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May 22   -  

Are most modern conductors frauds?

It has always shamed me to admit that I'm no connoisseur when it comes to conductors. Being that there are so many so called "Maestros" out there to choose from especially when it comes to selection of recording. This is why I love youtube because I ...

May 22   -  

Something Silly

comical skit for piano: https://soundcloud.com/dzc4627/comical-skit-for-piano can't bring myself to make something serious recently. i think i am going to abandon sibelius or any notation software and move on to my 'new' upright piano, ...

May 22   -  

iPad, Airplay, and Bluetooth speakers?

I was wondering how the quality of Bluetooth speakers would be if I were to use it across the room from my iPad? I think that the quality wouldn't be so bad dependent on having a high bandwidth handled by the wifi.

May 22   -  

Karel Goeyvaerts

One of the most underrated composers who influenced Stockhausen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz_GIb_OiJE

May 22   -  

Victoria de los Angeles....................

About time you get a thread graceful lady. Maybe my favorite soprano. Such a beautiful, feminine voice. Not heart on sleeve like some others, but gets the emotions across in her own subtler way. I never tire of listening to her warm, ...

May 21   -  

Were/Are There Genius Level Composers?

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 ...

May 21   -  

Die Walkure, just the first act

Rather than just the whole Wagner catalogue I'm interested in your opinions of recordings of this act as an entity of its own. One of the many peculiarities of the Ring is that this is many fans' favourite act of the Ring, yet contains only 3 ...

May 21   -  

what do you think about when you listen to music?

I was just wondering: what do others think about when they listen to CM? Do you try to direct your thoughts or just let them flow? For me,it usually evokes scenery, often they are of mundane nature (e.g. two people chatting), but sometimes it is ...

May 21   -  

Alfredo Kraus

Kraus for me is perfection. I think he has a very beautiful voice. His diction is great and he sings perfectly in Italian and in French. And of course in Spanish. He sings with great artistry, but still does those high notes that are exciting, but not ...

May 21   -  

Nereffid's A la carte poll #7: 1976

Part of a continuing series of polls, which simply asks: Which of these works do you like? The only connections between the selections are that they're all in my music library, and they were all composed about the same time. Please vote for ...
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