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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello, I have quite a big collection of random recordings, But I want to expand my collection and refresh it with essential recordings- What is the best place with recommendations for many good recordings (Sound quality is also important)? Thanks
  2. News, Concerts and Events
    6th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Paris (France) 17.08. - 21.08.2016 PARIS - city of love, dreams and senses Nobody can think of Paris without various associations and a multitude of pictures crossing their mind: the river Seine, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Napoleon, the...
  3. Solved Cases (archive)
    I was watching an episode of my favourite animated comedy show recently and they played this music in on of their cut-aways. I know this music so well, I think that I have even played it, but I just can't place the title right now - my mind has just gone blank. Can anybody put my mind at rest...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    This is a very open-ended question. Some version of it comes up a lot, in discussions of all kinds of music. For example, in The Classical Style, which I'm slowly reading, Rosen criticizes much of Haydn's church music for adopting an anachronistic Baroque style. He also criticizes Romantic...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Hey all, I'm trying ascertain which BAX symphony (or symphonies) might be a good place to start to get to know this rather ambiguous composer for the first time. To my knowledge, I have heard none of his symphonic works (only snippets) and would like to start with one, maybe two works as an...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    People often remark on a composers ability to express their nationhood or the essense of a particular place. What else can you hear in a composers music. Masculinity, Femininity, sexuality etc.
  7. Solo & Chamber Music
    hi guys! Id love to get your feedback on a string quartet I wrote... id this the right place to post? I'm new! thanks!
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I have a very limited knowledge of Italian composers, it consists of: Vivaldi, Paganini, Respighi, and that is about it. I suppose I could throw in Ligeti, but I don't know if he's actually from Italy, then there is Monteverdi as well, and a couple of the early Italian composers. The reason I'm...
  9. Off Topic Pub
    "April´s Fool" - any well-crafted and/or funny ones from your place, reasonably comprehensible also to non-locals?
  10. Today's Composers
    I'm looking to improve on what I can write, and also to change my style a bit, I feel as though I am in a rut, and do not know how to get out of it, and I thought here might be the best place to ask. So, how do I go about improving on what I can do? I already write, and improvise a good deal, I...
  11. Off Topic Pub
    As arguments are frowned on in the other forums, I thought that it would be helpful if we had a place where only arguments are allowed a la Monty Python :D
  12. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    A perennial issue here. Some people want the experience of great sonics; one person recently posted that they'd never buy a CD with audible tape hiss. Others place little stock in the sound but search for the most magnificent performances, regardless of the sound. Where do you stand? Click your...
  13. Solved Cases (archive)
    There's a piece of music played at approximately 53 minutes into the docudrama linked to below. I'm sure I have heard it somewhere but can't place either the piece's name or where I may have heard it. Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated...
  14. Hi-Fi
    Between my iPod Touch and iTunes, I might go mad! Ripping my 'Beethoven for All' (Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra box set of 5 CDs) is driving me nuts, as the iPod insists that there are two albums. Despite my using mp3tag to make sure all the tags are correct (the track...
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    I think it would be nice to know if someone has subscribed to your thread. Unless this is already in place and no-one has subscribed to my threads?
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