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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    The 3rd movement of Jacques Ibert's orchestral work "Escales" came up on random play yesterday and for the first few seconds (before the strings came in) I thought I was listening to something by Steve Reich. Anyone else have examples of music that can (momentarily) disorientate the...
  2. Solved Cases (archive)
    Could someone please help to identify the background music in the first 2 minutes from the following link? I can't put my finger on it? At first i thought it might be Beethoven, then i thought it might be Mendelssohn, and now for some reason i thought it may be Schubert?
  3. Off Topic Pub
    Just thought I'd ask.
  4. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hi, I've been on here for 30 minutes and have learned so much. I would greatly appreciate help in identifying this. I hear it every day and it is driving me nuts just being able to hear only 6 seconds of it. I want more! LOL It plays in the first 6 seconds 0:01 - 0:06 Here is the link: At...
  5. Orchestral Music
    Just heard this on the radio and as Touchemoulin has no threads, I thought I'd post it :)
  6. Strings
    With the failure of my previous thread asking for outfit recommendations, I've been told to go to real shops and try the violins instead of buying online. I completely agree with the suggestion (I'm just used to online shopping nowadays), so I compiled a list of string specialists in London. I...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    What constitutes music? What constitutes not-music? What aspects can be teased out - acoustic, psychological, rules, no rules, control, random, aesthetics, physics intention, process, objective, subjective... Are there universals? Are some or all constituents culture- or time-bound? There...
  8. Orchestral Music
    I am quite sure that a few "Favourite Mozart Symphony" threads have already been posted, but I did not want to unearth a random one just to say that my favourite one is number 36. I thought that this poll is somewhere between this forum and the Community forum, so feel free to move it there if...
  9. Opera
    I was absolutely unimpressed when I first listened to it, but I thinK I've changed my mind. It's really growing on me. It's far from the self-indulgent and joyless undertaking so many thought it to be (in my opinion). What say all of you?
  10. Musicians
    I saw a thread about playing string instruments. So I thought what about us wind, brass and percussion players. I play the bassoon.
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    This is just an idea a had a while after the String Quartets thread started, so I thought I'd wait until it reached 100 before suggesting this. There's a Modern Classical Music recommended list, but I assume that excluded neoclassical and film music, and included 21st century. I might be wrong...
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    This I suppose is a broader and hopefully less controversial thread about what YOU, the PEOPLE would like to see more of in classical music concerts when it comes to repertoire. This ain't a thought experiment or anything, or an authoritarian "should," but rather just an expression of our own...
  13. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Do you think that music is ultimately a mean of self-expression or is the artist "simply" a vehicle for the spirit of the age? How about other art forms? Paintings, literature, etc. I have always thought it was the former. I do appreciate reading quite a bit.I've always thought that honest...
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