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February 6   -  

Erik Satie and the The Camerata Contemporary Chamber Group recordings

Hi everyone. I'm Whistler Fred, a new kid on the Talk Classical block. I have, on LP and cassette, three recordings of the music of Erik Satie as arranged and performed by the The Camerata Contemporary Chamber Group. They are probably, to a large ...

February 5   -  

Schubert Lieder on Record (EMI)

If there is a thread addressing this set, I would appreciate being directed to it. Otherwise, what do you think of this compilation? I have the original six-CD compilation - and I like it a lot - so I mostly was interested in what everyone thought of ...

February 5   -  

Looking for the name of this background track from a documentary...

It was a documentary about Botticielli's Mystic Nativity. The clip is played in the context of 18th century rome. So I'm thinking it might be vivaldi. Any insights would be awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuIHb09grGQ

February 5   -  

Recent performance of Giselle

My wife recently went to see a performance of Giselle from the Royal Opera House with Carlos Acosta and Natalia Osipova in the lead roles. This was streamed to our local Odeon cinema, which seems to be very popular She enjoyed the performance ...

February 5   -  

Hi.

Hello! I'm a lifelong music maven from the oxymoronic southern Finland. I've been lacking a source of information and discussion on classical music so I decided to sign up. I got into classical in my teens via Messiaen and I've rather been working ...

February 5   -  

New Flurez

I'm too fervalicious to look for thread about new releases In march this year, we'll get new Flurez recording, one with French arias: Share your awe. Here's mine: The cover is even more cheesy than Der Ring. I hope he doesn't sing that ...

February 5   -  

Jacobs' Mozart

I know that I have maligned him in the past, but I heard some of his Don Giovanni with an open ears and thought it was excellent. Now, I haven't heard "figaro", "cosi", or "clemenza" in their entirety before. Would his recordings be a good start ...

February 5   -  

my wife on talkclassical

So I showed my wife one of my posts here, one that I thought was funny and, you know, stuff like that. And her response was: "THIS is what you do instead of coming to bed with me at night?" Knowing this, I suppose some of you reading my posts ...

February 5   -  

Anyone have Shostakovich "Song Album" volumes published by Zen-On?

Hi, I'm trying to find out the contents of two volumes of Shostakovich's songs published by Zen-On (eg. volume 1 here) and I can't find a ToC anywhere on the net. Does anyone here have either who could post info? (FWIW I'm particularly ...

February 5   -  

Newly discovered Beethoven & Bach (sort of)

You love Beethoven's piano concertos but you've listened to all 5 and there aren't any more. You turn in some desperation to the early E Flat Major (WoO4) concerto, and the piano version of the Violin Concerto, & you even unearth 2 other early works: ...
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