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Classical Cocaine

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Prismatic Sphere, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Prismatic Sphere

    Prismatic Sphere We Carouse

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    Alright, this is a thread of inhuman feats in classical music. Virtuosity. Simple as that.
    If you wanna post your favorite garden variety pieces, there is another thread for that somewhere.

    This thread is for sheer musical athleticism and still being able to pull it all off well(and with passion as well).

    For the first snort of classical coke(notice that in both clips, the white keys are in straight vertical lines), I'd like to introduce Valentina Lisitsa playing this impossible Ravel piece:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBgwk98ZPuI&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

    And for the other nostril:




    That final minute will leave you wanting more and a cigarette; JUST LIKE THE REAL THING!
     
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    ^ Perfection.

    First of all, Paganini. Played by the man who, in my opinion, plays Paganini the best: The great Itzhak Perlman.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCePRgqO-HI&feature=related[/ame]

    My favorite interpretation of Tchaikovsky's genius, "Piano Concerto No 1" (a part of it anyway), played by Lang Lang:



    And check out this cool jazzy variation of Paganini's 24th caprice by this brilliant Turkish virtuoso:

     
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  3. Prismatic Sphere

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    Nice Caprices.^

    Disappointing(and not surprising) that there aren't more entries.
    <sigh>

    Anyway.......

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUij8FCg0z8&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
     
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    Like this? It's Fantasia for Saxophone by Claude T. Smith. Performed by Otis Murphy. I don't know who the accompaniment is.

    I'm going to start working on this piece this summer

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx0jwZvwmfg&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    Not bad maestro.


    Nor is

    this.........

     
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    I saw this scene on "The Red Violin" movie once:



    Chopin...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTjJjda31rc&feature=relmfu[/ame]

    Fazil Say's take on Beethoven:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS4F1Y6R134&feature=related[/ame]

    And on that same note:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR5psCTnmVk&NR=1[/ame]
     
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    Balakirev's Islamey considered one of the hardest piano pieces every written.




    Beethoven's piano sonata 17 Tempest is an awesome late early period piece.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgub-BaTQvs&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    Xtopher Creation's menace

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    Hilary Hahn <3

    She truly gets Bach, which makes her interpretations some of the best.



    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9hWvLnCVL0&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    J. Sagreras El Colibri

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALy-hvtCYz0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALy-hvtCYz0[/ame]
     
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    Lagtastic I lag in real life

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    Rostropovich!

    Dance of the Elves.






    Long time forum reader, massive SX fan, first time poster. Couldn't resist posting Dance of the Elves.
     
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    An INSANE variation of Mozart's Turkish March.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1fgo7hp-Ko&feature=feedlik[/ame]
     

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