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Valentin Silvestrov (1937 - )
Well, actually, I love the same composer's Kitsch Musik, which is anything but kitsch, as well as a million other things. Er
... in somewhat similar vein but, to my ears, much more interesting, (and leaving out the obvious composers) how about
John Cage's In a Landscape or Greville Cook's In a Cathedral or John Adams' China Gates for starters?



In this edition, Silvestrov has compiled for the first time five cycles from a multitude of 'Bagatellen', his favourite genre in recent
years - and even recorded them on CD (ECM).
What mainly interests him in the bagatelles is the melody, though not as something complete but rather as an answer to
'momentarily' flashing intonations, calls, motifs which the composer can no longer get out of his ear. The short form makes it
possible to capture the 'moment' or 'moment musical' as such and 'bring it to a halt' (Verweile doch! Du bist so schn!...
according to Goethe).
Thus, the harmless miniatures are not just mere nothings (fr. bagatelle = trivial matters, trifles), they become as Silvestrov
said half in jest - 'sublime trivia in which there is nothing except music.' (Tatjana Frumkis)

Silvestrov plays Silvestrov - Bagatellen 1
Silvestrov plays Silvestrov - Bagatellen 2
Silvestrov plays Silvestrov - Bagatellen 3
Silvestrov plays Silvestrov - Bagatellen 4
Polina Osetinskaya plays Valentin Silvestrov - Kitch - music 1
Polina Osetinskaya plays Valentin Silvestrov - Kitch - music 2
Polina Osetinskaya plays Valentin Silvestrov - Kitch - music 3
Valentin Silvestrov Intermezzo [Peter Bannister piano]
Valentin Silvestrov : concert Hiroglyphes de la nuit - Anja Lechner et Agns

Two shareware to record audio off YouTube

1. Streaming Audio Recorder

The first one on the list of top YouTube audio recording applications is
the Streaming Audio Recorder. Except of the audio recording feature, it
has a built in audio editor so you can cut and splice sounds for your
convenience. And you can also convert your recorded audio to different
popular formats. But the best thing about this software is that it is not
limited on YouTube audio. It lets to record audio from Spotify, Jango, or
Grooveshark. The technology it uses is not the same with online
recorders as it records straight from the sound card of your computer
or microphone.
After downloading, install and launch the program.
On the main interface, click gear icon and select Settings from
the menu. In the pop-up window, set the input audio source as System
Play the YouTube video, back to the recorder interface and click
red record button.
While you record YouTube audio online, the software will identify
the music info.
Hit Stop to end recording, then the recorded audio goes to the
target folder.

2. Video Download Capture

Another great YouTube audio ripper is Video Download Capture. This

program can download both audio and video from most of popular video
hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Udemy and many more.
Also, it empowers you to preview the media file along with

Within several simple steps, you can capture audio from YouTube

Open the video on YouTube that you wish to grab the audio.
Click the button below to download and install Video Download
Capture on your computer.
Launch the program and then drop down the menu and then
choose Audio.
Click Paste URL button to start downloading.

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(March 2017)
My advice:
If they will be shown on just one screen, both of them are no problems. If they will be utilized for print, then
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Best Monitor for Photo Editing and Photography
Comparison (March 2017)
From my own experience, screens with a 16:10 ratio are better options because they fit the image ratio of most
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When Wide Gamut Displays Are Worth It:

Actually, there is very little value in using one of these displays if the main use is to distribute contents to websites or
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The EIZO ColorEdge CG277 monitor is designed with digital photography professionals in mind. Suitable for photo
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My advice:
Although the CG277 does not have 4K resolution, it has incredible color accuracy. If 4K resolution is not important, it
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