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  1. Opera
    Inspired by the similar thread on Wagner's major works. Here's my list: 1. Fanciulla 2. Il tabarro 3. Turanodt 4. Gianni Schicchi 5. Madama Butterfly 6. La rondine 7. La boheme 8. Suor Angelica 9. Tosca 10. Manon Lescaut I counted the three Trittico operas separately; if they were counted as...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Brahms's chamber music is the most satisfying 'cycle' in all of music. Forget Beethoven's sonatas; forget Mahler's symphonies; forget Haydn's baryton trios. Did you know Brahms wrote 24 major chamber compositions between 1854 and 1894? Well I thought I would rank them all according to the...
  3. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Mozart was the first composer that I loved. When I was 11 or 12, I heard the piano sonata in C from the K.500's (it goes C, E, G, B, C, D, C), and I thought it was the prettiest thing I'd ever heard. I always secretly reverenced Mozart as my great composer-love. Bach might be profound...
  4. Off Topic Pub
    This website has a name generator based on your current name, your sex, the year you were born, and your current name's popularity ranking the year you were born. I am sure the popularity ranking is from USA. My name today would be "Claire."
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    These important works deserve more talk time. I go through periods of just listening to PeterT all day long it's that amazing. Stirs the emotions for sure. My ranking (least favourite first): Manfred,4,1,3,2,5,6. I still like the Manfred symphony especially the ending of the first...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Based on comments from this forum I've ranked "the best" (or favorite) pianists for each composer. As a newcomer I'd like your help in discovering the greatest pianists and their recordings. Let's have some fun! Copy my list, then modify it as you see fit. Enter as few or as many pianists and...
  7. Solo & Chamber Music
    Seems like this would have already existed by now - maybe my searching skills need improvement... So, what are your ten favorite composers of chamber music? Ranked 1 through 10, with some favorite pieces: 1. Beethoven (late quartets, Septet in Eb) 2. Schumann (quartets, Piano...
  8. News, Concerts and Events
    I came across some interesting information that I thought this community would appreciate. There's this company InstantEncore which tracks classical concerts worldwide, and they have published two lists viz. the most performed works and composers, respectively, in 2009. I see no great...
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