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« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2012, 09:10:56 PM »


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When it rains, it pours. Raining Shostakovich in this case, not the most regularly performed composer in Munich, and now the fifth Symphony in as many days! And incidentally the Fifth Symphony this time – part of the regular Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra season with veteran conductor Polish Stanisław Skrowaczewski on the rostrum.

Stanisław Skrowaczewski is one of those fascinating cases of great, acknowledged, prize-winning, Pulitzer-nominated achievement that yet manages to remain underestimated. The one-time Nadia Boulanger student has worked with the perfectly underestimatable Hallé and Minnesota orchestras. He has recorded superb, but of course underestimated Shostakovich Symphonies (1 & 6, 5 & 10) with the former. And his is by far the best underrated Bruckner Symphony Cycle (with the Saarbrücken RSO on Oehms. Quote Skrowaczewski: "For me, Bruckner is one of the greatest composers, even though I cannot exactly say why." A man after my own heart!)...

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Re: Classical Music Blogs or Personal Webpages
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2012, 11:35:14 AM »
OK, well I recently embarked on an insane project - to listen to every piece of music mentioned in the June 2012 edition of Gramophone Magazine (because it was there!) and blog about each one. The blog is called Wheels of Cheese, in celebration of the time I saw Sir Simon Rattle buying two enormous wheels of cheese at the Covent Garden market at the interval of Haitinck conducting Parsifal.

The link is here

http://www.peter-salmon.co.uk/petersalmon/category/wheels-of-cheese/

Cheers

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« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2012, 12:55:31 PM »
OK, well I recently embarked on an insane project - to listen to every piece of music mentioned in the June 2012 edition of Gramophone Magazine (because it was there!) and blog about each one. The blog is called Wheels of Cheese, in celebration of the time I saw Sir Simon Rattle buying two enormous wheels of cheese at the Covent Garden market at the interval of Haitinck conducting Parsifal.

The link is here

http://www.peter-salmon.co.uk/petersalmon/category/wheels-of-cheese/

Cheers

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He always struck me as slightly cheesy; at least his hair did.

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« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2012, 04:19:11 PM »
I'm in the process of rerunning a series of posts I did for Boing Boing on my own blog. The series is called "Adventures in Music" and it was designed to interest young creative people in the animation industry in music they might not have considered before. The jump page to the entire series of posts is here...

http://animationresources.org/?p=3563

Enjoy!


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« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2012, 04:59:51 PM »
Well, I'm new and I just came across your forum and would like to add my LP Record Collection to your web pages.
I have some 7000 or so Classical albums and they are all there to search through, with a high res photo of front and back and inside,
in case people want to know what is on those records.
The site is this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hansthijs/
Have fun if you want to search for anything and have a good Christmas holidays

Greetings from Hans in Holland

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« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2013, 03:59:11 AM »
If you are looking for information about works for concertante violin and orchestra of the 20th century, check my database:

www.violinconcerto.de

Information about more than 12.000 works with publisher, instrumentation, movements, premiere details and existing recordings.
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« Reply #67 on: February 24, 2013, 02:00:37 AM »
would love to hear your feedback about my new video and my new album, I am a classically trained cellist but I also play many other genres, my music is mostly influenced by my classical roots.
-Mania - one man cello band by Yoed Nir:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBVWY2qsqY8
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http://yoednir.bandcamp.com

thank you so much for listening
yoed

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« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2013, 08:25:15 AM »

We squeezed in Classical Music at Forbes!

Bit of economics... to spice it up, though when it comes to the recommended recordings (next iteration), it will probably be too basic for most GMG-members.
(Though still, perhaps or especially, kick off a nifty debate.)



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« Reply #69 on: March 06, 2013, 12:56:48 PM »

The actual List:

Probably too basic for most GMG-lers... but would be interesting to know if you've come to classical music via totally different or similar experiences... or what your choices would be.



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How To Build A Top Quality Classical Music Library For $100


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« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2013, 04:48:03 AM »
The actual List:

Probably too basic for most GMG-lers... but would be interesting to know if you've come to classical music via totally different or similar experiences... or what your choices would be.



