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Johann Sebastian Bach — Violin Concerto No.4 In E, Adagio
Album: Two Violin Concertos
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Released: 1730
Length: 8:08
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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Direct segue from Led Zeppelin to JS Bach.   I don't know of any connection, and doubtful that RP intends one, but it's ingenious.  Like overlaying a blue period cubist masterpiece over a Vermeer and seeing it's a match.   
PSD got me here from The Stone Roses blasphemy.  Much better.  I'd like to get more classical music in the RP mix.
beautiful, moving
I think J.S. owes something to Vivaldi here...
 sheeelaaa wrote:
These songs are making me want to cry .... which I can't do here at work

Bill, I need something uplifting! 

 
I design headstones and this makes me a little more glum than I need to be.  Beautiful, but a PSD for me.
 jasko wrote:
I remember when this came out ..it was huge

 
Lies!
 BarrioTed wrote:
How about some composers just a little less mainstream?  I could stand some Smetana or Borodin, or the like. 

 
Now you're talkin'.
I remember when this came out ..it was huge
 alph wrote:
Liked his stuff better when he was with Skid Row.

 
short-haired puppy looking exasperated
Rilly?
Not his best composition, but still an 8.
ah yes, from Bach's 'White Album'
These songs are making me want to cry .... which I can't do here at work

Bill, I need something uplifting! 
 alph wrote:
Liked his stuff better when he was with Skid Row.

 
Epic.
How about some composers just a little less mainstream?  I could stand some Smetana or Borodin, or the like. 
Liked his stuff better when he was with Skid Row.
Could use a little more cowbell. Otherwise excellent.
 passsion8 wrote:
Love the release date - 1730. That's a LONG time to stay on the charts!

 
Proper old school!
This has to be the best station on the planet. Now if you'll play Prokofiev's Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet- best station in the solar system! 
My first ever rating of 10.   Great music, great playlist.  You guys are the greatest.
Love the release date - 1730. That's a LONG time to stay on the charts!
The truly Godlike.
Well  said fred!
 
All your friends come sniffing
So does a classic ?
 markpeachey wrote:

If you don't like this music then go away

 
It's not your station, so please don't go telling people to go away. Bill and Becky need more listeners, not fewer. RP is for all - it's not an exclusive club.
Abbey Road segue to Bach.  Beautiful!  Well done, RP.  You are the masters of quality radio.  
 markpeachey wrote:
To break up the eclectic mix Bill might have put some house or rap crap but instead put a touch of heaven. Congrats Bill and Rebecca

 
{#Yes}  {#Clap} Ex Broome, Fremantle and Mardella. 
 Snapjones wrote:
That was shockingly gorgeous.

 
 

Indeed


That was shockingly gorgeous.
 vesta0424 wrote:
I'm not much for classical  (unless performed live or very early, say Tallis, for example) and I am not much for this.  Mozart's Requiem or Barbar's Adagio on days when it is sunny where I live (which has fewer sunny days than Seattle).  I give it a 3.  If I wanted classical, I would be listening to my local NPR station.

 
If you don't like this music then go away
To break up the eclectic mix Bill might have put some house or rap crap but instead put a touch of heaven. Congrats Bill and Rebecca
A touch of God!
Amazing
Nice to hear
Love to hear...
{#Sunny}
 milleronic wrote:
Following side 2 of Abbey Road with J.S. Bach? Brilliant! 

 
Johann often spoke of how much he enjoyed side two "Abbey Road".
Wow. Nice. Really,  very nice
 milleronic wrote:
Following side 2 of Abbey Road with J.S. Bach? Brilliant! 

 
{#Yes}
Dang it Grandma.....stop messing with my music. Bach....bleck!

magnificent  you now have my undivided attention 
I never regret listening to you every night! Next Level Music. My night is complete. Goodnight great people

The Live Version circa 1730 was most excellent!
Bach and Perlman. Music is a time machine, matching perfection with perfection.
I'm not much for classical  (unless performed live or very early, say Tallis, for example) and I am not much for this.  Mozart's Requiem or Barbar's Adagio on days when it is sunny where I live (which has fewer sunny days than Seattle).  I give it a 3.  If I wanted classical, I would be listening to my local NPR station.
Bill must be taking a break with these two back to back!
Thanks for this.  And 86% of the other music you play that I enjoy.

(Another plug, though, for no more music with didgeridoo (sp?) in it.) 

Yeah, I'm counter-obsessed! 
 milleronic wrote:
Following side 2 of Abbey Road with J.S. Bach? Brilliant! 

 
Agreed, it brought me to tears!
Following side 2 of Abbey Road with J.S. Bach? Brilliant! 
Almost 300 years old{#Boohoo}- now through electronic networks- this masterpiece reaches the bottom of my soul. 
Thrillingly beautiful, remarkable, astonishing!
 fredriley wrote:
On a stressful day as a wage-slave doing pointless unrewarding work and assailed by even more pointless (but pointy-headed) managers, this is very, very welcome indeed. The only shame is that it'll eventually have to stop. Balm for the brain, and very affecting. 9 from the chilled Nottingham jury.

