Started by Gurn Blanston, February 22, 2009, 07:05:20 AM
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Quote from: Mn Dave on February 22, 2009, 08:33:02 AMWhat are some good books on the subject, Gurn?
Quote from: KammerNuss on February 22, 2009, 08:48:49 AMWhat to Listen For in Mozart
Quote from: KammerNuss on February 22, 2009, 08:48:49 AMHi Gurn, nice idea for a thread! I was given this book for my birthday last summer, and I think it's a pretty good book for relative newcomers to classical era music (but specifically on Mozart).What to Listen For in Mozart - by Robert Harris
Quote from: opus67 on February 22, 2009, 08:50:04 AMNice timing, Gurn. Right now, I'm reading this, so this thread and the book should complement each other. The chapters of the book are rather short, but I, a neophyte listener, find the text neither dry nor complex. I'm sure it'll be valuable to beginners. I think it was M Forever who recommended The Classical Style; but if I remember the reviews correctly, it probably would not be useful to me right now.
Quote from: KammerNuss on February 22, 2009, 09:01:41 AMGurn, I'm hoping there will be discussions on here too about other Classical Era composers in addition to "The Big Three". More than any other era, I find that the focus in the Classical Era is so narrowly centred around Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on February 22, 2009, 09:05:29 AMBoccherini
Quote from: Brian on February 22, 2009, 09:09:52 AMI have gradually become a very big fan of Carl Stamitz; his "orchestral quartets" are marvelous works, much like energetic string-only serenades, and the cello concerti are meltingly beautiful. The whole Stamitz family was part of the "Mannheim" club that formed one of the other very big musical schools of the 18th century, one which I'm keen to learn more about.My compliments to you, Gurn, for starting this excellent thread. I am not a big classical-era listener myself, but will be watching with avid interest.
Quote from: KammerNuss on February 22, 2009, 09:12:23 AMNow there is someone I definitely need more of in my collection! And the French/English composer, George Onslow.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on February 22, 2009, 09:21:10 AM * Giovanni Paisiello (1741 - 1816)
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