Sound Advice:
How To Build A Top Quality Classical Music Library For $100


http://www.forbes.com/sites/laursonpieler/2013/03/05/sound_adivce_how-to-build-a-top-quality-classical-music-library-for-100/

I've tried doing this exercise, and it is really difficult, so I do appreciate just how hard to it is to narrow down to a handful of discs. I like some of the choices (actually I like almost all of the choices on a personal note), but would aim for an even broader range of composers. So I would try to slip in this one (I like it has a mix of composers, several not otherwise represented - Prokofiev, Britten, Dukas, etc. -  as well as a mix of pieces):


The other composer that is missing is Brahms (well, Schumann too, but harder to mix him in). I think I'd try to work him in by replacing the Dvorak/Tchaikovsky disc (maybe a Brahms/Dvorak disc, of which there are several). Also, opera is missing, so I might try to replace the Strauss with Strauss + something else (not more Strauss) or perhaps an arias disc. But then perhaps you feel the selections become too broad without enough focus, a fair comment. There is no right answer, but a fun exercise.
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Re: Classical Music Blogs or Personal Webpages
« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2013, 07:58:52 AM »


The other composer that is missing is Brahms (well, Schumann too, but harder to mix him in). I think I'd try to work him in by replacing the Dvorak/Tchaikovsky disc (maybe a Brahms/Dvorak disc, of which there are several). Also, opera is missing, so I might try to replace the Strauss with Strauss + something else (not more Strauss) or perhaps an arias disc. But then perhaps you feel the selections become too broad without enough focus, a fair comment. There is no right answer, but a fun exercise.

yep... it is tough. and focus is probably more important than "catch-all". After all, it's not about trying to represent classical music in all its facets, it's only out to be a hook.

The omission of opera is intentional. Not only does opera turn more people off classical music than it turns them on (if they're not already into it), it's a real budget killer. And yes, some get into classical music through opera, but those wouldn't be caught with this list, anyway. Brahms might make it on the second hundred dollars. :-) He had just made my list when I tried this the first time around: http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2011/01/classical-music-for-100.html

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« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2013, 02:48:04 PM »
Hi everyone, just found this board and was wondering if any of you folks could help me with my classical radio blog. It's a blog covering classical radio programs around the world, with a listening grid/schedule with featured/selected/curated programs that you can listen to directly. These are real radio programs with live hosts, etc, not streaming services.  If anyone outside the U.S. would play as many, or all, of the radio streams for a few seconds to see if there are any that are blocked, for streaming outside the U.S., it would be a great help. I don't think it is possible to block the streams, since they are not flash-based, but I'm not sure.

Any other recommendations would also be appreciated. The blog is new, and your feedback would be usefule. Thanks for your time.
John O'Hara
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« Reply #73 on: January 10, 2014, 10:03:28 AM »
Articulate Silences is a blog that provides essays and listening guides to important works of 20th and 21st-century classical music. In the interests of full disclosure, I'm one of the contributors to the blog. They are open to new contributors, so if you feel like writing a listening guide, get in touch with them!

http://articulatesilences.wordpress.com/
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« Reply #74 on: May 08, 2014, 09:56:58 AM »
Hi!
Just joined this forum so I hope this doesn't seem to brash.  Here's my Stockhausen blog, where I plan to analyze and make people-friendly the krazy contemporary music of Karlheinz Stockhausen!

http://stockhausenspace.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2014, 10:08:44 AM »
But, wait! He's dead . . . so he's no longer contemporary.

Call it a minor adjustment. Best of luck with the blog!
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« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2014, 01:39:58 PM »
But, wait! He's dead . . . so he's no longer contemporary.

LOL!  Would you believe he's hanging out with Jim Morrison and Elvis in a secure secret location? :)

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« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2014, 02:12:48 PM »
LOL!  Would you believe he's hanging out with Jim Morrison and Elvis in a secure secret location? :)
This conversation might take a Maxwellian (as in Smart) turn..
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« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2014, 11:59:15 AM »
Hi, I'm the director of Youth Symphony Media (YSM), the first online media for young classical musicians in the world. It was founded in 2014 in San Francisco Bay Area, CA, We provide an educational online media community that let's everyone share their musical experience and teamwork, such as videos, audios and stories. We also provide daily newsletter to our members, including high-quality online music videos, interesting stories about young musicians, news & press of upcoming events and competitions.

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« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2014, 02:47:15 AM »
This conversation might take a Maxwellian (as in Smart) turn..

Would you believe hanging out with the Saddle Brook Marching Panthers at a Dunkin Donuts?
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