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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Yes let's firstly talk about fabulous Franco-Flemish half-man half-God Cyprien De Rore also know as Cypriano Di Rore. One of my major favorite composer key composer of his era, what can I say He majestical, grandioso, mighty. I have some madrigal album digital almost all split in hald and...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    I got the idea from that "pianist knockout" thread that was posted recently, so I hope this isn't too similar for people to respond to. Anyway... Make a list- who do you *personally* feel are the most overrated and underrated pianists to have recorded music? Please avoid discussion of...
  3. Composer Guestbooks
    He was a contemporary of Beethoven, but was more interested in continuing the Viennese classical tradition. He is just about as underrated as Kozeluch. There is only one piece of sheet music and a handful of CDs of his on Presto Classical, so you can find his works on Youtube. His Sonata in C...
  4. Composer Guestbooks
    Probably the most underrated composer in my opinion. He and Haydn were the most popular composers in the 1780's and 90's. Any of his Piano Sonatas or Trios are well worth listening to.
  5. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I know a most of us love Mozart's 40th and 41st symphonies and think they are two of his greatest, if not his greatest, pieces he wrote. But if you were to compare his other last 6 symphonies (minus the 37th of course) which would you say is the most overlooked/underappreciated? I would...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    I know, I know, everyone's tired of seeing the same old "underrated composer" thread. But to add a little twist, in your opinion, what are some Russian (and only Russian) Composers who don't get enough credit? And what are some of your favorite pieces by them?
  7. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    20th century, modernist composer, Polish-Soviet composer And a great piece, his cello concerto His violin concerto (with atonal elements but entirely accessible), Is Weinberg underrated?
  8. Composer Guestbooks
    One of the most underrated composers who influenced Stockhausen.
  9. Opera
    There have been several great Turandots in history, as well as many comparisons and discussions about who was the greatest of all. Among those big names like Eva Turner, Birgit Nilsson, Maria Callas, Eva Marton and Ghena Dimitrova I always miss two of the in my opinion best and most underrated...
  10. Off Topic Pub
    Benny's Video is one of the most underrated movies ever. Few people probably have seen it. It's a great indictment of mass media.
  11. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    I listened to Humperdinck's opera Konigskinder. It was not a bad piece but is easily overshadowed by many other Romantic operas from the mid to late 19 century. Humperdinck is another one of those names who don't get much of a mention. Do you think he is underrated?
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm curious what composers you find to be under-appreciated, and by that I mean not listened to enough. (Please take note that this is not my opinion, just an example.) It could be someone major who is already respected and already performed often, like Saint-Saens or Mendelsohn, or could be...
  13. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Rued Langgaard (1893-1952) was a late-Romantic Danish composer. I listened to his opera Antikrist, a 20th century masterpiece composed in the early 1920s. He wrote over 400 works overall. He doesn't seem like a composer who gets much mention. I think his music is quite accessible as proven by...
  14. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni (1866-1924) is an underrated composer. His music is quite accessible, and metatonal - blending the old (Romantic) and heading to the new but always mindful of the old. I was listening to his personal masterpiece, the opera Doctor Faust. It took him...
  15. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 - 1792) is a seriously underrated composer in a genuine sense. (Notice the year of birth and year of death) Take a read if you can of some sources and above all listen to his pieces. I have listened to four CDs featuring his symphonies. Definitely one of the most...
  16. Opera
    Hi everyone, I'm making my forum debut with this rather long post, hoping that this is an appropriate thread and that I don't bore anyone to death. As a self-confessed opera nerd/geek and CD collector, I am always on the lookout for new listening pleasures. Sometimes, when browsing music...
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    Johann Sebastian Bach is without a doubt, my all time favorite composer. He just has the greatest melodies, harmonies and counterpoint in the history of all composing. But unfortunately, he has hundreds of overlooked pieces that spell out his genius just as much as his popular works such as the...
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    Beethoven is my third favorite composer of all time only surpassed by Mozart and Bach. He has a great library of works but some of those works I consider very underrated and should be placed among his more famous works such as his Symphonies. Here's some of my choices and tell me what you think...
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