Wednesday 15 August 2012

The Nice: 'Pathétique' Symphony No 6, 3rd Movement


Uploaded by riversend21 on Dec 23, 2008

Wikipedia: Symphony No. 6 (Tchaikovsky)
The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony, written between February and the end of August 1893.

Wikipedia: Elegy (The Nice album)
Elegy was the final official album release by The Nice, Keith Emerson having moved on to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Lee Jackson to Jackson Heights and Brian Davison to Every Which Way. It consists of live versions of songs from earlier releases and a cover of "My Back Pages". Released after The Nice had disbanded, the album achieved number 5 in the UK album chart.

Wikipedia: The Nice
The Nice were an English progressive rock band from the 1960s, known for their blend of rock, jazz and classical music. Their debut album, The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack was released in 1967 to immediate acclaim. It is often considered the first progressive rock album. The Nice are also a forerunner of the much more widely known Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

The Nice consisted initially of keyboardist Keith Emerson, bassist/vocalist Lee Jackson, drummer Brian Davison, and guitarist David O'List, more commonly known as "Davy". The band took their name from Steve Marriott's slang term for being high, a term he used in the song "Here Come the Nice".

Wikipedia: Progressive Rock
Progressive rock, also known as prog rock, prog-rock or simply prog, is a rock music subgenre which originated in the United Kingdom, with further developments in the United States, Germany and Italy, throughout the mid to late 1960s and 1970s. Developing from psychedelic rock, progressive rock originated, similarly to art rock, as a "British attempt" to give greater artistic weight and credibility to rock music.[4] Progressive rock intended to break the boundaries of traditional rock music by bringing in a greater and more eclectic range of influences, including free-form and experimental compositional methods, as well as new technological innovations.

Uploaded by leytush51 on Dec 23, 2007
YouTube: Tchaikovsky Symphony #6 "Pathetique" : movement #3
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Arkady Leytush, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, live performance, November 5, 2003
[It is interesting to listen to the original orchestral version to see what "prog rock (progressive rock) as envisioned by Keith Emerson did to re-interpret classical music.]


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