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October 10   -  

Rimsky-Korsakov

Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride arrived in the mail today - I'm extremely impressed! Beautiful melodies, choirs (some even fugal), drama - I'm usually not a huge fan of opera, but here it works perfectly. Maybe the fact that I speak Russian ...

October 10   -  

Zadok The Priest - which version?

Hello there! I've just begun exploring this forum, but whilst I'm here I figured I may as well ask a question that has been bugging me! I've been searching for a particular version of 'Zadok the Priest' for a while but with no joy. You can hear ...

October 10   -  

Your opinion about my music.

Hello to all of you! i'm a new member here and i hope that we can have worderful talks together. I'm a composer in the 18th century style, that is the style i fell more closely to. This is a link to my youtube page. ...

October 10   -  

Family Light on the Past

Here we all are on this bank and shoal of time which is the modern world, but in twenty years won't be (quite). I was reminded by a thread today that my grandparents were a link with the Victorian age. I think it would be lovely if we had a thread ...

October 10   -  

Is There An Ideal Range For The Length Of A Piece?

Obviously, an opera that takes ten minutes to perform is most likely not going to get anywhere. Obviously, a string quartet that lasts for two hours based on minimalism probably has said way too much. So, as listeners - are there ideal lengths for any ...

October 10   -  

Some Obscure Operas Being Performed At Opera Houses This Season

I've been perusing the annual Opera News magazine preview of the new opera season , and the sheer diversity of repertoire is enough to make you dizzy . Sure, all the most popular opers by Verdi,Puccini, Bizet, Rossini, Wagner, Gounod et al are ...

October 10   -  

Verdi's 200th Birthday

Today is Verdi's 200th birthday. Here are some great performances of his music: Verdi's 200th Birthday (http://www.timothyjuddviolin.com/2013/10/10/verdis-200th-birthday/)

October 10   -  

Moonlight Sonata or Not?

I was playing around with Beethoven's first movement of his Moonlight Sonata, with Sibelius and Finale. Something interesting happened ,Not all intentionally, something has changed, the key, the tempi, the color from piano to harp, and other very ...

October 10   -  

200 years ago

Meastro Verdi was born this day exactly 200 years ago. Here in the opera section we can't let this pass without paying respect to his music. Please share your thoughts on Verdi opera's, name your favourite, anything related.

October 10   -  

Tanti Auguri, Signor Verdi

It's October 10th here, so here's wishing you a happy 200th birthday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNPxYQbBuDI
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