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#435949 - 10/30/17 02:29 PM [Best of YouTube] ALLA MARCIA
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Hi, friends and lovers of symphonic
music. I have become a Sibelius fan
in my older days and am apt to go
to Lahti to listen to his fifth soon !
This is Alla Marcia from the Karelia Suite
and .....well it always gives me goosebumps
as it also makes something swell in my chest
( maybe I´m just proud to be a son of my country
Finland, that gave birth to such a wonderful
composer as Jean Sibelius ! There might be
those of you who are familiar with this
great symhonists work ! in any case, let the
music just make your chest swell with joy, like
it does with me !:))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIois3Gaegk

Cheers
Dani

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#435953 - 10/30/17 03:02 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: dani48]
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I love the melody to Finlandia. We have several hymns in our United Methodist hymnal based on this wonderful piece of music. Sibelius wrote some beautiful music.
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#436006 - 10/31/17 06:38 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: dani48]
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Yes, and extremely dynamic orchestral piece.

Absolute genius, there's no question about that.

Perhaps even under-rated.

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#436064 - 10/31/17 01:41 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: jford]
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Hi, John !:))

Thank you for commenting
on this post !

Yes, he has a lot of
very beautiful music !
I think one just has
to take the time to
really listen to it
completely relaxed
or in a concert hall with
a big and good symphonic
orchestra under a conductor
with true knowledge of how
Sibelius´music is to be
played and interpreted !

Cheers
Dani

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#436180 - 11/01/17 09:42 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: VideoTrack]
dani48 Offline
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Hi, Trevor !


Thank you for commenting on this
and your most kind words regarding
this magnificient symphonic piece
by Sibelius and the genius himself, of course!:))
I don´t know if he is underrated as
I think that among lovers of classic
music most know his value but maybe
many younger listeners are not so
familiar with this great symphonist ?
I have the belief that he is about to make
a grand come back !!!! at least among us
pensioners ???

Sad that so many of the young people
don´t have a clue of how much they lose
just listening to music that should not
be called music at all !!!

Cheers
Dani

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#436224 - 11/01/17 04:04 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani.
Yes you’re right! Sibelius is such an important and celebrated figure in not just Finnish music but world music too,I do hope young people can understand the greatness of this Scandinavian Master,I know I have admired Sibelius for decades now and have recently enjoyed the Lemminkainen (do excuse the spelling here!) legends especially The Swan Of Tuonela,what a magnificently haunting piece that is.
All the best to you.
Ricc.

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#436225 - 11/01/17 04:09 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani.
Yes indeed,I’ve grown very fond of the superb 5th symphony,especially the magnificent finale with that wonderful horn theme,sounding like great bells ringing out,I was moved on hearing that that great theme was inspired by a family of swans flying past Sibelius’s home in Ainola I think,also fascinating is the ending those massive big spaces out chords,very unusual and very powerful!

Ricc.

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#436338 - 11/02/17 03:30 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: Riccled]
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Hi, Ricc. !:))


How nice that you took to write
a comment on the matter in question !:))
I can see that you are something
of a connoiseur as you seem to have
dug deeper into Sibelius music !!
Swan of Tuonela is a beautiful piece, yes
as is much more of his music too f.i.
the whole Karelia Suite, Spring Song
all his symphonies ( especially the 6th -
a matter of taste naturally !)

I wish that we could be able over here
to have concerts with Sibelius music
every evening as they have Mozart concerts
in Vienna ! Once a week at least so that
I could take my foreign guests for a good
concert when they come over to see me !!!!

Thank you for commenting !

Cheers
Dani

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#436339 - 11/02/17 03:33 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: Riccled]
dani48 Offline
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Hi, Ricc. !:))


I do agree, the 5 th is wonderful !:))

Thank you for commenting on the subject !

Cheers
Dani

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#436345 - 11/02/17 03:53 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: dani48]
Riccled Offline
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Hi Dani.
Glad to be of help Dani! An interesting idea having weekly performances of Sibelius music,there’s plenty of good stuff to choose from.
I studied music history at school and have learnt plenty from books and tv/radio over the years,also I am fascinated that the great English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham who is well known for his championing of Delius was also a superb interpreter of Sibelius too,2 very different composers but both brilliant describers of nature.
Nice chatting with you again.
Ricc.

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#436598 - 11/04/17 03:53 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: ALLA MARCIA [Re: Riccled]
dani48 Offline
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Hi, Ricc. !

Seems you´ve been really
deep into the music of this
great master ! I think I have
read it somewhere that he
favoured some English
conductors and maybe orchestras
also, but as we both know,
there are quite many orchestras
and conductors out there today that
can make wonderful versions
of his grandiose music !
F.i. Tampere philharmonics
are doing a superb interpretation
of f.i. the intermezzo from
the Karelia Suite !!:))

Cheers
Dani

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