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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I was wondering which symphonic cycles should I listen to first or which works should I prioritize first. I dreaded at the prospects of listening to Nielsen after his Fourth Symphony which I found far too vague, "silent" and mindbogglingly complex. A bunch of notes being played. Still after a...
  2. Hi-Fi
    I was testing the Bluetooth speaker the Harmon Kardon Aura and felt that it was audiophile quality for my ALAC and Apple iTunes albums. Just wondering whether it is considered audiophile quality? Is it even possible to have audiophile quality over a Bluetooth connection?
  3. Recorded Music and Publications
    I know there is a DG box of Jochum Bruckner 1-9, but am wondering if there are later remasterings of these discs (individually)?
  4. Off Topic Pub
    In my wave of enthusiasm over Inter's victory vs. AS Roma tonight I was wondering if maybe there were some other passionate football fans here in TC? By the way, is this the correct forum for sports topics or is there a more specific sports subforum that I didn't notice?
  5. Recorded Music and Publications
    I am culling my collection. In the past I have donated these to the local library, but am wondering if I might be able to get some money for them.
  6. Keyboard Instruments
    At 2:50, Bartók plays a repeat of the Buciumeana (which starts at 2:10). It seems he is doing more than just playing it louder though. I was wondering if anyone could say or conjecture how exactly he changed it during the repeat, as it is not mentioned in the score on IMSLP.
  7. Opera
    I'm trying to get my brother into opera, but don't think that I could get him to listen to complete operas (at least initially). I'm wondering if you could recommend ONE ACT OF OPERA from each of: Verdi, Wagner, Mozart? Thanks!
  8. Recorded Music and Publications
    Hi, Getting a gift for a friend who plays and loves the piano. Is there a recommended set of piano concerti that includes most of the warhorses from the mid-to-late Romantic era? Pieces like Grieg, Schumann, Rachmaninoff (2-3?), Tchaikovsky 1, Prokofiev 3, Brahms 2, etc. I've tried and looked...
  9. Off Topic Pub
    So I am having the usual new years resolution of getting in shape. Only this year I am determined to stick with it! I figured if I blog about it, on top of my determination I will feel more... I don't want to say obligated but more encouraged to stick with it. I am wondering if here in this...
  10. Recorded Music and Publications
    Does anyone have this boxed set? I am a huge fan of hers and was just wondering whether anyone had it in their collection?
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