Music for relaxation

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Music for relaxation

Postby Uncle Al » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm

I could not find this on YouTube.
I hope you don't need a Facebook account to view this.

This should help you relax a bit. Debussy played on a Steinway 'D'
https://www.facebook.com/Donnierankin/videos/10210166688590189/

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Re: Music for relaxation

Postby Kirbstone » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:46 am

Uncle Al,

Some years ago I bought the download/print-off of Debussy's 'Reverie', and for a forthcoming musical gathering committed it to memory. It was delivered while stone cold sober as part of a Debussy medley which included his 'Arabesque no 1' and 'Girl with the flaxen hair' on my glorious 1887 Bechstein model B.

Like a lot of stuff committed to memory, unless it is played regularly it 'goes off', and I must refresh it by digging out the music and going through the bits that have gone out the window, so to speak. A lovely piece, for sure and worthy of keeping 'current', so I can deliver it without going off the rails. :cry:

Talking of 'test drives', recently I was visiting a colleague in Osnabruck in N. Germany, when we passed a large piano shop and there in the front window was the ultimate....a 10 ft black Boesendorfer. We went in and there was just one lady attendant who found out I could play & asked me to play something classical on a clavinova or similar for a customer who was interested. I obliged, but then asked then if I could take the Big Boesendorfer 'round the block' briefly. So I got a go at it and in truth I'd need to be Lang-Lang or Ashkenazy to do it justice.

Great fun, though.

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Re: Music for relaxation

Postby FranTastic444 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:32 am

Something I'm well known for on a car related forum that I frequent is reading up on old posts and 'resurrecting' threads with a response from time to time. For some reason this winds people up on the car site - here's hoping you guys are a little more tolerant of me :-)

Lovely piece of music, Uncle Al. I listen to a lot of music, but it tends to be contemporary / modern content. I've tried to dabble with what I would call 'classical music' in the past by listening to Radio 3 (UK) or some of the content on RSR (Swiss) as well as checking out some of the Proms content - I should listen to more. I'm a great fan of Penguin Cafe Orchestra (When in Rome is one of my all time favourite albums) and I like to listen to John Williams (the guitarist, not the composer).

I'm envious of people who can sit at a piano and kick out great tunes (Jules Holland springs to mind) and, as an aside, those who can speak more than one language.

Here is a piece of relaxing piano music that I like.
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