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#1 Witzend

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:21

Somewhat frivolous topic but I can never hear the Largo from Handel's Xerxes - which has just been on the radio - without thinking of Mary Bennett's excruciating performance in the BBC Pride and Prejudice.
I hope I'm not the only one!
Any others?
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#2 Latin pianist

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:27

The Grieg piano concerto and Eric Morecambe!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:29

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue was one of my favourite pieces until I saw the animation in Fantasia II.  It's a very entertaining and enjoyable sequence, but has somewhat ruined my previous happy association of a superb live performance by Anna Markland, who won BBC Young Musician of the Year many years ago.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:49

The Khatchaturian violin concerto. Played in university orchestra, unfortunately I had to play through 45 minutes of this with a student soloist. It's a terribly repetitive and dreary piece and the soloist was one of my unfavourite people.
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#5 Keron

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 14:11

Goldberg variations and Hannibal Lecter


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 16:01

The Khatchaturian violin concerto. Played in university orchestra, unfortunately I had to play through 45 minutes of this with a student soloist. It's a terribly repetitive and dreary piece and the soloist was one of my unfavourite people.


I think it's a wonderful concerto. But then again I would as I am violinist. Don't worry there are violin concertos I dislike. The Busoni violin concerto is truly dreadful. I am so glad the last time I had to perform it in orchestra the soloist had to cancel and we played some lovely Scandanavian pieces instead.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 18:09

Indeed- I suspect that's the point of this thread, to talk about unfortunate associations that spoil a piece for us. I may have not thought of it so negatively if the soloist wasn't one of my unfavourite people.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 18:50

Moon River. I worked in a truly dreadful hotel, one of the dreadful things being that they had a loop of music that was only thirty minutes long, which played morning till night in the restaurant, and that was on it.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 19:20

Hello Dolly.  Similar to Banjogirl, in that I was in a terrible hotel in the USA (for work), and the repeat on the pianola in the lobby was incredibly short.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 19:30

Moon River. I worked in a truly dreadful hotel, one of the dreadful things being that they had a loop of music that was only thirty minutes long, which played morning till night in the restaurant, and that was on it.

I know an organist who got fired for playing that during communion!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 20:15

Any hold music/ringtone that instead of a recording of the real version of an instrument or piece they use a computer generated version and it sounds dreadful.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 21:02

Any hold music/ringtone that instead of a recording of the real version of an instrument or piece they use a computer generated version and it sounds dreadful.

I used to have a friend that had a doorbell that played fur elise. 


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#13 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 22:00

Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Khachaturian's Spartacus - The Onedin Line
Allegretto from Janá?ek's Sinfonietta - Crown Court
Romance from Shostakovich's The Gadfly Suite - Reilly, Ace of Spies
No. 15 from Shostakovich's Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 34 - Ever Decreasing Circles
Adagio from Mozart's piano concerto No.23 in A major(K488) - Air France advert
Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov - Night On Bald Mountain - Maxell cassette sound barrier advert

 

I clearly was exposed to way too much TV as a child!


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#14 LoneM

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:09

I grew up without a TV and scarcely watch it even now, so have none of these associations - apart from the Onedin Line (which I have never seen) I don't even recognise any of your programme titles! biggrin.png


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:01

Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Khachaturian's Spartacus - The Onedin Line
Allegretto from Janá?ek's Sinfonietta - Crown Court
Romance from Shostakovich's The Gadfly Suite - Reilly, Ace of Spies
No. 15 from Shostakovich's Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 34 - Ever Decreasing Circles
Adagio from Mozart's piano concerto No.23 in A major(K488) - Air France advert
Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov - Night On Bald Mountain - Maxell cassette sound barrier advert

 

I clearly was exposed to way too much TV as a child!

I play all of these, but often omit that relatively easy Dflat one (No 15  set for Grade 7) because of its use in Ever Decreasing Circles


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