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Saturday, March 26, 2011





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9 comments:

Andressa said...

:)

Lydia said...

Andressa~ Thanks for the smile!

Snowbrush said...

Peggy loves Loreena McKennit--and lots of other women singers too. Give a listen to an album called Oceania, which is Maori inspired. Here's a link, but some of the samples are so short that all you hear is the intro to the singing. It'll still give you a taste of what she's like though. I think she's pretty special.

http://www.amazon.com/Oceania/dp/B00001ZU8V

Lydia said...

Snowbrush~ Wow, thank you for the tip and the link to Oceania. I listened to the too-short samples and found them beautiful. The one that grabbed me most in the quick listen was Haere Ra (Farewell)...it will haunt me until I purchase the album. I don't buy the singles on MP3 because I never listen to them again on the computer!
You are right; she is pretty special.

Snowbrush said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed her, Lydia. I rarely listen to music, but when I do, it's usually Bach. Oceania does grab me, though. You and Peggy would probably enjoy going through one another's music library.

Lydia said...

Snowbrush~ We probably would!
I rarely listen to anything but classical anymore. Mozart has always been my main man, but lately I have been attracted to the music of Beethoven. Do you get allclassical.org in Eugene?

Snowbrush said...

I don't know about the .org you mentioned, but the University of Oregon has a classical station. I don''t know anything about Beethoven either, being very close to illiterate where music is concerned, and not really liking most classical music anyway. The way I discovered Bach was that that whenever I did hear a classical piece that i liked, I almost invariably discovered that it was either by Bach or Vivaldi, and upon closer examination, I learned that they were both Baroque composers. I just wish those guys had named pieces something a person could remember. Names like "Concerto Number Three for Violin and Trumpet" just don't cut it.

Lydia said...

Snowbrush~ I love the baroque period, too. Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" was one of the first classical pieces I fell in love with. I was thinking recently about another friend who loved Bach and how I should pay more attention to his music.
The names of pieces do make it difficult to remember them with the music.
You may or may not want to listen to allclassical.org online. It is the great all classical (duh!) station out of Portland...

Snowbrush said...

I only get the station online looks like. Thanks for the recommendation, Lydia.