I wish I had a dog - I'm sure it would like Bach... :o)

 
Happy golden retriever with wreath of flowers on head

Hippie Dog makes another appearance, since this Bach piece sounds a lot like the slower sections of Spring and Summer in Vivaldi's Four Seasons. 

"I wish I had a dog - I'm sure it would like Bach... :o)"

Four out five dogs and dentists, fred.

 livegirl wrote:


I certainly wouldn't want to draw listeners away from our beloved Radio Paradise but there is another station that plays funky mixes like this. Fip Radio is a French government station mixing up, for example, Lily Allen, Gainsbourg, Cash and Verdi all in the same 15 mins.  
  
Sounds very cool. Thanks for the tip—I'll check it out. {#Clap} {#Notworthy}

Edit: I did check it out, and it's great! Merci beaucoup!  
On a stressful day as a wage-slave doing pointless unrewarding work and assailed by even more pointless (but pointy-headed) managers, this is very, very welcome indeed. The only shame is that it'll eventually have to stop. Balm for the brain, and very affecting. 9 from the chilled Nottingham jury.

I wish I had a dog - I'm sure it would like Bach... :o)
addendum to previous comment:

Perlman and Stern for the Double Concerto.  Mmhm.


There is only Bach. There is only Perlman.

Accept no substitutes.

{#Notworthy}
Thanks, I needed that.....  {#Cheers}
Oh. This is SO lovely. (Sigh...)
Great to see people giving this a '1' - takes all sorts, I suppose!  Comes in at somewhere around 12 on my personal scale..
{#Daisy}  We need an "ahhhhhhhhhhhhh" emoticon.
I have most classicals in my lib.Just because its one C. you don't have to give it a 10. Looking at the music chart one thinks that we are all tuned in to the wrong Radio.
MrsAustin wrote:
I'm shocked at the production quality of Bach's recording, it must have been somtime in the early 1700s...
Yes, and I wonder what instrument he's playing in this piece>>
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
Thank you William. From whence it came ...
hippiechick wrote:
I've got to get some of this guy's tunes!
This one is a must - "The Art of Fugue"
jagdriver wrote:
Masterful, following Jimmy with Johann. If only the latter could have witnessed JP bowing his double-neck!
Now that I'd like to see!
Masterful, following Jimmy with Johann. If only the latter could have witnessed JP bowing his double-neck!
ruthless wrote:
Calm the angry Monday beast........
Excellent, thanks, hit the spot...
hippiechick wrote:
I've got to get some of this guy's tunes!
May I suggest starting with Yo Yo Ma's recordings of the unaccompanied cello suites? And also a good recording of the complete Brandenburg concerti (that is, Nos. 1-6)?
kcar wrote:
And here is an excellent example of why I love this station so much: Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No.4 In E Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You Who else has the guts to play these two works together? And realize beforehand that it would work so well? Wunderschoen. Vielen Dank.
I certainly wouldn't want to draw listeners away from our beloved Radio Paradise but there is another station that plays funky mixes like this. Fip Radio is a French government station mixing up, for example, Lily Allen, Gainsbourg, Cash and Verdi all in the same 15 mins.
Calm the angry Monday beast........
I've got to get some of this guy's tunes!
MrsAustin wrote:
I'm shocked at the production quality of Bach's recording, it must have been somtime in the early 1700s. . .
The pre-analog era.
da capo da cAPO
DTCrockett wrote:
What a great performance! Please, whoever uploaded this version, post the artist(s) that performed it.
The violinist is the late Arthur Grumiaux, who always played elegantly, with the English Chamber Orchestra.
I've registered just now (though I've been a RP listener for 1+ year) just to comment on such a wonderful choice of music. "Good music" is stuff like this, besides -mostly- everything else played here, and I dont see why it shouldnt be played more, along all the rest..
What a great performance! Please, whoever uploaded this version, post the artist(s) that performed it.
I love that this isn't the most obvious choice. It's so yummy, and not even close to overplayed.
'Godlike' is probably the only appropriate rating for music that survived for several hundreds of years and still thrills people.
I'm shocked at the production quality of Bach's recording, it must have been somtime in the early 1700s...
And here is an excellent example of why I love this station so much: Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No.4 In E Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You Who else has the guts to play these two works together? And realize beforehand that it would work so well? Wunderschoen. Vielen Dank.
Gott in Himmel! Godlike indeed!
Lovely!
Sweet, smooth, heartache. Years working in a coffeehouse while this played on the stereo makes me yearn for a really good Cafe Borgia.
Profoundly good.
This is really soothing. Having a glass of wine in the evening, listening to this and winding down from the day. Ahhh
dixiedeb wrote:
This is what I love about RP! Zeppelin to Bach.
And it works so well !!
Ah, a breather after "Go Insane" and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You". Suite
This is what I love about RP! Zeppelin to Bach.