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  • Koen 3:39 am on January 3, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: 1966 quartet, beethoven, , queen,   

    After iTunes decided to sell music & vid … 

    After iTunes decided to sell music & video to Indonesian market, I almost completely stopped using my iTunes US account and now prefer my Indonesian account. The first music I bought was Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies, played in piano by Glenn Gould. He also plays Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

    But just a couple days ago iTunes offered me to see 1966 Quartet. It is a quartet of four asian girls, playing Michael Jackson’s music in classical & new age style. I downloaded some music, and got impressed by how they played Ben. The next day, I explored more, to find that 1966 Quartet also plays Queen and the Beatles with the same way. I spent my morning now with their performance of Queen reinterpreted as semi-classical music. Extraordinary 🙂

  • Koen 9:56 pm on April 24, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: beethoven, karajan, symphony   

    At last I could stop listening to Wagner … 

    At last I could stop listening to Wagner for a couple days (&nights). Now I’m attached to Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, conducted perfectly by Karajan. Karajan conducted the orchestra with closed eyes. Now imagine that Beethoven conducted another orchestra performing the same symphony with ‘closed’ ears. Could one day another conductor lead the performance with neither eyes nor ears? Still, Symphony #7 amazes me.

  • Koen 4:00 pm on February 21, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: beethoven, ,   

    Beethoven’s main characteristic, I gues … 

    Beethoven’s main characteristic, I guess, is the way its dramatic sessions raid simple & quiet melodies. And also motives, of which concept would one day copied & improved by Wagner.

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