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    Default Greetings from Austria!

    Hi there!

    As my name suggests, I'm an austrian citizen.

    I've stumbled over classical music just recently, as a ling time music lover, now Haydn and Telemann are filling up the gaps between Queen, Pearl Jam or Cannibal Corpse in my collection.

    I've stumbled over this forum due to some google searches over the last few months, as I ws collecting as much information as possible on the topic of classical music.

    I've really enjoyed being somewhat of an observer on this board, and I've been learning a lot, got a lot of hints for great music and so on.

    Have a great day!

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    Welcome to the site. I am of Austrian heritage on my father's side from when four brothers came to the U.S. form Austria in the 1860s.

    I like the Pearl Jam album with Neil Young: Mirror Ball. Here they are on You Tube.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    When someone from Austria says that they just now stumbled over classical music, I don't feel so bad.

    Welcome!
    "The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought", Sir Thomas Beecham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Welcome to the site. I am of Austrian heritage on my father's side from when four brothers came to the U.S. form Austria in the 1860s.

    I like the Pearl Jam album with Neil Young: Mirror Ball. Here they are on You Tube.
    Funny, I've always dreamt of moving to the United States Haven't heard Mirror Ball yet, as I'm not that big of a fan of Neil Young!


    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigaj View Post
    When someone from Austria says that they just now stumbled over classical music, I don't feel so bad.

    Welcome!
    Most of the kids born in the 80s seem to ignore classical music I can tell you, it took me 34 years to visit Mozart's birthplace, even though I've been to Salzburg at least 50 times When somebody told me about Mozart or Haydn, I would usually reply with "Man, you've never heard of Bruce Springsteen, did you?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeAustrianBloke View Post
    Funny, I've always dreamt of moving to the United States
    Maybe the grandparents of these four brothers or their sister (if they had one) is in your line?



    Quote Originally Posted by SomeAustrianBloke View Post
    Haven't heard Mirror Ball yet, as I'm not that big of a fan of Neil Young!
    Well, depending which Neil Young album you hear, it ranges from country to hard rock and all sorts of other stuff. He ranges all over the place like Bob Dylan. I think you would definitely like Mirror Ball.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
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    Welcome SomeAustrianBloke! I spent many happy holidays in the Tyrol in the 1960s. We went on the train to Salzburg only to find Mozart’s house was closed for refurbishment!

    I’m not familiar with many Neil Young albums, but ‘Harvest’ is easily my favourite.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harvest-Nei...+young+harvest

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeAustrianBloke View Post
    Most of the kids born in the 80s seem to ignore classical music I can tell you, it took me 34 years to visit Mozart's birthplace, even though I've been to Salzburg at least 50 times When somebody told me about Mozart or Haydn, I would usually reply with "Man, you've never heard of Bruce Springsteen, did you?"
    That's not good. Of course, Springsteen is old enough to be considered classic rock, and now there are young people who haven't heard of him, either. Except for Christmas, where the radio plays his live version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Over and over and over.

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    In my opinion, people who’ve never heard Springsteen have had a lucky escape!
    Last edited by LezLee; Nov-04-2018 at 11:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LezLee View Post
    In my opinion, people who’ve never heard Springsteen have had a lucky escape!
    I never cared for Springsteen (Or Bob Seger for that matter). Now Tom Petty is a different story. Really like Petty's music.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I never cared for Springsteen (Or Bob Seger for that matter). Now Tom Petty is a different story. Really like Petty's music.
    Yes, I love Tom Petty, I was really upset I never got to see him. I somehow didn't get to know about him till I was house-sitting for my sister in the late 1990s and raided my nephew's CD collection. He had Tom Waits too.

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    Welcome SAB. Seeing that you are getting on with the members. I wish you a pleasant path in the world of Classical Music.

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