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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I have all the graindelavoix releases, needless to says, I love em quite a lot, tonight I'm revisiting them, whit there Gilles de Binchois and perhaps another favorite ensemble, you guessed it The consort of musicke maybe Gesualdo or Josquin wich are both excellent. What do you guys think of...
  2. Non-Classical Music
    I was wondering what are the best Lycia album, since there catalogue is hudge they exist since 1988, so i dont know where to start if i want a real good one?
  3. Opera
    Sure, it's easy enough for people to poke fun at Wagner's Ring and do parodies of it, such as the late Anna Russell , but to call its story and situations absurd and ridiculous actually misses the point altogether . I actually enjoy these spoofs myself . The Ring is mythology and fantasy . So...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    No, this is not one of those 'is A better than B' threads (get real, you don't think that I would do something like that, do you? :lol: ) At first Leonard Bernstein and Otto Klemperer would seem like a real odd couple, there isn't a lot that they have in common, and yet... Last evening I was...
  5. Off Topic Pub
    Has your pet ever caused real trouble? I was inspired to put this up after reading about this cat LINK : The cat managed to get itself stuck up the same tree twice in two days. The whole story is typically British with a mixture of sentiment, council inefficiency and over zealous health and...
  6. Music Theory
    whats the difference between usage of 3/4 and 3/8 in a song is there any real difference?
  7. Off Topic Pub
    :confused: It's a myth or it's real? I know of witnesses. I think they are credible. Poll is anonymous.
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    What do you like to see? Do you go to concerts often? Do you prefer to stay at home and listen to recordings or watch videos of performances? Personally I love to see music performed live. There is something about the real presence of the music and it's existence in the moment which fascinates...
  9. Opera
    In Swedish, English and German, you get a real feel for the day to day life of the divine Nilsson. Some highlights are an extremely long session of the crowd going crazy after Visi D'arte and her masterful acknowledgement of the applause within character, her vocalizing up to high D before...
  10. Opera
    Always controversial. Why do you like it or hate it? It's sometimes called the greatest opera ever. What makes it so compelling? It really grabs me. Those chords opening Act 3 , sounding and wafting upwards always grip me. What are it's meanings? What is its power? Is the power of the potion...
  11. Off Topic Pub
    It's been difficult recently to access the forum and it's been suggested that some of us don't have a real life away from Talk Classical! :lol: That got me to thinking - I do have a real life, but when it comes to listening to music, I absolutely need TC in order to tell people what I'm...
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