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30 Août   -  

Violin and Viola

Since I have already done Beethoven and Mozart, I thought I might do another highly clichéd music poll. The abundance of viola jokes would suggest the violin, but as several people have commented (e.g. on the massive joke thread), few people ...

30 Août   -  

Would you rather eat cauliflower or broccoli

When I am given cauliflower (the repugnant weed), it finds its way to the dog. She is a good friend for sure. There is no "none of the above." To vote you must choose the lesser of two evils.

30 Août   -  

Censorship of new music at The Proms

Words fail me - apparently omitting new music from TV broadcasts has been the practice at these Proms. It's pandering to the lowest common denominator - sometimes I think "classical music" and its traditional institutions deserve to die ...

30 Août   -  

Records vs. CDs

I am back to haunt the forum! (evil Dracula laugh from me and a groan from all of you) It's been a while, but I was wondering something. Do you folks prefer the sound of records or CDs? Not which you primarily listen to, as a recent thread asked. I ...

30 Août   -  

Mandolin

I have one of these and though it is usually associated with bluegrass music I want to find stuff for classical mandolin. Is it a different instrument or are they one and the same?

29 Août   -  

A Simple Question on Counterpoint

The note-to-note type, to be more specific. One of the basic 'rules' is to avoid playing a 4th, with regard to the note you're on. My question is, by "4th", do we mean the fourth note over the note we're on? (example: Any F, with respect to C?) Or ...

29 Août   -  

Recorder anyone?

Normally mention of thos instrument sends people cringing, mainly due to the fact that years ago schoolkids were given them and sent home to drive their parents mad with the screech of an overblown devil's flute! And yet of course the recorder is a ...

29 Août   -  

Off to Ibiza in the morning...

...Mp3 player loaded with Falla Rodrigo Granados Albeniz also Jarabe de Palo and Amaral... Let a week Fully Inclusive festivities commence...Hold the fort Chaps and Chapesses! :D

29 Août   -  

Hi from England

Hi everyone, just joined and hope in to enjoy the discissions here. I believe I've been here before forgot my login and it was easier to register a new account. Plus I'm not the same person I was back then. Anyway my name's Larry and I live in the ...

29 Août   -  

can anyone help to identify this beautiful music from climbing great buildings

Hello I was watching the BBC2 programme called Climbing Great Buildings, it was the episode where they climbed St. Pauls Cathedral, right at the end of the programme with the show credits was this amazing piece of music I have heard it used before on ...
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