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by taisiawshan
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What % of your listening is classical music?
Replies: 33
Views: 2975

Pop music 80%
Classical music 20%

Still find difficulty in concentrating when listening to classical music.
So, normally I listen to music when I want to relax, & classical music is too serious & intense.
by taisiawshan
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Hi Corlyss, I'm always here. Just didn't post anything as nothing I can talk about. You know, I kind of think it's impossible to get to know so much about composers, music pieces, conductors, performers,etc. How many CDs do I need to get to have all those knowledge? How much time do I need to spend ...
by taisiawshan
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Hey, Piccolo Mondo serves quite nice Italian food.
My husband & I miss the food there.
But strange, these food sets look like fast food set to me.
by taisiawshan
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ralph's Birthday Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 2890

Ralph,

Sheng Ri Kuai Le

Best regards,
Shan
by taisiawshan
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

After I listen to Beethoven, I turn to Bach. I like Bach. Especially those piano suites. His music doesn't attract me like Beethoven's. However, I feel so comfortable listening to his music. But, not Toccata & Fudge for organ in D minor. And I dislike the sound of organ. The iron sound is very pierc...
by taisiawshan
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

RebLem, Thanks for sharing your list. It'll be my refrence. Sorry for replying so late. When I saw your list, I hesitated. It's only that sometimes I think it's impossible for me to buy so many CDs. There are so so many of them. Then, another problem is that I don't know which recording to buy(for t...
by taisiawshan
Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which composer would you most liike to have met and why?
Replies: 66
Views: 10272

I don't know the composers much. Not many choices.

I'll like to meet Mozart, although I like Beethoven's music more.
Because I think Mozart will be more fun.
I always like those very "expressive", "creative", "playful" kind of artistic personality.
by taisiawshan
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Movies about Classical Composers
Replies: 34
Views: 9187

There's one about Beethoven, don't remember the title.
It is about his love for a lady & her son who seems to be his nephew.
Don't know whether the story is true or not, but I like the movie as a movie.
by taisiawshan
Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance G. Hill!
Replies: 16
Views: 4270

Happy Belated Birthday.

Sheng Ri Kuai Le (Happy Birthday in Chinese).
by taisiawshan
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

And find a good recording, like Brendel's youthful one on Vox, of the Choral Fantasy, his dress rehearsal of the 9th which I enjoy eversomuch more than the real thing. What do you mean by "dress rehearsal"? I listened to the Choral Fantasy a few times. Then, it took me a long time to figure out the...
by taisiawshan
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What's Your Educational Background?
Replies: 49
Views: 121469

Hey, I just voted, hope it's not too late.
by taisiawshan
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

Try them in Liszt's piano reductions, by Cyprien Katsaris, or the exciting young Russian pianist, Constantin Scherbakov. You will hear things and notice things that you missed in the orchestral versions. I also have this Liszt's piano transciption of the 6th, played by Glenn Gloud. It's a very spec...
by taisiawshan
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

And find a good recording, like Brendel's youthful one on Vox, of the Choral Fantasy, his dress rehearsal of the 9th which I enjoy eversomuch more than the real thing. I have this "Triple Concerto & Choral Fantasy" recording by Berliner Philaharmonic/Chor Der Deutschen Staatsoper/Daniel Barenboim I...
by taisiawshan
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

I feel like listening to Beethoven's Symphonies after this. And I did. I listened to #2,#4,#5,#6,#7,#8,#9 by Herbert von Karajan. Then, #5,#6 by John eliot Gardiner. I prefer Karajan. His conducting is more "powerful". In China, I think he's a very famous conductor. But I don't see this forum talki...
by taisiawshan
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What's your favorite Beethoven symphony?
Replies: 55
Views: 11942

I vote for 6. But my favourite movement is 2nd of 7. I post in another thread(Essential listening for newbie) saying that I was going to listen to Beethoven's Symphonies. And I did. And I enjoyed everyone of them. I felt so weird that Beethoven has this "special effect" on me. Then, I thought I want...
by taisiawshan
Sat May 27, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What do CMGers do for Memorial Day weekend?
Replies: 24
Views: 32564

Solomon Islands was an important base for American during WW2.
There's a monument(very simple one) here on top of a hill. I love the scenery there.
They fly US flag on 4th July every year.
I wonder if they do this too in this weekend.
by taisiawshan
Thu May 25, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Definitive performance -- is there such an animal?
Replies: 66
Views: 45326

Re: Definitive performance.

