Sunday, 23 April 2017


Hungarian Dances

 Work by Brahms

Betsy Schwarm

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Hungarian Dances, set of 21 dances composed by Johannes Brahms.

Originally intended for two pianists, the dances were published in that form in two sets in 1869 and in 1880.

Some were orchestrated by Brahms himself, and others were orchestrated by his colleagues, including Antonín Dvořák.

The Hungarian Dances capitalized upon two musical trends of the 19th century.

 One such trend was for dance-style pieces written for piano four-hands (a single piano played by two pianists).

The other was for compositions inspired by Europe’s diverse blend of minority cultures, particularly the Roma (Gypsy) culture, which was, if not specifically Hungarian, at least strongly identified with that nation

Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor

Johannes Brahms
- Hungarian Dance No. 5

Both Hungarian-style music and piano four-hands music made early entrances into Brahms’s life.

He discovered the excitement of Central European folk music as a youth and began writing piano duets while still in his 20s.

 One important influence was the Hungarian violinist Eduard Reményi, whom Brahms had heard in concert at age 17.

Three years later Brahms served as Reményi’s accompanist at the piano.

Brahms’s familiarity with piano four-hands music and his exposure to authentic Hungarian dances led him to try his hand at composing Hungarian-style pieces, for which he knew there would be a ready-made audience.

Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor

Most of the dances are rapid, energetic pieces.

 Imitating the mercurial spirit of Hungarian folk music, some of the dances change tempo midway, as in the fourth dance, where a languid, melancholy introduction gives way to exuberance.

 The fifth dance begins with a quick tempo, then becomes even more frenzied.

Segei Rachmaninov: Second Symphony By Hao Li

(Meds 2016)

Posted:  26 October 2012
Whenever I would like to introduce someone unversed in classical music to the world of symphony, I try not to start with Mozart. Listening to Mozart tends to make you feel old; at least that’s what some of my classically-trained friends say. (I, on the other hand, do not agree.) Every dedicated musician will eventually reach a point in their musical life when they can appreciate an ugly piece of music for its inner beauty; but it usually takes years to get there.
Music of Hope and Redemption:
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony
Beethoven also does not make an ideal opening, for while his Whip of Nine Lashes contains unbelievably powerful themes, it requires intensive training to actually tap into that majestic and often deadly energy. And Mahler, definitely not Mahler! Yes, his symphonies are among the most grandiose of the literature, but they contain undeniably ugly sounds.
Music of Hope and Redemption:
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony
Having survived his crisis, Rachmaninoff went on to compose what is perhaps his most renowned work: the Second Piano Concerto. But he still desired to prove that he could write a symphony, and it wasn’t until five years later that he finally found the courage to do so. Thus was born his Second Symphony, composed in 1906-1907. The work won him the coveted Glinka Prize, an extremely prestigious award at the time.

Music of Hope and Redemption:
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony
The symphony contains four movements (or sections), and usually takes one hour to perform. Here, I would like to focus on the third movement: the Adagio. This movement was so influential that many later pop singers based their songs on it (eg. Eric Carmen’s “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again”). In the Adagio, the symphony reaches its emotional climax.
The Adagio is a perfect blend of passion and serenity; it takes divine beauty to its upper limits. It does not show a single morsel of the composer’s fearful and hesitant state of mind when he was writing this. But rather, all we hear is undying hope and an obsessive desire to live. Sit back, close your eyes, and let its heavenly caress wash over you, melody after melody, in a dream that does not seem to ever end. We begin with a short graceful tune in the strings, and then, as if seeing an angel, the entire orchestra hushes, yielding itself to the voice of the angel—a solo melody in the clarinet, whose gentle innocence cannot be described in words.
Music of Hope and Redemption:
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony
We are then blessed with two huge climaxes, after which the angel’s song appears again (this time, in violins and violas). Then comes the most glorious climax of all (and I assure you, you wouldn’t hear anything like this in Mozart or Beethoven), at which one might tremble and die at its immense power, followed by silence. A million thoughts rush through one’s mind. What did I just experience? Was it heaven? If only I could live for another such moment, I would live!
Music of Hope and Redemption:
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony


Symphony No. 2

Op. 27 III. Adagio

London Symphony Orchestra


Conducted by

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

- Symphony No. 2 Op. 27 III.
Adagio: Adagio (LSO)

