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  1. You call that music???

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardBast View Post
    I'd leave the universe out of it and stick to our solar system, especially since exoplanets are now being discovered at a prodigious and ever accelerating rate. We are in the multiple thousands at this point. Intelligent life is probably as common as dirt out there. It seems not unlikely, therefore, that highly intelligent species with the capacity and desire to create music could number in the thousands or millions in our galaxy alone, let alone in the universe as a whole. So, the question I would
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  2. Beethoven's Ninth Live Concert Review (Houston Symphony Orchestra)

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (Andrés Orozco-Estrada/Houston Symphony Orchestra)
    Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Palms

    March 18th, 2016 - Jones Hall

    Well, I saw Beethoven's Ninth live yesterday. I can now die.

    My review and thoughts:

    Movement 1, Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso: First, I'll say that I'm finally beginning to fully appreciate live music, the clarity and exchange of the instruments
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    Updated Mar-20-2016 at 05:55 by DiesIraeCX

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  3. Diabelli Variations: Recordings and General Discussion

    Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120. Alfred Brendel described it as "the greatest of all piano works", Schoenberg called it Beethoven's "most adventurous work" with regard to its harmony. There have been a couple of old threads on this work, but here's a new one for new members and anyone interested or intrigued by this work. Like it, don't like it? Any general thoughts, favorite recordings, analysis, let us know!

    Personally, I think it's his finest solo piano
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  4. Beethoven: Classicism, Romanticism, Etc.

    Beethoven: Classicism, Romanticism, Etc.


    I have seen multiple threads on subjects related to this, two of them very recent. This is just a few more of my thoughts on the matter.

    There intermediary stage between Classicism and Romanticism is often-discussed (but also often ill-defined). Is the question even of great importance? Well, maybe it isn’t, but it certainly has been the subject of much debate and discussion from academics, composers, and laymen alike. From
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    Updated Dec-04-2014 at 02:26 by DiesIraeCX

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  5. May 7th, 1824 – The Premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

    [Some Background]

    Beethoven's ninth symphony premiered in 1824, but the seeds of this monumental work had been planted in his head for years. Beethoven had always been inspired by Enlightenment Era artists. As a teenager, he went to hear lectures by Immanuel Kant at the University of Bonn, Beethoven's hometown. He was also a fan of the German poet, Friedrich Schiller. He "kept that volume of poetry with him, always intending to set to music a poem that particularly appealed
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    Updated Jan-17-2015 at 19:18 by DiesIraeCX

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