Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt, Op. 23


4.5
superb

Review

by Piglet G. Taylor USER (7 Reviews)
November 3rd, 2009 | 22 replies


Release Date: 1876 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bloody good stuff mate

Just an absolutely bloody beaut album struth, love it! Mornin mood jus got that motif which sings sweet musical honeycombs. in the court i mean hall of the crimson i mean mountain king is the song my heart would make if it felt like eatin all the good in the universe. Chyeah edvard defo had an undastandin orf melody and structure. he was a good egg,



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Piglet
November 3rd 2009


6163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nah yeh this is a graeat album love iert to bits, i holdda special place in my soul you see, a nice littl corner. im sur edvard wud argee i really hit the nail on the hammar of the head, i went in real deep and in depth here i hope you'l excuse th pretension!

maqwep
November 3rd 2009


1046 Comments


The problem I find with classical music is that you can't appreciate it fully when it's on an ipod in mp3 format. The best way to listen to it is live, or if that ain't an option, vinyl. or very high quality audio files and high quality equipment to get that sorta "glow" to the music. idk. prolly sound really pretentious but hey.

I like Grieg, although the greatness of Peer Gynt in my opinion is a lil blown outta proportion. I love the hall of the mountain king though. it's so effective

Piglet
November 3rd 2009


6163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

In the Hall of the Mountain King is in my opinion the best track. Morning Mood... is just a little too serene lol.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean in that first paragraph, maq

Iai
Emeritus
November 3rd 2009


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like Grieg, although the greatness of Peer Gynt in my opinion is a lil blown outta proportion.


Iai
Emeritus
November 3rd 2009


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's not a great review but taking on classical music is always difficult (I've had reviews of Gorecki, Nancarrow, and Penderecki in the works for months....), and you already know where you went wrong (even if you're being a bit harsh on yourself). I don't think I need to give advice, you'll obviously improve on your own.

Piglet
November 3rd 2009


6163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

cheers mate-o ppreciate yer sentimantss

maqwep
November 3rd 2009


1046 Comments


i mean the music doesnt lend itself to the ways we commonly access it nowadays i.e. on an mp3 player in a compressed format.

Piglet
November 3rd 2009


6163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i mean the music doesnt lend itself to the ways we commonly access it nowadays i.e. on an mp3 player in a compressed format.





hmmm... to be honest I'm more picky on the composer and orchestra rather then the sound quality

maqwep
November 3rd 2009


1046 Comments


ummm, cool but that's not really relevant to what i'm saying

Piglet
November 3rd 2009


6163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

All I'm saying is that where the sound source comes from, is probably more important then what the format is.

maqwep
November 3rd 2009


1046 Comments


yeah but that wasnt my point. i'm saying the problem with classical music is that it doesnt work in the most popular format in the world currently. who conducted it doesnt factor into it

Iai
Emeritus
November 3rd 2009


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Who conducted and performed it is just as important as the audio format or quality*; so you're both right with your initial arguments, really.



*providing it's at least a v0 rip, but that's a given for any kind of music

LepreCon
November 3rd 2009


5258 Comments


Had to study this in school for my music exams a few years back, classic classical

maqwep
November 4th 2009


1046 Comments


Who conducted and performed it is just as important as the audio format or quality*; so you're
both right with your initial arguments, really.


yeah but the main problem with classical music (not main factor in its enjoyment) is its
incompatibility with mp3 format. the performance of it, while important in the music's enjoyment,
isn't relevant in what I was saying.

taylormemer
November 4th 2009


4960 Comments


^^
Yeah not true. How is any genre incompatible with .mp3 or any lossy format? Could you not argue the same thing for say anything. I mean, for sheer convenience classical on mp3 works fine. If you want real fidelity, go to a concert.

Patrick, you at least tried. If you want any cc or guidance on doing these I'm glad to help. I'm not the guru, but I've tackled this genre quite a bit

Piglet
November 4th 2009


6163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yer ay

maqwep
November 4th 2009


1046 Comments


Yeah not true. How is any genre incompatible with .mp3 or any lossy format? Could you not
argue
the same thing for say anything. I mean, for sheer convenience classical on mp3 works fine. If you
want real fidelity, go to a concert.


yes you could i agree, but with classical I think it's more of a problem. I find I enjoy it much
more when it's in a higher quality format/on vinyl. The difference in enjoyment between lossy and
higher quality versions has more of an impact on me when it's classical music.

maqwep, from his first comment knew he didn't know what he was talking about.


well actually we were both making different points but yeah

Gyromania
December 9th 2009


21276 Comments


This sounds pretty cool.

Piglet
December 9th 2009


6163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This sounds pretty cool.



beethoven, man.

Gyromania
December 9th 2009


21276 Comments


I don't own a lot of classical music, I wouldn't know.



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