Vivaldi - five of the best.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:30:09 GMT
Vivaldi is so prolific, that I am perplexed as to where to start. I wonder if any of you who regularly listen to this composer could offer me a...
opinions on Schumann's violin concerto
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:51:58 GMT
This works is really mysterious, it's not widely known nor even considered a major work by Schumann yet it captures me everytime I listen to it,...
Less Common Instrumental Forces?
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:05:33 GMT
I'm not looking for anything really out there like "kazoo quintet with four double-basses" but was just curious about what some slightly offbeat...
Missa Solemnis as an anti-war statement
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:16:26 GMT
There were lots of “battle symphonies” before Beethoven, and even he wrote one. In most cases, the battles seem to be portrayed as exciting events...
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:17:49 GMT
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Is yet another Russian composer; he was known to be a Russian nationalist and used alot of Russian folk tales and...
Cantata vs Oratorio
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:08:18 GMT
Can anyone tell me the difference between these two genres? I can obviously tell either apart from an opera, which has an element of non-musical...
Franco-Flemish composers who R not catchy but grow on you kind of after each listen?
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:27:39 GMT
Ok if they dont grab your attention right away it's normal, there perfume is gentle and subtle. First of all Johannes Tinctoris: i got one album...
Easily confused musical terms.
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:09:58 GMT
Hi, I am interested in hearing about musical terms that not only have specific musical meanings, but also extra-musical meanings or multiple meanings...
Work(s) composers should have scratched from their opus
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:10:15 GMT
Every composer has some works which may not have been their best music. Which works do you feel a composer should have deleted from his record?...
Egidius Kwartet vs Boston Church of the Advent choir = exequo both gold medailists?
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:49:24 GMT
These ensembles covers the renaissance era, and musician of Charles V King of Spain married to Queen of Portugal (thus said if my memory doesn't...
Who has beaten Mahler at his own game?
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:14:11 GMT
We know and love the music of Gustav Mahler for many reasons. Subtlety and concision are generally not among them. As we know, his symphonies average...
The definitive composer ranking?
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:50:28 GMT
Browsing the annals of Spotify (which is wonderful for sampling and then choosing among a massive range of classical recordings), and upon spotting...
Capacity for creativity, capacity for appreciation
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:03:21 GMT
Do composers and artists - pop/rock, classical, any genre - have a limited capacity to create new works? Or does the average listener have a limited...
What no Cheerkin De Hondt on youtube he one of the most interresting obscur flemish!
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:07:43 GMT
Blasphemy i says shame on you , youtube I'm joining a Vlaams Belang ''special'' terrorist sleeper cell group (this was a joke obviously) : lol: But...
Music ok, but “classical”
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:38:03 GMT
Perhaps we talked about this before, if so, forgive me and move on. Why does the need exist to describe some music as “classical”? In my world,...

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