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  1. Opera
    Good Evening to everyone, I'm a newbie to all of this, so am not sure if I am even asking this question in the correct way but here goes. I have been listening to a female opera singer recently and there is one particular note/key/chord/pitch (i'm unsure of the differences..) that she hits, I...
  2. Keyboard Instruments
    I can usually identify the signature sound of a great pianist. But what does 'tone' really mean? Whatever it is, I want to understand this concept more clearly so I can cease to be annoyed by my own defensive skepticism on it. Because to me it has less to do with the depressing of any...
  3. Today's Composers
    Here's a 12 tone Frère Jacques i wrote :D
  4. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Schoenberg's serial technique of composition with twelve notes became one of the most central and polemical issues among American and European musicians during the mid-to-late-twentieth century. Many also regarded it as truly revolutionary nature of his new system, leading to the founding of the...
  5. Opera
    Does every opera start with an overture? I recently acquired a CD set of Tosca and it goes right to vocals> I was surprised at that. The overture sets the tone for the opera to come, or so I believe. What is your favorite overture and why?
  6. Hi-Fi
    I have all my music in digital format on a Mac mini/external hard drive and, until now have used a Naim Supernait with Hi-cap2 into a pair of Neat Mystique speakers. After many years of using Naim gear, and feeling vaguely dissatisfied with its reproduction of orchestral pieces, I have decided...
  7. Non-Classical Music
    Any music inspired by Schoenberg experiment in twelve tone, in jazz, rock or metal ect His the nyc noise-rocker band sonic youth twelve tone , since there atonal for instance. I took a far fetch exemple of a noise-rock band because i did not had any idea but i acknowledge even if i dont know...
  8. Orchestral Music
    Hello everyone. This is my first post. I've enjoyed listening to various types of music for many years. I've played piano to grade 5 and messed about in rock and blues bands over the years but I know little about technical aspects of music and the practicalities in the production of classical...
  9. Orchestral Music
    In which we discuss tone poems and rhapsodies... Favorites, new finds, and more!
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