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  1. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello folks, Was just marvelling in the wonderful awfulness of this doc and grew quite fond of the music that's playing (albeit rather on and off, the video itself is a bit glitchy!) from 3.18 through to 4.18. Thanks in advance :)
  2. Today's Composers
    Lively and a bit wild. Not playful... in a simple sense.
  3. Off Topic Pub
    Come on now......truth.:) PS In an airplane.:) Wont fly Deathly afraid but will So so A little bit Love to fly
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    The piece at the beginning. It sounds a bit different from the regular harpsichord. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  5. Identifying Classical Music
    Does anyone know this piano piece? I'm a little bit afraid it is an original composition. But maybe not :)
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Does this performance seem just a bit slow in parts to anyone else?
  7. Solved Cases (archive)
    Sorry if this is more of an unusual request, but I need help identifying the piece used in this video game. It can be heard right from the beginning and throughout the video, maybe the most helpful is at 1:17 to 1:30. I feel like I should put a bit of warning that it features things that are a...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I have just started exploring Olivier Messiaen. I only have the Andre Previn CD of Turangalîla-Symphonie and Quatuor pour la fin du temps, and love it, and the Roger Muraro Myung-Whun Chung Quatuor pour la fin du temps, which is interesting but will take a bit more time to get into. Now I have...
  9. Solo & Chamber Music
    Some of my favorite music. I used to have a recording by Walter Klein and the Amadeus Quartet. I have the Ax recording, just a bit sedate for me. Any recommendations?
  10. Solo & Chamber Music
    I grew up with Gould's interpretations of the 6 partitas. Recently, I discovered the late Arrau's performances. It did take me some time to appreciate Arrau playing Bach in slow tempi (for example the Gigue of the first!!!), his thick sounds, and a bit excessive uses of pedal. What are your...
  11. Recorded Music and Publications
    Can anyone recommend a good recording of the Brahms piano trios? Not familiar with these works but I will be hearing them in concert next year and would like to become more familiar with them first. Brahms is a composer I'd like to get to know a bit more and I'm finding him a bit hard work. I...
  12. Today's Composers
    I thought I might post something I released earlier this year (April), or rather two related things, which may prove to be of interest to some people here. I hope they do. Bit Player (mp3 / FLAC / stream) is a composition in the vein of Frank Zappa's Lumpy Gravy (1968). Both pieces combine...
  13. Classical Music Discussion
    I've listened to a lot of classical music but not known what it was/who composed it/who was playing it. I'd really love if someone could give me a bit of a beginner's list of the standard pieces by major composers and maybe even a tad bit of information on them if that's not asking too much! The...
  14. Solo & Chamber Music
    The title of the thread says it all. I have the late quartets by Melos on Harmonia Mundi (from the early 1990s) and find them a bit harsh. The complete Melos seems to have received mixed reviews. I have a library copy of the Verdi Quartet versions and the verdict is still out (though some...
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    In the pop music industry there is the "Top 40", which represents the 40 songs that get the most air time, so I thought, in classical music, for you personally, which 40 pieces of music have YOU listened to the most? (most "ear-time" :))
  16. Opera
    I have an option to go to Mikado (live), but I try to view it on youtube before, and I am a bit confused. I like the speaking part (as a comedy), but the music is so and so, at least for my taste. What I mean it is more close to a musical than an opera. At least Wikipedia says it's an opera...
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    When I read analyses of classical pieces, I'm afraid the overwhelming feeling I have is boredom. It's all very well listing the names of the harmonies, intervals, scales etc. as if the process of identifying them is somehow mystically going to reveal the innermost secrets of the piece. But I...
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    Not really 'sour' - just any quality that contrasts with sweet, such as astringent, sharp, dark, refreshing etc. I stumbled upon a late Romantic composer, Cyril Scott, whose early work was criticised for its use of over-sweet harmonies. Alban Berg criticised his music as 'mushy'. Towards the...
  19. Classical Music Discussion
    Listening to a recording by Bernstein. Is it me, or is this piece a bit disjointed?
  20. Solo & Chamber Music
    Charles Rosen wrote that "by general consent, Mozart's greatest achievement in chamber music is the group of string quintets with two violas." I've listened to all 6 of them recently, and I must say, I was disappointed a bit, I expected more. What you like (or dislike) about Mozart's string...
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