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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    A bit of background. At the time this article was written, Copland had already written both his early, more difficult works, inspired by Stravinsky, and also his New Deal-era populist works (also inspired by Stravinsky, just more diatonic). A few years later the critic Henry Pleasants was to...
  2. Off Topic Pub
    Has your pet ever caused real trouble? I was inspired to put this up after reading about this cat LINK : The cat managed to get itself stuck up the same tree twice in two days. The whole story is typically British with a mixture of sentiment, council inefficiency and over zealous health and...
  3. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Inspired by science's series of "totally random" polls, this one simply asks: Which of these works do you like? The only connections between the selections are that they're all in my music library, and they were all composed about the same time. Vote for as many as you like. Options are...
  4. Composer Guestbooks
    Commissioned in 2012 for a new composition at the Proms. Inspired by Britten, a fellow countryfellow.
  5. Opera
    Which is your favorite? How do you rank these 3 "middle period" Verdi operas? What are your thoughts on each. I feel these are his best and most inspired works along with Aida, Un Giorno (yes I do), and Falstaff. What say you? :tiphat:
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Today is World Book Day, so, what is your favourite piece of music that was inspired by a book? Somewhat obviously, mine is les Troyens by Berlioz - inspired by Virgil's Aeneid I could have nominated the same composer's Benvenuto Cellini or La Damnation de Faust what about you?
  7. Orchestral Music
    Despite the excellence of most of his symphonies (Colind Davis in particular), which I wouldn't dare deny, I can't help but feel that most people ignore or forget his religious works. And I don't know why!! I find Bernstein's Requiem and Te Deum way more inspired (and inspiring) than every...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    Im a mineralogist amateur, and i work the stones.. So i was wondering if a particular composer was a mineralogist or obsessed by thee gemstones, i was wondering if a particular composer share my enthousiasm for the stones. Sometime i lisen to classic and i get drawn to my Crystals, im not...
  9. Composer Guestbooks
    IRCAM Profile: http://brahms.ircam.fr/hugues-dufourt
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