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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...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Do pianists from France - well most of them; not all of course - have a particular style of playing? Does there really exist a 'school of pianism' in France? I suppose the idea's ridiculous to an extent because it implies homogeneity - an impossibility in art. From what I can gather, the...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I am hearing the Sixth Symphony [only 6:11 in] and it already feels like a good work. I like it already which is rare because I hate almost everything I listen the first time. For me then, Sallinen looks promising. What is the critical view of Sallinen? A Finnish legend like Rautavaara? A...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    I am hearing this piece and it's so completely undecipherable, it's aggravating me. I can't make anything of it. There's just nothing that I can grasp. What are your views of this piece? Does it require extreme patience?
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    People seem to talk of Reiner's and Solti's golden era with Chicago. Some may even talk about Abbado's various recordings with CSO. What I don't hear about is Barenboim's long fifteen year tenure at CSO or the various recordings they produced. Why is this? Is Barenboim considered a bad conductor...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Bohm recorded the last three symphonies of Tchaikovsky towards the very end of his life [1977-1980]. These recording seem to be relatively unspoken for. I didn't even knew about them because they have never come up in any discussions. What's your opinion of this set?
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    This person called David Goza has been providing minute-to-minute, phrase-by-phrase explanation of musical compositions and these videos look like works of extraordinary effort. I would love it if you would watch his videos: Try them!
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    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:
  9. Orchestral Music
    I know the framing leaves the question's nature vague but my articulation isn't perfect like a Dickens or a some guy or a PetrB. My question asks: Mehta has had a long career. He has led some of the finest orchestras: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York...
  10. Non-Classical Music
    There currently exist not one, not two but three remasterings of their entire catalog. As any American with sufficient exposure to the outside world would know, Capitol Records was a money-grubbing corporation who released Beatles' albums fragmented up until the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    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...
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    Not his compositions. Not yet at least. I wanted to know some of his finest recordings [excluding those of his works.] Like his La Mer, his Mahler cycle or Bruckner 8 and 9.
  13. 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...
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    W. F. Bach was J. S. Bach's eldest surviving son and has a smaller output then his prolific brothers, J. C. and C. P. E Bach. Having heard both J. C. and C. P. E. Bach and being pleased with their genius, I was wondering which works of W. F. Bach should I start with?
  15. Orchestral Music
    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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