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Composer Discussion / Re: Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 01:50:10 PM »
Great for slicing up pedestrians!
Yes, several were tragically chopped in half when I helped Danielle transport her harp to the concert.
 8)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Brian on Today at 01:49:03 PM »
First listen to Gielen's Eroica



The first 3 minutes are A+
Wow, this instantly jumps onto my shortlist of faves. So much energy and immediacy, but not in a youthful/headstrong way - speed with integrity. Need to listen to the rest of the cycle ASAP.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by listener on Today at 01:45:36 PM »
MENDELSSOHN Die Erste Walpurgisnacht  op. 60
and as if in apology a Kyrie and a cantata on O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Lisbon Gulbenkian Chorus and Orch.      Gilles Cachemaille bar.
Michel Corboz, cond.
and off to pick up some Pizzetti downtown
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The Polling Station / Re: Top 10 Favorite Quintets
« Last post by some guy on Today at 01:41:49 PM »
Someone should mention Mladi, quick.

Oh, there. I just did.

Good.

I'd mention Relais and Fourth Millenium, too if I thought it would do any good.

How to improve the world (you will only make matters worse).

Words as true today as when they were written. ;D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The Ars Nova Appreciation Thread
« Last post by α | on Today at 01:38:33 PM »
Authenticity in performance must be accomplished by making the entire chorus STOP taking Prozac or any other antidepressant, and to stop using toilet paper for three months. Only then will the proper atmosphere be achieved.

Welcome back man!  ;D
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by nodogen on Today at 01:34:30 PM »
King Crimson
Live in Toronto
(Double CD, Full concert, 2015)

First impressions: excellent set and sound quality. Good to hear sax and flute back in Crimson. Still not sure of the need for 3 drummers.



Update: phwoar!!!!
The second disc in particular is fantastic. Who knew Sailor's Tale could be such a beast??!!??!!!
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Spineur on Today at 01:33:39 PM »
Takemitsu: Day Signal, Quotation of Dream, How Slow the Wind, Twill by Twilight, Archipelago S., Dream/Window, Night Signal
London Sinfonietta, cond. Knussen


This is very good.  I'll should give it another spin.
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Authenticity in performance must be accomplished by making the entire chorus STOP taking Prozac or any other antidepressant, and to stop using toilet paper for three months. Only then will the proper atmosphere be achieved.
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I know how seriously politicians take the current situation, at least when it comes to public pronouncements.  (I read the Graun daily to keep abreast of some daily responses to outrages, and the Economist weekly to get a sense of outrages in other countries.)  That's pretty standard politics.  I also know that Europe, in particular, is dependent on the US for security, and as such European leaders will do nothing but complain.  If they were really serious, would they not scour their laws to come up with some material way to punish the US?  Sanctions, say?  A formal censure issued by various parliaments?  A UN resolution, even?  Yes, no?

Probably no, they'll just hold their nose till he's gone.
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Takemitsu: Day Signal, Quotation of Dream, How Slow the Wind, Twill by Twilight, Archipelago S., Dream/Window, Night Signal
London Sinfonietta, cond. Knussen

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