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  1. Opera
    My next major musical goal for myself is to attend an opera live. I've started searching the performances out there for one that I want to see, but I've run into a conundrum: they're all the same!! If I want to see Carmen, La Boheme, or Rigoletto, I have about 80 options to pick from almost...
  2. Music Theory
    What was Schoenberg trying to achieve? I've seen a bunch of articles on how he intended it to be performed but what I don't seem to understand is the -why-? Did he ever write about what the point was? What he was trying to express?
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, I had a search and nothing jumped out at me. Could someone recommend some good recordings of these quartets? I heard them on Youtube performed by the Janacek Quartet, see below, but this recording seem to be very difficult to get so some alternatives would be...
  4. Today's Composers
    Please enjoy a new composition recently added to my portfolio. Any questions or comments welcome. Brass Quintet by Adam Torkelson Performed by the Brass Ensemble of Houston I. Capriccio II. Chorale III. Alarums
  5. Composer Guestbooks
    Brilliant young female composer who is part of Bang on a Can and her works were performed by the Kronos Quartet.
  6. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Of all the operas which have survived and been performed despite never having been completed, Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman has arguably existed in the most indeterminate state with multiple performing editions including Choudens, Oeser & Kaye, some very different from others. There now seems to...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm curious what composers you find to be under-appreciated, and by that I mean not listened to enough. (Please take note that this is not my opinion, just an example.) It could be someone major who is already respected and already performed often, like Saint-Saens or Mendelsohn, or could be...
  8. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Haydn completes a new symphony for his employer to be first performed next Thursday evening. Wagner completes Parsifal to be premiered next month. Cage completes Sonatas and Interludes to be performed next week. Alma Deutscher completes her violin concerto for premiere this week. But when do...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    I woke this morning, turned the radio on, heard a piece, and I go: Today, I shall devote an entire thread to the Warhorses of the performance repertoire. Those works we all love to hate and cannot do without. So let us strut them out. Are there Warhorses you still enjoy every single time you...
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