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  1. Non-Classical Music
    Would have been 75 today. Thanks for all the music :tiphat:
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    By sheer luck I popped into my local library's bookstore today shortly after someone had donated about 500 classical CDs. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, they said I could have as many as I could fit into a box for $20, so I crammed about 150 CDs into that thing. All quality stuff in...
  3. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello everyone, Does someone know what this is called? I heard it on the streets today!
  4. Non-Classical Music
    A very fine jazz pianist died today. Info here: http://www.ecmrecords.com/news/masabumi-kikuchi-1939-2015/ http://www.marlbank.net/news/2950-pianist-masabumi-kikuchi-has-died.html
  5. Off Topic Pub
    This website has a name generator based on your current name, your sex, the year you were born, and your current name's popularity ranking the year you were born. I am sure the popularity ranking is from USA. My name today would be "Claire."
  6. Today's Composers
    so today i tried getting back to the classical roots and did this in a couple of hours. i am kinda proud of it, this is how it went:
  7. Opera
    I know that people are always comparing Callas and Tebaldi, but personally I think that is crazy. Especially today when we should just be able to enjoy them both. What makes me mad is how Tebaldi is treated today. Back in the 50's she was for some time the queen of La Scala and after that...
  8. Solved Cases (archive)
    They have an automated piano in the rotunda. It's disappointing, really - it puts out soft, burbling renditions of pieces that deserve much more. They work as background music, I suppose. Anyway, here's another one that got my attention today. I happened to be standing by the piano for this...
  9. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I was discussing this question about whether should classical music be more popular today? By classical music, I mean all classical music eras and genres from centuries ago to composed fine music today. I said "yes" but a friend in the discussion group actually said "no" to our surprise. Her...
  10. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    It used to be the case, and it would certainly be interesting to be living in a world where it still is the case, don't you think? It would mean greater recognition of modern composers, greater exposure and a wider variety of musical experiences for performers and audiences alike, and perhaps...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    Still an hour (on the Left Coast anyway) to remember that Saint-Saens passed away today, on Beethoven's birthday in 1921. Play something by him and remember!
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