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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I sometime do marathon listening, as mandatory brain exercise yep Like listening to 4 hours 50 minute of ancient lore carmina burana. Once I would listen to Don Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, were wasted away on a bottle of absinthe and would listen to the all set of madrigals Liber 1-6, an were...
  2. Off Topic Pub
    The title of a post says it all :If you could write a note to your younger self what would you say in only 2-3 words?
  3. Off Topic Pub
    Let's see how this will go: I dedicate this thread to sketches, thoughts, brainstorming, and perhaps a polished "work" or 2 that you'd like to hear some feed back on. Specifically something other than composition (since we have a whole sub-forum dedicated to that). Writing, visual art maybe...
  4. Solo & Chamber Music
    Has anyone tried them? I've really start to enjoy them and become I've become fascinated by some of his ideas (which remind me a bit of Richard Egarr's ideas about the English suites.)
  5. Opera
    I have a friend who is a Dramatic Coloratura Soprano here in New Zealand and is wanting to perform in Europe but is having a hard time finding information on how to get into that performance circuit? Any ideas on how she can pursue that?
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    This sounds like a troll question, but I promise it's not. I'm also writing from considerable ignorance about very recent music, so I look forward to others setting me straight. It just occurred to me that, in the last century, it's likely that everything you could possibly think of was tried...
  7. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    When you listen to a piece of music, what quality gives you the most satisfaction? Is it the same for all classical music or does it depend on the piece? I've structured this as a poll simply to provide some ideas. It would be good if you could give examples showing the sort of quality that you...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm looking for music that conjures images of mourners in black, surrounding flower-laden graves, in heavy rain. Something dark and somber. The actual instrument(s) involved aren't important, as long as they convey that feeling. Any ideas?
  9. Today's Composers
    I wrote this in Junior year of high school (2 years ago). I had no real direction for this piece, so I ended up giving up with this result. I really like the ideas in it, but there are too many with not enough development to go around, and it's obvious I didn't know what to do with them at the...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm listening to Philip Glass' Symphony No. 8, and last night I heard his Symphony No. 2, both conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Like his early ensembles, Glass had entrusted a small group of "specialists" or in this case, Davies, to realize his vision. The 8th has the Bruckner Orchestra Linz...
  11. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hi guys, I was listening to some Chopin on a BA flight a couple of years ago (on demand music provided by the airline). One of the pieces was Chinese/oriental sounding and definitely by Chopin, but I haven't been able to find it since. Anybody got any ideas? Thanks
  12. Solved Cases (archive)
    I was in Gorky Park in Moscow and heard this piece. I recorded it with my phone and the quality is awful. But you should be able to make out the melody. Any ideas? thanks! Brian
  13. Classical Music Discussion
    Are there any good websites that make personalised classical music recommendations based on the music you enjoy? I've found that recommendation services, like the one at Amazon, fall a bit short with classical music even though they work really well for other kinds. With so much music to...
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