finally bought the New Zealand Phil. ver
I finally bought the Adagio for Strings - my favorite piece of music these days. I had a midi version but decided to buy the New Zealand Philharmonic cut.
You were listeining to a MIDI version? A MIDI version? ack. That’s all I can say.
NZSO? Naxos? Npot “Adagio chillout”?
you know, a live orchestral version really doesn’t do the MIDI version justice, to be sure.
Don’t short-change the MIDI programmer’s work.
They spent a long time getting bowing inflections just right.
Support Fake-Ass Music!
(that’s my new grass-roots campaign.
now if you’ll excuse me, I have a DEVO/Thomas Dolby marathon to get underway.)
Ya’ll do think I’m an idiot dontcha! I’ve done my job well.
The version of which I speak is from the Vienna Symphonic Library here.
Down the lower end of the list of demos - great piece of phony music! enjoy!
Hey, I already have that on my computer… from the “Platoon” soundtrack.
No, no, non, you said you got an actual real orchestra playing it, and I wondered if it was the Naxos (label) recording.
S.F.A.M.! Indeed! That’s most of my music!
The “midi” version I had was the Vienna “fake” one. I bought the New Zealand Philharmonic cut. Don’t have a clue what label it’s on.
Well, see, classical nuts always pay attention to that stuff…I suspect it’s actually the NZSO…of course real nuts listen to the Toscanini premier only…but as i recall, that sounds like listening through a tin can and string telephone. Here:
and a REAL classical nut would say that the sound quality is irrelevant, and all that matters is the performance, and it’s “Leopold” after all…
Wikipedia has a few interesting things about it:
I’m going to listen to the NPR special as soon as I can…