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  Topic: Both Mozart's and Beethoven's Favorite Composer
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 34
Views: 974

PostForum: Classical Period   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:05 pm   Subject: Both Mozart's and Beethoven's Favorite Composer
Bach's contrapuntal compositions were considered to be old-fashioned in the 18th century, when pre-classical style interested the most. That's it in a nutshell.
  Topic: Forget about truthfulness in advertising!
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 16
Views: 469

PostForum: Piano Playing   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:51 pm   Subject: Forget about truthfulness in advertising!
"More powerful then Hamelin, Richter, Tatum and the Incredible
Hulk Combined "

Very Happy
  Topic: Your "Introduction" to Music
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 17
Views: 756

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:46 pm   Subject: Your "Introduction" to Music
I listened to Mozart, Beethoven when I was really young. My parents forced me to take cello. I hated it so I quit.

I got interested in classical again about a year agi, bought a keyboard six months ...
  Topic: Die Kunst der Fuge
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 9
Views: 555

PostForum: Baroque Period   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:50 pm   Subject: Die Kunst der Fuge
Kunst der Fuge will never be performed - it was never finished...I'm deep. Very Happy

I have to learn IX one day.
  Topic: Favorite Liszt works?
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 55
Views: 1400

PostForum: Romantic Period   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:59 pm   Subject: Favorite Liszt works?
Oh yeah. I was noting that my two faves were quite similar to each other in their remarkable style of build-up towards the climax, similar colour textures etc. Remarkable.
  Topic: Favorite Liszt works?
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 55
Views: 1400

PostForum: Romantic Period   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:51 pm   Subject: Favorite Liszt works?
6th Transcendental Etude, Vision & Les Preludes (both someone similar compositions, actually)
  Topic: Who performs Beethoven better?
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 20
Views: 636

PostForum: Classical Period   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:02 pm   Subject: Who performs Beethoven better?
I voted Arrau. Smile

BTW: you might want to include Gilels up there for his fantastic, but unfortunately incomplete set of Sonatas.
  Topic: Richter Exerpts
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 26
Views: 774

PostForum: Recordings and Performers   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:38 pm   Subject: Richter Exerpts
Oh yeah, that's what I'm talkin' bout.
  Topic: Richter Exerpts
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 26
Views: 774

PostForum: Recordings and Performers   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:53 pm   Subject: Richter Exerpts
I can't download them. Sad
  Topic: Gilbert Kaplan
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 3
Views: 213

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:32 pm   Subject: Gilbert Kaplan
Yeah, a friend told me about the guy just recently. Fascinating stuff. Smile

His Mahler 2nd with the Vienna Philharmonic is on my to-buy list.
  Topic: Some Bach and Brahms
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 13
Views: 869

PostForum: Audition Room   Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:53 am   Subject: Some Bach and Brahms
You misunderstood me when I said "Mathematical". I think that If you play Bach at a rhythm or pace that you follow assiduously, you get to hear a subtle but very brilliant bigger picture: the piece as ...
  Topic: A nerdy waltz (now with some sheets)
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 23
Views: 847

PostForum: Composers Area   Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:44 am   Subject: A nerdy waltz (now with some sheets)
I like it a lot! Very nice and pleasant work.
  Topic: Some Bach and Brahms
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 13
Views: 869

PostForum: Audition Room   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:31 pm   Subject: Some Bach and Brahms
I'm not talking about a fixed, universal rhythm needed in order to play English Suites (most of the instructions you find are, understandably, not Bach's anyway), just a pace and rhythm that the piani ...
  Topic: Some Bach and Brahms
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 13
Views: 869

PostForum: Audition Room   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:02 am   Subject: Some Bach and Brahms
As a matter of personal preference, I thought you played the first Bouree and the Gigue (which I love and plan on learning) a bit too fast. If I had your technique and decided to play them at that sp ...
  Topic: Beatboxing
Sohcahtoa

Replies: 8
Views: 553

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:03 am   Subject: Beatboxing
My cousin thinks he's cool...and he's right cuz his beatboxing is actually pretty good.
 
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