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  1. Music Theory
    The first use of the term "Impressionism" as a label for a distinctive artistic style was by critic Louis Leroy, who, after viewing an art exhibit in Paris in 1874, published a derogatory article in which he referred to the artists as "Impressionists." The title of one of the paintings...
  2. Non-Classical Music
    I have been digging out some classic Krautrock (or more PC Kosmische) Music. It is a genre that embraces both the melodic miniature and the almost symphonic and the best artists have a complete mastery of texture. I don't know if the artists themselves were heavily influenced by classical music...
  3. Non-Classical Music
    Anyone here a fan of Korean and Japanese pop music? Any recommended artists or albums that I should check out? Thanks.
  4. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Hi A friend of mine has asked for a CD of arias that includes the duet from the Pearl Fishers. Any recommendations will be helpful. No artists were specified.
  5. Recorded Music and Publications
    There is the old trope about the proceeds of recording sales not going to the artists and the like, but one would presume that artists enter recording contracts that are remunerative to them. Does the purchase of recordings help support not just the recording industry, that makes the recordings...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    I nominate the LA Philharmonic as the orchestra of the year. http://www.laphil.com/ Innovative programming and lots of wonderful guest artists like Grimaud make this my favorite orchestra for this year.
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    My stepdad and I were on a listening binge and we are previewing CD's for our next month's classical music group. Heard this: Netrebko is a wonderful artist but this album was terrible. Forced singing and scooping the notes bothered both my stepdad and me. Thus for me, a failure...
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