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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripvanwinkle View Post
    Please correct me if I'm wrong for I know you're a senior member (2000 posts) and I'm just a rookie (less than 20 posts) but I thought Talk Classical is a forum for people to express their musical tastes and opinions. If it is not their taste and opinions that are causing a decline in quality as well as making you sick, what is it then?
    I think you are right. I guess, it wasn't a good idea to come here. i thought I could contribute for you to better know the real Tchaikovsky... But...you are right, not here....

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    Hey, if you don't like the Nutcracker, whatever...but the reason it is so successful (even today) is because people like it. And I'd like to think that it's not a bad thing that composers compose something for the masses. And for that reason, I will unabashedly think that the Nutcracker is a wonderful piece.
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    The beginning of Nutcracker is IMO the most charming and lovely ballet fragment I ever heard. Extraordinary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    Not at all. They are all novice here. Tchaikovsky composed 10 operas, 10 operas... They speak about the awful Nutcracker and swan lake, ballets that the composer confessed he composed to make some money, they are corny, simple. These compositions plus 1812 overture are irrelevant.
    Of course I won't participate. I know too well ALL Tchaikovsky's huge production. I find this just not interesting. There were other threads in the past a bit more serious. I think the quality of talkclassical is in decline like everything else.

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    This forum is called "TalkClassical" not "ClassicalMusicExperts" One does NOT need to hear a million recordings or the complete output of any single composer to enjoy conversing here. Instead of criticizing people why don't YOU open up a discussion about some of his other works that you treasure, and maybe even link to those specific recordings or sound samples?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    This forum is called "TalkClassical" not "ClassicalMusicExperts" One does NOT need to hear a million recordings or the complete output of any single composer to enjoy conversing here. Instead of criticizing people why don't YOU open up a discussion about some of his other works that you treasure, and maybe even link to those specific recordings or sound samples?
    I did so, I have never said I was an expert, yes my little expertise is in Russian music and I read two big books about Tchaikovsky and I learned a lot. I like very much to read, and incidentaly, I learn. For me reading is essential. I read about what I have said, i do not want to denigrate anybody because we have different tastes, I accept that, I respect that. I cannot be respected if I can't offer the same respect. There is a whole thread about Tchaikovsky's operas, a very important part of his output. I read about his ballets he composed because he was broke... This was before the Baronese von Meck

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    Not at all. They are all novice here. Tchaikovsky composed 10 operas, 10 operas... They speak about the awful Nutcracker and swan lake, ballets that the composer confessed he composed to make some money, they are corny, simple. These compositions plus 1812 overture are irrelevant.
    He also said he didn't like the 1812 because it was composed "without heart". You know what he did write with heart? Fatum. A dreadful overture - probably the worst I have ever heard by a serious composer that I like. It was only after it appeared in public that he changed his mind about it. So what if Tchaikovsky didn't like them? In fact, it may well be that these pieces (1812, swan lake etc.) are so good (yes good, not just popular) is just because he wrote them with detachment - not caring about them so intimately, giving him a more musical perspective. It's a thought anyway - I believe he disliked his fifth symphony for a period as well. He obviously had somewhat strange opinions on his own pieces in general.

    Many good things have been written because people were broke. Beethoven's late sonatas (maybe quartets as well) were written "just for money". No-one is going to seriously say these are irrelevant compositions. Dostoevsky wrote Crime and Punishment while on the run from his debtors (sorry to deviate from music but it sprang to mind). He may have harnessed his genius for the purpose of making money, but does that make the pieces less legitimate than if he harnessed it for his personal expression? He wrote them either way - he is remembered for his great musical talents, not his sufferings. Mozart wrote lots (if not all) his pieces for money. Bach and Haydn wrote music because it was their job to do so. Music is to be judged on its artistic merit not the composer's perception of them - however interesting and important that may be.

    I am writing in general defense of his 'popular' pieces. I could go on. I won't. I don't insult the pieces you put forward.

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    "Rookies", don't you worry - every generation of Talk Classical posters has to learn the hard way who is myaskovsky2002.

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    From now on, I am not going to be here any more, Alleluya!

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    I have downloaded his E FLAT symphony they call symphony 7-i like the fourth movement the rest i do not like that much.

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    I'm trying to find an orchestral piece in the same style of symphony 5&6 and Romeo And Juliet overture. Could somebody help me? I haven't heard enough from Tchaikovsky

    same length is also appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravndal View Post
    I'm trying to find an orchestral piece in the same style of symphony 5&6 and Romeo And Juliet overture. Could somebody help me? I haven't heard enough from Tchaikovsky

    same length is also appreciated!
    You may like to research Tchaikovsky/Mahler affinity. If so, I leave you two links to get you started.

    http://www.tchaikovsky-research.net/...er_gustav.html

    http://www.mahlerfest.org/mfXVIII/notes_musings.htm

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    these look very interesting vaneyes! thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    You may like to research Tchaikovsky/Mahler affinity. If so, I leave you two links to get you started.

    http://www.tchaikovsky-research.net/...er_gustav.html

    http://www.mahlerfest.org/mfXVIII/notes_musings.htm
    Thanks a lot Vaneyes Will take a look at it tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    You may like to research Tchaikovsky/Mahler affinity. If so, I leave you two links to get you started.

    http://www.tchaikovsky-research.net/...er_gustav.html

    http://www.mahlerfest.org/mfXVIII/notes_musings.htm
    Well. I have heard trough Mahler's ninth a couple of times, but I'm not sure if i like it.. I find it hard to understand. But i will check out some of his other symphonies.
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    I don't usually listen to Romantic Era music. But when I do, I prefer Tchaikovsky.

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