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    ADAMS, JOHN Doctor Atomic Symphony* - Robertson / St. Louis Symphony (my collection) BACH, J.S. Brandenburg Concerti - Amsterdam Bach Soloists (1-6, my collection) - Winschermann / Deutsche Bach Soloists (1-6, my collection) - Goebel / Musica Antiqua Koln (1-6, my collection) BEETHOVEN, L. van...
  2. Vocal Music
    I can't find a thread about this piece. Which recordings of this are the best? I only have Bernstein w/ Thomas Hampson.
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    No, this is not one of those 'is A better than B' threads (get real, you don't think that I would do something like that, do you? :lol: ) At first Leonard Bernstein and Otto Klemperer would seem like a real odd couple, there isn't a lot that they have in common, and yet... Last evening I was...
  4. Solved Cases (archive)
    I imagine it's one of his piano sonatas. I haven't really listened to Beethoven's piano works in great depth (shameful I know) so if someone could tell me that would be great. If anyone's interested this video is part of a fantastic series of lectures Bernstein gave at Harvard in 1973. You can...
  5. Strings
    Any professional string players here? If so, has your orchestra played with the entire string section works originally written for a quartet? How did it turn out? Here is Bernstein: Furtwaengler tried the Grosse Fuge with the whole string section, but it was not as successful as Klemperer's.
  6. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I am more interested in LB as a composer for this thread's discussion rather than his conducting. He is perhaps better appreciated and known as a conductor but I would like to focus on his composing abilities. I listened to West Side Story, a contemporary classical piece composed in 1961 (I...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    Here is what I have in Beethoven symphony cycles: Ferencsik Szell Wand Hanover Band Leibowitz Fricsay (can only find 6 of the symphonies recorded by this conductor) Also, I am so into opera right now that I am not listening to Beethoven's symphonies much. Yet I feel compelled to seek out and...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    Today, I listened to some Brahms by Bernstein from the DGG Bernstein box. It was REALLY interesting. To cut to the chase, it was some of the worst Brahms I've ever heard. But at the same time, it was pretty faithful to a certain aspect of Brahms' music, so it was interesting, even if I didn't...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Listening to a recording by Bernstein. Is it me, or is this piece a bit disjointed?
  10. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Just to continue on the litany of composers that here we can address on whether we love or hate... A polarizing figure is still Charles ives. Nicholas Tawa says, "Charles Ives had long been John the Baptist to modern innovators when Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic played his...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello there :-) I am about to write a really important essay for my school career. According to that, I am really interested in Leonard Bernstein, especially in his Young People's Concerts resulting in doing some research. I wanted to ask if you know a child from the audience during that time I...
  12. Orchestral Music
    A new series with no fixed interval. To kick off this tentative series, I've picked one of my all time favorite conductors: LEONARD BERNSTEIN (American - 1918-1990) State your favorite recordings! __________________________________________________...
  13. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi, I have a serious question about Leonard Bernstein's lectures at harvard. the unanswered question. I've found something in the section nomber 2, which I think is a mistake. As I'm translating it to another language so I need to make sure about it. Thanks for any help Mani
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    To celebrate Britten's 100th birthday today, here is a great performance of the Sea Interludes, along with a few of my thoughts: Four Sea Interludes
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    Here's a short listener's guide to the first movement of the "Erocia", along with a great performance by Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic: Beethoven's "Eroica", Part 1
  16. Orchestral Music
    I have never listened to the Enigma Variations till this morning with an intent. I have come out completely drenched with inspiration. This is one of the most wonderful experiences I have had. This is a fourteen part composition by Elgar. He wrote the opening Adagio theme as a song for an...
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    Take a look at the new series I have created for my violin students in Richmond, Virginia and let me know what you think. I welcome you to listen to the music and join in the discussion. http://www.timothyjuddviolin.com/2011/10/31/join-the-listeners-club/
  18. Woodwind and Brass
    Clarinet Concerto in A Major (K.622) written in 1791 is the last of the Mozart concerti and mainly the notes are written in the bass register, written for Basset Klarinett. Up until 1791, no one knew what the bass clarinet looked like and it came as a shock to see a long instrument with a...
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