Murder in Slovakia

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Murder in Slovakia

Post by Ramon Amira » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:12 pm

REUTERS: OCTOBER 16, 2017

A brutal murder was committed yesterday evening. Police have captured the murderer, who has been identified as violinist Vanessa-Mae. She has confessed to committing the dastardly crime. Apparently she had numerous accomplices, tentatively identified as an "orchestra."

The unfortunate victim has been identified as Bach Toccata and Fugue in C Minor. No motive for the crime has yet been established. Numerous witnesses have been taken to the hospital suffering from a variety of illnesses, mostly involving nausea and vomiting.

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Re: Murder in Slovakia

Post by joachim33 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:55 pm

The video is from 1996.

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Re: Murder in Slovakia

Post by David Gutowski » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:57 am

Ramon Amira wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:12 pm
REUTERS: OCTOBER 16, 2017

A brutal murder was committed yesterday evening. Police have captured the murderer, who has been identified as violinist Vanessa-Mae. She has confessed to committing the dastardly crime. Apparently she had numerous accomplices, tentatively identified as an "orchestra."

The unfortunate victim has been identified as Bach Toccata and Fugue in C Minor. No motive for the crime has yet been established. Numerous witnesses have been taken to the hospital suffering from a variety of illnesses, mostly involving nausea and vomiting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8Fa_EUQqY
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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:59 am

D minor, surely?

No harm in appalling travesties if it pays the orchestra well, though playing through gritted teeth might incur a bill at the dentist...

There is now quite a long tradition of rocking up classics; I wonder if anyone has actually become a classical music lover as a result?
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Re: Murder in Slovakia

Post by Cloth Ears » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:48 am

Cheese.

She almost winks at the audience before playing the main theme. Yeuch.

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Post by Paul Janssen » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:54 am

I didn't mind her performance although I expect there must have been a serious delay in the pipe organ given how out of time the organ and violin were at the start.

Hearing this reminds me of two things. Firstly, I immediately thought of Sky's rendition of this Toccata and Fugue in Dm released on their Album Sky 2. Secondly this very much reminds me of an LP my parents used to play called Hooked on Classics which I'm pretty sure featured the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:58 pm

I would have liked to be in the seat behind Rognvald for this one.

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Re: Murder in Slovakia

Post by Ramon Amira » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote:
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D minor, surely?
Yes, of course D Minor. I had just finished watching the great Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor. Which, by the way, no-one plays better than E. Power Biggs, who to me was the best organist ever, although I never heard Bach, who was just slightly before my time.

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Post by sxedio » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:15 pm

I was aware of her recording when I was growing up, it must have been the first time I heard this piece. Church organ is not particularly present outside the sphere of influence of western christianity. I do remember hearing Bach unaccompanied violin on the radio though, that made a much stronger impression on me. And of course later my teacher gave me the Bouree in E minor :)
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Re: Murder in Slovakia

Post by slidika » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:35 pm

I thought the arrangement was okay; the violinist seemed to be a little too showy for my taste.
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Post by simonm » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:15 pm

sxedio wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:15 pm
I was aware of her recording when I was growing up, ...
That makes me feel really really old. I, like a good number of others here, was "grown up" before she was born. :-)

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Re: Murder in Slovakia

Post by Big bird » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:47 pm

simonm wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:15 pm
sxedio wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:15 pm
I was aware of her recording when I was growing up, ...
That makes me feel really really old. I, like a good number of others here, was "grown up" before she was born. :-)
My kids are older than she is.... that said, I liked the music and the performance.
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Re: Murder in Slovakia

Post by sxedio » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:41 pm

Big bird wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:47 pm
simonm wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:15 pm
sxedio wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:15 pm
I was aware of her recording when I was growing up, ...
That makes me feel really really old. I, like a good number of others here, was "grown up" before she was born. :-)
My kids are older than she is.... that said, I liked the music and the performance.
Well I'm sorry, but the music is from the nineties, and there are people who were born in the nineties, not to mention those born later, they make me feel really old :P
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