John Dowland,Sting,Edin Karamazov
It seems as though Sting finds a way to crop up here and there from time to time. This time he’s performing a piece composed by John Dowland (1563-1626), performed by Edin Karamazov (on lute).
Sting’s Songs from the Labyrinth is not for the average listener, but it was not meant to be. It’s a must for any serious music collector. Sting not only covers these 17th century compositions, but he also joins Karamazov on a couple of the duets, and reads a bit of a letter written by John Dowland.
Suspend disbelief for just a moment — A 21st century pop artist is actually featuring works originally played for the Danish courts in the 17th century. The appreciation of classical art evolves before our ears.
Posted in acoustic, classical, piano on April 15th, 2007 4 Comments »
Listening to this, one would find it hard to believe that the artist sucked at sightreading. Carly admits cheating her way through piano lessons because she has perfect pitch. She says she writes off the top of her head.
If you’re an avid youtuber, you’re probably asking yourself “Where have I heard this from? It’s familiar!”.
That’s because its from This youtube video made by Noah.
The video encompasses photos from
January 11, 2000 – July 31, 2006. 2,356 Days. A work in progress.
Posted in classical on May 6th, 2007 No Comments »
Yo-Yo Ma,Bobby McFerrin
I’m a big fan of Bobby McFerrin and Yo Yo Ma. I don’t think Bobby ever got enough credit for the kind of music he was once pretty famous for. I’ve got some pretty amazing live recordings of him doing some funny songs. I wish I could post them all.
“The Godfwather Waltz”
It’s Sunday – that means classical music. I’ll be posting soundtrack tunes to movies this week. I start off with the Godfather, as it is the ultimate classic.
Posted in classical, soundtrack on May 14th, 2007 1 Comment »
“Waters of Irrawaddy “
This came out when I was a junior in High School. This music is ingrained in my psyche. I’ve slept to this song at least once every year since 1996. I’ve slept to it as recently as a week ago. This song served as the inspiration for this week’s music.
Enjoy, and try not to let it lull you to sleep.
“Field of Dreams”
This work is the theme for Field of Dreams, which is my favorite sports movie of all time. The Natural is second.
If you haven’t seen either of these movies, I ask that you pick up an iron glove and slap your face with it – It’s time for a duel. Someone has to go.
A mighty hip hip hooray goes out to James Horner for writing this one.
Posted in classical, soundtrack on May 16th, 2007 1 Comment »
“The Final Game”
The Natural is probably my number two all time favorite movie about baseball, but was the first one I watched. I was six years old when this movie came out, and my brother was five. I remember watching this movie with a sense of amazement about the game, the bat, and the players in the sport. It cemented baseball as a past time for me, and I have Randy Newman to partially thank for that.
Posted in classical, soundtrack on May 17th, 2007 2 Comments »
Some people think this is a sad song. I think it is beautiful. There are no words. Words fail…
Posted in classical, soundtrack on May 18th, 2007 3 Comments »
“A Tree for my Bed”
I often sleep to this one. It’s soothing, soft, and ethereal. Again, there are no other words.
Of all the music from LOTR, this is probably my favorite. It’s nice, calm and not nearly as dark as the rest of the movie. The shire was like heaven for middle Earth. No darkness whatsoever. just happy, drunken little people. It’s ok to call them little people isn’t it – they ‘re fiction anyway.