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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

As controversial as it is powerful, Dmitri Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony was written in the wake of the searing criticism of his opera, "La…

Started by Loren Miller

5 Jun 5, 2010
Reply by Loren Miller

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, Wand, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra

One of my favorite symphonies from the romantic period. The Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, is a symphony written by Johannes Brahms. B…

Started by Roy The Infidel

3 May 23, 2010
Reply by Alenka Bobinsky

Claude Debussy - Reflets dans l'eau

This is a work I seem to come back to again and again, as much for its dynamics once underway as for its lovely, placid beginning and end. …

Started by Loren Miller

1 Apr 17, 2010
Reply by Jaume

Let's Use This One For Favorite Operas

I got hooked on opera when my 1960s college girlfriend talked me into seeing Tosca at the Old Met on Broadway and 40th St.  Changed my life…

Started by Rich Goss

7 Apr 14, 2010
Reply by Rich Goss

Eric Whitacre - A Modern-Day Master

He thought he was going to be a rocker.  He attended the University of Nevada, joining the choral group for little other reason than becaus…

Started by Loren Miller

0 Apr 10, 2010

A Violinist In The Metro

A friend emailed me this interesting story in 2008. A Violinist in the Metro A man stood at a metro station in Washington DC and star…

Started by Roy The Infidel

2 Apr 8, 2010
Reply by Loren Miller

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2

I think I was a junior in college when a Care package arrived from my mom, containing among other things a vinyl recording of Prokofiev's 2…

Started by Loren Miller

0 Apr 7, 2010




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