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by dwil9798
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Fantastic work. My favorite contemporary opera (along with Glass's Akhnaten and Carter's What Next?; I despise Adams). I really love his music but the text is also great. Anyone able to see the NY Philharmonic's performance 2 weeks ago?
by dwil9798
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Finale of Korngold's brilliant "Die Tote Stadt" with the incomparable James King as Paul. He ranks up there along with Wunderlich as my favorite tenor.
by dwil9798
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Wrong Order of Pages in La Boheme
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Wrong Order of Pages in La Boheme

In the full score scan of Puccini's La Boheme, starting at pg. 86 until pg. 111 of Act II, the music goes in reverse order. That is, rehearsal mark 30 on pg. 86 to 25 on pg. 108. If someone could please fix this, it would avoid any future confusion. Thanks.
by dwil9798
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

And now I'm listening to the fantastic final movement of Korngold's Violin Concerto. Anne Sophie Mutter on violin.
by dwil9798
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mahler: Das Lie von der Erde. Otto Klemperer conducting, and the wonderful Fritz Wunderlich as soloist for "Das Trinklied von Jammer der Erde". The best recording of the work, with Christa Ludwig pulling off an epic "Der Abschied". Mahler this. Strauss that. :roll: :) For the re...
by dwil9798
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mahler: Das Lie von der Erde. Otto Klemperer conducting, and the wonderful Fritz Wunderlich as soloist for "Das Trinklied von Jammer der Erde". The best recording of the work, with Christa Ludwig pulling off an epic "Der Abschied".
by dwil9798
Mon May 31, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Your Top 5 Favorite Pieces
Replies: 90
Views: 16067

Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Pieces

Just checked my previous list, and I'm glad to see my musical taste hasn't really changed in around a year. :D Let's take another general look: 1. Wagner: Tristan und Isolde . My favorite by far, and I don't think this will change. Everything about it is just awesome. 2. Puccini: La Boheme . Once on...
by dwil9798
Tue May 25, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Overrated, Overused, Overdone, underrated etc.
Replies: 97
Views: 26351

Re: Overrated, Overused, Overdone, underrated etc.

I don't often mind music being overdone if they're honestly very good pieces. For instance, Tchaikovsky's final three symphonies (especially the Fifth) are programmed by nearly every orchestra each year, but they are actually great pieces and I don't mind listening to them over and over. In my opini...
by dwil9798
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Overrated, Overused, Overdone, underrated etc.
Replies: 97
Views: 26351

Re: Overrated, Overused, Overdone, underrated etc.

The only piece by Mahler that I find overdone is his First Symphony, which is programmed by nearly every orchestra. I don't find it satisfying to listen to, and I feel it is one of his least inspired works. His Seventh and Adagio from No. 10 I find are not played enough, and they really are fantasti...
by dwil9798
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Name Favorite Chord
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: Name Favorite Chord

Correct me if I'm wrong (having only seen the score once), but I believe the Pli selon pli chord contains all twelve notes, scorred for the bass instruments, as well as the percussion. I don't know about you guys, but in all seriousness my favorite chord is just a plain G7 with the added 6, spelled ...
by dwil9798
Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Name Favorite Chord
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: Name Favorite Chord

The opening chord in Boulez's Pli selon pli without a doubt. :D
by dwil9798
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Strauss Waltzes
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Strauss Waltzes

I've noticed that Johann Strauss II is severely under-represented on this site and any full scores of waltzes or polkas would be great to have. If anyone has Fruhlingstimmen, Schneeglocken, Rosen aus dem suden, Geschnichten aus dem Wienerwald, or any others could you please upload them? Thanks.
by dwil9798
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Augmented Chords in Music
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Best Augmented Chords in Music

I was just listening to the Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung and as Valhalla goes up in flames there is a massive E-Flat augmented chord played by the full orchestra (pg. 610 of the full score). Even though it's played for just a moment, it is so powerful and when you hear it, you immidiately r...
by dwil9798
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Recommendations for massive choirs
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Recommendations for massive choirs

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky cantata comes to mind, but you would need a good mezzo soloist for the sixth movement. Borodin's Polovetsian Dances would also work too.
by dwil9798
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Pieces that Grow Louder, then Subside
Replies: 16
Views: 2831

Re: Pieces that Grow Louder, then Subside

First one that comes to mind is the first movement of Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta. The fugue reaches a climax when the theme is played in the seminal key of E-flat (the farthest note from the tonic A). After this development the music dies down and ends the way it began. Not ...

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