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  1. Today's Composers
    So, I have a rough draft performance of this piece ready to share complete with kitchen sounds. Over the course of this week, I will have a better one, but this should give you a good idea of what kind of a piece it is. It's a bit of an odd one:
  2. Off Topic Pub
    Any 12s out there? Week one at St. Louis beginning in 5 minutes. Some one give me a Xanax.
  3. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Both composers wrote symphonies, piano music, operas, overtures, and lieder. They both spoke German and left behind a body of masterpieces that, through misunderstandings, reinterpretations, and the burden of historical events, has continued to survive and enthrall listeners through the...
  4. Off Topic Pub
    I am quite greenish :tiphat: but only when it doesn't lessen my enjoyment of life :o I do think about these things: how to lessen useless waste of resources, how cities could be better (see the recent urban development thread), how space can be shared with other species so that all can survive...
  5. Solved Cases (archive)
    In the (superb) film Babette's Feast, during the scene where Babette is contemplating what to do with her new money, one of the sisters plays a simple tune on the piano - 3/4 time, melody is G G G | G FE | E F E| E D| along with thirds below. Rhythm is | x x x | x. x\ x | x x. x\| o x | This...
  6. Off Topic Pub
    I'm not looking to get rich or anything but I do think my music is good enough to sell someplace. I just don't know how to do it. Can someone give me advice?
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    'Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.' - Walt Whitman Which classical composer (or musical work) in your view best fits the italicised quotations? Why / what reasons do you have for your opinion? If you'd like to, give two or three...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I was just reading some notes about CHH Parry, two of whose symphonies I have been listening to this evening. In the notes it mentioned how Parry is often considered to be a first rate, second rank composer along with the likes of Saint-Saens. Now I realize that it a characteristic of the...
  9. Opera
    hello everyone!, can any one please suggest some furious/angry, dark arias like Gounod's le veau d'or any shelp you can give in this matter will be highly appreciated.
  10. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Don't judge me for this, but I've never tackled this work. Could someone give me any suggestions for a good recording?
  11. Off Topic Pub
    I think it would be interesting to know what your favorite books are. You learn a lot about a person by knowing what music they like and what books have been meaningful/enjoyable to them. Plus it might give me some ideas about books to read. Thanks!:)
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