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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Among the records where lute type instruments (Cittern, Lute, Theorbo, Mandola, etc..) are in the forefront (like in Paul O'Dette, Nigel North... records), which ones are your absolute favourites ? And among the many composers (Dowland, Weiss, Holborn, Vivaldi etc..) what are your favourite...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Accordion are instrument you can't fit everywhere, imagine black metal all done accordion, or a symphony of accordion. But Im expecting a great CD of Brilliant classic, whit Gesualdo, Frescobaldi music put in accordion seem rad, to me.. How come accordion always nerdy for people moreso than...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Normally or first school of Gregorian music teaching was purely vocal ,i have an LP that defenatly this , the 1951 decca release Chant Gregorien it's superbe, most Alberto Turco follow the old protocols of gregorian, while i happen to have acquired another narly LP, at first i was displease on...
  4. Orchestral Music
    György Ligeti writes on his Chamber Concerto for 13 instrumentalists (1969/70): "This four movement piece is a concerto inasmuch as all thirteen players are virtuoso soloists and are all treated as equals. In other words, we are not dealing with the usual type of concerto in which soli and tutti...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm curious about the competitive dynamics of making a living by playing an orchestral instrument. As a classical guitarist, I'm not close enough to the orchestral scene to know. Which instruments have the greatest supply of musicians? Which instruments have the greatest demand? And as a...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Which instruments really speak to you and move you? For me, it's the horn and the oboe - but the former especially. Your thoughts?
  7. News, Concerts and Events
    I am not sure where to put this. Since I found it in a newsletter, I'll try "News". It can be moved by the wiser ones. Have you been to this museum in a little town in southeastern South Dakota? It is a shrine of old instruments, a growing collection started by one man and his own...
  8. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Now don't get me wrong - I like and listen to plenty of solo/chamber music. But usually I end up listening to them because I run out of composer's orchestral music. It's not like I think "Damn, I'm getting sick of all these orchestral colors. I want to listen to some monochromatic music." If I...
  9. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I found the results of the other poll very interesting, but (presumably due to the 15-choice limit) there were some instruments left out. So here they are, in this poll.
  10. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Curious poll. I know there are a lot of musicians among us. Me: Flute (of all kinds) and piano. Sorry to Singers, (Classical) Guitar and Harp players! Ran out of space for options. Also for people who play folk and ethnic instruments, feel free to mention below!
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    Orchestra works with modern instruments. For example I have a Brandenburg Concertos cd that uses period piece instruments. Have they been done with full orchestra using modern instruments? I apologize for perhaps a silly question.....I am wading into the ocean that is classical music :)
  12. Solo & Chamber Music
    So, why is the trio so enticing? Why does such a format -- at least for those who agree or are simply reading this thread -- cull out such emotions? Really, three instruments are rather, well, tiny and inconsequential (in power) compared to the other monumental works of music. But so is solo...
  13. Composer Guestbooks
    Lesser-known Berlin-based British composer, obsessed with Beckett and colors, is a truly unique voice in the contemporary music scene. Kairos has released a few of her works ranging from solo to orchestral in two albums. Also an album of mostly solo and duets on Wergo and a chamber spatial piece...
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    For the longest time I've been listening to Immerseel's HIP Beethovne set. But I recently started listening to my old set with the Staatskapelle Dresden with Blomstedt, with fairly restrained performances. My set with Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin arrived today. And I have to say, I...
  15. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello! This piece is from the track Whispering Wind on the Land Before Time soundtrack by James Horner. I would like some help identifying any of the instruments used in this piece -- particularly the main melody instrument at 0:42 - 1:30. If anything other instruments could be identified, I'd...
  16. 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?
  17. Beginners
    As an amateur composer, I'm curious to know... are you frustrated by lack of repertoire for your instrument... or lack of repertoire for a particular type of ensemble? ie: looking for duets with your particular instrument, but find very little music. Just curious to know what kind of...
  18. Composer Guestbooks
    Fairly experimental electronic classical music composer who features a lot of toy instruments and accordions in her compositions.
  19. Classical Music Discussion
    I've run across a point of view on TC today that I find curious and seemingly inconsistent: Only instruments somehow identified as native to their "period" should be used for that period. Use of a period instrument by a post-period composer is foolish and absurd A few questions I have for...
  20. Solved Cases (archive)
    When I was probably 12 or 13 ( I'm now 30). I was listening to some sort of npr station. They were playing their hour of classical music. And this piece came on that as ridiculous as it sounds I could swear the host of the show said, and now, "lots of instruments" by vivaldi. The piece had what...
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