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  1. Off Topic Pub
    I did this thread long ago, but it was forgotten and not many people replied. I want update! People have specialties on this forum. Some people really make an effort to contribute in specific ways either to the discussion or the community atmosphere. Some people really spend a lot of time in the...
  2. 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!
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Don't usually presume to start threads, but was so taken with this piece from what was, in my ignorance, an unlikely source, that I thought I'd see what our experts can come up with to compare. NOT, with respect, looking for a lot of posts about Barber/Tavener etc. which many of us may be lucky...
  4. Vocal Music
    You know how the last line of the Credo is "et vitam venturi saeculi amen". In a lot of masses, they repeat the line over and over again, a lot of times in a fugal form, and it tends to be really powerful. What is your favorite setting of that line?
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have recently been listening to more and more classical music and really like epic, emotional, strong sounding pieces such as: where this video starts: and at this point (6min) in this video similarly, i also like a lot of movie soundtrack stuff, although i have most of...
  6. Today's Composers
    this is something i had been working hard on for a while, but kind of stopped at some point. i am thinking of getting back into it as i like the work so far a lot. i would really enjoy some feedback! : -)
  7. Opera
    Post them here. I have this first one with Mariella Devia on DVD and like it a lot, but the second one below with Joyce Didonato is pretty good too.
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    There's always a lot of talk on here about the difficulty of modern and contemporary music. But the 20th and 21st century have no monopoly on difficulty. What works from centuries past have you found inscrutable? Did you eventually come around to any of them? I'll start with a few: -Mahler's...
  9. Opera
    What would say is the worst operatic party ever? You know, when everyone is gathered on a beautiful night dressed in their finest, and then there's some horrific angst that just ruins everything. Curious how often this trope gets used, and which is the most awesomely uncomfortable party-wrecking...
  10. Opera
    How do you feel about it? Like it? Not? As a Wagner fan, I didn't like it at first, but I have come to like it a lot. You? :tiphat:
  11. Off Topic Pub
    I've recently been on a Coen Brothers movie binge. I really enjoy their movies. If you are the ranking type feel free to rank, if not just share what your favorites are. Or feel free to share your thoughts on their movies in general. I like all of these films so even the ones on the bottom of...
  12. Solved Cases (archive)
    Long time ago when I was a child, I was learning a lot of things on a guitar, after many years a forgot a lot, but hands remember pieces of some songs. Help me identify this part. This might contain some mistakes, I am not shure now. Thanks.
  13. Music Theory
    Wow, I haven't been on TC for a while. Anyway, does anyone happen to know an effective way to learn music theory if a music theory class isn't available? Is a book my best shot or are there online courses... any recommendations? (I'm familiar with a lot of classical music and have played...
  14. Solved Cases (archive)
    Evening, I do an online quiz and for one of the questions this piece of music is important. Does anyone have any idea who it is by and what it is called? Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks a lot
  15. New Member Introductions
    Having already asked a fair bit of advice on here I thought I'd better say a proper hello! I'm Steve, 39, from Bristol, England. Reacquainting myself, hungrily, with classical after growing up with it around the house and then leaving it behind for pop, rock etc. I grew up mostly with Chopin...
  16. Composer Guestbooks
    Fairly experimental electronic classical music composer who features a lot of toy instruments and accordions in her compositions.
  17. Composer Guestbooks
    Young and innovative composer that deserves a lot more limelight from the public. http://sarahkirklandsnider.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Kirkland_Snider
  18. Non-Classical Music
    I admire Rudy Van Gelder a lot... his sonic engineering was flawless. Keep things simple in the recording studio and captured many of the classic jazz album sounds. Kudos to him! He did around 167 albums total for his mastering. One of my all time favorite sonic engineers. Even better than a...
  19. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    It's been about 4 years and there's a lot of new folks here. And new recordings. Plus it's fun. What do you think? :tiphat: :)
  20. Composer Guestbooks
    Why not since you have a lot of wonderful hits and commentary:
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