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by dwil9798
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69412

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Charles Ives: Set of Five Take Offs for Piano. Alan Mandel, Piano.

Just when you think it is going to be a tonal Ives work, he slams you with that second chord. Awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IgySp0ikkc
by dwil9798
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Please help me find aria!!
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Please help me find aria!!

How about the "Flower Duet" from "Lakmé", by Delibes?
by dwil9798
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Looking for mass-suggestions (SATB+strings&organ)
Replies: 16
Views: 2784

Re: Looking for mass-suggestions (SATB+strings&organ)

Bruckner's masses, as well as Franck's mass, are some of my favorites in the genre. Poulenc's "Mass in G" is written for SATB alone, and although is modern is very nice. My only other recomendation is Britten's "Missa Brevis". It is written for organ and SATB, but the pieces are ...
by dwil9798
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: "IMSLP's biggest holes" - Most Wanted Scores
Replies: 130
Views: 16593

Re: "IMSLP's biggest holes" - Most Wanted Scores

Since no one has responded to my topic about it, I suggest any works that are PD by Janacek, specifically his full or vocal scores to his operas Jenufa, Excursions of Mr. Broucek, Kata Kabanova, or Cunning Little Vixen (not sure about that one though). Also, the full scores to Taras Bulba and the La...
by dwil9798
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69412

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - Scene 6 Ending. 2006 production at the Royal Opera House with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina and John Tomlinson as Boris, Pappano conducting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDjwFeKF ... re=related

You can't tell me that isn't awesome.
by dwil9798
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Janacek Operas
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Janacek Operas

I would love if someone could post any full or vocal scores to Janacek's operas. Janacek is severely under-represented, so if anyone has any other scores of his, that would be great as well. Thanks.
by dwil9798
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Sostenuto pedal usage in piano literature
Replies: 15
Views: 2726

Re: Sostenuto pedal usage in piano literature

In Prokofiev's "Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet" for piano, No. 6 "Friar Lawrence", at Bar 9 there begins a series of held low B-Flats. I've found that the sostenuto pedal is the only really effective way to to perform this passage, unless Prokofiev had intended some very blurry...
by dwil9798
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Finest Melodies
Replies: 19
Views: 3056

Re: Finest Melodies

Probably the most obscure music on my list, Poulenc's "Les Animaux Modeles" suite from the ballet. Check it out, you will be blown away. Especially the second and fourth movements, which contain some really sublime melodies. I checked that piece out, and it indeed blew me away. The beginn...
by dwil9798
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69412

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wagner - "O du, mein holder Abendstern" from "Tannhäuser ". Bernd Weikel in a production at München conducted by Zubin Mehta. One of my favorite Wagner basses (the best Hans Sachs by far).
by dwil9798
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Finest Melodies
Replies: 19
Views: 3056

Re: Finest Melodies

Wagner was a great melody writer, but I think my favorite of his would have to occur during the "Karfreitag Musik" of Parsifal. The strings divided play a rustling triplet pattern as the oboe intones the "Flowery Meadow"(von Wolzogen) motif. The horns provide harmony, and soon th...
by dwil9798
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Puccini: Capriccio sinfonico
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Puccini: Capriccio sinfonico

An early work of Puccini, therefore I'm unsure of its copyright. Could someone please upload if it can be? Thanks.
by dwil9798
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69412

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Beethoven: Fidelio - 1950 recording with Wilhelm Furtwangler conducting and Kirsten Flagstad as Lenore. Right now I'm at Rocco's Act 1 aria. Not the best recording, but Kirsten Flagstad's singing makes, like always, is stellar.
by dwil9798
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 436
Views: 69412

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Stravinsky: Ode, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra under Oliver Knussen's direction. The second movement scherzo, the hunting music, is my favorite piece of music ever composed by Stravinsky.
by dwil9798
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Top Ten Favorite Operas
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Top Ten Favorite Operas

Good point made. I would never hate to see a Donizetti or Rossini production, but they are nowhere near my favorite operas. Probably wouldn't even be in my top 50. I've always felt it a shame that here in America we see more of that type of opera and and not enough lesser known operas, for instance ...
by dwil9798
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Weill: Cello Sonata (1919 - 1921)
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Weill: Cello Sonata (1919 - 1921)

Thanks. Not too surprising, but it's a shame more of Weill's works aren't PD.

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