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Just a quick google for the German words for bird and music and composer, cause I could tell it was euro-new-age stuff, even though they were trying to sound like Ravel. I liked the song, and Monique's photos are excellent, especially that Tiger shot on her front page.
 
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Mike Worley said:
I went over to that link and couldn't hear a thing. Chris must be, like, some kinda acoustic psychic or something!
Not psychic, just bored. You have to wait, like a minute or two, then the 'sound-on' button appears. It isn't there at first.
 
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Jarrell said:
Well I'll be darned, I kinda like the euro-new-age stuff! I'll have to do a search for Ravel.
Thanks for the info,
Jarrell
Jarrell,

You've never heard of Ravel? I guess you're not a big classical music fan. :D Actually, surely, you've heard Bolero before at some point, no? That's probably his best known piece to the average person.

I'm not actually a fan of Ravel, but his best known compositions (besides a few like Bolero and couple ballets) are his piano works. If you like piano concertos, definitely try out his Concerto in G though it's a bit different than most of the better known ones from the big names.

http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/ravel.html

BTW, I'm not sure I'd say that sounds much like Ravel's music -- seems too simplistic to compare though I haven't heard that much of Ravel -- but if you like it, maybe you'll like some of the stuff that Mannheim Steamroller used to churn out in their Fresh Aire series. :D

http://www.mannheimsteamroller.com/index2.html

Don't know what they're up to nowadays as I hadn't listened to their stuff since the early 90's.

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Man-Fai Wong said:
You've never heard of Ravel? I guess you're not a big classical music fan. :D Actually, surely, you've heard Bolero before at some point, no? That's probably his best known piece to the average person.

I'm not actually a fan of Ravel, but his best known compositions (besides a few like Bolero and couple ballets) are his piano works. If you like piano concertos, definitely try out his Concerto in G though it's a bit different than most of the better known ones from the big names.

http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/ravel.html

BTW, I'm not sure I'd say that sounds much like Ravel's music -- seems too simplistic to compare though I haven't heard that much of Ravel -- but if you like it, maybe you'll like some of the stuff that Mannheim Steamroller used to churn out in their Fresh Aire series. :D
It doesn't sound like Bolero - that's for sure, but somewhat like Nocturnelles, or ... Ya know, maybe I meant Debussy. Just like I can't tell pink from green, I have a hard time differentiating neo-classicists, like Ravel from Musical Impressionists, like Debussy, who would be appalled to be placed into the same bin with the neos.

PS. I like Manheim Steamroller.
 
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Actually, now that I think about it, it sounds more like Bach or Handel played very spaciously (ie. very slowly/gradually w/ broad phrasing) on synthesizers. You know, the stuff that gets played at weddings and such during the prelude (but also often used for "elevator muzak" :D).

Debussy is distinctly different from this also -- I'm not sure how to describe that difference, except in terms of "flavor" or "verve" or lyricism or a certain whimsical spontaneity of sorts. I love the string-ed chamber music that the Impressionist movement produced. I'm still learning to appreciate the vast repertoires of piano works from these guys though -- I think strings just "sing" to me better. :D If nothing else, I can say that I like the sparkling magic that's often very evident in their piano works in addition to the other traits I mentioned above.

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Man-Fai Wong said:
Jarrell said:
Well I'll be darned, I kinda like the euro-new-age stuff! I'll have to do a search for Ravel.
Thanks for the info,
Jarrell
Jarrell,

You've never heard of Ravel? I guess you're not a big classical music fan. :D Actually, surely, you've heard Bolero before at some point, no? That's probably his best known piece to the average person.

I'm not actually a fan of Ravel, but his best known compositions (besides a few like Bolero and couple ballets) are his piano works. If you like piano concertos, definitely try out his Concerto in G though it's a bit different than most of the better known ones from the big names.

http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/ravel.html

BTW, I'm not sure I'd say that sounds much like Ravel's music -- seems too simplistic to compare though I haven't heard that much of Ravel -- but if you like it, maybe you'll like some of the stuff that Mannheim Steamroller used to churn out in their Fresh Aire series. :D

http://www.mannheimsteamroller.com/index2.html

Don't know what they're up to nowadays as I hadn't listened to their stuff since the early 90's.

_Man_
Man, I appreciate the information. Thank you!
Jarrell
 
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