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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Bruckner's 8th is a masterpiece. Well, at least the first 3 movements. I can't think of a more perfect opening movement, scherzo and adagio in a Bruckner symphony or otherwise. They are all so profound. However, I find the final movement to be incredibly disappointing. It seems too emotionally...
  2. Vocal Music
    So I recently purchased a copy of Monteverdi's 8th Book of Madrigals by Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke, and when it came in the mail yesterday I discovered there was no text or translation included in the booklet! :mad: Now I mean I can survive, but I find following along with the...
  3. Orchestral Music
    I own the Music & Arts Bruckner 8th from 3/15/49 and didn't know that Furtwangler recorded an 8th the night before. I consider the 3/15 8th one of my "desert island" discs - would any of you recommend the 3/14 version over it? Any insights on sound quality versus the 3/15?
  4. Orchestral Music
    I'm sure it's safe to say we all have our handful of conductors whom we have come to love and respect over the years for their various contributions and interpretations of classical symphonies, but is there a conductor (it can be more than one) that just really falls flat for you, either...
  5. Off Topic Pub
    As I've been looking to expand on ways to be able to publish and also keep in contact with performers, I stumbled upon Etsy, and lo! Look at these little guys! Hahahahaha! 8th notes!
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