Calling all Classical music fans

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  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    BBC Radio 3 is celebrating J S Bach leading up to Christmas - playing every note he ever wrote 24/7 and ending on Christmas Day.
    It's quite stunning to realise he wrote so much it would take a whole week to play it all.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/bach/
    Top right corner is the BBC Radio Player. Allows you to play all BBC Radio programs (up to a week after broadcast) on your desktop. And it's FREE.
    Enjoy
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    WOW!
    THAT is something!
    And yes, that man wrote music and music and music and music and music!
    Every Sunday had some new music!
    (He also sometimes copied one piece into another, but well..........)
     
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    fantastic; thanks!
     
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    awesome! I shall be listening to some Bach soon! :p
     
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    Just a cheeky bump.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Listening to it uses up personal bandwidth, though, doesn't it?
    Or whatever it is called ... we get unlimited online time but only so and so many free whatever-bytes of download-thingy... erm (my computer knowledge fully transpires right now... ooops).
    I was happily listening to some Bach on BBC3 yesterday afternoon when hubby came round asking if I was now using up our precious (10 MB!) download amount we are getting for free each month.
    That burst my bubble of happiness. :( <~~~ too weak: :grumpy: !!!
     
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    Hertz, you're a legend! :hail:

    The last few weeks I've been craving a bit of decent classical music to help me work (serious deadline chaos) but I'd left most of my CDs at home.

    Work is now all finished and handed in (well, for the next fortnight anyway) but to celebrate I get to listen to a live recital of Toccata & Fugue in D Minor in half an hour :D That's my favourite ever piece of organ music (and I'm gutted because I've lost my copy of the manuscript so I can't even play it to myself :grumpy: )

    Thanks for drawing my attention to what is probably one of the best ideas the BBC have had, well... ever! :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    OMG, they're playing the Stokowski version as a warmup!!!!! :hail: :hail: :hail:
     
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    Wow, but please dont tell my dad ;)
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I don't know how much, I'm afraid. I'll have a look on the site - there's bound to be some tech info. I'm on broadband and so forget some people have restrictions.

    There should be a program planner on the Bach section - there's a lot of other stuff including competitions.
    They are going to be playing every note he wrote and appear to be selecting the best or most notable performances from across the whole history of music recording.
    There's going to be a lot of gems and rarities.

    If you have cable or satellite you might find a live feed. There is in the UK so you never know your luck in the rest of Europe.
    And look at the last two paragraphs at the bottom of this page
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/bach/highlights.shtml
    Not as good as eating Sushi on a desert island (nothing could match that) but certainly a high point for the year.
     
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    So this must be the Sonata in a minor BWV1003 with Jascha Heifetz on the violin right now...
     
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    I missed the intro (oops) but it's definitely in A Minor... this guy plays with a very aggressive attack, doesn't he :confused:
     

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