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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    This is a good one, see Pierre Luigi Da Palestrina I've got into first, his format his blueprint, his pallet of colors (chromaticism). While Tomas Louis da Victora, at first I find him too drab liturgical for my liking until I would listen to the following, but this change when I heard Nordic...
  2. Non-Classical Music
    I've been a Jazz fan for awhile but it's always taken a back seat to Classical. However, lately I've been enamored with Sharrock's album 'Ask the Ages', which has recently been remastered and put back in print by Bill Laswell. Anyway, the said album is a visceral masterpiece that rocks like no...
  3. Off Topic Pub
    How are you on plurals? Try this test. I got A+ - outstanding speller - but it varies the percentile groupings - sometimes I was in the top 1% sometimes the top 4%. Try it and see what you get.
  4. Off Topic Pub
    So...eventually...I'll be swapping the transporter...not sure what to get... (but don't go all Top Gear on me)
  5. 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...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    What is your favorite Paganini violin concerto, piece or top 3 or so?
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    Discussion to accompany the top operas list thread started by Faustian.
  8. Vocal Music
    A sort of spin-off based on the parallel "Top Three 20th Century Ballets". Which do you consider to be the best 14th Century motets?
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Now that the Top Recommended Post-1950 Works voting thread is well under way, I think that this would be a wonderful time to explore another area of classical music that some people (including me) are not familiar with. Plus there is a richness during this era before J.S. Bach crashed onto the...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    I posted this question as reply in a thread but I'd like to open it to the general audience here. Would you consider Haydn as one of the most underrated composers in history? I sometimes look at these comparison articles about greatest composers like the NY Times had one a while back about the...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    Top this if you can! (I know, he does not look so good today:eek:, but ....)
  12. Vocal Music
    The title pretty much says all ... what would be your top 15, 10 or top 5 albums of songs for voice and piano (OK, or solo voice only, or with lute, or some other instrument) by classical composers - being it lieder, melodies, chansons, canciones, ayres, songs etc.? I´m not thinking of more than...
  13. Off Topic Pub
    I grew up with lots of fine baking, as my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother were all avid bakers of the highest calibre. It was a daily occurrence to come home from school to plates of cookies, cupcakes, fruit squares, rolls, cakes, breads, buns and other delights. Fresh fruit and...
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    With the voting going on, I thought it would be interesting to hear each individual's top 20 post-1950 works. Mine are (off the top of my head), NOT in hierarchical order: (Disclaimer: I have TONS of listening still to do) 1. Adams: Harmonielehre 2. Messiaen: Éclairs sur l'au-delà... 3...
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    Since the String Quartets list is in its last round (and the list makes interesting reading) I thought I might suggest this again. The top of the "modern classical music" list is almost entirely made up of works from the first half of the 20th century. Would anyone be willing to participate?
  16. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi all. Im pretty new to Classical music and am trying to build up a good starter collection which will cover most of the main areas. I started with the top 10 guide from http://www.classicalcdguide.com/ I am now purchasing cds from the BBC Music Magazines top 50 greatest recordings of all...
  17. Orchestral Music
    The idea behind this thread is build a record list recommendation of the top 10 Piano Concerti from the famous thread: TC Top 100 Most Recommended Keyboard Concerti. If you don't care about the record, just write down "don't care". Keeping the proposed format makes it easier to compile the...
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    You have a choice. You can either list your top 5 favorite piano concertos. Or you can list your top 3 favorite composers of piano concertos...or you can do both.
  19. Opera
    "I'm afraid the rot is setting in. Today the young singers do not develop a basic vocal technique. They don't know how to breathe and support and project the sound. They breathe from here" - she puts her hands on her breast - "and they don't support anything. They sing from here" - this time she...
  20. Ballet
    What are your top three 20th century ballets? Besides the Stravinsky and Prokofiev’s ballets, since they would probably win hands down. I listed them in order of their premier dates and the composer. Since there were only 15 options, I know I left out a few including Jewels & Kraanerg , among...
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