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    The problem is, my wife sometimes complains how "loud" my CM is. And she will not believe me when I try to explain that every measure of her ultra-compressed Josh Grobin album is as loud or louder to the brain than any of even the (infrequent) loudest measures of any CM I play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliante View Post
    Just listened to the final movement of Mahler's 6th for the first time, driving. With about 30 seconds left I turned up the volume to the max in order to be able to hear the last few peaceful bars.. only to have my ear drums perforated by a shattering final drum and brass clash.

    Any other similar moments !!!?? (I am aware of Haydns well signposted example !)
    That happened the first time i ever listened to M-6. Wonder if it knocked the original concert goers out of their chairs.

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    Same thing happened to me - Verdi's overture to Nabucco. It comes CRASHING in after a few seconds of soft music. I had to change my underwear afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chordalrock View Post
    Dynamic range compressor is a must. If the compressor is something fantastic like Bombardier, you can make it compress the dynamic range in just the right way to make the music sound like nothing changed except the loud parts aren't quite as loud and you can hear the soft parts better. I can't think of a better invention.
    Wow, really?? That takes a huge thing out of the whole experience. You are turning cm into the sound of a radio station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepR View Post
    Wow, really?? That takes a huge thing out of the whole experience. You are turning cm into the sound of a radio station.
    I don't compress it as much as a radio station, as should have been clear from what I wrote. As far as I'm concerned, nobody has yet provided any evidence that conductors and pianists don't habitually exaggerate dynamic contrasts. Composers rarely write fortissimos or ppp, but that is what you hear all the time in recordings. Sorry, I think you're a little off on this topic.

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    After the initial sedate opening minute or two of Szymanowski's "Krol Roger", get ready to hang onto your chair. The beginning of Verdi's "Otello" will shake your walls also if the volume is turned up.

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    Bl00dy h3ll! Wish someone had mentioned Daphnis and chloe. Ouch!!!!

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    The start of the last movement ("Orgie De Brigands") of Harold in Italy shocked me every time I heard it until I had listened at least 50 times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliante View Post
    Bl00dy h3ll! Wish someone had mentioned Daphnis and chloe. Ouch!!!!
    Perforated eardrums from music is no joke. My sincere regrets to you, the OP -- and hopes for a better future.

    I have some hearing loss in the area of 2000-4000Hz, just enough to miss hearing certain consonants sometimes. My audiologist says this area of loss is typical for musicians. For me, playing in high school band and university orchestra, singing in chorus, and listening to music of many different kinds over a lifetime have all contributed. But, I have a piano-related arm injury that has had far more serious consequences.

    I'd like to see more compassion on this thread.

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    I was playing a budget version of Holst's Planets the other week, loudly, in the car. The recording seemed to be getting a little quieter towards the end so I turned it up a tiny bit. When the orchestra hit that last, short note, in unison, it was deafening and I nearly swerved off the A92.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knox View Post
    Perforated eardrums from music is no joke. My sincere regrets to you, the OP -- and hopes for a better future.

    I have some hearing loss in the area of 2000-4000Hz, just enough to miss hearing certain consonants sometimes. My audiologist says this area of loss is typical for musicians. For me, playing in high school band and university orchestra, singing in chorus, and listening to music of many different kinds over a lifetime have all contributed. But, I have a piano-related arm injury that has had far more serious consequences.

    I'd like to see more compassion on this thread.
    Details please

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    Towards the end of Schoenberg's violin concerto there is an almighty crash as the orchestra comes back just after the solo - years later I still brace myself for it.
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    I got the same feeling the first time I listened to Gould's Goldberg Variations. You start by thinking your listening to just beautiful piano music then all of a sudden WHAM!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliante View Post
    Details please ������
    I won't be supplying personal details about my arm injury. But here's another example of inconsiderate replies to a story concerning musicians' injuries.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...ians-1.5309387
    Last edited by Roger Knox; Oct-10-2019 at 20:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techniquest View Post
    Be aware of the volume level you have your player set at if you decide to listen to the very start of either Prokofiev's 3rd or Khachaturian's 2nd symphony
    Forget about Khachaturian's 2nd symphony; it's his 3rd that is in the danger zone.

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