2005/07/17

Musical Baton

I received the 'Musical Baton' from my friend Hodori. (July, 2005)

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This is a project of the bloggers who like music, and it seems it came from the United States. In this project, people answer some questions about music, and then pass another five people.

The following are the questions and my answers:

1) Total volume of music files on my computer is:

61MB. Usually I listen to music on CD, so I have very little music files on my PC.

2) Song playing right now:

Gabriel Faure's "Requiem". A Catholic mass and a prayer song for the dead. This makes me feel peaceful, though I'm not a Christian, I mean, I'm an atheist.

André Cluytens (conductor), Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Chœurs Elisabeth Brasseur (Elisabeth Brasseur Choir), Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (Paris Conservatory Orchestra), recorded in 1962.

Requiem

2) The last CD I bought was:

Lotus Eaters/No Sense of Sin (1984)

I have only the Japanese edited compilation of the same title (includes 9 tracks from the orginal album, 12-inch singles and some other previously unreleased tracks), and I have not the original album until now, so I ordered the original album, but it hasn't arrived.

No Sense of Sin

3) Five songs/tunes I listen to a lot or mean a lot to me are:

J.S.Bach/The Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould (piano), recorded in 1981

The Goldberg Variations

The re-recording by Glenn Gould (piano) in his later years. Said to be composed for curing Count Keyserlingk's insomnia, but Gould's performance with ever-changing speed (sometimes extremely fast, and other times fairly slow) is vivid and crisp, as if to awaken people from sleep. Since I listened to this CD, I have listened to classical music seriously.

Debussy/String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10, Alban Berg Quartett, recorded in 1984

Debussy / Ravel / Stravinsky: String Quartets

One of the masterpiece of modern French impressionism.

Eric Dolphy/Out to Lunch, from the album "Out to Lunch", recorded in 1964

Out to Lunch

Odd time signature jazz. Talking about jazz, I like avant-garde works such as Thelonious Monk and Eric Dolphy.

The Pop Group/She is Beyond Good and Evil, the single, released in 1979

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The first single produced by Dennis Bovell.
I have loved UK new wave/post-punk bands when I was in high school.

Ambitious Lovers (Arto Lindsay)/Let's Be Adult, from the album "Envy", released in 1984

Envy

A synth-pop featuring Peter Scherer's synths and drum machine. This tune is not so famous, but I like it. I like techno pop, electro pop of those days (from the late 1970s until the early 1980s) even now.

4) Five people to whom I'll be passing the baton are:

I'll pass this baton to the following five people who seem to be able to receive it. They are the people who trackbacked to my blog entries:

Tau
bwv54
Composer X
hide3190ymo
Imanomai

Oops, I thought I would pass it to Mr. Patrick Benny, but he had already received it:
Le bâton musical