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February 22   -  

Septura - Music for Brass Septet

Septura is a brass septet based in London, UK. The group's aim is to redefine the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium by creating a canon of classical music for brass septet through transcription, which is being recorded for a 10-disc series ...

February 22   -  

Corrections by others to the original score

Following on from forum member albertfallickwang's excellent thread on cuts in opera, I was wondering what others thought about corrections to perceived errors and weaknesses by composers and conductors? The one which is most familiar to me is ...

February 22   -  

Are Mozart's String quintets really that good?

Charles Rosen wrote that "by general consent, Mozart's greatest achievement in chamber music is the group of string quintets with two violas." I've listened to all 6 of them recently, and I must say, I was disappointed a bit, I expected more. What you ...

February 22   -  

John is the only name for a Composer

As we all know, John is a quality name. :cool: In whatever form, John, Johann, Johannes, Jean, this name seems to dominate the list of composers. In England we have John Dunstaple, John Tavener, John Dowland, John Blow, John Jenkins on and on and ...

February 22   -  

Help identifying stately music from old BBC documentary

I need help identifying some music from a very old BBC documentary on the development of Cavalry. I've been trying to find out what these pieces are since 1985 :eek:. I'm not sure if they're well known works or composed just for this series. I ...

February 22   -  

Melancholy and Mysterious yet Lyrical music like Tchaikovsky

Hi everyone. This my very first post on here, so please excuse me if I do something incorrect. I've been really into Classical music for about 6 or 7 years now, and I can honestly say that Tchaikovsky is the reason why I have such a passion for it. As ...

February 22   -  

Thirty years with this Irish Jig

About thirty years ago I was listening to a classical station on the radio> I always had my cassette ready to hit record if I heard something I liked. Well, this piece came up which I loved. However, I never heard the title of the piece. Once the ...

February 22   -  

Anyone knows 'happy' arias?

Anyone knows 'happy' arias like "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja" from the Magic Flute? Well.. I don't think the term 'happy' is the best here but lively, cheerful arias.. :lol:

February 22   -  

A kind of piece you'd like to hear but have never found?

For instance I remember a poster requesting electronic music that was less about experimenting with sounds and more about melody and thematic development. Or maybe you've always wanted to hear something that will probably never exist, like a ...

February 22   -  

Callas vs Sutherland.................

Two greats................ Who's your preference? Pluses? Minuses? Certainly 2 of the greatest. Keep it civil please. :tiphat:
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