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  1. Non-Classical Music
    Would have been 75 today. Thanks for all the music :tiphat:
  2. Composer Guestbooks
    Excerpt taken from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Torn David Torn (b. 26 May 1953) is an American composer, guitarist, and music producer. He is known for the organic blending/manipulation of electronic and acoustic instruments and performance techniques that have an atmospheric...
  3. Composer Guestbooks
    John Foulds From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foulds John Herbert Foulds (2 November 1880 - 25 April 1939) was a British composer of classical music. He was largely self-taught as a composer, and belongs to the figures of the "British Musical Renaissance"...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    I love what i heard from russolo on YouTube its inventive quite an eye opener quite futuristic than john cage i dont get it, i dont know why but strangely enought Luigi russolo records are hard to gets you can't order them in store out of print stuff, john cage is easy to get yet i find him...
  5. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Most of the discussion about him seems to revolve around 4'33" and I don't doubt that this thread will end up going that way too, but I'm curious as to how much of John Cage's oeuvre people here have actually heard before they made up their mind about him. Wikipedia lists a very long list of...
  6. Religious Music
    I'll be hearing the St John Passion next sunday at Corpus Christi college, Cambridge. I'm not as familiar with it as the St Matthew Passion (only heard it a couple times). What recordings should I get? Gardiner?
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    I've been so highly interested in electroacoustic classical music... it's time I actually purchased some music and systematically explored this vast body of work. I just got volumes 1 and 6 on amazon. The descriptions below: "Sub Rosa presents part 1 of a vast anthology of noise and electronic...
  8. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    As we all know, John is a quality name. :cool: In whatever form, John, Johann, Johannes, Jean, this name seems to dominate the list of composers. In England we have John Dunstaple, John Tavener, John Dowland, John Blow, John Jenkins on and on and on. There's even a John Thomas a Welsh Composer...
  9. Off Topic Pub
    I enjoy logic puzzles but am not much good at solving them. Maybe others, if interested, can post their favorites here. This is a famous one: John and Bill are standing at a fork in the road. John is standing in front of the left road, and Bill is standing in front of the right road. One of...
  10. News, Concerts and Events
    Just been reading the obituary of John McCabe in the Telegraph. Described as a "composer pianist in the tradition of Bartók and Rachmaninov", he died after a long illness.
  11. Composer Guestbooks
    John Milford Rutter (b.1945) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rutter I've just discovered this 69 years old British composer, mainly known for his sacred works. I've got a chance to listen to his 'Magnificat' and I liked it. His music makes a positive impression, as I feel, and in spite of...
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    I really love exploring new music and this morning on iTunes Radio, a piece of Arvo Part came up and I really enjoyed it with Izzy. I just noticed that no one whether the traditionalists or postmodernists have mentioned Arvo Part or John Tavener yet. Because of their religious slant, i was...
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