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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Talking about water... :D I'm potentially designing a water bottle aimed at orchestral performers and was wondering what current instrumentalists habits are. In breaks in play do you drink a lot, a little or not at all? Do you use both hands? Look at the bottle or just reach for it? what sort...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    What are you favorite interpretations of this work, and what is it that defines it as such? As for me, I personally love the performance in 1964 with László Somogyi, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Vienna Academy Chamber Choir, and Daniel Barenboim. I think the thing that separates this...
  3. Classifieds
    Good morning, I write to present an Italian Music Festival dedicated to Classical Guitar. The festival takes place in Italy the third week of July (this year it will be from 12th to 17th July). This will be the 8th edition, the festival name is "Claxica" and you can see more about us on our...
  4. Orchestral Music
    For all those who are interested in the piano concerto repertoire: I just uploaded the pdf-score of the "Concertino for piano and orchestra op.63" by German composer Gerhard Schumann (1914-1976) to my website. I own the original autograph of the composition and created the score to support the...
  5. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Looking for a good performance of this... if it exists. Always -loved- the music. Never seen a production (my understanding is that it is almost never performed.) Anyhoo, I got a Glynebourne DVD from local library. The singing is cool but it doesn't really grab me. It's obviously not a true...
  6. Solo & Chamber Music
    Expressive restraint? Yes, sometimes, it can be a good thing in musical performance. But always? What's the point in a performance that isn't much more than what one hears when just reading a score in one's head? Well, this is one of those "is it just me, or..." posts: I don't understand the...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    Of course it would vary between concert halls, I'm just interested in people's experiences. Got tickets a bit late for a performance of Mahler's 6th next Saturday and had to take a rear choir seat (unless I got a box office seat, hah! I wish). I've not been to many concerts before so am no...
  8. Solo & Chamber Music
    Can anyone tell me about this recording (on the Nonesuch label, I think)? Performance (especially) and the recorded sound. Thank you.
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Some weeks ago I went to a concert and was blown away by this piece wrote by John Adams. I've been sampling it on Spotify (Rattle and two unidentified versions) in order to get a good recording, but I haven't found a performance that I like as much as the first I heard. So I will be grateful if...
  10. Orchestral Music
    And why? Also, if you prefer another performance I'd like to know and hear why. Thanks in advance.
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    Does this performance seem just a bit slow in parts to anyone else?
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello all! Good to see you all are alive and well, sorta. I feel like for the past 4 years while I was in college, I completely neglected TC except for scant posts in the community forum and a little bit of Russian propagating here and there. I'm sorry to have missed the discussions of so many...
  13. Recorded Music and Publications
    I entered this in a Nerefeld poll, mostly to pick on him (poll makers should not have free run) - but it is worthy of mention in this forum: Concert voor Klarinet en Strijkers, by Therese Ulvo My recording is of a performance by Christian Stene, with James MacMillan and the Bergen...
  14. Keyboard Instruments
    This photo was taken after a contestant's performance in the Cincinnati International Piano Competition--she played Bartok's Sonata!
  15. Vocal Music
    The MARCS Institute, at the University of Western Sydney (Australia) is currently conducting an online study investigating the perception of music sung by a choir. You will be asked to listen to several pairs of choir performance recordings, and your task will be to judge which performance you...
  16. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Are there any DVDs available of a performance of Beethoven's 1805 Leonore opera (ideally with English subtitles)?
  17. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I know there are some people who prefer repeats to not be taken into account during a performance, and I know some recordings do so strictly for recording space, but am I the only one who gets annoyed that performers/conductors don't read the repeats? This especially annoys me with Classical Era...
  18. Opera
    I always think that this one is the best non-Puccini verismo opera. It does start slow, but when the true drama kicks in, I feel like the composer hardly put a wrong step. What do you think about this work in general? My favorite performances: 1) Definitely the best Maddalena and best...
  19. Classical Music Discussion
    This morning I received an invitation for a duel (not a drinking contest) from a fellow TC member. I have after no hesitation decided to accept your dare for me to listen to Franz Lizst for a whole month. I have set some ground rules for the dare modified from your rather ambiguous post here...
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