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  1. News, Concerts and Events
    I guess this became the fashion after 9/11 in the US. I have never heard any Canadian orchestra do it. Glens Falls plays it at the start of the season and only then. What do you think about that practice? Is it a distraction? Should they do it or not? I just read that the Fort Worth Symphony...
  2. Solo & Chamber Music
    Has anyone tried them? I've really start to enjoy them and become I've become fascinated by some of his ideas (which remind me a bit of Richard Egarr's ideas about the English suites.)
  3. Opera
    (I looked for a thread like this so as not to start a new one, but could not find one.) "Where are they now?" seems like a kinder thread title than "Whatever happened to?" I admit to being curious as to where some of my favorites and not-so-favorites from past years (as well as "Hey! It's...
  4. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    A very simple question that might make you think a little more from your own perspective: "Do you like to help other listeners"? Helping comes in many different ways or maybe just a few. It means different things to different listeners in classical music. Best with an example or two, with me...
  5. Recorded Music and Publications
    what other labels are most likely to issue a wide selection of material from contemporary composers? I'm trying to include current music in my playlist, and I'd like to have some sources. Not looking for recommendations - just a good place to start my own research. Thanks
  6. Opera
    Seen not listen to, aka, you have to have seen it live. Controversial, but I have to say Don Giovanni. Maybe because I prefer sung through Romantic opera. There are many things to commend Don Giovanni, the stronglyconstructed characters.The last scene with the banquet and the statue. But I...
  7. Opera
    What are the OPERAS that start with "Anna" - the heroine addressing her maid?
  8. Recorded Music and Publications
    Hi I might have missed this but what are the alternatives to DVD for watching Opera? My fairly ancient DVD player is in its final years and I've only recently started watching opera on DVD. I don't want to start splashing out o lots of discs only to find them obsolete once my player goes...
  9. 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...
  10. Off Topic Pub
    What would you own just for the glory of driving it down the street? Ignore any practical considerations! Find a pic on the net and post it here. Here's a start: A 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III, one of the most bizarre cars of a bizarre era.
  11. Non-Classical Music
    can you give me something as tense and dramatic as this? i still want to get into classical and I'm going to try to again, i think this is a good start.
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    I'd like to get into American Classical music but I don't know where to start. I guess we can include Latin America too. Why not? I mostly just like orchestral music: symphonies and concertos. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  13. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    They say that puns are the lowest form of wit, so let's prove them right! In the spirit of that great British institution "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", your suggestions please for films likely to appeal to an audience of classical music lovers. I'll start off with some examples, which should...
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    Okay with the budding interest I see about electro-acoustic/electronic and fairly radical forms of classical music, I feel that it is time for us folks to share wonderful pieces in these genre. So I will start off with this: Babbitt's piece is a classic of this genre. So why did I start a...
  15. Off Topic Pub
    Thread to share our favorite movie trailers regardless of how good the movie is: Let me start off:
  16. Opera They've staged the cycle over different seasons before but never all together. It's touring the country and the trailer looks very exciting. Prices in Leeds start from £12.50 per ticket if you buy in advance for all four.
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    Mozart was boring. Chopin was amazing. Bach was somewhere in between. Now I want to explore Tchaikovsky, and I'm asking for suggestions where to start :)
  18. Orchestral Music
    I enjoy Handel to some extent. I love his Messiah. And I greatly enjoy his Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. But I want to explore more - specifically, his non-choral, non-operatic works for larger ensembles. Concertos, concerti grossi, etc. Where does one start for the great...
  19. Classical Music Discussion
    How about a thread in which we post recordings that we want but can't find? (or are only available for extreme prices.) Perhaps members of the forum would be willing to sell a copy or point to a source. I'll start with this one: If anyone has it and is willing to part with it for a reasonable...
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