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18 Octobre   -  

Feedback on Callas High D in 1952 Armida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caYGRDIBAa0 When listening to Rossini - Armida - D'amore Al Dolce Impero (1952 Live) on Youtube I have replayed the final climactic High D maybe 30 times. It is from the best version ever of this aria and when she ...

18 Octobre   -  

Images

I've been finding that quite a few of the images I use to illustrate some point disapear a couple of hours after having posted them, and after they'd seemed to be working fine. Most of the Current Listening ones come from Amazon, and they seem the ...

18 Octobre   -  

Kiran Matharoo

Kiran Matharoo, Hello everyone All thanks Kiran Matharoo

18 Octobre   -  

Music that helps you focus/get you motivated?

What are some pieces that get you motivated or help you to stay focused on something? For me Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin help me focus and I always listen to them when studying or working, and Beethoven's late string quartets and ...

18 Octobre   -  

Favorite Recordings of the Große Fuge?

The Große Fuge is one of my favorite pieces. But to be good it requires not only a good performance, but a great one. What are your personal favorites?

18 Octobre   -  

The Psychopath Test

http://vistriai.com/psychopathtest/

18 Octobre   -  

The head bobbin' hippity hoppity of classical music

My love of music began with Hip Hop and over the years I've maintained my affection for driving beats with heavy bass. I like to feel the music thumping at my chest and my choice of performance often depends on how well the recording does this, so ...

17 Octobre   -  

Favorite Mahler "Slow" Movements?

Mahler's slow movements are mostly unpredictable at first listen. Which of these guys are your favorites? (P.S. The Other option is because there are some movements in the 3rd and, arguably, the 9th, that can be called "slow" movements. If you want ...

17 Octobre   -  

What happened to Cheyne Records?

Cheyne Records were a reissues company active a few years back. They specialised in early recordings of British singers. I'm trying to source a copy of a CD they released of the complete recordings of Charles Santley and Edward Lloyd, but I can't find ...

17 Octobre   -  

My how the times have changed...

This gentleman is Joseph Baggers de Caster, born 1858. Photo is from the early 20th century. Things are much different in the percussion world now! perc.JPG Attached Images perc.JPG (143.1 KB)
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