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February 17   -  

Favorite Scriabin piano sonata

Because there just wasn't enough "favorite" polls!

February 17   -  

Wilhelm Furtwangler's Recording Legacy - Comprehensive Collection?

Any new Furtwangler recordings are a rarity and an occasion for celebration rather than the norm. Keeping that in mind and the vast number of box sets of Furtwangler released, I was wondering: To have all known records of Furtwangler, would the ...

February 17   -  

Post up a musical joke

This thread for musical jokes, visual or aural or verbal or whatnot. enhanced-buzz-20602-1383190757-9.jpg Attached Images enhanced-buzz-20602-1383190757-9.jpg (102.9 KB)

February 17   -  

Are Some Composers Simply More Gifted Than Others On Melody?

Some composers are gifted melody writers - Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky. Others are less so, such as Beethoven, Bruckner. So my question to you is do you think some great composers, all genius, but are naturally more gifted in melody than ...

February 17   -  

Arcade Fire

Brilliant experimental to the nth degree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcKinnMXuKg

February 17   -  

How much time do you spend with composers?

If you were to apportion your listening time by composer, who gets a lot? Who gets a little? Please list your most-listened-to composers by the percentage of your time they claim. Your final total would be 100%, but probably you won't get there in ...

February 17   -  

Stepping Stones (non-classical version)

First of all, I would like thank Ingelou for providing this original idea here: http://www.talkclassical.com/30029-stepping-stones.html Let's play the game with non-classical music. Her rule is: "The idea is to plant stepping stones between ...

February 17   -  

Does atonal music really exist?

For me, the only truly atonal music are Cage's 4' 33" and field recordings like Lopez where there is no true tonal center. Everything else for me is tonal in basis. So isn't atonality a more complex form of tonality with mathematical strictures?

February 17   -  

Morton Feldman in depth?

I would like to get into the scores and theory of Feldman's scores. Anything that I should know or research?

February 17   -  

Thoughts on Cheryl Studer?

The prime of soprano Cheryl Studer was before my time, but I've just started listening to her as Salome on DG's recording from 1990/1991 (it's the one with Bryn Terfel as Jochanaan). This recording and Studer's interpretation have been highly praised. ...
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