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  1. Orchestral Music
    Hi! I'm new here and was wondering whether anyone had ever heard/read an orchestration, in the public domain, of Chopin's Polonaise in C# minor. I'm working on a musical in mostly Romantic style, and although I'm composing the other songs and the incidental music myself, this particular piece...
  2. Today's Composers
    A recent composition of mine for a new school musical. The oboe part has the vocal line. Feedback welcome!! Website
  3. Off Topic Pub
    This issue came up on the Popularity thread and Dogen suggested a poll. :tiphat: I wonder what the range of musical education is on TC. I know the range includes professional players, academic theoreticians, practising composers, music teachers, amateur instrumentalists, those who studied it at...
  4. Opera
    Hello, I am a young man currently studying musical theater. I have a range that goes from the lowest extreme an F2 and to the highest extreme an E5. Since I most recently have expanded my upper range and since I most recently have discovered my head voice, I have to concentrate on really...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    What are the great musical blunders of history? Near the top of the list must be when the people of Busseto were so entranced by the music the young Verdi was writing that they pooled together enough money to send him to Milan to study at the Conservatory. However, the Milan Conservatory...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm struggling trying to think of some examples of music (preferably classical) where there is a rest - or rather an interruption - in the music, which is of sufficient length, and inserted at the right time, such that during that pause, the listener cannot help but "fill in the...
  7. Composer Guestbooks
    Excerpt from the article "Hanns Eisler" by Johannes C. Gall in Komponistenlexikon (second edition, Metzler, 2003) The works of Hanns Eisler encompass an extremely wide variety of musical styles. Attempts to detect the 'real Eisler' in one specific musical style or only in particular works will...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I am currently listening to a lovely symphony by Mykola Ovsianiko-Kulikovsky -- his 21st. Curiously enough no others have been discovered, or -- It was written as an act of revenge: What are your favorite musical hoaxes? Albinoni's immortal Adagio, Kulikovsky's 21st?
  9. Off Topic Pub
    My first cucumber seasoned thought about Pluto was: not taken up in Gustav Holst' composition of 'The Planets'. So this means we are free to make out own musical thoughts about this lonely planet. My imaginations about Pluto in music are circling around: 'lonely', 'gloomy', 'opulent'...
  10. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    According to John Cage, "an experimental action is one where the outcome of which is not foreseen" and musically he composed pieces of music involving works with unpredictable action. In short, he incorporated aleatoricism. Semantics aside, this simply means involving chance as part of the...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    I just stumbled across this article from last week. It concludes that wealth and education predict little about one's musical omnivorism, but they do predict the types of music one likes. To quote from the article: "Poorer, less educated people tended to like country, disco, easy listening...
  12. Religious Music
    I just discovered this composer and his mass. Incredible. He seems enjoy this musical form. Does he have a Composer's Guestbook here?
  13. Classical Music Discussion
    I was just reading the lengthy introduction by Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs to his Bruckner, Ninth Symphony, Finale: The Conclusive Revised Edition 2012 in which he makes the following fascinating comments. While I am not willing to totally agree with it, I can see a lot of validity in the arguments I...
  14. Music Theory
    Set theory is simply a listing of all possible 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 note sets. From WIK: Musical set theory provides concepts for categorizing musical objects and describing their relationships. Many of the notions were first elaborated by Howard Hanson (1960) in connection with...
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    Younger folks may be stepping up their CM listening. "I expected that the spirit of Beethoven would return some day. You can't keep a good man down, as the proverb goes. And, believe it or not, the revival has finally happened. But I never, in a million years, would have guessed where musical...
  16. Opera
    Mine: For me, a yawner of a plot and musical themes.
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    People rightly complained about the modernist bias of my last poll, and, duly chastened, I have taken a sharp turn in the other direction.
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