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  1. Off Topic Pub
    Hello everyone! I'm afraid I haven't been on recently because of a combination of exams, performances, a holiday and a bad internet connection. But I should be back now, hopefully. Until the next set of exams/performances/internet failures. So, what has happened in my absence? Anything exciting?
  2. Religious Music
    I like Sacred Music, and it is often very moving and makes me reflect on the mysteries of life and death. Because of the need for decorum, one doesn't imagine that there is much Sacred Music in the classical tradition that is exciting, happy, funny and so on. Gospel Music and other non-classical...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Why is it that we listen to the same thing over and over again? I never feel like trying out a piece no matter how much people suggest it, I've only heard 2 Beethoven Symphonies and 3 or 4 of Mozart and I always listen to Beethoven's 5th and Mozart's 40th. Even though when I bump into something...
  4. Opera
    http://www.theringcycle.co.uk/ They've staged the cycle over different seasons before but never all together. It's touring the country and the trailer looks very exciting. Prices in Leeds start from £12.50 per ticket if you buy in advance for all four.
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    The beginning is very fast. Exciting. Then there is a short pause and the rest of the song begins to sadden. He "recaps" some of the exciting "moments" in the sad part. This piece was written in 1795. We know that he had a hard life. Around this time Mozart died. A year later, he became deaf...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello all, My favorite pieces of music are those that are fast and upbeat, the kind of music that fills you with energy and gets you going(perfect for playing Starcraft :D). Some of my favorites are Sabre Dance, Hoe-Down, Trepak, Dvorak's Allegro, Firebird, Rage Over a Lost Penny, etc. The...
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