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by Stonebraker
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My upcoming Mahler lecture
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: My upcoming Mahler lecture

Hey guys, sorry for not responding more to all the help. Everyone said the lecture went very well, and that not only did they learn about Mahler, they enjoyed his music tremendously. People say have have quite a knack for this kind of stuff which was really great to hear. Unfortunetly I had my heart...
by Stonebraker
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My upcoming Mahler lecture
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: My upcoming Mahler lecture

maestrob , thanks, I plan on including both the text and definetly letting evryone know his tremendous sucess as a conductor versus his lack of public sucess as a composer, at the time. I'm curious if anyone knows of any statistics on how often Mahler is programed around the world, or even here in t...
by Stonebraker
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My upcoming Mahler lecture
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: My upcoming Mahler lecture

Again, thanks all for the responses! I'll let you know a bit later my outline, as well as what materials i plan to pass out and what materials to put on the board. Pleaes be critical when that happens. I'm curious if anyone knows of any statistics on how often Mahler is programed around the world, o...
by Stonebraker
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My upcoming Mahler lecture
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: My upcoming Mahler lecture

Thanks for the response. I've never actually done this before. I think what you recommended is great, but probably won't work out for my class. My former teacher is allowing me to teach this class, just because he knows I'm passionate about Mahler. We discussed what he wants me to talk about, and th...
by Stonebraker
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My upcoming Mahler lecture
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: My upcoming Mahler lecture

Thanks all! Sorry I couldn't make it to a desktop sooner. Mostly I've included what you guys have mentioned in your responses... perhaps what I'm having more trouble with is how I should go about talking about Mahler, or the order I should talk about him in. I mean, I sort of think I should talk abo...
by Stonebraker
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My upcoming Mahler lecture
Replies: 19
Views: 818

My upcoming Mahler lecture

Hey all, Posting from my phone, so I will be brief. I'll be able to describe what I'm using thus far in the lecture in an hour or so, when I get to a desktop. I'm teaching a class this Thursday for music majors at my community college, in the "survey of music" course. The subject is gustav Mahler. I...
by Stonebraker
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favourite Mahler symphony
Replies: 86
Views: 3656

Re: Your favourite Mahler symphony

I think every Mahler symphony may have been my favorite at some point or another... although to be quite honest I haven't listened to No. 3 or 8 dozens of times as I have with the others. I've been on quite the Mahler binge lately; in the past month or so I've gotten almost 20 recordings, plus the B...
by Stonebraker
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia 2000
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia 2000

Fantasia is such an amazing movie. The animation is so beautiful and tells "a" story of the music so well, yet leaves enough to the imagination. I don't really have anything against Fantasia 2000, other than it's a complete letdown for fans of the original. While I think they do produce nice visuals...
by Stonebraker
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Sounding CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Re: Great Sounding CDs

Chalkperson, do you think me investing in the WADIA is more of a sound investment than buying a PS3? Because anything I have on CD I have lossless on my iPod. And My TV is 1080i not 1080p, so playing blue rays isnt a big deal to me just yet. Basically, it seems like the WADIA would get me much bett...
by Stonebraker
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Sounding CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Re: Great Sounding CDs

Guitarist wrote:Every CD from Caro Mitis, a Russian audiophile label, has incredible sound. They are all SACDs but will play back on standard players.

http://www.caromitis.com/eng/index.html
Nice, thanks.
by Stonebraker
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chalk - your taste in music?
Replies: 53
Views: 1782

Re: Chalk - your taste in music?

