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June 21   -  

James McMillan CD recommendations?

I've recently become aware of composer James McMillan . From what I can find on Youtube it's mostly religious and choral, but being new to his music I wondered if anyone can give a personal recommendation for any of the bewildering array of his CDs ...

June 21   -  

Rosemary Brown

Hi Everyone, I am wondering if anyone here has an opinion on the compositions notated by Rosemary Brown. With only a small sampling of the 600+ compositions available it isn't easy to form an estimate. I find this one to be quite interesting. ...

June 21   -  

Singing in Indian Classical Music

Can anyone tell me about the singing in ragas in Indian classical music? I get opposing information. Some say it is repetition of the notes they are singing; some say it is chanting without a specific meaning. I would love to know more about it.

June 21   -  

Liszt Transcriptions of Beethoven Symphonies Recordings

Shamefully, I have only just discovered that Liszt transcribed all of Beethoven's symphonies for piano. As far as I can ascertain, four complete cycles are available by Idil Beret, Cyprien Katsaris, Leslie Howard and Konstantin Scherbakov. I imagine ...

June 21   -  

is laibach a post-modern joke ?

Sometime they use fachist symbol other time they use communist symbol but in the end they are nihilist i presume. Everyone can see Laibach is a satyr bandbut there older stuff non post-modern early industrial kinda interresting pagan industrial ...

June 21   -  

Bayreuth 2016.....................

I wonder what it will be like this year. I'd appreciate any info or news. :tiphat:

June 21   -  

Siepi/di stefano

When it comes to giving voice to the devil, basso Cesare Siepi is your man. In Gounod's Faust, he is alternately playful and menacing. In Boito's Mefistofeles, he is scary as Hell. His visceral outbursts reach deep into your guts. On the other hand, ...

June 21   -  

Rapturous bruckner

About 50 years ago at Boston Symphony Hall, I heard the BSO under the direction of Klaus Tennstedt play Bruckner's 8th Symphony. I have always been extremely fond of this work, especially the luxuriously seductive slow movement. Well, Tennstedt milked ...

June 21   -  

Nabucco remastering question

This is similar to my Karajan question, I guess. In 2009, Gobbi's Nabucco was released as an "originals" issue with 24/96 remastering. Then, in 2011, it was released again as part of the non-printed libretto 'Opera' series with no mention of ...

June 20   -  

Anna netrebko

This Ravishing Diva is a Ten I wanted to play an opera on my new home theater system. But the only ones available in Blu-ray (according to hbdirect.com) listed a host of unfamiliar singers. I was unsure what to do until I heard and saw Anna Netrebko ...
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