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Help Identifying Classical Music from "Leverage"

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Judas Priest, Dec 8, 2018 at 7:17 AM.

  1. Judas Priest

    Judas Priest Super Member

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    My wife usually hates classical music with a passion, but she told me about an episode of the series "Leverage" where the actor pretends to play the violin, and that she really liked what he was playing.

    I too, find it very beautiful; can anyone tell me what piece he is playing? Skip to 5:50:

     

     

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  2. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Sorry the video is blocked in the USA by Gunpowder & Sky.
    Regards,
    Jim
     
  3. Gazdatronik

    Gazdatronik Super Member

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    Yes the video does not work, luckily there is a Leverage Wiki

    "

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    Episode Notes

    • The episode features excerpts from Scheherazade (Op. 35), arguably Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work. Composed in 1888, the symphony consists of four movements, each named for a tale from the Arabian Nights. The movements are tied together by two unifying themes: the Sultan's theme, played by the brass and Scheherazade's theme, played on the violin. The final violin solo tells the tale of Scheherazade's final story and the Sultan's peaceful night's sleep."
     
  4. the_nines

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    Rimsky - Korsakov
    Scheherazade - First Movement
    The Sea - The Shipwreck Against a Rock Surmounted by a Bronze Warrior


    ... me thinks. :idea:
     
  5. Judas Priest

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    So that works the other way around, too? I thought that videos were only blocked here in Europe and that the rest of the world could always see everything:


    Thanks for the ID guys. I´ll have to pick up that symphony :)

    edit: Turns out I already have it, and have just not got around to listening to it yet. I´ll have to take care of that :)
     
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  6. alanl

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    Couldn't help responding to your comment "My wife usually hates classical music with a passion" Too many people are put off by much of the music pressed onto them on radio stations and elsewhere, so It is good that you have both found something you really enjoy.

    I first need to confess that I am a dedicated lover of classical music in many of its forms and struggled not only with an ex-wife, but friends who do not share this passion.but there is a way forward. If you are prepared to experiment a little, it will open up an entire world of beauty and pleasure. Just be open-minded.

    Rimsky - Korsakov's Scheherazade is a great place to start. Other works might include Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet fantasy overture, maybe Khatachurian's Spartacus ballet, almost anything by Cesar Frank, Elgar or (Don't faint) any of Wagner's overtures. I'll be yelled at for saying that it might be best to avoid Mozart but much of his work is actually quite boring. Do not be overly influenced by the"experts" who will probably try to push their particular barrow. (One idiot on a forum actually suggested Bartok for beginners!)

    Once you have found something you like, get onto YouTube for free trials of other music that is similar.

    Don't shout me down - I am trying to help
     

     

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  7. Judas Priest

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  8. Bill Ferris

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    Ever since, back in 1968 and watching/hearing Stanly Kubreck`s 2001 A Space Odyssey I`ve become very attached to Waltzes(some of the movements, when in the right frame of mind, can move me, and draw a tear or 2 when they end up playing), though I have and listen to a quite a bit of my ripped CD classical music, all but Opera..

    Just haven`t been able to handle that yet, maybe one day. :dunno:

    And I`ve been primarily a rock & roller lover since 1963(Beatles, Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, etc.) I have developed a taste, and appreciation for the sound of unamplified natural instruments played in a well composed/orchestrated, and interesting piece/movement.
    I`m not sophisticated, educated, and in to memorizing in all the composers, movements, etc.
    But I know what I like, when I hear it..

    Good for you Judas Priest, Sir.

    Enjoy the music folks, whatever your tastes..

    Kind regards, Billy Ferris
     
  9. Steven Tate

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    I'm basically an old rocker who loves to listen to classical, but has never bothered to become very educated about the genre. One exception is a piece by Respighi -- The Pines of Rome (1924). The whole symphony represents Roman soldiers marching back to Rome after battle. The closer they get to Rome, the more the pace picks up as they would be more and more anxious to get home. It's an impressive piece of work, and if you research what Respighi was working toward when he wrote it, it's fascinating to listen to.
     
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  10. Judas Priest

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    Thanks for the kind words Bill; I´m not at all educated in classical music either. But, like you, I know what I like :)

    I keep a list of what I have already listened to and how I liked it. Otherwise, I could never remember the names of the pieces of music ;)


    Steven, I´ll have to check out that piece.
     
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  12. alanl

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    Try the slow movement of the Mahler 7th symphony. It isn't film music but it has many of the characteristics.If you liked the Rimsky and/or the Respighi, you will not be disappointed.

    Start here:
     

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