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by dwil9798
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69384

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Schreker's Nachtstuck from Der ferne Klang, as part of the Proms, with the Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. This is only the third time Schreker has been played at the Proms. Next in the concert: Korngold's Violin Concerto, then Mahler's Seventh.
by dwil9798
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69384

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Rossini: Mosè in Egitto. Ruggero Raimondi as Moses, Claudio Scimone conducting. The prayer chorus, Dal tuo stellato soglio.

Probably my favorite choral piece of all time, funny because I normally don't like Rossini.
by dwil9798
Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Favorite Genre(s) and Why
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Favorite Genre(s) and Why

Favorite genre would have to be opera. Opera combines every element of music into one single art-form. It encompasses all that I love about music. I like several of Rameau's and Handel's operas, as well as Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck, but not many other Baroque operas. German opera is my favorite, bu...
by dwil9798
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Finest Melodies
Replies: 19
Views: 3054

Re: Finest Melodies

To all the people who know Schubert better than me, what is your opinion on the Tenth Symphony completed by Brian Newbould? This symphony has always been my favorite, especially the amazing third movement with it's many contrapuntal sections. I don't know how much of the music is Schubert's though. ...
by dwil9798
Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69384

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I saw this in person not once but three times. Very jealous. Mr. Gilbert isn't my favorite conductor, but I'm happy he is bringing more of this music to the general public. I'm looking forward to next seasons's Cunning Little Vixen, by Janacek, staged by the same team. One of my favorites, though I...
by dwil9798
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude

I love the Met's staging, but James Levine's conducting is a little slow fo my taste. The immolation scene is great, but Donner's "Heda! Heda hedo!" is way too slow for my taste. The same goes for part's of Karajan's Rheingold with the Berlin Philharmonic. I liked Chereau's staging of Walk...
by dwil9798
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude

The third act of Tristan, not just the Transfiguration, but Tristan's three solos and his ecstasy when the ship arrives are my favorite moments in music of all time. The climaxes Wagner builds are just unbelievable. As on of my musicology professors in college put it, Wagner really knows how to end ...
by dwil9798
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude

In 1859, Wagner wrote a concert ending to to the prelude. It was this version of the prelude that premiered in Paris the following year. The concert ending should show us how Wagner would have resolved the tension presented in the prelude, tension usually resolved three hours later.
by dwil9798
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Concert Ending of Wagner's Tristan Prelude

Does anyone have a full score for the prelude to the first act of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, with the composer's own concert ending? If anyone could upload it, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
by dwil9798
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Composer ever
Replies: 200
Views: 55672

Re: Best Composer ever

“Wagner is a composer who has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours” “One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time” --Rossini "I can never listen to that much Wagner, it always gives me the urge to conquer Poland"...
by dwil9798
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Composer ever
Replies: 200
Views: 55672

Re: Best Composer ever

perlnerd666 wrote:Yeah, but Verdi wrote representative sacred music at least, unlike our friend Richie. :)


I would hardly say Verdi is "better" than Wagner though, and I think even people who don't like Wagner would agree with that.
by dwil9798
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69384

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg. Kenneth Riegel as the dwarf and Inge Nelson as the Infanta. Conducted by Gerd Albrecht.

Sadder than any Puccini tale, written by the most under-appreciated composer of all time . . .
by dwil9798
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Composer ever
Replies: 200
Views: 55672

Re: Best Composer ever

perlnerd666 wrote:
dwil9798 wrote:I don't think I've added any input to this topic, so I'll say that I personally believe Richard Wagner the greatest composer...He did it all.

Except for Chamber Music :P.


Siegfried Idyll?!?!?!?!? String Quartet?!?!?!?!?!? :P
by dwil9798
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Composer ever
Replies: 200
Views: 55672

Re: Best Composer ever

I would say Erich Wolfgang Korngold Beautiful melodies like Puccini Massive thrilling orchestras like R.Strauss Epic climactic phrases like Mahler Heart wrenching songwriting like Zemlinsky Prodigious talent like Mozart Tragic life story/alienation like Rossini Korngold covers all the bases. I wish...
by dwil9798
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69384

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre Anyone able to see the NY Philharmonic's performance 2 weeks ago? No, but I wish! The car horns at the beginning are great. Of course, I also love Berio's un re in ascolto , but he's not really contemporary anymore...but Birtwistle is! Gawain , anyone? Would've loved to see...

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