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  1. Politics and Religion in Classical Music
    i am already familiarized with scriabin and love his work dearly; however, i was wondering if there were any classical music philosophers or classical musicians who wrote on music (other than wagner). thanks !
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    I want to open up an interesting topic for discussion. That is the why of music. I believe that today the role of music is very different than just 50 years ago. Mainly resulting from globalization and the internet, I see that music has become a medium of gaining cultural identity in the face...
  3. Off Topic Pub
    I want to know my fellow geeks and nerds here on TC. Where are you at? If you enjoy pop culture, comics, anime/manga, science, philosophy, or any other nerdy topic, I wanna talk! Come in and let's discuss!
  4. Opera
    Two of the greatest minds of the nineteenth century go head-to-head. Personally, I have such deep admiration for both of them. When I am appreciating one, I feel like a traitor to the other! :eek: I'm going to leave this fairly open-ended, because I'm very interested in anything you have to say...
  5. Music Theory
    WIK: [Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and has been credited as the founder of the movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down centuries after he lived, so very little reliable information is known about him. He was...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi All. My glaring lack of knowledge of classical music was thoroughly showcased the other day, when I was reading through "Thus spoke Zarathustra" by Nietzsche and it came to my attention that Strauss had made a piece based on the book. I was delighted at the discovery and very much looking...
  7. Non-Classical Music
    in both his vast music that he recorded, but also his sort of aesthetic appeal and his philosophy?
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    Sigh. No, those are not my words. My uncle said it this past Sunday. Background, I'm a jazz guitarist and contemporary classical composer. My uncle has been a long time tenured math professor at a Cal state university. He teaches advanced math to graduate students. He is far more...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    I love his earlier to neo-classical style musics, but is it just me who's uncomfortable with his later atonic musics?(like Abraham and Isaac) Is it because I couldn't understand his philosophy, or his later musics were just a bit of a failure? How would Stravinsky himself evaluate his later music?
  10. Musicians
    Is it just anyone who knows how to play an instrument? Do they have to like it? Can it be someone who can't hardly pick up their instrument but loves it like the world? Can it be someone who's skills rival that of any famous classical composer, but who loathes it more than anything? How do you...
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