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  1. Off Topic Pub
    Any 12s out there? Week one at St. Louis beginning in 5 minutes. Some one give me a Xanax.
  2. Recorded Music and Publications
    I've been listening to openings, and issues with voicing and balance seem to be common for pianists. So far my favorite is Charles Rosen for the first couple of minutes. Who do you prefer for this last movement of opus 111? And why? - if you can put it into words.
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Let's face it, fugue writing can sometimes be an academic and dry subject. It takes real skill to write a fugue that has emotional power and weight. What are some of the most moving fugues you know? Some examples of what I'm talking about: Beethoven - Große Fuge, op. 133 Max Reger - Fantasia...
  4. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello everybody! I am driving myself crazy trying to identify the classical piece playing at 6:45 until about 8 minutes into the documentary about Napoleon. Could any of you help identify the song for me please? URL: Best regards Martin
  5. Solo & Chamber Music
    just saw this in concert yesterday. it was an amazing experience. after it gets into a certain 'groove' of instruments playing different cells, repeating, it gives a trance-like feeling of the first few minutes of the rite of spring. i recommend it to any fan of schnittke or even chamber music.
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    To paraphrase the existing thread "Greatness: simple query or nuisance?". Is simplicity in music a geniality, something that should be achieved or not important? Mozart, Haydn, Schubert... Bach, Stockhausen, Messiaen. Of course. The dreaded minimalists too. But who can cope with listening...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    We've had a thread about very short pieces before. Some don't really like very short pieces, because there's too little time for something to develop. I myself am very fond of short, self-contained pieces and I think there's still time for something worthwhile to happen in even 1 or 2 minutes...
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