I listen to EVERYTHING...from the 12th Century to the 21st, Bach and Shostakovich are the two bookends to Music IMHO, I listen to lots of Early Music, especially Polyphonic, all Bach, Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Cantatas and Masses, if anybody wrote a Mass then I probably have it, I play all Baroque...
by Stonebraker
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Sounding CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Re: Great Sounding CDs

Chalkperson, do you think me investing in the WADIA is more of a sound investment than buying a PS3? Because anything I have on CD I have lossless on my iPod. And My TV is 1080i not 1080p, so playing blue rays isnt a big deal to me just yet. Basically, it seems like the WADIA would get me much bette...
by Stonebraker
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Sounding CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Re: Great Sounding CDs

As usual, more help than I could've imagined! Thanks all who replied, I have a few classical music guides (Penguin, DG, all music guide to classical), but it's really getting recommendations from people that I've always had the best experience. Thanks to the early posters who gave me links! Those w...
by Stonebraker
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Sounding CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Re: Great Sounding CDs

As usual, more help than I could've imagined! Thanks all who replied, I have a few classical music guides (Penguin, DG, all music guide to classical), but it's really getting recommendations from people that I've always had the best experience. Thanks to the early posters who gave me links! Those we...
by Stonebraker
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Pierre Boulez an acquired taste (as a conductor)?
Replies: 69
Views: 4183

Re: Is Pierre Boulez an acquired taste (as a conductor)?

So to that end I would say, that when it comes to 20th Century atonal works you can not go wrong with him. Perhaps it is his clinical approach that while it makes him successful with a style that can benefit from it, he's less succesful with other earlier styles. I have never considered buying his ...
by Stonebraker
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Sounding CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Great Sounding CDs

Hey all. I'm mostly a lurker here, although I occasionally contribute to some threads, and sometimes - like right now - I create pretty self serving threads. Anyways, I've just invested a significant amount of money into some speakers (Dynaudio Excite loudspeakers), and am very excited to get to lis...
by Stonebraker
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A new Composer to explore: Erkki Melartin
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: A new Composer to explore: Erkki Melartin

Wow! Thanks a lot. He seems worth checking out for sure on my end... even only listening to the little iTunes clips gets me excited. Does anyone know a better way to stream some of his music to give it a listen? I'd love to buy his box set, but since I'm getting new speakers I promised not to buy an...
by Stonebraker
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ultimately, what made you join CMG?
Replies: 55
Views: 1930

Re: Ultimately, what made you join CMG?

My purposes were pretty self-serving; I wanted to ask questions of people with more experience listening to classical music than I had at the time. And while I've got many years of studying, and a couple years of listening under my belt, I still use this place to find answers to questions, and to fi...
by Stonebraker
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Free downloads from the Concertgebouworchestra
Replies: 27
Views: 1382

Re: Free downloads from the Concertgebouworchestra

I haven't posted here in a long time, been lurking mostly whenever I have time to drop in and read up. These downloads are golden though! Had to say thank you. EDIT: Also, anyone know a good program to use to split these mp3 files up? They're just a single long mp3. Any advice would be great :D thanks
by Stonebraker
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2233768

I'm currently streaming Nielson symphony No. 1. If anyone can recommend the best recordings of Nielson's compelte symphonies that is easily available, I'd love the advice.
by Stonebraker
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carl Reinecke
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Carl Reinecke

Simply, is he worth spending lots of time listening to? I heard a bit of one of his pieces on the radio, and have now listened to some of his chamber music and I find it pretty good. Is most of his stuff worth checking out? Any advice would be appreciated.
by Stonebraker
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Cleveland and Welser-Most at Carnegie Hall; Mahler's 2nd
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Donald Isler wrote:What a great review, and story of your evening! Hope you'll go to more concerts, and post your reactions to them, too!
:D Thanks for the kind words
by Stonebraker
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Cleveland and Welser-Most at Carnegie Hall; Mahler's 2nd
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Cleveland and Welser-Most at Carnegie Hall; Mahler's 2nd

I am completely biased. I've always heard great things about Cleveland orchestra, and I've always liked Franz Welser-Most, and most of all, Mahler's Second symphony is far and away the music I am most attached to. Now that that disclaimer is out of the way... I arrive to the pre-concert lecture a li...
by Stonebraker
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My carnegie hall trip (upcoming)
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Thank you all so much for your posts. Barryz- thanks for mentioning Mahler 9 by the Berliner! I love Rattle's Mahler, and even though I'm not familiar with Mahler's 9, I plan to go to that concert now. Thanks for all the food suggestions from everyone. I plan to be there a few hours early, as the on...
by Stonebraker
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My carnegie hall trip (upcoming)
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

