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For those who like Vivaldi

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whs
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6 hours of Vivaldi music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2uOGOqIyC4

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Lighthouse
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Love Vivaldi, but 6 hours ?

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Ted16
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Very nice whs.

Tis the season for it.

Ted :)

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LadyFitzgerald
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Vivaldi for six hours? Piece of cake. I could listen to his work for more than six hours easily. Vivaldi was a very prolific composer (the Leroy Anderson of his day) so six hours of his music could easily include no repeated selections. I easily have six hours of nonrepeated Vivaldi on my computers.

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Lighthouse
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LF. When I listen to music, I listen to music. Cannot do anything else at the same time, or get disturbed in any way. No way I have the time for a 6 hour session.

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LadyFitzgerald
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One of the joys of retirement is I do have the time (or, rather, can make it). I'm also fortunate in that I can listen to music and do some other tasks as well (generally, mindless repetitious ones or when I'm driving alone for long distances) or only just listen to music. Besides, no one said you had to listen to it all in one sitting. I have play lists set up that may be several hours long but I don't always listen to them in one shot. My music player (Media Monkey) will pick up where it left off (as does the CD changer in my truck)

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Lighthouse
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I certainly could never listen to music, have the radio on, have passengers talking, when I was driving. Concentrate on driving.

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LadyFitzgerald
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I couldn't either if I had passengers. However, if I'm driving alone on a long trip, having the music (not the radio) on keeps me alert.

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whs
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It is all a matter of stars:

* you can listen
** you can listen and talk at the same time
*** you can listen and talk out of both sides of your mouth

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Lighthouse
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Anything I do, I need silence around me.

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whs
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LH, we are getting old. I am the same. I hate when the wife reads the newspaper behind my back and crumbles with the paper.

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Lighthouse
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whs , I was the same when I I was young. To write programs, no distractions.

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whs
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That must have been difficult in a stormy lighthouse.

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Lighthouse
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Couldn't program offshore.

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Straspey
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I enjoy listening to Vivaldi and some of his music is exceptionally beautiful - however, I don't think I could listen to six hours of non-stop Vivaldi.

This reminds me of a famous quote -

Apparently, Antonio Vivaldi wrote thirty-five concerti - all for the bassoon.

Igor Stravinsky once quipped - "Vivaldi wrote the same bassoon concerto thirty-five times."

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LadyFitzgerald
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Big deal, Haydn wrote over a 125 trios just for the Baryton (a Baroque instrument that's like a cello on steroids) as well as numerous other pieces for it. I have recordings of all the known ones (a few are missing).

Vivaldi does have a distinctive style but that doesn't mean his music all sounds the same. Stravinsky, on the other hand... (the notable exception being Peter and the Wolf).

The next time I drive out to CA (a six or seven hour drive, depending on my destination) I'll load up my CD changer in my truck with at least six hours worth of Vivaldi and let you all know how that goes. I doubt it will be a problem.

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vistamike
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I used to listen to a lot of Vivaldi years ago until all the Italian restaurants opened in Ealing.
One can have too much of 'The Red Priest'

For a ten hour drive I can recommend 'The best Renaissance Music'


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LadyFitzgerald
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Mike, could you post a link to that? All I see is a blank box.

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vistamike
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Here is the link; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

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LadyFitzgerald
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Thanks, Mike. I could listen to that for hours.

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