9 comments for “Late evening listening – two cats copulating on a tin roof

  1. dearieme
    October 22, 2009 at 20:12

    No. 1: too many notes.
    No. 2: I’d play that instrument with my shoes off.

  2. dearieme
    October 22, 2009 at 20:17
  3. dearieme
    October 22, 2009 at 20:44

    Hey, Hob, do you remember Eva Taylor singing in old age with some Scandowegian jazzers? Here she is in her prime, in Very Good Company.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZOuKRwoIVU

  4. The Economic Voice
    October 22, 2009 at 22:04

    I Love the first one…..her timing is perfect and she makes it look effortless…..The second is annoying.

  5. October 22, 2009 at 23:22

    Risked YouTube…

    The problem with the first one is there no change in dynamics which makes it undramatic. It is not perfect though 🙂

  6. MTG
    October 23, 2009 at 21:09

    It may not be everyone’s favourite instrument but the masterly Comparone steals your attention. Did you simply stumble across it, JH?

  7. October 24, 2009 at 06:44

    MTG, there were two things – I love the clavicembalo anyway for its purity, as distinct from the thud of the piano, Baroque for its clarity and if I may use the term – multi-layered simplicity though simple is not applicable to Baroque. Cherie finds monotonous the lack of dynamic range but this was a harpsichord after all. There are ways round it but this piece by Scarlatti is meant to be at blistering speed and the counterpoint comes in in the middle.

    Comparone I only knew of in passing, which sounds a bit suspect for one who professes to love the clavicembalo but there are many astounding gaps in my knowledge. For example, in physical training, I didn’t know what Crossfit was. I like the way Elaine stands at her instrument but she really bashes it, especially with that left hand.

    TEV – you’re actually a musician, a bassist and so you’d appreciate the first but why you don’t like Rameau I’m not sure. Dearieme – with your blues and jazz ear, it’s not surprising the Baroque Scarlatti would not be your cup of tea although I thought polyphony would be your thing. Your suggestions noted, by the way.

  8. dearieme
    October 24, 2009 at 12:35

    Ahem, Hob, it was a quotation from Amadeus. Meant as a jeu d’esprit.

  9. October 24, 2009 at 13:23

    From the Italian music master wasn’t it or from the Elector?

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