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Classical Masters

For people who love opera, ballet, and classical music. A place to relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the masters. [Incept Date 0426.10]

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The Playlist Vault of Classical Masters on Think Atheist

Started by Roy The Infidel. Last reply by Roy The Infidel May 23, 2010. 4 Replies

Archive of featured playlists on Classical Masters.

Tags: vault, playlist, masters, classical

Forgotten Composers: Lili Boulanger

Started by Jaume. Last reply by Shine Apr 29, 2010. 5 Replies

Juliette-Marie Olga Boulanger (1893-1918) was the young sister of influential music educator Nadia Boulanger. Besides…Continue

Tags: France, composer, Lili Boulanger

Pearls Before Breakfast

Started by Roy The Infidel. Last reply by Roy The Infidel Apr 28, 2010. 2 Replies

Can one of the nation's great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? By Gene Weingarten Washington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 8, 2007  HE EMERGED FROM THE METRO AT THE L'ENFANT…Continue

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Comment by Roy The Infidel on May 23, 2010 at 10:45pm
Locating the custom video playlist player feature on YouTube has of late been very tricky. YT users have noticed the sudden disappearance of the access links to this feature.
Comment by Shine on April 30, 2010 at 7:22am
Lol, Kris, opera slut!

Good point, Jaume; I'll have to keep in mind not to dismiss the experience if it doesn't live up to some ideal in my head.

I'll really excited about going to the ballet for the first time, as well. Last winter I kept reading about the Ballet Austin's Nutcracker performance but never had a chance to make it to the city for a show. Ooo and I just noticed that they are performing "The Magic Flute" next May.
Comment by Jaume on April 30, 2010 at 5:13am
It's not uncommon for newcomers to be disappointed by their first experience at the opera house. There are so many components to a performance (the score, the libretto, the orchestra, singing, acting, mise en scène, scenery.) One failing is sometimes enough to spoil the fun.
Comment by Shine on April 29, 2010 at 9:14am
I've never been to the opera, but I'm hoping to find a performance when we move to Austin this summer. Opera singers amaze me; I can't even hold a tune over a simple scale, lol.
Comment by Roy The Infidel on April 28, 2010 at 10:32pm
Hey, there Jaume. Good to see you again. :)
Comment by Jaume on April 28, 2010 at 5:29pm
*Sigh*
Comment by Roy The Infidel on April 28, 2010 at 2:53am
Thanks, Shine. I figured a "lounge" type of group can't be a bad idea. Gather all the timeless works of the masters in a relaxed setting for all the heathens to listen to, share, and enjoy.

So, welcome to you, and Adriana and Helm. If you wish to add a video (to what will soon become a rich archive of classical video playlists), you may post the url here on the comment wall.

Glad to meet you all. And nice to meet a fellow Rachmaninov fan. :)
Comment by Shine on April 27, 2010 at 10:03am
Yay, great idea! After a ten year sabbatical away from the keys, I picked up my studies in classical piano last year. I finally worked up Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# minor to almost performance level; I started in when I was around thirteen and subsequently quit piano in high school. Oops. ;)

Unfortunately, my technique still needs a lot of work after so long an absence and I'm battling horrible stage anxiety. I probably won't ever play publicly, but I'm content just to play at home.
Comment by Roy The Infidel on April 26, 2010 at 1:20pm
"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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