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7 hours ago   -  Talk classical

Stephen Sondheim

I've always been a fan of musicals, but I'm not as familiar with the works of Sondheim as I'd like to be. Clearly his style is very different from that of many musical composers (being more classically influenced is part of it) and I've liked ...

7 hours, 4 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Ives and Schoenberg

As of late, I have delved faithfully into Ives' work, and I cannot get all the music out of my head. So, with that perspective, I have been reading on him as well. I am interested in Ives' dissonant and atonal elements. I know, I know, many members ...

13 hours, 43 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Giving good customer service

Suppose that a customer were to walk into a book store and ask an adviser the location of a particular book; to which the adviser politely asked the customer to follow them to its location, in their stride, only to find that it is missing. At which ...

18 hours, 16 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Gubaidulina's Offertorium Concerto

This is heralded to be a masterpiece by many. Do you like it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yEQLKycpew

18 hours, 43 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

The Mask of Orpheus (Birtwistle)

Is there a libretto anywhere? As far as I can see the recording doesn't have one, and neither does Jonathan Cross's book.

20 hours, 44 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Canterville Ghost music

Hi, can anyone help me identify the piece from 4.05 to about 5.00 from the beginning of 'The Canterville Ghost' movie? I think it's really beautiful, I've tried searching for it, but never found it. I gather it's by Howard Blake, but don't know the ...

21 hours, 45 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Greetings from Jack Coffee Hays County!

Always listening for discovery and pleasure. Both look to be in abundance here about. http://what-music-is-playing-now.blogspot.com/

22 hours, 28 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Outstanding orchestrations of other composers' works

Can you think of any case of a famous composer orchestrating a work by other (more or less) famous composer. Let me give you a few examples: Ravel orchestrated Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Berlioz orchestrated Invitation to the Dance by ...

22 hours, 34 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Tadd Dameron-jazz composer, arranger, pianist

I first discovered Tadd Dameron through his crazy tune, Hot House. Its a very chromatic bebop sounding tune, with a real signature to it that I like. Apparently a lot of bebop and blue note type jazz artists play Dameron's tunes. I haven't yet heard a ...

23 hours, 28 minutes ago   -  Talk classical

Introducing my dark ambient/industrial project

Hello, The aim of this post is to introduce to you all my dark ambient/industrial project called Trônes de l'Osbcurité. This project is influenced mostly by Akira Yamaoka, the sound designer/composer behind the first 7 games of the Silent ...
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