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  1. Today's Composers
    I'm composing a String Quartet for my high school ensemble to perform (as a project to be able to graduate) and have been working on it on and off for about 3 months as it's been hard finding the time to really sit down and focus. I'm pretty content with my voice-leading and I think from a...
  2. Keyboard Instruments
    I've been playing piano a lot lately, and admittedly I also have a pretty horrendous cold, so that could be a factor, but for some reason lately, the tightness has been pretty bad, to the point at bringing tears one night while trying to sleep. Is there something I can do to remain loose even...
  3. Religious Music
    Brazil has a very rich history and heritage of Sacred Music right from its start as a Portuguese colony in the year of 1500. Throughout the first two Centuries composing clergymen with the Jesuits in the frontline offered music with religious lyrics to people while "profane" composers offered...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    We tend to talk a lot about underrated and overrated music, but what about correctly rated? Haydn is a good example in my opinion. I basically agree with the consensus - he was a decent composer, undeniably influental but also obviously inferior to, and made pretty much redundant by Mozart. I...
  5. Music Theory
    I've been trying to identify the articulation Hans Zimmer uses at 0:38-0:42 in his song Cornfield Chase for the film Interstellar. () Such beautiful works, such a shame they lack official sheets.... Although I'm pretty sure it's a crescendo, I'm unfamiliar with string articulation and would...
  6. Recorded Music and Publications
    Sorry if this is old news. It isn't perfect Tchaikovsky, but it is pretty darn amazing.
  7. Opera
    Post them here. I have this first one with Mariella Devia on DVD and like it a lot, but the second one below with Joyce Didonato is pretty good too.
  8. Off Topic Pub
    I came across this earlier today on etsy it's pretty funny! Hahahaha :p
  9. Opera
    Hey there fellow opera fans, what is your opinion on this controversial subject? How liberal are you when it comes to modernist staging styles? I have pretty mixed feelings on Regietheater, on the one hand I believe that creative reimagining of operas is needed to keep it interesting but there...
  10. Conductors & Conducting
    Quite a fun and interesting documentary on conductors from 1993. Maestros voicing their opinions here include Maazel, Solti, Salonen, Mehta, Slatkin. Orchestra players and critics also weigh in. Some pretty frank statements about incompetence, charlatans, and the dirty classical music business...
  11. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Just out of pure curiosity, I'm interested in knowing how theses three hold up against one another. The Fourth obviously has that Fate motif, with the first movement very chromatic and in a 9/8 time. The Fifth has that recurring theme in each movement, representing Providence (not to mention...
  12. Today's Composers
    I finally finished my Viola Concertino. I posted the first movement earlier on, but now it's pretty much complete. It's my largest piece so far (at nearly 7 minutes, which for many of you, I'm sure, isn't a lot, but for me it's pretty long). I'd highly appreciate any criticism, suggestions, or...
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