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Classical Music Fans

For the men who enjoy a little classical in their lives. For discussion, and recommendation of various composers and artists.

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20th Century Music Good Bad or Ugly

Started by Ben Lunn. Last reply by Eirik Skogstad Andreassen Jan 27. 14 Replies

Traditional choirs of men and boys

Started by Rebekah. Last reply by kevin webster Apr 22, 2013. 16 Replies

Advice for a beginning pianist?

Started by Tyler Wayne Perdue. Last reply by Milo Morris Apr 13, 2012. 13 Replies

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Comment by Lev Nikolaevich on February 21, 2014 at 5:03am

A pleasure to meet you all. I suppose I should list a few composers which I listen to frequently and greatly admire.

Erik Satie: Truly unique; subtle and somewhat mystical.

Gerald Finzi: His works speak emotively well/honestly.

Gustav Mahler: There is a lot of depth in these pieces.

- Kind Regards, J.S.

Comment by Tim Dienes on February 9, 2014 at 3:22pm

Two good resources...online listening WDAV and WCPE. Somewhat different personalities, but I like them both.

Comment by Martin Johansson on July 10, 2012 at 5:01pm

My sister is having some friends over. They make A LOT of noise, talking very loud and so on, which makes it difficult to relax and focus on anything at all. 

So I just plugged in my headphones and started listen to some Wagner. I can highly recommend Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser.

Comment by David Rauchmiller on August 5, 2010 at 8:14pm
nteresting new book:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbook...

I just started it, so can't really offer a full opinion, but it seems pretty good so far.
Comment by JOHN SOUTHEY on November 21, 2009 at 5:19am
I'm another choirman and organist and pianist. Great love is Elizabethan and Tudor music - great composers like Gibbons, Purcell, Byrd, Tallis, Morley, Dowland. Been singing in our village church choir here in England for 66 years!, from treble to tenor and now bass. We have a good choir and a fine Harrison 2-manual organ. Also enjoy Victorian Parlour music. My Grandma played piano to accompany the silent films at a cinema in London in the late 1890's/early 1900's. I like to play some of her "party pieces".
Comment by Steve Langford on November 21, 2009 at 12:39am
Comment by Ben Lunn on August 22, 2009 at 10:35am
I'm an eclectic man when it comes to classical music I love composers from every era like Josquin des Prez, thomas tallis, Purcell, Haydn, Berlioz,Wagner, Mahler, Schoenberg, Yann Tiersen, Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
I perform in many styles as well as write in these styles as well hopefully I'll be able to upload some of my stuff soon
Comment by Clayton Davis on July 26, 2009 at 3:05pm
Another choir man here; can't beat the Renaissance / Medieval period for pure vocal music. Also a fan of Baroque and Modern organ; there is a reason it is called the "King" of instruments. Listen to Messiaen's "Dieu parmi nous" from "La Nativite du Seigneur" and you'll know what I mean.
Comment by Milo Morris on June 3, 2009 at 6:37pm
Hey guys,

I just joined AoM today. I went looking through the list of groups, and this one sounded interesting.

I've been a musician my entire life. Started piano at 8, clarinet at 9 (that lasted all of 1 year), tuba at 12, voice and bassoon at 15, and viola at 16. Now I earn my money singing opera (I'm a bass), and selling pianos.
Comment by Mario Kauffmann on May 8, 2009 at 9:44am
I am very fond of choir music, specially those ancient composers... Bird, Monteverdi etc... pretty dusty taste, ah?
 

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