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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Mr. Barenboim has crafted a new piano for himself. More details regarding the piano. Selected excerpts: Barenboim's already released an album with the new piano: Is there any real difference in this new piano? Or is it all hype for very minute difference? I suspect experienced chamber...
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    I heard his Violin Concerto recently. Interesting music. Very original. Have you heard of him? Any recommended works/recordings? If you haven't, perhaps try this:
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    In case you don't know who Myaskovsky is: Myaskovsky is a Soviet Russian composer who is considered the "Father of Soviet Symphony" after his 27 symphonies. He wrote numerous other works included seven string quartets. He was the professor of composition at Moscow Conservatory from 1921 till he...
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    The introduction of the Apple Music service [including an official release in India :eek:. As I have stated earlier, to use Spotify I have to use VPNs.] has certainly raised lots of questions, debates, loyalists and has caused raging orgasms for Apple Fanboys. For classical music listeners, a...
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    We all know and love/despise Sergiu Celibidache, the egomaniac from Romania whose many pupils inherited his invaluable teaching and failed to be quite the name of their mentors, probably because of his scathing and uncompromising standardswhich resulted in some very critial remarks that probably...
  6. Orchestral Music
    Originally I thought there were only few sets: Marriner, Hogwood, Pinnock, Mackerras and Bohm. I have uncovered many, many more since then: A. Fischer, Otmar, Levine, Arigoni, Levine, Leinsdorf, Ward, Tate, Kehr,. The sheers number of artists recording some 40+ symphonies is boggling. So, I...
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    I finished the remaining of the chronological 1-9 from Bernstein's NYP cycle recently [After a rather long Bruckner extravaganza, might I add.] So, I decided the best next thing to do was: Traverse through the 9(10) again. Plenty of options to choose from as the poll will attest. What do you...
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    I am hearing Tutuguri I type this and this might be the first modernist work that I've enjoyed thoroughly [Some reviews criticize the overly long 38 minute percussion-heavy Part II - haven't reached there yet and may like it]. (Rite of Spring, Debussy's and Ravel's Piano Works left me unchanged...
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