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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I am by no means an expert. I am a simple man who appreciates musical genius in any genre. I have not yet intentionally set out to compare these two pieces, but while listening today I was struck by obvious similarities. Am I a fool? Or has someone got caught with their hand in the cookie jar?
  2. Opera
    The idea of this thread is to compare things we like in order to understand them better. The format is to give three comparable examples, be they arias, aria recordings, operas, opera performances/recordings, singers, conductors etc., one of which you think is great, one you think is very good...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Just as a bit of fun, I thought I'd put together this little listening project to take up half an hour of this rather dull self-isolation. Instead of multiple versions of the same work in a comparison 'stylee' here is a complete set of Brahms' Hungarian Dances for you to listen to and comment...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    As promised (to Becca) here's 4 recordings of Debussy's La Mer for you to enjoy. These are not my 4 favourite recordings of La Mer and a few are more obscure. All feature professional conductors and orchestras (I'm not trying to trick anyone here so join in)! However, if you know the identity...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Another blind comparison for the Sibelians (and non-Sibelians) out there. Feel free to join in. Some background first (from Wiki) "The Oceanides (Finnish title: Aallottaret, translated to English as 'Nymphs of the Waves' or 'Spirits of the Waves', is a single-movement tone poem for orchestra...
  6. Off Topic Pub
    I'm not sure how popular this thread will be, but we have one where we post pictures of us now. But what about pics of us from back in the day till just a few years Ago? I think it would be neat to see a comparison. Like most thread starters, I will do the honors: Good ol high school. As...
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