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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    We often talk about our favourite recording here, are there any classical music recordings you absolutely hate, or perhaps some that are so bad they are good?
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Brahms's chamber music is the most satisfying 'cycle' in all of music. Forget Beethoven's sonatas; forget Mahler's symphonies; forget Haydn's baryton trios. Did you know Brahms wrote 24 major chamber compositions between 1854 and 1894? Well I thought I would rank them all according to the...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Hey everyone. I have created a Google spreadsheet that displays the Talk Classical List of Recommended works in a more user-friendly format. It is also sortable by work, composer, date composed, birth of composer, death of composer, etc. I am going to put a link to the finished spreadsheet...
  4. 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...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    What are a truly epic chunk of petrol, thick dense vinyl of the 50'' of renaissance era everyone should have or like, or medieval music? Now any CD worth mentioning done in the past that were good solid 10| 10, polyphony or instrumental or both who deserve podium, and love, to cherish Name you...
  6. Non-Classical Music
    Another pointless list -- but they're fun, are they not? Frank Zappa King Crimson Can Levin Minnemann Rudess Soft Machine Yes Stick Men Pink Floyd Wire Television
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm just getting started with Shostakovich, and I'd like to see if I could get a pile of only the 'essential' stuff without just getting a Naxos best-of. Could anyone provide their opinions of the definitive work/works in each major genre (symphony, chamber, concertos, piano etc) Cheers :tiphat:
  8. Blog
    My favorite symphonies, a running list, for my own sake, because I like to rank things in my life, to give me a gauge on where I am at, where I've been, where I am going, and because it gives me great pleasure to order the loves of my life, and so why not: 1 Mahler, Symphony No. 9 2 Mahler...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Inspired by people making lists, I would like to hear your opinion about the most beautiful from your point of view pieces of music , yet so called powerful, kinda passionate. well, in fact I'm trying to create a list with suggestions for an acquaintance of mine who is familiar with CM, like...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi all, this thread is dedicated to list some of the masterpieces or the very well known compositions that were written by composers at a very young age. I suggest the max age is to be 25. Here is what I can remember at this time: 1 - Grieg's Piano Concerto, age 24. 2 - Schoenberg's Verklärte...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    The Post 1950 project has been finished for a few weeks and I still have withdrawal symptoms.. So what's next? What kind of works should we deal with.. Master list to be found here. What methodology should we use... Personally I much prefer the one we used fx, on TurnabouVox's managed String...
  12. Solo & Chamber Music
    http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/guides/artist-guides/top-10-string-quartets What do you think? Are your favorites here? What other quartet ensembles would you add to this list? What other recordings?
  13. 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...
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    A few years ago, I found a list of Beethoven's works in order, I've tried a few searches on Google, and cant quite find the one I'm looking for. This had everything in order, and it took someone a lot of time and trouble. As I said, everything from WoO, to Hess, to Op no.s were there, in their...
  15. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Part of a continuing series of polls, which simply asks: Which of these works do you like? My goal is to build a general picture of the musical interests on TC. Please vote for *all* of the pieces you like. Options are available for voters who don't know any of the works, and those who know...
  16. Keyboard Instruments
    One of my favorite movie about music and piano is Ray ( About Ray Charles ) What is your favorite piano or music movie ? this is a list of movies about piano http://www.filmaboutit.com/en/shop/topic/piano-39/
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi everyone. This is my second attempt at a favorite operas thread. Before I post the first draft of the list in a few minutes, I will explain how exactly the list will be made. This is how: Round 1 I will post the first draft of the list of operas. After that, I will give seven days (until...
  18. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Part of a continuing series of polls, which simply asks: Which of these works do you like? My goal is to build a general picture of the musical interests on TC. Please vote for *all* of the pieces you like. Options are available for voters who don't know any of the works, and those who know...
  19. Classical Music Discussion
    Discussion to accompany the top operas list thread started by Faustian.
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