1. Post #161
    Pedro the Fuzzy's Avatar
    July 2009
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    I seriously cannot find any albums of minstrel music. It's dumb, maybe that guy could release a few? :)
    I think that it was just a general "music of the times" kinda thing. By that I mean that once it was possibly to record music, it was just...outdated. It was the beginning of ragtime and other more conventional music styles. So Minstrelry was old and done with. Plus, capturing Minstrel music anywhere besides an actual outdoorsy "concert" it wouldn't have been the same.

  2. Post #162
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    i don't know much about classical still but you might like to hear Giacinto Scelsi, AKz. Guattro pezzi is bgreat, microtonal stuff. lots of dissonance, and more focus on timbre than on notes
    i guess this is in the modern age though
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  3. Post #163
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    I think that it was just a general "music of the times" kinda thing. By that I mean that once it was possibly to record music, it was just...outdated. It was the beginning of ragtime and other more conventional music styles. So Minstrelry was old and done with. Plus, capturing Minstrel music anywhere besides an actual outdoorsy "concert" it wouldn't have been the same.
    Fair enough.

    I do like Ragtime music a lot, but there are definitely going to be artists that stuck to traditions.

  4. Post #164
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    Fair enough.

    I do like Ragtime music a lot, but there are definitely going to be artists that stuck to traditions.
    yea people still record traditional music. I'm always into recommendations for that sort of thing :D
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  5. Post #165
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    I'm fairly sure cigar-box guitars were around in the 1800s. Need more info.

  6. Post #166
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    September 2010
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    Thought I might give some input on the composers I posted before.
    Erik Satie was a French composer, who might not seem as important as Schönberg for an example, but when you give him a closer look, he actually seems ahead of his time in the sense that he rejected the traditional purpose of music; to inspire emotions and thoughts.
    Instead of a composer he saw himself as a "Sound-cleanser", he wanted music to be "furniture" in existence.
    A piece some of you might know, Gnossienes (a word he came up with himself) nr. 1:

    I do find this piece enthralling.
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  7. Post #167
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    Stravinsky's rite of spring caused a riot at a premiere because it was particularly unconventional

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  8. Post #168
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    Although most of this is the guy advertising his banjos, these are pretty much what a Minstrel's banjo would've looked like, as well as just traditional music.

    and a reenactment of a minstrel show in the 1950's.

  9. Post #169

    May 2011
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    Bach - Air is fucking amazing. Here's the best version I've found so far:


    Edited:

    Oh yeah, I also compose classical music. Should I put up a piece here? Agree for yes, Disagree for no.
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  10. Post #170
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    There is no classical section in my nearest vinyl record store :-(
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  11. Post #171
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    March 2011
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    There is no classical section in my nearest vinyl record store :-(
    Isn't one for me either, all my records I've either gotten from my parents or eBay.

    Although once at a garage sale I picked up a 4 LP set of Mahler's first 2 symphonies for 50 cents :smug:

  12. Post #172
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    You not allowed to be smug. :colbert:

    Do you like any electronic styles of classical.

    Switched on Bach for example?

  13. Post #173
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    March 2011
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    I love Switched-on Bach, it's one of my favorite albums. Wendy Carlos is a freakin' genius.

    I generally adore electronic music, such as Stockhausen, Xenakis, etc.

  14. Post #174
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    May 2010
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    Prokoviev's grandson, Gabriel, composed a concerto for turntables.
    I quite enjoyed it.

  15. Post #175
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    You not allowed to be smug. :colbert:

    Do you like any electronic styles of classical.

    Switched on Bach for example?

    Debussy + synthesizer = <3

    Edited:

    btw, someone recommend a good bartok album

  16. Post #176
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    Eddie Morton. Midnight Crew. That is all.

  17. Post #177
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    September 2010
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    btw, someone recommend a good bartok album
    Personally I'm very fond of Sviatoslav Richter's recordings of Bartoks works for solo piano.
    I'll fetch you a recording:

  18. Post #178
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    March 2011
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    btw, someone recommend a good bartok album
    Piano Concerto no.1 in E-minor with Krystian Zimmerman and Pierre Boulez is quite excellent.

  19. Post #179
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    I think I'm at a point where I'm becoming more knowledgeable about orchestral music, and thus I'm at that stupid phase (I think) everyone goes through when they find a genre or artist that they thoroughly enjoy and becoming jealous when other people know about that particular genre/artist. But I'm quickly growing out of it, it just happened for a few weeks when people I came into contact with at a choral camp acted like the shit for knowing who Morten Lauridsen was.

  20. Post #180
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    I want something moving, and when I say that I mean on par with Schindler's List emotion. Go.

  21. Post #181
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    Listen to all of Mahler's Symphony no.9 in D-major, it's the most moving piece I've ever heard. It is sad and regretful while being hopeful and forward looking:


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  22. Post #182
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    Yeah Mahler is truly great. Modern composers too?
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  23. Post #183
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    March 2011
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    Well it's already been posted here, but Berg's Violin Concerto "to the memory of an angel" is a very moving piece. He wrote it as a sort of requiem for an 18-year-old girl who died from polio.
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  24. Post #184

    May 2011
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    Come on, my classical brothers. We must keep this thread going.

  25. Post #185
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  26. Post #186
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    Come on, my classical brothers. We must keep this thread going.
    Heil Pianee.

  27. Post #187
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    Dennab
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    rate me winners you fucks that sonata rules
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  28. Post #188
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    rate me winners you fucks that sonata rules
    What is a sonata?

  29. Post #189
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    Dennab
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    it's a classical composition with a form of intro, exposition, development, and recapitulation
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  30. Post #190
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    Recapitulation eh?

    Cool.

  31. Post #191
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    Dennab
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    well I guess. It's probably the most common song form of the romantic era next to quartets and concertos
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  32. Post #192
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    Just don't ask for an album of a sonata, Akayz.
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  33. Post #193
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    Dennab
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    well there are sonata albums.

    Edited:

    I have beethoven's piano sonatas, all of them, and his violin sonatas

  34. Post #194
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    March 2011
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    I can highly recommend the Ashkenazy complete recordings of Scriabin's sonatas.

  35. Post #195
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    I like Grooveshark's Classical station.

  36. Post #196
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    Just more random trivia about most black musicians pre-1900's and up till about the 50's. There was a section in time where the Piedmont Blues which originated from from the Piedmont area of North Carolina down to South Carolina, was fairly popular. A large percent of Piedmont Bluesmen held the title of "Blind Boy," "Blind Dog," or just "Blind." It's believed that there were SO MANY "Blind" musicians (like Blind Boy Fuller, for example,) because they were useless. They couldn't be slaves, they couldn't do manual labor, so they taught themselves how to play gee-tar and other instruments.
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  37. Post #197
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    February 2011
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    I really like Beethoven's symphony's for homework.

  38. Post #198
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    May 2010
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    Figured this thread could do with more baroque.

    Scarlatti
    Handel
    Vivaldi
    Bach

  39. Post #199
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    well there are sonata albums.
    Can I have an album of sonatas pls?
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  40. Post #200
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    I love the Classical era imo.
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