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Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,835
Posted By allisonthepianist
Gyorgy Ligeti (without a doubt) George Crumb ...

Gyorgy Ligeti (without a doubt)
George Crumb
Witold Lutoslawski
Bela Bartok
Samuel Barber

also check out...Joseph Schwantner, John Corigliano, Robert Beaser, John Cage


and ME! Also self...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,720
Posted By allisonthepianist
Yes...you are correct...a friend of mine did a...

Yes...you are correct...a friend of mine did a film music project on The Hours and Philip Glass. he did in fact do the music to it...he recycled some old material of his...Satyagraha (an opera I...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,333
Posted By allisonthepianist
I personally don't like Lang Lang (I mean no...

I personally don't like Lang Lang (I mean no disrespect...it is just my opinion)...I think his technique is solid but his musicality is lacking...his sense of pacing and style is under-developed...he...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,092
Posted By allisonthepianist
Chopin Etudes...if you like to listen to...

Chopin Etudes...if you like to listen to virtuosic stuff.
Chopin Scherzo No. 3 - Martha Argerich recording is THE BEST.

If you wanna hear some new music...i've written some stuff...I'd LOVe for...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,994
Posted By allisonthepianist
My first was a collection of Chopin piano...

My first was a collection of Chopin piano pieces...a Naxos CD. I am a musician and since I was little, it was my goal to play as many of those pieces on the CD that I could. I've come close! So if...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,098
Posted By allisonthepianist
I can't just name one...Polonaise-Fantasie by...

I can't just name one...Polonaise-Fantasie by Chopin - one of his best compositional masterpieces in my opinion. Bartok - Piano Concerto No. 1, Samuel Barber - Piano Sonata, Gasprad de la Nuit by...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,632
Posted By allisonthepianist
Madame Butterfly...a definite yes...but I'm...

Madame Butterfly...a definite yes...but I'm assuming you are already aware of the famous operas if you have been listening to the genre for a while. Lakme by Delibes is wonderful (It has that famous...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,026
Posted By allisonthepianist
David Douglas....avant garde jazz guy....trumpet...

David Douglas....avant garde jazz guy....trumpet player....great stuff
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By allisonthepianist
As a guitarist....you should listen to Sharon...

As a guitarist....you should listen to Sharon Isbin albums...she's probably one of the best classical guitarists out there....she teaches at Juilliard and has won at least one Grammy.
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,975
Posted By allisonthepianist
Terry Riley is good stuff...I prefer Steve Reich...

Terry Riley is good stuff...I prefer Steve Reich though...just an opinion
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,261
Posted By allisonthepianist
If you want to here some wild stuff...Listen to...

If you want to here some wild stuff...Listen to anything by Gyorgy Ligeti....his music was used in Stanley Kubrick Films....Eyes Wide Shut and S2001 Space Odyssey
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,713
Posted By allisonthepianist
i like it all...but I especially love modern...

i like it all...but I especially love modern composers...Ligeti, Crumb, Lutoslawski, Thomas Ades, Joseph Schwantner....etc etc
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 27,061
Posted By allisonthepianist
Yes another modern music lover!!!!! Gyorgy...

Yes another modern music lover!!!!! Gyorgy Ligeti is my fav.
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,168
Posted By allisonthepianist
I got my Bachelors in Composition. It's hard...

I got my Bachelors in Composition. It's hard work! But very rewarding. I use Finale. I take inspiration from all different things...jazz, Latin, anything that sounds interesting to me and that I...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,868
Posted By allisonthepianist
The term "Classical" generally refers to the...

The term "Classical" generally refers to the Western tradition coming from Europe. There is another meaning of the word refering to the 'Classical Period' of time - think Mozart, Beethoven,...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,220
Posted By allisonthepianist
I like Liszt somewhat...fantastic...

I like Liszt somewhat...fantastic pianist....great piano writing...but it was kinda "fluff" in terms of composition....just flashy show-offy kind of stuff...there are a few exceptions....I like some...
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 112,562
Posted By allisonthepianist
Wow...can I even pick just 5? How about 6... ...

Wow...can I even pick just 5? How about 6...
In no particular order:

Samuel Barber
J.S. Bach
Manuel de Falla
Frederic Chopin
Gyorgy Ligeti
Bela Bartok
Forum: Classical 05-03-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,040
Posted By allisonthepianist
The word Classical has many meanings....as a...

The word Classical has many meanings....as a general term, it refers to music that follows the Western musical tradition (from Europe)...as someone else mentioned...composers such as J.S. Bach,...
Forum: Classical 05-02-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 22,717
Posted By allisonthepianist
I'd recommend for the beginner listener in...

I'd recommend for the beginner listener in Classical music to start off with some Chopin piano music (his etudes maybe, the Barcarolle Op. 60, or Polonaises), some J.S. Bach (I like the double Violin...
Forum: Classical 05-01-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,595
Posted By allisonthepianist
Ummm...Martha Argerich...without question...end of story

Haha...j/k...I know everyone is going to obviously have a strong opinion on this one. I happen to LOVE Martha Argerich...she is a piano GODDESS....look at her videos on YouTube.
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