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All Musical Talking
And it has a frickin' choral choir. - It has like instruments, it's two hours long. - It's like Bach unleashed. So yeah, if you're sick of just hearing the Bach cello suite, and you wanna (2020)
  • Ardiansyah baskoro, University of Montana, Missoula
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Hello guys. Another episode, welcome [to] TwoSet Violin. *chuckles* I said that so many times. Yeah. Today's video is called... - I think I added a few words in that title. - Yeah, but that's... That's the gist of it. Recently we made a video called "10 most overplayed pieces of classical music that everyone hears over and over again". - Mm-hmm. - And people were like, "You guys should do... ...10 most underrated." But the thing is, it's very hard... ...to pick the 10 most underrated, because... - ...so much classical music is underrated, and there's so many. - Yeah. Alright. First one, is... - Yeah, this guy had a hard life. - Yeah. He wrote nine symphonies, died from a heart attack. Did he? But this is one of the first symphonies that I played. With the Queensland Youth Orchestra. - Yeah. Mine was Mahler 1. - First introduction. - Mahler 1? - Yeah. This is just great music. Yeah, I think Mahler's one of those... ...composers that you definitely get introduced to once you start playing in orchestra. Yeah, I think Mahler's... ...probably you could say the uh... Pinnacle of.. - ...roman—I want to say like a late romantic style. - Oh no— - I don't—please, guys...! - Critiques are coming! - *laughs* - Ohh!!! "It's technically post...Austro...frickin'..." - I don't know. I don't wanna score— - I don't want to say anything now. *chuckles* But it's like, it's late/post-romantic. So it's very rich. - The orchestra's getting big and bigger at that point, - Mmm. so you know, back in Mozart's time might have been like... 50...? I don't wanna say it...! - 60...? - I'm not saying it! And now, by Mahler's time it's like, you're getting orchestras up to 110, like full size symphonies. - And more instrumentation. - Yeah. He's known for being able to create... ...amazing colours with orchestra. And also known... ...for his ridiculously long lengths of his symphonies. - Oh, yeah. - Which is why it might be a bit intimidating to get straight into. But, I think Mahler 5 is probably one of the more accessible and fun ones, because it's just so epic, it's really epic. - Yeah. - Mahler's... ...philosophy... Feel like I'm getting very nerdy. My nerdy Eddy's coming out. So he sat down with Sibelius, and apparently Sibelius was like, "Symphony's about...form, and my approach is about developing one idea." But Mahler was apparently— was quoted to say something along the lines of, "I think the symphony is the universe, and it should be all encompassing." Whoa! Dude...! - Way beyond his time. - Yeah. If you want to hear what the universe sounds like, - Mahler's your man. - Mm-hmm. (Both) Number 2! - Yeah! - Yes. The Mass in B minor is like this epic, sacred religious choral composition, - it goes for almost two hours, and... - Mm-hmm. It was actually composed... ...the year before Bach died. He was blind by this point— - Bach is blind. - Mm-hmm. Scholars and musicians regard it as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. I mean, just picture Bach, one of the greatest... ...composers, and this was one of the last pi— epic pieces he wrote. So he like, really put all his years of wisdom, into this piece. Whoa... - All the love... -

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February 15, 2020
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Ardiansyah baskoro. "All Musical Talking" And it has a frickin' choral choir. - It has like instruments, it's two hours long. - It's like Bach unleashed. So yeah, if you're sick of just hearing the Bach cello suite, and you wanna (2020)
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