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    Hello Everybody,

    Great to meet you all! I'm just a classical music enthusiast like all of you, looking for a place to share my passion for great music. I've only been listening to classical for about 3 years, but I have amassed an irrationally large body of knowledge about the subject and devote a good chunk of my free time to exploring new works and composers, comparing recordings, and trying to learn as much as I can about everything and everyone from Hildegard to Hindemith, and genres ranging all over the board (my latest interest is opera, and I am just starting my first listen-through of Wagner's Ring Cycle). My favorite composers are, in rough order: Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Bruckner, and Mahler. I am also an amateur pianist and organist. I hope to have enlightening discussions, gain wonderful recommendations, and expand my knowledge here, especially from those members who are much more well-seasoned in the field than I. Glad to be here!

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    Clasical music is addictive. Opera is addictive. This web forum is addictive. Welcome. You will have a lot of fun here and will be inspired to check out a lot of music just by following some of the threads, especially the current listening and recent purchase type threads.
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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    Welcome to the forum, Allegro Con Brio. I agree with Fritz that classical music is addictive. When I first started seriously listening, I was stunned by the beauty of many works. Now I'm stunned by the breath of interesting music. There's simply much too much to explore, but that's a good thing. I hope you enjoy the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Clasical music is addictive. Opera is addictive. This web forum is addictive. Welcome. You will have a lot of fun here and will be inspired to check out a lot of music just by following some of the threads, especially the current listening and recent purchase type threads.
    It's better to avoid that one for financial reasons
    Welcome though.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Greetings, new member. From eyeing your list I urge you to sample some American, Russian, French, etc. music. You will enjoy it.

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    Lovely to meet you! Hope you find some time for some post-Wagner operas soon, especially ones by Strauss, Schreker, Puccini, Berg and Schoenberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david johnson View Post
    Greetings, new member. From eyeing your list I urge you to sample some American, Russian, French, etc. music. You will enjoy it.
    I'm a big fan of all three and hope to continue expanding my horizons! I especially love the French school of the late 19th/early 20th centuries (Faure, Franck, and the great organ composers like Langlais and Vierne); I think these guys are seriously underrated in the classical music canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david johnson View Post
    Greetings, new member. From eyeing your list I urge you to sample some American, Russian, French, etc. music. You will enjoy it.
    I'm a big fan of all three and hope to continue expanding my horizons! I especially love the French school of the late 19th/early 20th centuries (Faure, Franck, and the great organ composers like Langlais and Vierne); I think these guys are seriously underrated in the classical music canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    It's better to avoid that one for financial reasons
    Welcome though.
    I have a sort of NY resolution to not buy music for as long as I can hold out. Helps that I ordered half a dozen sets before the year closed, so have them coming in the mail this month. Then it gets dry after that. Oh, and I just got $2 in Ebay Bucks! Now what? Oh, I guess I can buy books all I want. My wife rather I buy books than CDs.

    Oh, and the music addiction, while a financial burden, is much better than other addictions that are both financial and health burdens. Music will never destroy my liver or lungs. Potential for hearing damage, but one can control that.
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    A belated welcome, and enjoy the forum. I see you already found your way to the games section.
    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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    Welcome to TC, ACB. I'm sure you'll love it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I have a sort of NY resolution to not buy music for as long as I can hold out. Helps that I ordered half a dozen sets before the year closed, so have them coming in the mail this month. Then it gets dry after that. Oh, and I just got $2 in Ebay Bucks! Now what? Oh, I guess I can buy books all I want. My wife rather I buy books than CDs.

    Oh, and the music addiction, while a financial burden, is much better than other addictions that are both financial and health burdens. Music will never destroy my liver or lungs. Potential for hearing damage, but one can control that.
    BTW, the aforementioned NY resolution is for 2021, or 2022, or 2030 or....
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Jan-20-2020 at 07:35.
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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