It is also questionable of a definitive performance can be obtained by listening to a performance from the stage. It depends on the mood of the listener.... Regards, Agnes. When we are "judging", isn't it true that we should be as objective as possible, which means "rational" in the case, not "the ...
by taisiawshan
Thu May 25, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

Domenico Scarlatti is the one. I played the CD the second time, and seemed to like it more. :) I don't really know how to listen to choral music. My parents love choral music, they participate very actively in Malaysia most active amateur choir. They always discuss about the "shen yue"(chinese word,...
by taisiawshan
Thu May 25, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

I received my BBC Music yesterday, 2 issues, glad that they arrived here safely, with the CDs, incredible. :shock: So excited that I couldn't put it down. Finished 1 & 1/2 of them already. I'm glad that I subcribe it. Just finished listening the Pergolesi & Scarlatti Stabat Mater . Don't like Scarla...
by taisiawshan
Tue May 23, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Definitive performance -- is there such an animal?
Replies: 66
Views: 45326

lmpower wrote:I think the composer would be the best person to consult on which performance is definitive, since he knows what he intended. Unfortunately we can't always have access to the composer's opinion.
Some think that when a piece is composed, it's not the composer's business to consult any more.
by taisiawshan
Tue May 23, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Definitive performance -- is there such an animal?
Replies: 66
Views: 45326

I think the emphasis of the discussion so far has been heavily weighted toward personal taste. But there are other factors as well. What about the impact of style on performing tradition? And what about the influence of an artist's approach on others? Does that have any weight concerning what a par...
by taisiawshan
Fri May 19, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Blind or deaf?
Replies: 20
Views: 18251

I rely so much on my sight, can't lose it.
I can't concentrate with my eyes closed when listening to classical music.
And then, blindness means no movies, that's too much for me.
by taisiawshan
Sat May 13, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

When I last listened to the 9th Symphony, I turn on the visual affect in Windows Media Player. It helps me to concentrate. It's hard for me to just sit down & listen only without doing anything. That day, while turning the music on, I tidied up my room. And I found out that I can concentrate more. I...
by taisiawshan
Sat May 13, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

Listened to Schbert's 9th Symphony these few days, 4 times altogether. Like the 1st, 2nd, 4th movement. Don't like the 3rd. The 4th movement is very funny. The theme is a very popular melody, yet off key( can I say that?). Of course I know he did it deliberately. Can anyone tell me actually what is ...
by taisiawshan
Sat May 13, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Hey, where's all our great CMG members of late?
Replies: 52
Views: 15423

Corlyss_D wrote:Shan, the comments are ironic and satirical.
Corlyss,

Thanks for not letting me become an unknown( myself) stupid guy.

Shan.
by taisiawshan
Sat May 13, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Hey, where's all our great CMG members of late?
Replies: 52
Views: 15423

Corlyss_D wrote:Shan, the comments are ironic and satirical.
:oops: Hey, I'm sorry.
Forgive me, I'm not good at English.
I'm so embarrassed.
You know, I always can't understand the jokes,
especailly dear Karl~'s.

:oops:
by taisiawshan
Sat May 13, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Hey, where's all our great CMG members of late?
Replies: 52
Views: 15423

That would eliminate 95% of our members, Shan. At least, you guys are serious about classical music. "Serious" doesn't mean you can't joke or talk in an unserious way. I like that about this forum. I know I can learn from this forum. I get what I want here. And I'll like to make friends with you gu...
by taisiawshan
Sat May 13, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Hey, where's all our great CMG members of late?
Replies: 52
Views: 15423

That's a great quote from Oscar Wilde. Another relevant saying would be Thomas Gray: "where ignorance is bliss, it's folly to be wise." Socrates dictum that the unexamined life is not worth living has struck me as the opposite of true. I'm not sure maybe if you all qoute wrongly( just part of the p...
by taisiawshan
Fri May 12, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Hey, where's all our great CMG members of late?
Replies: 52
Views: 15423

As a newbie, I mean to classical music, I can't post very much, not able to. Then, I think CMG is a serious forum site, unlike others. We need to think, analyze, listen carefully before we can post. Those much playful & fun forums, their members just post wantonly, so they can contribute very oftenl...
by taisiawshan
Thu May 04, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Solomon Islands riot
Replies: 11
Views: 2370

Thanks, you guys. :)
Much appreciated for your concern.
by taisiawshan
Thu May 04, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Solomon Islands riot
Replies: 11
Views: 2370

The new PM is selected.
He's neither Rini(the one resigned) nor his oponent Tausinga.
However, the people seems to be happy.
So, I guess the tension should be over.
Good, now everything back to normal.
by taisiawshan
Wed May 03, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

...The Four Seasons. Great, great work. On my cd each season is divided into three peices, and i kept repeating the third part of summer over and over again. Yaa.. I also find 3rd part of Summer & 2nd part of Winter most "exciting". For the 3rd of Summer, just two parts of the movement at the begin...
by taisiawshan
Wed May 03, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

Dr Fager wrote:Also hello fellow newbie shane.
Hei, is that me, "shane" ? :?:

