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11 Février   -  

Medieval and Renaissance Music Poll

Here is a poll to see whether people here listen to and enjoy music before the Baroque era. It is anonymous, in the hope that people will feel more like responding honestly if they know their answer will not be public.

11 Février   -  

Movie Themes/Soundtracks As a Category of Modern Classical Music

In classical music I am drawn to melody before anything else. I'm talking about pure, accessible, immediately-recognizable melody: Melody that strikes deep at the soul and the heartstrings. In full disclosure, I don't like much in the way of ...

10 Février   -  

Do You Like Pineapple On Your Pizza?

I used to like pineapple on my pizza but lately I seem to prefer the pizza without. Maybe it was the pineapple that wasn't fresh. I have some friends who really don't like pineapple on their pizzas. What about you? :)

10 Février   -  

What Exactly Is an Irish Tenor?

I get the impression that an "Irish tenor" is not simply a tenor from Ireland but rather a tenor who has a particular type of sound -- perhaps one that is higher than the average tenor sound or has a particular type of vibrato. Or is an Irish tenor ...

10 Février   -  

Your favo(u)rite discs produced on REM Editions

REM Editions was one of many specialty labels from France which receives little (or no) acknowledgement from TC membership. Perhaps in the case of REM, the sound quality of most their CDs was below par for the industry and probably accounts for the ...

10 Février   -  

Your favo(u)rite discs produced on Finlandia Records

I purchased a lot of CDs on the Finlandia label during 1994 & 1995. By that time, my understanding is that Warner Classics had already bought Finlandia Records, but Finlandia's releases from the late 1980s & early 1990s continued to be in stock ...

10 Février   -  

What about another Symphony Game: Bruckner, Sibelius?

Those Symphony Games on this site look fun, and I have enjoyed seeing the results. The Shostakovich one in particular is proving useful as I make my way through his massive and often challenging repertoire. Three composers who - as far as I can ...

10 Février   -  

Which of these medieval composers do you prefer?

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10 Février   -  

Questions for the Master

On Saturday I bought Christian Thielemann's book My Life with Wagner (just before I saw the hi-def cinema version of the Met's Lulu, which was utterly superb). I am clearly goi8ng to enjoy the book a great deal too. CT says he would not like to meet ...

10 Février   -  

Music we deserve, music we get

In the US, typically we get the kind of music we're willing to barter our wealth for. If we want Beethoven in concerts, we pay for it and we get it. If we want Stockhausen, we pay for that -- and if there's much demand, backed by pocketbooks, believe ...
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