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by greymouse
Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The State of Minimalism
Replies: 18
Views: 3683

The greatest minimalist is Philip Glass. With Glass, the simplicity and repetition seem very goal oriented, rather than just a stylistic choice. He drives home emotions, mostly the emotions of everyday life. While a great deal of minimalism may have just been a product of the times, I think Glass' i...
by greymouse
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A fairly good description of Schoenberg and his music
Replies: 26
Views: 4679

Thanks for the welcome all, I look forward to posting. :)
(I can't say that I find the Gurrelieder "choppy," though :-)
True, it's actually really well done with all the interludes.
by greymouse
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Commemoration of Handel and Haydn
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

I voted yes; I would consider both since they are such strong composers. I have not purchased any complete sets yet (other than Webern who is cheap), but I would like to when I get more money. Handel would be more appealing to me since I think he writes inspired music for all ensembles and media. Ha...
by greymouse
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A fairly good description of Schoenberg and his music
Replies: 26
Views: 4679

Hi everyone, my first post. It's good to be here with classical music lovers! My favorite Schoenberg pieces are probably the Op. 11 and 19 piano pieces for raw emotion, or String Quartet No. 2 for its boldness and unity. The Variations for Orchestra are great for balance and clarity. My biggest crit...