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Inspiration !

A musical thing I know but, if anyone is looking to lighten their spirits and maybe gain some inspiration at this difficult time,I recommend listening to .....
Scheherazade,by Rimsky Korsakov,opus 35,played by the Galicia Symphony orchestra and conducted by Leif Segerstam.
I have always found this music truly inspirational,sit back and enjoy.

posted on 22/3/20

Slavenka Drakulic, who wrote, a month after the destruction of the 16th century Stari Most bridge:

'We expect people to die. We count on our own lives to end. The destruction of a monument to civilisation is something else. The bridge, with all its beauty and grace, was built to outlive us. It was an attempt to grasp eternity. Because it was the product of both individual creativity and collective experience, it transcended our individual destiny.'

Thank you Harlequin. An attempt to grasp eternity.

posted on 22/3/20

Thank you Mike,glad you like it .

posted on 22/3/20

comment by HarlequinHebdo (U16981)
posted 5 hours, 37 minutes ago
Bluebell, I saw your thread,but didn't get around to posting,sorry mate.
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No worries dude...just saying you are wise to seek solace in music.

posted on 23/3/20

I am a recklessly sentimental old fool these days, and I don't mind saying it made me sob watching and listening - all those brilliant people working together to produce something beautiful. A very piquant contrast to reality of the human condition right now.

Also the exquisite slow movement (from 25mins) used to be the theme to 'The Railway Children' performed on Children's Hour on the radio when I was a lad. Very evocative.

posted on 23/3/20

Yes Mike ,truly inspirational, a wonderful orchestra,especially the violin soloist,and a work of art composition by Korsakov,as you say,it sets the blood and the mind aglow.

Also, what about the battle scene Yell,wonderful.

The conductor has also had an incredible life, quite apart from the 300 or more symphonies he has written ,he has conducted some of the best orchestras in the world,and all this whilst having had severe cancer and severe spinal injuries !

posted on 23/3/20

We salute you Leif Segarstam.

posted on 23/3/20

Thanks again Harle

posted on 23/3/20

My favourite has always been the 3rd movement - "The young Prince and the young Princess"
I started replicating this inside Cakewalk Sonar at one point but the orchestral library I was using at the time didn't have all the required articulations, so I abandoned it.
Might have another at it - I've had EWQL Symphony Orchestra Platinum for a few years
Give me something to do while self isolating

posted on 23/3/20

Greasy, keep us informed ,sounds interesting.

posted on 28/3/20

Just this morning have listened and watched the Ytube again ,it really is so inspirational.

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