My carnegie hall trip (upcoming)

Sorry to make a post that's so self-serving, and contributes nearly nothing to discussion. I'm heading into NY City tomrrow for the 8PM Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (Mahler 2). I was curious if anyone could give me any in general tips. I plan to take the train from Stony Brook to Penn Statio...
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any suggestions for a newcommer?
Replies: 33
Views: 3082

keninottawa wrote:Strong and aggressive music, you say? You might like to browse through the orchestral works of Beethoven, Mahler, Shostakovich, Bruckner, and the operatic music of Wagner.
I second the above post.
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 393399

Werner wrote:You'll be just fine in khakis.

Have a great time!
Thanks for the quick feedback
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why is classical music a rare taste?
Replies: 107
Views: 10859

I see you're aging, Stonebraker! I remember your original signature at twenty. I think you've been at it long enough to investigate the field without specific guidance re any particular work. If you're talking about symphonies, think about the likes of Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Mahler, or any nam...
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why is classical music a rare taste?
Replies: 107
Views: 10859

And, yes, sit someone in a quiet room, fire on a performance of Brahms One, and you'll likely come out with a converted music fan. Depends. There are many paths. Not everyone is going to experience instant conversion thanks to the Brahms Opus 68 . Cheers, ~Karl How dare you! But you're right. I sup...
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Single Malt scotch
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

I'll have to check out the Rebel Yell. I've always been a huge Knob Creek fan, but as for the small batches, Bookers and Bakers are both some of my favorites; the price keeps me away. I usual go for whatever small batch bourbon is on sale. I've found that Wild Turkey has pretty good small batches, t...
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why is classical music a rare taste?
Replies: 107
Views: 10859

What a crazy discussion. That pretty much sums up my feelings on this thread. As for the original topic, I think it's about exposure(sp?). Once I became exposed to the this amazing music we usually lump into the term "Classical Music", I cannot help but introduce it to my friends, most of whom are ...
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Single Malt scotch
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Single Malt scotch

I've always been a bourbon guy (well, not in high school, I was more of a 40 oz. guy, then started drinking Yeungling, then progressed to the Bourbon), and I find most Barrel Proof bourbons to be quite tasty. However I've recently developed quite the affinity for Single-Malt scotch. Just wanted to s...
by Stonebraker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 393399

Dmitri Dmitriyevich String Quartet № 1 in C Major, Opus 49 String Quartet № 2 in A Major, Opus 68 String Quartet № 3 in F Major, Opus 73 The Emerson Quartet Ah the Emerson Quartet, the artists in residence here at SUNY-Stony Brook. I planned to see them on Oct. 18th, this Thursday, however Clevelan...
by Stonebraker
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Insight/Notes for a concert tonight SUNY-SB Orchestra
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Thanks all for your responses! I'm heading out now to go to the concert, and I'm actually taking a friend. Thanks all
by Stonebraker
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Insight/Notes for a concert tonight SUNY-SB Orchestra
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Insight/Notes for a concert tonight SUNY-SB Orchestra

Hello all, it's been a long time since I've browsed this site. I just started my first semester as a Music Major at SUNY-Stony Brook here on Long Island. Needless to say, I've been quite busy. Anyways, there's a concert tonight put on by the Stony Brook Orchestra, and while I've heard that some of t...
by Stonebraker
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another day, another reason to be embarrased to call youself
Replies: 6
Views: 2894

This thread delivers. Thank you BWV.
by Stonebraker
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)
Replies: 18
Views: 4415

Re: Pronunciations

Thanks RebLem, I've checked out some Debussy stuff that seems to speak to me. Now I'm going to have to attack his orchestral stuff.

