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  1. Solo & Chamber Music
    I'm thinking a lot about string quartets right now with my participation in the fantastic thread for weekly string quartet listening.... WHAT IS THE TRUE NATURE OF THE STRING QUARTET? I read recently while surfing around the internet that Carl Nielsen, the Danish composer, struggled a bit with...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Beethoven's looooong walks in nature were an inspiration to him. Brahms was similarly inspired by idyllic vacation spots. Milton Babbitt was inspired by large, gray metal boxes full of vacuum tubes, so count him out. Others you know of? Would love to hear their stories.
  3. Vocal Music
    I am looking for art song suggestions (any language) about nature, but more specifically mother earth and perhaps even songs about the destruction of our planet!
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    Greetings, I am interested in compositions that is trying to convey the composers inspiration from nature, the celestial bodies and the mystical realm, an example can be Gustav Holst - The planets. A composition so vibrantly conveying the very presence and quality of the planets themselves that...
  5. Composer Guestbooks
    A fairly youthful composer who has conducted at the Met Opera. Some of his works includes operas such as Crossing and Second Nature.
  6. Opera
    Yes, I hate cuts in operas. Perform the whole thing please. It's my scholarly nature but it's worse when done to Wagner. Ugh.
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    The CD Credo, put together by Helene Grimaud, juxtaposes some very interesting pieces of music, and provokes some interesting philosophical speculation. Beethoven's Chorale Fantasy is the centerpiece. Its credo, "I believe in Jesus Christ/Ye have heard that it hath been said/an eye for an...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    The idea about going HIP has fascinated me a lot ever since I joined up with TC last month. I am definitely a champion of the freestyle interpretation of classical pieces without regard for the scholarly nature of the work. Examples including Glenn Gould (definitely not HIP) or Fazil Say...
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