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Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,645
Posted By Raskolnikov
I see what you're saying--concert attendance is...

I see what you're saying--concert attendance is only a reliable metric of relevancy insofar as the music is relevant to the people in attendance. That's an important point, and one that I'd agree...
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By Raskolnikov
Mozart piano concertos, 5-27. I love the Mitsuko...

Mozart piano concertos, 5-27. I love the Mitsuko Uchida recordings. Upbeat, lovely, perfectly phrased, constructed, balanced. Great studying/working music and a great way to get into classical music.
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,645
Posted By Raskolnikov
I think this kind of exclusion is a big part of...

I think this kind of exclusion is a big part of what turns ordinary folks off to classical music--the pretense that you have to know something about 19th century music to be able to enjoy it, or even...
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,645
Posted By Raskolnikov
Is this something you've seen a lot of, or you...

Is this something you've seen a lot of, or you know people who do this? I have a hard time imagining people spending money on orchestra tickets and sitting still for two hours just to be associated...
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By Raskolnikov
Richard Wagner

Beyond his absolutely contemptible anti-semitism and associations with Nazism, what are your thoughts on his music, particularly his operas? I've watched Rheingold in full, read the libretti for...
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,645
Posted By Raskolnikov
I'm sure you're right, but how would we know how...

I'm sure you're right, but how would we know how many people are there to just show off/rub shoulders with the hoi polloi? Besides that, I think it's fine to have intentions besides pure musical...
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 118,326
Posted By Raskolnikov
Beethoven (everything) Mozart (piano concertos,...

Beethoven (everything)
Mozart (piano concertos, late symphonies, operas, late quartets)
Wagner (DER RING)
Shostakovich (symphonies, quartets)
Brahms (symphonies, violin concerto)
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,645
Posted By Raskolnikov
Any Vampire Weekend fans in the house? Their...

Any Vampire Weekend fans in the house? Their first album, which had great commercial and critical success, has a whole lot of classical influence (Chopin, Bach, etc). They incorporated plenty of...
Forum: Classical 06-09-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,755
Posted By Raskolnikov
To me, there is no composer or artist, period,...

To me, there is no composer or artist, period, who can rival Ludwig van Beethoven. I cannot describe the joy his music gives me, how grateful I am to live in a world where music exists and in...
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