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    Hi everyone,

    I've just joined this forum, and looking forward to learning and discussing about classical music. I have been listening to classical music for a long time, but mostly on my own, without having anyone to discuss with. So, i'm looking forward to this community forum.

    Thank you !

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    Hi George,
    Welcome to TC. Hope you enjoy the site. Is your listening broad spectrum, or do you favor a particular time period or style? Any favorites: composers, works, etc.?
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    I love music. I want music. I need music.

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    Welcome to Talk Classical, GeorgeMcW. If you have had experience listening to classical music.. which styles, genres and eras attract you the most? Do you have favourite orchestras, players or conductors? And do you attend live performances?

    Have an awesome time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe B View Post
    Hi George,
    Welcome to TC. Hope you enjoy the site. Is your listening broad spectrum, or do you favor a particular time period or style? Any favorites: composers, works, etc.?
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    Hi Joe B
    Thanks I’m looking forward to exploring the site. Yes, I would say my classical music listening is very broad. I used to play the piano when I was still school aged - haha a long time ago. But since then, I’ve stopped playing altogether due to work-time constraints but music is one of my first loves, and I find I get as much enjoyment from listening.

    Period/styles - anything from Bach onwards to mid-twentieth century. Once I start listing “favourite composers” or “works” I find myself going on and on .. I go through phases, some lasting days to months. The ones I keep returning to again and again most frequently are Beethoven, Mahler, Bach, Mozart... see! Here I start...

    My current phase is Wagner’s Ring cycle.

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    Hi Granate,

    Thanks for welcoming me. Yes I do go to live performances. I am fortunate to live in New York, so I try and go see interesting performances now and again.
    Favourite orchestras - Berlin, Vienna, BR, LSO
    Conductors - Abbado, Böhm, Furtwängler
    Players - hmmm so many to name.
    Genres - .. really everything.... apart from organ music and brass solos.


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    Hi George. Welcome to TC. I also didn't have anyone to discuss with and talk to before joining this forum. It is wonderful as I've learnt so much from it and sure you will too.
    What do you like listening to?

    I too like VPO but my favourite orchestra is ASMF.

    Looking forward to your posts
    Last edited by Judith; Jun-05-2018 at 13:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeMcW View Post
    My current phase is Wagner’s Ring cycle.


    There are a couple of Wagner threads that you could like! I finished with Wagner many months ago...

    Historical Wagner Recordings

    What are your TOP 5 Ring recordings?

    Rings you DON'T listen to

    Wagner on CD (quite old, please post in the individual opera threads)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granate View Post


    There are a couple of Wagner threads that you could like! I finished with Wagner many months ago...

    Historical Wagner Recordings

    What are your TOP 5 Ring recordings?

    Rings you DON'T listen to

    Wagner on CD (quite old, please post in the individual opera threads)
    Thank you, I’ve been scrolling through the Historical Wagner thread and still going through it! So good!

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    We welcome the welcomed and invite the invited. There is room for the few among the many and the many to the none. All things are validations of the self.

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    Welcome, George. You’re in the right place.
    Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. —Ray Bradbury

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    Wellcome to the forum!

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