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  1. Opera
    Sometimes, an overture is much better than the opera it is in front of. Other times, it will be representative of the opera or even worse than the rest of the opera. What are some examples that stand out to you of either a major disparity in quality between the overture and entire opera or...
  2. Off Topic Pub
    I've been running for a long time. I run like 5 times a week. I lost 19 kilograms since the summer and I wanna lose more weight.
  3. Recorded Music and Publications
    Assuming you're like me and want almost everything you see, but don't want to go overboard on your budget or your time, how in the world do you choose what to purchase next in these times of unparalleled choice in available music? As I posted elsewhere I have about 166 classical and 110...
  4. News, Concerts and Events
    The Ames Stradivaruius stolen in May 1980 has been returned to the daughters of the owner after being brought in for valuation. New York Times There are more links in the wiki article.
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    So sebelius and the like .... The violin concerto is amazing - engaging, thrilling and gorgeous. I excitedly commenced exploring some of his symphonies - only to discover its like listening to ver pleasant and at times dramatic incidental film music i.e. all atmosphere but incoherent. Do I lack...
  6. Off Topic Pub
    Here some of those I can remember at the moment: Alien Back to the future 2001 Space Odyssey Stalker Blade Runner Aliens Soylent green THX 1138 12 monkeys Invasion of the Body Snatchers Planet of the Apes Close encounters of the third kind Event Horizon I have to say that while there are many...
  7. Non-Classical Music
    Jim McCann of The Dubliners has died - aged only 70, of throat cancer. Sad news. See the Irish Times for more. Now there's only John Sheahan left of the Dubliners.
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I stumbled upon Gramophone's featured article on the top ten blunders made by music critics when assessing compositions (for the first time, or whenever). Among my favorites include: Anton Bruckner wrote the same symphony nine times (who said it I forgot). Alexander Glazunov's...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    I love the music, and I keep wishing I knew more about the composers and their times. I want a book that takes me back to the day and allows me to experience what it was like to be them and to be there. I want to feel what was felt in the time when Beethoven’s first piano sonata was played...
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