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  1. Orchestral Music
    Listening to Mussorgsky/Stokowski Boris Godunov Symphonic Synthesis Outside the Noyodievichiy Monastery starting at 3'57" and thought that it sounded just like another orchestral piece that I know but can't find - anyone recognise it? Thanks for any help
  2. Opera
    What's the connecting theme between these opera's? There may be more thank one. A theme may not necessarily use all 5 of the opera's.... * Candide - Bernstein * Beatrice & Benedict - Berlioz * Merry wives of Windsor - Nicolai * L'elisir d'amore - Donizetti * Midsummer Night's Dream - Britten
  3. Opera
    Just looking to see what operas exist that have a sports theme. Thanks in advance for any replies.
  4. Solved Cases (archive)
    Can anyone help me with this theme from beginning? Title/composer? The link is below... Thanks in advance :-)
  5. 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...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm always walking on eggshells with music vocabulary but hopefully you understand what I mean. I'm looking for more pieces like the first preludes of WTC and the cello suites, where the theme loops and is developed more by harmony than melodic variation, if I'm even using those terms correctly...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    Two striking examples come to the forefront of my mind at the moment, and whether the later composer heard that interesting but somewhat less central moment or evolution of a theme in a prior composer's work and decided to make it the center piece of his work, or whether it is just coincidence...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I am looking for some classical compositions that use or are related to the theme of "identity," instrumental and vocal selections. Thanks!
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Challenge: Seek 90 sec - 2 min "reflective" piece (acc. for a photo presentation) Hello all: Short version: Seeking recommendations for 90 second to 2 minute complete pieces (i.e., pieces I don't need to artificially cut, and which resolve themselves) to accompany a portion of a photo...
  10. The Movie Corner: Music for Cinema and TV
    Gorgeous...:angel:
  11. Opera
    I recently heard part of an opera that was sung by a male lead. I don't have an audio, but was hoping someone might recognize the excerpt given some characteristics. -- Excerpt was in common or cut time, quick allegro tempo -- About a one minute section with three distinct themes -- First theme...
  12. Solo & Chamber Music
    I need help. I'm part of a community of classical musicians who meet every week to perform music around a theme. The theme for this Thursday is film music, and I still don't have anything. I play the piano. I've been looking hard for a few days to find something that's not too cheesy AND has a...
  13. The Movie Corner: Music for Cinema and TV
    This morning on SiriusXM (Canada) the announcer invited the audience to listen for the similarity of the opening of the next piece to that of Monty Norman's James Bond theme. Sure enough it's nearly identical (well for the first 10 seconds or so). The announcer made it seem this was common...
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    earworm ˈɪəwəːm/ noun a catchy song or tune that runs continually through someone's mind. :angel: Which classical theme or piece would you not mind too much if it became an earworm? :devil: Which classical theme or piece would drive you berserk if it became an earworm? Health Warning...
  15. Today's Composers
    The same concept of the previous ones, this time in a major key. Tell me what you think! I'm yet to come up with a way to make them longer without banalizing the main theme and honestly it doesn't work very well with more than one.
  16. Classical Music Discussion
    Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120. Alfred Brendel described it as "the greatest of all piano works", Schoenberg called it Beethoven's "most adventurous work" with regard to its harmony. There have been a couple of old threads on this work, but here's a new one for new members and anyone...
  17. Solo & Chamber Music
    So I was listening to the Alicia de Larrocha set of complete Mozart piano sonatas. Most of the sonatas I hadn't heard before. While listening to the adagio of no. 2, I stopped and thought, this sounds familiar. Turns out, it was the adagio that Arvo Pärt used in his Mozart-Adagio for violin...
  18. Music Theory
    Can anyone think of any examples of this happening in sonata form movements? Seems like an obvious way to bring some variation to the recapitulation while keeping it sounding like a recapitulation. I know this happens sometimes with the second theme group like in Mozart's String Quintet in G...
  19. The Movie Corner: Music for Cinema and TV
    Haaa... yes Fulci films , i drool like a pavlov dog, timeless horror movies whit killer music, see :city of the living dead, the beyond, zombie, house by the cemetery. I love every movie he made and the music theme is always killer. r.i.p dear mr.Fulci
  20. Solved Cases (archive)
    Back in the '60s, the was a syndicated hour-long classical radio show called "The World of Adventure in Music." It was hosted by a Frank Waldecker, and sponsored by TWA (Trans World Airlines). I listened to it on WCRB, Boston's commercial classical station, but I'm sure it appeared all over...
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