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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    In my case, I listen to 20th century and contemporary works most of the time. Don't get me wrong, I know some of you would call me a dumb person but I get bored listening to the baroque and classical era. Romanticism is amazing, I like it but I don't fo there too often either. Now some pictures...
  2. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    I'm completely new to opera and (hear a billion times before, I know) avoided it, focusing instead on instrumental music. However, I took the plunge and tried out the Met's recent production of Lulu on DVD and was amazed. Sorry to be base, but I think I might need to dip in slowly via lavish...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I just found a composer called Michel van der Aa. I like him very much. I find him to be interesting because he's a film director too, so when an orchestra is performing his pieces, a film directed by him is in the background. What do you think about his works?
  4. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    If it had been possible for Mozart to have heard the 20th Century music of the future, which of the following do you think would have been closest to his response.
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    First off, I apologize for my English. Second, I am a complete amateur listener (but I've been listening to classical music for almost 10 years now) so I guess many members here are professional performers and composers, academics or have some knowledge with music theory. So please don't take it...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm sure just by the title most of you are already going :eek: but it's true. I've never been a big fan of 20th Century music. I had to discover Classical music on my own years ago, and I quickly found that the actual Classical Era was by far my favorite. Obviously the great Mozart, Beethoven...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    Listening to Riccardo Malipiero's compositions, it can hardly be said that these are twelve-tone pieces, these are in fact. Lyricism, humour and a love for contrasts, all this permeates his pieces and forges the formal structures of Malipiero's compositions. His Sonata for violin and piano...
  8. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Not unlike Varese, Dutilleux's core of musical works can be summarized with a dozen or less titles. [Ideal for a poll with its maximum of 15 entries :) ] Please select the one piece by Dutilleux which you like/listen to the most. My fave is Timbres, Espace, Mouvement.
  9. Opera
    Any Londoners in here? If yes, check out the upcoming premiere of King Roger, one of my beloved contemporary operas: King Roger, a work once almost forgotten, has recently returned to the biggest theatres across the globe. Throughout May 2015, King Roger will rule the stage of London's Royal...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    IMHO Stravinsky was the trail blazer of incorporating true folklore into classical music. One of the most recognised Polish composers Karol Szymanowski decided to follow his path and took on a project of presenting Polish Highlanders' (Gorale) folklore in the form of ballet-pantomime. The...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    I originally posted this somewhere else on the site but it was in the wrong section (im new here). I need to learn a new piece soon, and my teacher told me to look at some 20th century long works, like sonatas. So far I've considered Scriabin's "Black Mass" Sonata and Prokofiev's 7th Sonata...
  12. Solo & Chamber Music
    I need to learn a new piece soon, and my teacher told me to look at some 20th century long works, like sonatas. So far I've considered Scriabin's "Black Mass" Sonata and Prokofiev's 7th Sonata. What do you think of these, if you've heard or played these? What are some other good pieces similar...
  13. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    The 20th century may have been the least keyboardly century of music since the good old days of Palestrina, but that doen't mean there were no great works for solo piano made in the last century, so I decided to make this poll to discuss with our friends our favorite 20th century works made for...
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