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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    According to you, who are America's top 10 greatest composers? Gramophone's top 10 is thus: John Adams Samuel Barber Leonard Bernstein John Cage Aaron Copland George Gershwin Philip Glass Charles Ives Steve Reich Eric Whitacre(!) WTF is Whitacre doing there? The list is laughable, so let us...
  2. Orchestral Music
    It's a poll, you can name your top three in order, let's see who comes out on top as the greatest composer of the major work? 1. Mahler 2. Mendelssohn 3. Schubert
  3. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I would think Jean Sibelius was Finland's greatest composer. Wikipaedia credits him with the following opening paragraph, "Jean Sibelius ... was a Finnish violinist and composer of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. Widely recognized as his country's national composer, Sibelius is...
  4. Non-Classical Music
    A shrine dedicated to the greasiest, grungiest, and GREATEST Rock 'n' Roll band of all time.
  5. Vocal Music
    Over the years I've collected and listened to a great deal of Mozart. Of late, I've pretty much only been listening to Mozart. One area of his output, however, that I've never listened to is his lieder. As appears to be the case with Haydn, lieder by Mozart is considered by many to be...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    I posted this question as reply in a thread but I'd like to open it to the general audience here. Would you consider Haydn as one of the most underrated composers in history? I sometimes look at these comparison articles about greatest composers like the NY Times had one a while back about the...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm not asking what his best/worst works were, or what you're favorite compositions are, but what do think were some of Mozart's best and worst melodies of any genre? And give the specific movement and theme number. (Difficult, I know, because that was one of his strongest areas, but if you had...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    if not, who do you choose instead
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi all. Im pretty new to Classical music and am trying to build up a good starter collection which will cover most of the main areas. I started with the top 10 guide from http://www.classicalcdguide.com/ I am now purchasing cds from the BBC Music Magazines top 50 greatest recordings of all...
  10. Opera
    Two greats................ Who's your preference? Pluses? Minuses? Certainly 2 of the greatest. Keep it civil please. :tiphat:
  11. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I have listed quite a few well recognized, frequently performed and studied 20th century American composers, who I think will survive into being classical composer status, owing to their success and posterity. Sure, you may not agree, but in any case, who do you think was/is the greatest 20th C...
  12. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    "When The Rite of Spring was first performed, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on 29 May 1913, the avant-garde nature of the music and choreography caused a sensation and a near-riot in the audience. Although designed as a work for the stage, with specific passages accompanying characters and...
  13. Opera
    Who's operas do you prefer? Both born in the same year, 1813. Both wrote their own epic grand operas in very different styles. Both have set their mark in the operatic world. Both are amongst the greatest composers who ever walked the planet. Both wrote music to want to please their listeners /...
  14. Conductors & Conducting
    Hi everybody, I'm looking for names of the "greatest" BAND conductors. I've found a lot about orchestra conductors, but not much in terms of wind band. I'm starting a Master's in Wind Band Conducting this August, and I'm hoping to find some inspiration from the "great ones" in order to better...
  15. 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...
  16. Recorded Music and Publications
    Hi I was meaning to join a forum for a wile now, I finally found a reason too. I found great unknown musicians on line such as youtube and other video sites and I felt like I should share it with all of you. I would like find more and I think if people share there great findings this could be...
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