My name "shan" means coral in Chinese.
by taisiawshan
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: How often do you listen to compilation CDs?
Replies: 43
Views: 10028

Does "Adagio" has a different meaning other than "slow" ?
by taisiawshan
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: How often do you listen to compilation CDs?
Replies: 43
Views: 10028

I think 80% of classical music CDs we have in Malaysia is " The Best of ...". Why? Because 99% of Malaysians don't listen to classical music. So, the remain 1% have no choice. Then, when you are new, you think the best way is to buy " The Best of ...". Another thing, " The Best of ..." always contai...
by taisiawshan
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Solomon Islands riot
Replies: 11
Views: 2370

Yap, Rini has resigned. I knew that this morning when I heard people shouting happily, on lorries to do the "parade". They always do that. Hmm... let's hope that Rini's supporters are not as aggressive or as violent as Tausinga's. Or should I say, hope that Rini is not as unethical as Tausinga. We'l...
by taisiawshan
Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Solomon Islands riot
Replies: 11
Views: 2370

Hey, thanks everyone.

I'm a "she", not a " he", you know? :wink:

Nothing happens since the Australian troop moved in.
But nobody says it's safe right now because Rini is still the new PM.

See you guys.
by taisiawshan
Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Solomon Islands riot
Replies: 11
Views: 2370

Solomon Islands riot

I'm in Solomon Islands right now. You can read what happened here on website, especially in Australia press. I'm not going to talk much about that. I'm going to share what I experienced, BUT PLEASE, if you are going to qoute or use my imformation anywhere officially, please ask for my permission fir...
by taisiawshan
Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

I'll be disappearing for... a while, I hope. :(
Why?
Because no internet connection.
I'll miss this forum.
I'll continue listening, of course.
And I'll try to do a little bit reading too (as soon as I get them).
I'll be back.
by taisiawshan
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Words that kill the magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

I was once a Chinese teacher. You can say that Chinese is a language, and language is a tool. Some think that to teach Chinese means to teach the usage of the Chinese Language. In Malaysia, to teach Chinese also means that to teach the moral virtues of the Ancient Chinese Civilization. For me, I emp...
by taisiawshan
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

I didn't go for Mozart's symphonies as said before. Instead, I was feeling like Schubert's "Unfinished" which I like very much the last time I listened. I still feel the same. I like it. The 1st movement is like a tragedy to me. I think I personally like the 1st theme very much & I felt so sad when ...
by taisiawshan
Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

Corlyss_D wrote: We'll talk about Early Music when you get that far back in time. 8)
Early Music is before Barouque Music?
Yeah, we'll get that far back in time, in that far forward in time. :wink:
by taisiawshan
Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

Thanks, much appreciated.

Regards,
Shan
by taisiawshan
Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

Just finished Serenade in G, K525. Listened to 2 conductors: 1, Leonard Bernstein with NY Philharmonic 2, Herbert von Karajan with unknown I prefer Karajan. He uses less time. Especially the 1st movement. I listened to LB first, when the theme came again the last time( I think the 3rd time), I was l...
by taisiawshan
Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Essential Listening for Newbies
Replies: 65
Views: 12958

Hi, I'm Shan, a newbie. I see Dr Fager posting his feeling after listening, so I want to join. I've been listening to Mozart's Piano Concertos. No 19 & 23 by Murray Perahia, No 21 by unknown. I feel that in the whole, the concertos are very joyful. The melodies are sweet, very easy to remember, can ...
by taisiawshan
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

I think some of you might think that it's hard to recommend anything because you don't know my knowledge of classical music & my level of listening skill. So, I'll make it easier. Can anyone tell me which book or what kind of reading has inspired you or lead you to classical music? Or which book has...
by taisiawshan
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

Corylss,
Thanks. I'll consider about it myself.

P.S. This is the first time I encounter "Corylss". Always double check the spelling before posting.
And I don't know how it should sound.
:wink:
by taisiawshan
Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

Corylss,
Thanks for the suggestion.
But the problem is that I haven't listened to any opera yet, and I can't get one now until next year.
Do you still think it will do me good?
If yes, then I'll order from the Amazon.
Any more suggestions from anyone?
by taisiawshan
Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Essential reading for newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 32687

Essential reading for newbie

Hi, I'm a newbie in classical music. I need advices from you guys about what kind of essential reading I should do. I learned piano long time ago, theory up to grade 6. However, forgotten most of them. Then, I read this book: Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Mus...
by taisiawshan
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: How did you get interested in classical music?
Replies: 29
Views: 5260

I think I'm not as devoted as you guys in classical music. I love all kinds of arts, including literature, movies, drama, drawing, dance & of course music. I think they all can be connected. Before I really listen to classical music, I always thought that most pop music (which I like) will sounds be...