Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Amazing Technology

Today I was listening to a long Youtube recording, 'The best of Tchaikovsky' when I heard a piece of music I had never heard before.  A haunting and poignant violin piece.  Because it was in the middle of a collection, I didn't know what it was.

My daughter's 'man' turned up and said "I'll find out what it is for you.'  To understand my disbelief, I need to tell you his taste in what passes for music these days is philistine.  He dangled his smartphone in front of the laptop and after six seconds announced, 'It's the violin concerto in D major.'

Here it is, for your enjoyment.


George said...

See. Technology does have its uses. :)

Andre said...

That tech can be a pain - people use it make copyright claims against music in the public domain in order to monetize videos that others load onto youtube

My Daughter played "Dance of the SugarPlum Fairy" using a Glockenspiel rather than a Celeste and uploaded it to youtube and got hit with a copyright claim which allowed her to keep the video but have the claimant get the revenue from ads displayed when someone played the video

And getting that bit of scamary dealt with through Google was damn near impossible - the hoops you have to go thru...

The money the scammer makes from one video like that is trivial but pulling it off for thousands of public domain compositions can add up to a tidy sum

David said...

Aaaaaawww geeze, Adolf. Caught out again, still praising Google products. :-)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David, it was someone else. Can't you read? I forgot. You rarely do.

David said...

Adolf, I read AND comprehend, something that escapes you.

I did NOT say you were the user of the google product, I pointed out your hypocrisy in praising it. Plus your hypocrisy of still posting here, on a google owned platform, when only last week you raved about never using google again.

Get back to lawnmowing.