Guzra Hua Zamana Lyrics

 Shirin Farhad Film 


Guzra Hua Zamana Song Lyrics. Film Starring: Pradeep Kumar, Madhubala, Uma Dutt, Kamal (1), P Kailash, Ram Avtar, Shakuntala Paranjpye. Film Released on: 31st December, 1956


 Lata Mangeshkar

Music Composer:

Mohinder Singh Sarna

Guzra hua zamana Aata nahin dobara Haafiz khuda tumhara

Guzra hua zamana Aata nahin dobara Haafiz khuda tumhara Haafiz khuda tumhara

Khushiya thin chaar pal ki Aansoo hain umr bhar ke Tanhaaiyon mein aqsar Royenge yaad kar ke Wo waqt jo ki hamne Wo waqt jo ki hamne Ik saath hai guzara Haafiz khuda tumhara

Meri qasam hai mujhko Tum bewafaa na kehna Majboor thi muhabbat Sab kuchh padaa hai sehna Toofaan hai zindagi ka Toofaan hai zindagi kaa Ab aakhiri sahara Haafiz khuda tumhara Haafiz khuda tumhara

Guzra Hua Zamana Lyrics
- Shirin Farhad (1956)

Lata Mangeshkar's Song:
"Guzra Hua Zamana Aata Nahin Dobara...".

Guzra Hua Zamana, Aata Nahin Dubara
? Lyrics from Shirin Farhaad

Jeene Laga Hoon Lyrics

From Ramaiya Vastavaiya sung

By Atif Aslam

& Shreya Ghoshal

Jeene Laga Hoon Lyrics from Ramaiya Vastavaiya sung by Atif Aslam and Shreya Ghoshal.[2]

Music is composed by Sachin-Jigar and jeene laga hoon pehle se zyada song lyrics are penned by Priya Panchal.[2]

It is sure that this song is a lovely romantic track which makes one heart bend towards it. [2]

We hope that you read the complete lyrics and find some more details of this track below. Thank you and have a pleasant day and keep on rocking and smiling.[2]

Jeene Laga Hoon
Bollywood Sing Along
- Ramaiya Vastavaiya
- Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan

Jeene Laga Hoon Lyrics

Jeene Laga Hoon, Pehle Se Zyada Pehle Se Zyada, Tumpe Marne Laga Hoon

Main..Mera Dil…Aur Tum Ho Yahaan Phir Kyun Ho Palkein Jhukaye Wahaan Tum Sa Haseen Pehle Dekha Nahin Tum Is Se Pehle Thhe Jaane Kahaan Jeene Laga Hoon Pehle Se Zyada Pehle Se Zyada Tumpe Marne Laga… Hmmmm… Ho..Ho…Hmmmmm… Ho..Ho

Rehte Ho Aake Jo Tum Paas Mere Tham Jaaye Pal Yeh Wahin Bas Main Yeh Sochun…

Sochun Main Tham Jaaye Pal Yeh Paas Mere Jab Ho Tum… (Twice)

Chalti Hai Saansein, Pehle Se Zyada Pehle Se Zyada, Dil Theharne Laga… Hmmmm… Ho..Ho…Hmmmmm… Ho..Ho

Tanhaaiyon Mein Tujhe Dhoonde Mera Dil Har Pal Yeh Tujhko Hi, Soche Bhala Kyun

Tanhaai Mein Dhoonde Tujhe Dil Har Pal Tujhko Soche (Twice)

Milne Lage Dil, Pehle Se Zyada Pehle Se Zyada, Ishq Hone Laga.. Hmmmm… Ho..Ho…Hmmmmm… Ho..Ho [2]

Jeene Laga Hoon Lyrics

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
(Best Version Ever)


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With Sir Anthony Hopkins

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Leo Rojas - El Condor Pasa

Azeri Folk Flute from the Caucus Mountains near Sheki

Sarı Gelin Blok Flüt Çalışması

Erzurum çarşı pazar sarı gelin flüt ile çalınışı

Heart touch flute music

Baul Song - Hrid Majhare Rakhbo | Instrumental | HD

বাঁশি কথা বলে আমার মনের ময়ূরী আয়রে কঠিন বাঁশি বাঁজাল ছেলেটি

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Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah" (cover by Bevani Flute)

Lester Paredes playing Dizi Flute
en la "Ciudad Prohibida" de Pekin - CHINA

Guzra Hua Zamana Lyrics
- Shirin Farhad (1956)

Jeene Laga Hoon Lyrics