Welcome to the Classical Music Circle

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Read 7400 times.

Tyson

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 6046
  • Audio - It's all a big fake.
Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« on: 10 Jun 2009, 05:32 am »
Hello fellow AC'ers and welcome to the Classical Music Circle.   :banana piano:

This area is for discussing all things classical (except Opera, which has it's own circle).  Just about anything is fair game, from Renaissance music, to the classical era of Haydn and Mozart, to Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mahler, and on to post Romantic music such as Prokofiev and Stravinsky, and finally touching on the current masters such as Adams, Reich, Glass, Messiaen, Boulez, Webern, and a whole host of others.

So, whether your passion is the latest Historically Informed Performance of Bach, a grand recording from the past, or the use of a helicopter in a modern day string quartet, you are most welcome here.  My only request is we keep the passion directed toward the music, and not towards each other.

Scottdazzle

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jun 2009, 02:17 pm »
Tyson,

I'm excited about this new circle and will watch it closely... maybe even post once in awhile.

Scott

richidoo

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #2 on: 10 Jun 2009, 06:20 pm »
Me too, this is awesome. Great idea Tyson, and thanks for hosting.

S Clark

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 4909
  • Measurements don't make your toes tap
Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jun 2009, 09:21 pm »
I'll definitely participate here.  Thanks for hosting. :thumb:

jimdgoulding

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #4 on: 11 Jun 2009, 01:38 am »
Damn straight.

Scottdazzle

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #5 on: 11 Jun 2009, 02:41 am »
If you like classical music sacd's, concordmusicgroup.com is having a blowout sale.  I just picked up 9 Telarc sacd's for $5.98 a piece.  You can probably find something you like there.  It looks suspiciously like they are getting ready to go out of business.

thunderbrick

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 5086
  • I'm just not right!
Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #6 on: 11 Jun 2009, 03:10 am »
Got it!  I just bought a bunch of SACDs as well.

Thanks so much, Scott!

Art_Chicago

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #7 on: 11 Jun 2009, 03:42 am »
Tyson, it is just great to have a circle dedicated to classical music  :thumb:

Tyson

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 6046
  • Audio - It's all a big fake.
Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #8 on: 11 Jun 2009, 04:38 am »
Thanks all - I'm so stoked to be able to have this circle here, this music is a real passion of mine and I think of quite a few people here.  I like having our own "sandbox", so the posts don't get lost in the more jazz and rock based posts in the general music circle. 

Plus, the number and variety of recordings available today outstrips any other time in history.  It's a GREAT time to be a classical music fanatic!

Ericus Rex

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #9 on: 11 Jun 2009, 12:00 pm »
What's your background, Tyson?  Performer?  Music Historian?  Or simply a fanatic?  Sorry if you've told us before....

Tom B.

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #10 on: 11 Dec 2009, 04:17 pm »
A few of you mentioned SACDs available for a song. I only wish that Sony hadn't discontinued the format after releasing only three of Glenn Gould's recordings! There is so much more.....Horowitz, Bernstein, Mitropoulus, Stern, Bruno Walter, etc etc etc Columbia Masterworks  what a tragedy !!!

Sony and Philips developed the format and after a few years...poooff....they dropped the format.  It was a decision made by the bean counters.....not enough money in it!! :evil: :evil:

Tom B.

jerryleefish

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 32
Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #11 on: 29 May 2012, 02:31 pm »
I am an amateur musician and play cello in great orchestra. Here are some pieces played over the past few years. Note the diversity:

Wagner Seigfred Idle, Sant Saens 3d Symphony(Organ), Brahms Requiem,
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto #2, Handel, Messiah, Glazunof, Les Saisons,
Marquez, Danzon No.2, Dvorak, Symphony No.8, Delibes, Le Roi S'amuse
Paert, Berliner Messe, Britten, Symphonetta, Delius, Summer on the River.
Mendelssohn, Hebriden Ovt.

These pieces can be seen on You Tube," The Orchestra At Shelter Rock"

koyaan

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 60
Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #12 on: 29 May 2012, 09:06 pm »
Sony did release a few Bruno Walter SACDs. His Beethoven's 6th is one of my favorite recordings.

doorman

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #13 on: 29 May 2012, 09:36 pm »
As a classical music lover also, I look forward to an active & informative circle!
Don

jimdgoulding

Re: Welcome to the Classical Music Circle
« Reply #14 on: 25 Mar 2016, 07:26 pm »
Just listened to Shostakovich's 10th with Inbal conducting the Weiner Symphoniker on a Denon disc.  I hadn't listened to this in a very long time and it's positively brilliant all the way around.  Way recommended!