I don't think you seem to have any understanding of Vaughan Williams' Work whatsoever. It is pratically all based on or inspired by folk music! There are so many folk features to be found here, pentatonicism, simple melody and harmony, a subject matter of rural landscape. By saying it isn't a folk song you are not only arguing against me but also the composer. I will repeat, the full title of this piece is "Linden Lea, A Dorset FOLK SONG," as named by RVW himself!
You know what, I have lots of American friends. Most Americans are funny and considerate people. But you are the reason that people hate America!
In the "Americans are not stupid" video, middle aged mature adults were mostly asked and responded ridiculously to the questions. In this video you have mainly harrassed old pensioners and young children. The question at the end is sometimes used as a brain teaser to catch people out and so the fact that some people got that wrong is invalid. Ah well, it was a nice attempt :)
The Giants Causeway is the most beautiful place in Britain without a doubt. Anyone who says otherwise simply can't recognise beauty. You should see it at sunset!
This piece fills me with such pride to be British. Patriotic and beautiful. Often, when I listen to this, tears come to my eyes!
Wow, she is outstanding!
Beautiful, such a shame that Butterworth died so young, the amazing potential that he had can be heard very clearly in this piece.
When I say that this piece is perfection, I really mean it literally! This remains, my favourite of Vaughan William's glorious collection of orchestral works.
He was the best British composer of all time, without a doubt.
The main themes of this piece are both powerful and moving, the overall sound of the double stringed orchestra is rich in texture, with a wide variation in dynamics that compliment the mysterious melody.
Alright, I was wrong, my brother certainly could not perform this piece. I suppose we all have different tastes in music and what could be beautiful to me could be horrible to someone else and vice versa. So I've decided never to criticise something that I don't know much about again.
The skill needed to play this is huge! An amazing work from Chopin and a brilliant performance from Yundi Li
John Williams is a master of scoring films. And I must say that to me this is the most poignant of all his pieces, a true depiction of the horrors commited at the hands of the Nazi's.
Also, excellent work from Itzhak Perlman who's virtuoso performance came off splendidly in the film which was a masterpiece.
Holst has captured Jupiter very well in this piece. Ofcourse, Jupiter is the largest of the planets and this is recognised in this piece as it is more flamboyant and grand compared to the other pieces from the planets suite.
We must remember what music is all about. It is about moving people and changing their emotions. That is what Elgar has done.
Music is the art of the soul.
I love this piece, full of energy!
"It's a great ambassador for chestnuts," the child at the start said. I think that was exceptionally funny, I really enjoyed the program and the fact that they all showed off a bit didn't bother me at all. Michael was so posh, it was just funny, but that kid Dante was annoying I have to admit, it bothered me that he thought he was so special that he didn't have to respect anyone.
Quite sad really
Suprisingly, I can never recall hearing this piece on violin before. It's beautiful though!
I love 1:35 it is my favourite bit of the piece, the chords are very emotional and the piano accompniament is fluid and expressive.
Music is without a doubt, the most effective of the arts as it touches your soul.
Thanks for posting this masterpiece which is played so elegantly but with powerful emotion.
I love classical music but I do not like Mozart. His compositions are easy on the ear and very impressive for someone of his age yet they lack emotion.
I'm sorry, but this music was written by a show off. I'm sure he has immense talent but, there is very little emotion of any kind shown in this piece. It is merely a dull progression of odd sounding chords and peculiar rhythms, written to show of how complicated he can make the piece sound.
I feel nothing when I listen to this.
Vaughan William's skilled use of the pentatonic scale is truly inspiring. The purity and depth of this sublime music is a joy to listen to. I feel like I could just listen to this on a continual loop for the rest of my life!
I could never grow tired of this!
This piece is truly beautiful, I have noticed however that on some of the comments, people debate about what the main theme is based on. Well, this tune doesn't have just one name, it is a folk song that can be refered to as, "Dives and Lazarus," or "Star of the county Down," or, "Gilderoy," depending on where you live.
But, nevertheless, the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams is simply sublime and it really doesn't matter what the main theme was based on.