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The Requiem is not diffuse at all, it is masterly.
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Just Which Are the “10 Most-Loved Operas”?
« Last post by Jo498 on Today at 08:24:43 AM »
Interesting that St John is so much higher than St Matthew. 26 & 14 productions of each on the record - considering that they are Easter staples, I can easily accept that there were that many staged productions of each. Same with The Messiah and Christmas. 29 different staged Winterreise productions, not so much.

I doubt that they mean actual stagings. I have heard about stagings of the passions (also balletts) but they are fairly rare. I have never heard about a staging of the Xmas oratorio or Beethoven's 9th. Therefore I believe that they counted also unstaged performances that simply took place in a theater or opera house and therefore appeared on the schedules they used for their statistics.
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Just Which Are the “10 Most-Loved Operas”?
« Last post by zamyrabyrd on Today at 08:24:00 AM »
It's not my 'most' loved opera, but in general, I have come to love much of Bellini.

Add to the list of composers, Donizetti. Out of his 70 operas, many of them were hits then and never lost their popularity.
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Todd on Today at 08:22:11 AM »
How are you liking it? So far I have deleted the songs with a hip hop guest from my phone.


I like it overall, with caveats about the guest artists.  The only guest that adds anything is The Weeknd.  (I'd never heard his work until this album.)  Stevie Nicks is decades past her sell by date, Sean Ono Lennon doesn't bring much, and A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti do nothing for me.  But even with that, the album seems to cohere pretty well over its excessive length, and the more up-tempo if not necessarily more upbeat evolution of her style indicates Ms Grant might have something more substantive to deliver in the future.
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There are only three early orchestral works by Brahms, the two serenades and the first piano concerto. The German Requiem is not really early and I don't think it is unfocussed, it is not a symphony, so it does not need to hang so tightly together.

(I have once read some analysis that distinguished no fewer than 10 thematic ideas in the exposition of Mozart's concerto K 451, so Brahms' is still a few themes short of that...)
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Just Which Are the “10 Most-Loved Operas”?
« Last post by Florestan on Today at 08:21:05 AM »
It's not my 'most' loved opera, but in general, I have come to love much of Bellini.

One of my favorites opera composers.  8)
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Just Which Are the “10 Most-Loved Operas”?
« Last post by zamyrabyrd on Today at 08:19:02 AM »
Yes. Me.


I tend to think that musicians would appreciate Norma more than the general public.
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Just Which Are the “10 Most-Loved Operas”?
« Last post by mc ukrneal on Today at 08:13:26 AM »
Me too, but I rate La Sonnambula higher. It's on my top 5. :)
It's not my 'most' loved opera, but in general, I have come to love much of Bellini.
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Just Which Are the “10 Most-Loved Operas”?
« Last post by Florestan on Today at 08:11:30 AM »
Yes. Me.

Me too, but I rate La Sonnambula higher. It's on my top 5. :)
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Just Which Are the “10 Most-Loved Operas”?
« Last post by mc ukrneal on Today at 08:10:03 AM »
Is Norma a "loved" opera and if so, by whom?
Yes. Me.
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