new format only allows a limited number of video links per post, as they automatically form full size links, so I will have to perform multiple posts. To start with, a couple of Preludes from Ottorino Respighi; one loud and one gentle:- More to follow........ MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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