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  1. Opera
    Recently I was in Latvia and the elderly opera fan next to me mentioned that Ponchielli wrote an opera called I Lituani (The Lithuanians). I'm tickled that Donizetti wrote an opera called Emilia di Liverpool. (Subtle joke for UK fans there!) And of course the otherwise neglected county of...
  2. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Numerous examples exist where a great composer looked upon the past for inspiration. In doing so, he infused the past with the latest development to write new, beautiful music. Therefore I think the past is a critical source for writing new music in many cases. Best with some examples to show...
  3. Woodwind and Brass
    Who wrote your favourite flute concerto please? I am looking for advice, point me in the right direction if you please?
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    There have been many child prodigies, from Mozart, thru Mendelssohn, and finally miss AD, who's been canonized while still living and playing with My Little Ponies. The term "Juvenilia" describes art oriented works written in youth, but no clear guidelines exist for age. Some poets have works of...
  5. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Béla Bartók's music is not one of my favorites and not one that I listen to often. But I do have a suspicion that he was one of the most important 20th century composer, certainly for the first half of the century. For example, his popular six string quartets must be one of the most influential...
  6. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Bach was a genius composer. More than likely, Baldassare Galuppi was not but wrote fine music. Similarly, Mendelssohn was a genius composer. More than likely, Arnold Mendelssohn was not. So do you think there were limited genius composers and that these genius composers tended to write...
  7. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Pick a composer, any. Your favorite or ones you dislike. Do you ever critically question why they wrote the piece or why they wrote certain parts that they did? Or do you just accept any creativity that came (or comes) from them? Maybe you question why did Bach pursue a technical composition...
  8. Solo & Chamber Music
    hi guys! Id love to get your feedback on a string quartet I wrote... id this the right place to post? I'm new! thanks!
  9. Today's Composers
    Do I need to change anything about how I write, or how I play? This is me playing the song I wrote. Let me know if it's absolutely awful.
  10. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Rossini wrote many operas to entertain, and many have stayed in the repertoire as established greats. Mozart wrote numerous works to want to please, and hence to entertain. Haydn likewise was doing his job when he wrote his symphonies. Other composers were probably less interested in that...
  11. Today's Composers
    Here's a 12 tone Frère Jacques i wrote :D
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    The miracle decade, from 1819 through 1828. Beethoven wrote: Hammerklavier Sonata Piano sonatas Op. 109-111 Diabelli Variations Missa Solemnis Choral Symphony Op. 126 Bagatelles String quartets Op. 127 through 135. Schubert wrote: Symphonies 8 and 9 String Quintet in C String Quartet "Death and...
  13. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Schumann was a genius who probably wrote better small scale works, such as solo piano pieces, songs, chamber music etc. But he wrote four great symphonies that often get overshadowed by other symphonies of his time. In any case, which one(s) are your favorite(s)?
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I stumbled upon Gramophone's featured article on the top ten blunders made by music critics when assessing compositions (for the first time, or whenever). Among my favorites include: Anton Bruckner wrote the same symphony nine times (who said it I forgot). Alexander Glazunov's...
  15. Today's Composers
    Here's a piece i wrote: Comments and critics are welcome!
  16. Opera
    Who's operas do you prefer? Both born in the same year, 1813. Both wrote their own epic grand operas in very different styles. Both have set their mark in the operatic world. Both are amongst the greatest composers who ever walked the planet. Both wrote music to want to please their listeners /...
  17. Religious Music
    Hello fellow listeners, I am looking for good psalm settings which use the King James Version of the Bible. Anyone got some good recordings or hidden gems I shouldn't miss out? I know Purcell wrote some for example, and Elgar, but I have a feeling I'm overlooking stuff... BTW passages other...
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