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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I am by no means an expert. I am a simple man who appreciates musical genius in any genre. I have not yet intentionally set out to compare these two pieces, but while listening today I was struck by obvious similarities. Am I a fool? Or has someone got caught with their hand in the cookie jar?
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    Which version do you like the original or revised?
  3. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Hey what's up? There is no doubt that the Fifth Symphony holds a very special place in Classical Music (as does the Eighth in my humble opinion): from Beethoven to Schubert to Mendelssohn, from Tchaikovsky to Glazunov to Myaskovsky to Shostakovich, from Bruckner to Mahler to Wellesz, from...
  4. Orchestral Music
    A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition: Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening! For your listening pleasure this weekend: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) Symphony #5 in D Major 1. Preludio 2. Scherzo 3. Romanza 4. Passacaglia --------------------- Post what...
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    Over the years that I have been listening to classical music, it has been fascinating to encounter the occasional resurrection of an early version of a work which the composer withdrew and replaced. Two such examples are the 1913 version of Vaughan Williams London Symphony and the 4 movement...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Beethoven spent two years writing his 9th Symphony, a bare hour of music. Assuming a standard 1,860-hour work year (40-hour weeks less holidays, vacation, and sick days), that means he had to labor for about an hour for every second of music! But what if he had been blessed by a more modern...
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