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January 7   -  

Comics & Graphic Novels

I'm a fan of comics and graphic novels for quite some time. My favourite comic artists are: Hugo Pratt, Hergé, Patrick Cothias (the French-Belgian school), and Roberto Raviola Magnus & Sergio Bonelli (Italians). My favourite graphic novel ...

January 7   -  

Participants for Online Research Study on Choir Singing

The MARCS Institute at Western Sydney University, Australia is currently conducting an online study investigating the perception of music sung by a choir. The results of the study will tell us something about why we like listening to music ...

January 7   -  

Star Wars: The Force Awakens review thread (Spoilers)

I saw it. Did you? What do you think? I'll be honest. My expectations were not high, because I had a feeling that it would be made to resemble your typical gimmicky, fan-pleasing sci-if franchise. Just the name of the title, "the force awakens" ...

January 6   -  

Do you know this piece?

Hello, Can you please help me with this piece of music? I have been trying to find what it is for days without success... Thanks a lot, Cheers, B. Attached Files piece.mp3 (2.28 MB)

January 6   -  

Favorite Tone Poem for Orchestra

Lots of threads about symphonies. What about the tone poem? I should have titled the thread "Favorite Tone Poems (plural) for Orchestra" because who could like only one? In particular, Tone Poems that may not get the attention they deserve. ...

January 6   -  

New Year's Resolution - why don't you go and join a choir or orchestra....

Despite my "new member" status, I've been most impressed with the amount of knowledge on this forum. It's not always clear whether individuals are actively involved in doing music (rather than listening to it) so I'd like to encourage those members ...

January 6   -  

What's Your Opinion of WERTHER?

Massenet's WERTHER is an opera I've never seen, but I have started listening to the recording made in the 1990's by Kent Nagano, with Jerry Hadley and Anne Sofie von Otter in the leads. I've gotten thru the end of Act I, and my impression so far is ...

January 6   -  

Yvonne Loriod, Messiaen's Second Wife - Recordings?

I have not been able to find any recordings in my cursory look through what's digitally available on iTunes of her playing Messiaen's solo piano work, as in below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOPHvlaOCGY Please help! And recommendations of ...

January 6   -  

Good and Great recordings of Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata?

As we know, Horowitz admitted regularly that he always made a mistake playing the Fugue, the 4th Movement in Samuel Barber's Sonata For Solo Piano, Op. 26. What recordings of the Barber Sonata do you like? I have Horowitz's early 40s recording, and ...

January 6   -  

Do you like the 1812 Overture played with chorus?

I heard the Ormandy version with chorus years ago and liked it that way. I looked it up and see that the conductor Igor Buketoff created that version. Geoffrey Norris in Gramophone: Quote: The American conductor Igor Buketoff, son ...
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