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by soylentgreen
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Slowest Symp Fantastique final movt ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 10483

The file is downloaded but it doesn't start automatically. What's the password? No reply! Should we worry about downloading files around here? Indeed, does CMGF need a specific protocol with regard to guest to guest downloads in this age of hack/hack/terrorize/terrorize? It's not meant for streamin...
by soylentgreen
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Slowest Symp Fantastique final movt ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 10483

Since it doesn't seem to violate the rules here, I've uploaded the performance I mentioned up top. It was posted in a classical newsgroup and seems to be from a collection of some kind. It's hosted at quicksharing.com: 06_Sinfon_a_fant_stica,_op._14_Sue_o_de_una_noche_de_aquelarre The details are mi...
by soylentgreen
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Slowest Symp Fantastique final movt ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 10483

Munch was famous for that - he pushed the final bars so hard that the low brass could not make the descending chromatic scale lick. I know the bass trombone player who played for Munch; he said it was really frustrating at that spot....the tempo would go wild. That's so funny, I don't recall the fi...
by soylentgreen
Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Modern Instrumental Music
Replies: 8
Views: 9969

You may want to take a gander at Alan Hovanhess. He floats between tonal and atonal at times, but his music is very vivid and, from my point of view, very accessible for a late modern composer. Also, take a listen, if you can to the soundtrack album from COSMOS(the Sagan series). It has little doses...
by soylentgreen
Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Matching visual arts with music: cd covers.
Replies: 27
Views: 32206

These were the first few albums I managed to get my little hands on. When starting my classical collection as a kid in the late 70s I was quite drawn these CBS Masterworks...something about the newspaper motif was captivating...and look at that planets - " HOLST THE PLANETS "..I get chills to this d...
by soylentgreen
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Slowest Symp Fantastique final movt ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 10483

Hmmm...I did not know that about the score. I'm grateful for your pointing that out. I was immediately drawn to the incredible sound it made and I'm almost positive I haven't heard it in any other recordings I've come across. I will take a closer listen though as now I'm quite curious. As with most ...
by soylentgreen
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Slowest Symp Fantastique final movt ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 10483

Slowest Symp Fantastique final movt ever?

I have an incredible and comprehensive love for classical music, but as my education went towards history and film(and my band career ended in 9th grade!)my ability to articulate any given point about the music will probably seem quite provincial in these parts...so I just ask, be gentle. :oops: I'm...
by soylentgreen
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Replies: 35
Views: 22961

Oddly enough, I came across the most interesting aspects of Strauss' life while reading books in one of my primary fields of interest, WWII/European history. His entanglements with the Nazi regime where fantastically more complex than one is usually exposed to, if they are at all. To call it a Faust...
by soylentgreen
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)
Replies: 33
Views: 21617

While his pop 'Roman' highlights surface now and then in animation and his music did show up in some blackshirt propaganda films, I always like to daydream about what kind of impact Respighi would have had in actual film scoring. I think, had his roughly 60 year 'lifetime' been moved slightly later ...