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I learned something this weekend.

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I spent most of this bank holiday weekend listening to Classical FM (London) and their Hall of Fame 300. :stereo:

During this time I heard two pieces which, to the best of my knowledge, I've never heard before and I absolutely adored.

1] Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

2] Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez

Must say that I love the experience of "discovering" something for the first time.

Now to seek out some excellent recordings of the above...

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My suggestions for those two pieces are: -

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and

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IMO the best performances available at the moment, and both superbly recorded.

:^

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+1 on Concerto de Arajuez - one of my favourite pieces. In fact, I think I've got 4 versions of it with my favourite being Williams with Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra (on vinyl but I am sure it is also on CD).

I haven't tuned into music radio for simply ages because I am rediscovering my LP and CD collections: I have recently catalogued my LP collection on a spreadsheet and have it on random selection for my next play which means I am 'forced' to listen to things I have not heardfor ages (or not even at all since my visit to the charity shop). And having ripped nearly all of my CD for the SBT I am dong the same sort of thing there as well.

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You landed on two beautiful works, very popular but real works of art. Look forward to hearing more discoveries from you!

All the best.

Psst, I think you'll love The Lark Ascending from Vaughan Williams too.

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Some more versions of Concierto De Aranjuez:

1) Miles Davis' version from his Sketches of Spain album - Not classical music in the purist sense, but has classical hints to it:

[video=youtube;0kSmLTmS1xI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=0kSmLTmS1xI&NR=1

2) A version by guitarist Jim Hall - even less classical than above:

[video=youtube;zZoilgWEPsQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZoilgWEPsQ

:minikev:

Paco De Lucia:

[video=youtube;e9RS4biqyAc]

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Some more versions of Concierto De Aranjuez:

1) Miles Davis' version from his Sketches of Spain album - Not classical music in the purist sense, but has classical hints to it:

[video=youtube;0kSmLTmS1xI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=0kSmLTmS1xI&NR=1

2) A version by guitarist Jim Hall - even less classical than above:

[video=youtube;zZoilgWEPsQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZoilgWEPsQ

:minikev:

Paco De Lucia:

[video=youtube;e9RS4biqyAc]

Yes, absolutely, I agree.

Have the "original" as well as the Miles D one.

Plato

ps not too keen on Vaughn Williams - he says and ducks.

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