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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi all, I am curious about your thoughts. Do you know any important composers/musicians/conductors with major insecurities or doubts? For example, I know that Carlos Kleiber was a very insecure conductor who always had a plane ticket in his pocket in case he wanted to return before the...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi all, I am looking to connect with other classical musicians (for my partner more than for me) wherever we travel and see other related service providers (teachers, instrument shops) and I was wondering if there is an app for it (to reach people around me, see events, make friends). Do you...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi there! A friend of mine who is a pianist as well just started a new blog. I've looked into it and thought it's still quite at the beginning I found her first post very interesting indeed, on a topic which today in my point of view is badly needed. I thought I would share it here because she...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. Politics and Religion in Classical Music
    Heifetz, Itzhak Perlman, Leonard Bernstein, Gil Shaham, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Isaac Stern, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Mahler, Arthur Rubinstein. And I am certain there are many who I forgot. It seems like they are more renowned as musicians and not as composers. Why is that?
  7. Politics and Religion in Classical Music
    Posted on the Gramophone web site: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/the-gramophone-blog/a-posthumous-insult-to-composer-henri-dutilleux I understand Vichy can still be a touchy subject in France, but this particular instance seems a very petty decision.
  8. Musicians
    Yep, I know that it's time to dig up another potentially explosive topic... I know that a lot of people hate Lang Lang and Yuja Wang due to "showmanship" and "copycat-ness." With the spate of Asian musicians, I am curious whether the "conservative" nature of classical music culture sees this...
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