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The Polling Station / Re: The String Quartet Game (Round Two)
« Last post by amw on Today at 03:23:38 AM »
Arensky - String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, op. 35 - 26
Bax - String Quartet no. 1 in G major - 10
Beethoven - String Quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135 - 26
Brahms - String Quartet no. 3 in B flat major, op. 67 - 7
Crumb - Black Angels - 29
Dvořák - String Quartet no. 13 in G major, op. 106 - 31
Ferneyhough - String Quartet no. 6 - 20 (+5)
Haydn - String Quartet in D major, op. 20/4 - 5
Haydn - String Quartet in G major, op. 77/1 "Lobkowitz" - 44
Janácek - String Quartet no. 2 "Intimate letters" - 35

Ligeti - String Quartet no. 2 - 35
Mozart - Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K 546 - 7
Myaskovsky - String Quartet no. 4 in F minor, op. 33/4 - 9
Post (David) - String Quartet no. 2 - 0
Rubbra - String Quartet no. 2 in E flat major, op. 73 - 1
Schubert - String Quartet no. 12 in C minor, D 703 "Quartettsatz" - 38
Shostakovich - String Quartet no. 12 in D flat major, op. 133 - 14 (+5)
Takemitsu - Landscape for String Quartet - 13
Toldrà - Vistes al mar - 0
Weinberg - String Quartet no. 11, op. 89 - 10
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The Polling Station / Re: Innovative Composer Game (Final Round)
« Last post by Sergeant Rock on Today at 02:47:40 AM »

Bach (CPE) - 27
Boulez - 32
Debussy - 28
Gesualdo - 25
Haydn - 19
Ives - 33

Liszt - 33
Mahler - 36
Monteverdi - 54
Schoenberg - 41 (+5)
Scriabin - 30
Stravinsky - 23
Wagner - 59 (+5)
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The Diner / Re: 5 Favourite Movie Villains
« Last post by Sergeant Rock on Today at 02:37:15 AM »
Some comedic villains and some modern femme fatales

Dr. Evil (Douglas "Dougie" Powers) played by Mike Myers in Austin Powers
Catherine Tramell played by Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct
Matty Tyler Walker played by Kathleen Turner in Body Heat
Gen. Garcia played by Richard Libertini in The In-Laws
The Joker played by Jack Nicholson in Batman


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The Polling Station / Re: Innovative Composer Game (Final Round)
« Last post by Cato on Today at 02:34:41 AM »
Bach (CPE) - 27
Boulez - 32
Debussy - 28
Gesualdo - 25 (+5)
Haydn - 19
Ives - 33

Liszt - 33
Mahler - 36
Monteverdi - 54
Schoenberg - 36
Scriabin - 30 (+5)
Stravinsky - 23
Wagner - 54
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Karajan was a silly musician
« Last post by jessop on Today at 02:31:01 AM »
Come on now. Karajan had a distinctive esthetic sense which some people are attracted to, but which repels other people. You are repelled. You can't be faulted for that, there are many who would agree with you. But now you're doing what, questioning his basic competence? That is simply ridiculous.

Yes exactly what I am trying to say. His aesthetic sense is so distinctive because it comes from a distinctly personal vision.

I am flattered, by the way, that you seem to have such an interest in me that you would even shift the focus of the discussion to an assessment of my own taste. It certainly made me chuckle a bit this afternoon to see you have a stab at whether I like Karjan's aesthetic or not, as if my own personal taste and prejudices were actually important.  0:)  But actually I know probably less than 1% (maybe less than 0.1%?) of anything there is to know about what was going on in Karajan's head when he studied Mahler scores. Getting to know a little more about that is what I am interested in through listening to his recordings, not whether people simply like it or not.

Karajan's recording of Mahler's 6th tells me that he had a very individual and even a rather eccentric view on Mahler's music to the point that he comes at it quite strongly from a different angle than what one might usually deduce from the score. I suppose it might be something like taking a bite into what looks like an apple but is revealed to be a Heston Blumenthal meat fruit! It might look like an apple, but after tasting it it probably wouldn't taste like one!  :laugh:

I hope you don't think I was questioning Karajan's competence.......perhaps you need to read over my posts again considering you seem to want to talk about it.
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The Diner / Re: 5 Favourite Movie Villains
« Last post by Alberich on Today at 02:06:34 AM »
I thought of including Hal on my list but I really don't see him as a true villain - he's a victim of a program error.
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The Polling Station / Re: The String Quartet Game (Round Two)
« Last post by Sergeant Rock on Today at 02:00:50 AM »

Arensky - String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, op. 35 - 26
Bax - String Quartet no. 1 in G major - 10
Beethoven - String Quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135 - 26 (+5)
Brahms - String Quartet no. 3 in B flat major, op. 67 - 7
Crumb - Black Angels - 29
Dvořák - String Quartet no. 13 in G major, op. 106 - 31
Ferneyhough - String Quartet no. 6 - 15
Haydn - String Quartet in D major, op. 20/4 - 5
Haydn - String Quartet in G major, op. 77/1 "Lobkowitz" - 44 (+5)
Janácek - String Quartet no. 2 "Intimate letters" - 35

Ligeti - String Quartet no. 2 - 35
Mozart - Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K 546 - 7
Myaskovsky - String Quartet no. 4 in F minor, op. 33/4 - 9
Post (David) - String Quartet no. 2 - 0
Rubbra - String Quartet no. 2 in E flat major, op. 73 - 1
Schubert - String Quartet no. 12 in C minor, D 703 "Quartettsatz" - 38
Shostakovich - String Quartet no. 12 in D flat major, op. 133 - 9
Takemitsu - Landscape for String Quartet - 13
Toldrà - Vistes al mar - 0
Weinberg - String Quartet no. 11, op. 89 - 10
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:47:36 AM »


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The Diner / Re: Welcome to Twin Peaks, population 51,201
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:45:43 AM »
I really hated the Dougie stuff. Though I liked much of S3, especially Ep.8, I'll never be able to sit through Dougie again.
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