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  1. Non-Classical Music
    Peter Hammill (founding member of the progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator). Because it's never too late to start wasting time ... and who doesn't like useless lists? Your list for best prog albums of 2019-let's have it. FYI: For our purposes "Prog Rock" denotes all the ridiculous...
  2. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    On average, how many hours a day do you spend listening to classical music? If you know how many hours great, but if not, estimate reasonably. Also, do you feel satisfied, or dissatisfied with the amount of time you spend listening to CM. Do you wish you could listen for a bit more than you...
  3. Composer Guestbooks
    Claude Le Jeune (1528 to 1530 - buried 26 September 1600) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. He was the primary representative of the musical movement known as musique mesurée, and a significant composer of the "Parisian" chanson, the predominant secular form in France in the...
  4. Recorded Music and Publications
    I'll be in London for a couple of days in November, and MAYBE I'll have some spare time, MAYBE an entire afternoon (fingers crossed... :)). Any recommendations for a classical record shopping tour? When I had spare time in London I used to to go to HMV in Oxford Street (now closed I believe) and...
  5. Identifying Classical Music
    An extract of some unknown composition playing in my mind. Could anyone recognize from which piece this extract is. The following notes are in arbitrary key and time signature, tempo may be somewhere around 160. /e1,e1,e1,e1,e1,e1,e1,e1/e1-,c1-,d1-,d#1/e1-,f1-,e1-,d#1-/e1---,g1,a1,b1,c2/...
  6. Off Topic Pub
    I did this thread long ago, but it was forgotten and not many people replied. I want update! People have specialties on this forum. Some people really make an effort to contribute in specific ways either to the discussion or the community atmosphere. Some people really spend a lot of time in the...
  7. Opera
    Have wanted to create this thread for a long time, one devoted to an organized gallery of pictures of Maria Callas on stage in her operatic roles and her colourful life offstage. Since filmed evidences of her prowess as a singing-actress on stage are only few and far between, we have to content...
  8. Site Feedback & Technical Support
    I realized that for some time I can't edit or delete the stuff that I write.
  9. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Both composers wrote symphonies, piano music, operas, overtures, and lieder. They both spoke German and left behind a body of masterpieces that, through misunderstandings, reinterpretations, and the burden of historical events, has continued to survive and enthrall listeners through the...
  10. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    The question doesn't need any clarification I think.
  11. Music Theory
    Throughout music history there have been pieces that start on an unaccented beat and my mind tends to want to make that the downbeat or accented beat until I realize something is askew and I have to do a mental flip or catching up to be in synch with the music. The most famous example might be...
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    A bit of background. At the time this article was written, Copland had already written both his early, more difficult works, inspired by Stravinsky, and also his New Deal-era populist works (also inspired by Stravinsky, just more diatonic). A few years later the critic Henry Pleasants was to...
  13. Classical Music Discussion
    I love all the music of Haydn and Mozart, but there is something so wonderful about most of their pieces in 6/8 to me. I just find it so lively, playful, and enjoyable! So I was just curious if there were any specific composers who you particularly love when they write in a certain time? It...
  14. Opera
    I was 15 years old, and went with a group of eight other secondary school students accompanied by two teachers. It was a performance of Madam Butterfly which was the centrepiece of that years International Festival of the Arts (in Wellington, New Zealand). It was only a dress rehearsal (tickets...
  15. Music Theory
    Music is sound, and sound is harmonic, and harmony is instantaneous, and sound is being, and being is always now. Can you dig it, man? All function came from the vertical. All else is arbitrary, and came after. All scales are modeled after the harmonic series. Harmony is instantaneous. All...
  16. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hey, guys! I've just found an old cassette tape with the tale of Cinderella recorded on it. There are two classical pieces heard once or twice while the story goes, which I tried to identify but without any success. I don't even know if they were written by the same composer. I've recorded the...
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    Ok since i heard the bonus instrumental track on Gesualdo madrigal2 book 2 it trigger some interest to investigate more of this time period that i mostly know trought vocal music but what about instrumental music back than? You guys on TC know more instrumental classical music of this era than me?
  18. Vocal Music
    So i bought this record of vocal music of early medieval music called ''The miracle of the century'' if you preffer in german since this is a german cd, das wunder des jahrhunderts. executed by ensemble Ordo virtutum. It may be one of the best vocal cd ever of this time lapse 1013-1054 (11th...
  19. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm looking for some 'scholarly research'. I want to know how to find out if anyone has done the following study: Mapped the frequency distribution or average length of a movement or composition by composer. Some examples: Does Beethoven have a certain length (in minutes/seconds) that he uses...
  20. Today's Composers
    This started off as a submission for a public commission, but was denied as this was not what the person was looking for. I liked what I had started on so I kept on it anyway, and I really like how it turned out. I appreciate any feedback or criticism. Thanks for taking the time to listen...
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