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  1. Politics and Religion in Classical Music It's billed as the biggest classical-music concert of the calendar, which starts the New Year with two hours of sweet, innocent waltzes. And this year especially, the orchestra at the heart of...
  2. Orchestral Music
    Looking for advice from Mahler lovers in this forum. Does somebody who already owns Karajan's 1980 studio Mahler 9 with the BPO--the one currently available coupled with Christa Ludwig's Kindertotenlieder--have any reason (other than obsessiveness) to make room in his collection for Karajan's...
  3. Opera
    Bayreuth 2015..................... I wonder what it will be like this year. I'd appreciate any info or news. :tiphat:
  4. Opera
    Hi everyone I've stumbled on this forum in the hope that the collective hive mind can succeed where Google has failed. I've been speaking with an online friend who helps me manage a server I run and he's been telling me a bit about his rather eventful family history, and he is particularly...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    A new BBC video. "From the Inuit, 'Sila' translates as the breath of the world, and is the most recent in a series of outdoor, modular compositions that will be touring the US, and the world, this year." I'm allergic to JLA, but others might be interested in watching...
  6. Off Topic Pub
    This website has a name generator based on your current name, your sex, the year you were born, and your current name's popularity ranking the year you were born. I am sure the popularity ranking is from USA. My name today would be "Claire."
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    "Les Patineurs" was a very early recording my parents gave me one Christmas when I was maybe 5. What a beautiful melody! It still fills me with delight. A couple of years later at a carnival, this clown had a popcorn maker/barrel organ that played it which intrigued the hell out of me and I...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I nominate the LA Philharmonic as the orchestra of the year. Innovative programming and lots of wonderful guest artists like Grimaud make this my favorite orchestra for this year.
  9. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    So I told you all that the winner of Composer of the Year 2015 would be announced today, but... THERE IS A TIE. Specifically, the tie is between JS Bach and Sophia Gubaildulina, each with six votes. So, there will be voting on the two for one week, after which the victorious composer will be...
  10. Off Topic Pub
    Figuring that this would be a good place to talk about wine or beer collecting. Right now I have a Merry Edwards sauvignon blanc that is aging for at least one more year before it turns into something else in my closet. I really like Penfolds a lot too. Thoughts?
  11. Off Topic Pub
    The tennis begins tomorrow, people! The first slam of the year, in Oz. Defending champ, Stan Wawrinka. I'm not giving much for his chances of defending. He'd need a few more backs to break this year for that to happen. :lol: :p Federer has strangely emerged as a favourite, mainly due to...
  12. 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...
  13. Classical Music Discussion
    Time Magazine does a "Man of the Year" cover so I figure that it would appropriate to evaluate the rather busy year of 2014. Who would be your 2014 performer or conductor of the year? I will go first and nominate Maurizio Pollini for his crowning of finishing up the complete piano sonatas of...
  14. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Yes, we're in 2015, but we can still vote on Composer of the Year, a composer that every TC member must listen to this year. If you pick other, tell me which composer you vote for and why.
  15. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    How much money did you spend *LISTENING* to classical music this year (in USD)? Do not include money you may have spent on instruments or music activities other than listening. I include CDs, and concerts including San Francisco Symphony and live chamber music in SF.
  16. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi, all, I know absolutely nothing about Scriabin other than that his music is absolutely beautiful and sublime, so I would appreciate if somebody could recommend something for me to break my teeth on him? Many thanks in advance, and Happy New Year! Peter
  17. Announcements
    I wish all members of Talk Classical a very happy new year!! Thank you to all of you for making 2014 a fantastic year at TC, and a special thanks to our staff for all your great work! Best regards, Frederik :trp::cheers:
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