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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #570 on: May 04, 2013, 01:10:57 AM »
"Nothing is more miserable than those people who never failed to attack their own salvation. When there was need to observe the Law, they trampled it under foot. Now that the Law has ceased to bind, they obstinately strive to observe it. What could be more pitiable that those who provoke God not only by transgressing the Law but also by keeping it? But at any rate the Jews say that they, too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who say so? The Son of God say so. For he said: "If you were to know my Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know my Father". Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of God?"  St. John Chrysostom  Sunday Homily

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #572 on: May 04, 2013, 03:40:01 PM »
Wagner was to my mind the greatest composer.
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #574 on: May 05, 2013, 02:56:12 AM »
Wagner was to my mind the greatest composer.
You are a connoisseur.
"Nothing is more miserable than those people who never failed to attack their own salvation. When there was need to observe the Law, they trampled it under foot. Now that the Law has ceased to bind, they obstinately strive to observe it. What could be more pitiable that those who provoke God not only by transgressing the Law but also by keeping it? But at any rate the Jews say that they, too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who say so? The Son of God say so. For he said: "If you were to know my Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know my Father". Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of God?"  St. John Chrysostom  Sunday Homily

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #575 on: May 05, 2013, 03:32:07 AM »
Wagner was to my mind the greatest composer.
You are a connoisseur.

Thank you! I think I can go one better, though:
It's not Bayreuth, but it's still extremely good. Voelker in particular. The old productions have a certain vigour the modern ones lack - what Cosima Wagner called 'the sacred German tradition' was still in full display, not the visually gutted and Modernist productions with no heroic dignity in any of the characters or sets we see today.

It's comparing this:

To this:
No image as graphic and thoroughly immodest. It does show you how far even Bayreuth has gone.
http://www.wagneropera.net/Images/545x307-Lohengrin-Neuenfels-2012-Ending.jpg

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #577 on: May 05, 2013, 02:48:14 PM »
GMA and PatrickG, sorry to break up the Wagnerfest with ol' Purcell!

But here - this is, I think, the best Liebestod ever recorded:

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #579 on: May 05, 2013, 11:53:13 PM »
[youtube}http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWCo5ex40IQ[/youtub]
 

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When someone steals another's clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.
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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #584 on: May 07, 2013, 11:17:19 AM »
GMA and PatrickG, sorry to break up the Wagnerfest with ol' Purcell!

But here - this is, I think, the best Liebestod ever recorded:

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.