Quick question for anyone, is the Concertgebouworkest the same as the Concertgebouw?
by Stonebraker
Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)
Replies: 18
Views: 4415

Re: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)

Thanks all for the quick responses. Harmony & Voice-Leading - Aldwell and Schachter Principles of Orchestration - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Sonata Forms - Charles Rosen The Romantic Generation - Charles Rosen The Aesthetics of Music - Roger Scruton :) -G :D thanks, I'll be sure to check at least a few...
by Stonebraker
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)
Replies: 18
Views: 4415

Re: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)

Well, maybe I can help from what I know. As a radio commentator, I have to be careful about this myself, but sometimes there are two correct ways to prounounce someone's name. I'm sure mine will not be the definitive answers. Bruno Walter = Bruno VAL-tair [soft V, just a hint of a "v" sound] Neeme ...
by Stonebraker
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)
Replies: 18
Views: 4415

Re: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)

Thanks for the response. I know the basics of conducting, but like I said, I don't want to develop any bad habits. Hopefuly you're right, and I won't develop any habits too terrible. As for the wagner, I was looking for an opera to start with. Just like I like to listen to an entire symphony, I'd li...
by Stonebraker
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)
Replies: 18
Views: 4415

Not so beginner questions (lots of questions, long post)

I think a few months ago I had a thread called beginner quesitons... so Now i'm at the next stop, not yet intermediate, but hopefully a little more than a beginer. So to start, how about a little anecdote? So I'm at school over the summer talking to our resident prof. of musicology, when it comes up...
by Stonebraker
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The REAL World War III
Replies: 48
Views: 9000

I am really amazed at the level of misinformation aye even disinformation that spews forth from this URL Is it ignorance or laziness that propels you people into making these blatantly false claims? The cold war was a battle of ideologies waged largely without weapons for the primary purpose of pre...
by Stonebraker
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Next Season at the World's Greatest Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 16987

Contrary to the title of this thread, the Fairfax Symphony has not released the details of the 2007-08 season. In all seriousness, it's likely I will be attending SUNY-Stony brook next fall in the music program, and would love to make a trip into the city when I have some time (read: Money). How har...
by Stonebraker
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left Delegitimizes The Holocaust
Replies: 52
Views: 16919

This thread does not deliever in any way. Why title a thread "Left Deligitimizes the Holocaust?" Did the left actually do that? I really have no idea why you would title this thread in such a way. In the same token, someone who is pro-life is against choice, right? So I could start two threads, "The...
by Stonebraker
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Really Big Day
Replies: 18
Views: 14238

For the record, hoagies, or sandwiches of any sort, from philadelphia are generally terrible. Just like the people who inhabit the city of Philadelphia. What a bunch of terrible sports fans and human beings they all are. Obviously, i don't mean 100% of people from philadelphia are trash; the actual ...
by Stonebraker
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 50,000 US Soldiers Dead and Look at The Result!
Replies: 18
Views: 14717

THIS THREAD DOES NOT DELIVER IN ANY WAY :(

Can't a brotha get a yawn emoticon up in here?
by Stonebraker
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So I'm supposed to like this?
Replies: 99
Views: 19613

I bought a DVD of Wand, because it was my understanding that Wand is the interpreter of Bruckner, for the most part. I have yet to complete the first movement of Bruckner's 4th symphony. I don't know what it is, I enjoy the melodies and the orchestration, but the music just hasnt spoken to me yet. I...
by Stonebraker
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The BSO folks did it again
Replies: 14
Views: 25538

For the record, the BSO is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Who's ever heard of the Boston Symphony Orchestra? Bunch of scrubs, if you ask me.
by Stonebraker
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms - not as appreciated as Beethoven, Mozart... (?)
Replies: 148
Views: 38802

Werner wrote:I'll stick with something I've said before: comparisons don't mean much in this area. Listening to each on their own merits has its own rewards, This is not a sompetitive thing.
by Stonebraker
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Aussie on Why They Hate Us
Replies: 27
Views: 5417

Good americans dont read newspapers. Espcially ones from other countries.

stop being bad americans plz