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.

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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

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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 kris feenstra on May 25, 2010 at 1:54am
for no particular reason:

Manuel de Falla, from La Vida Breve

Comment by kris feenstra on May 23, 2010 at 11:34pm
Puccini... Madama Butterfly is starting next week, but I don't think I'll be able to make it. Shame.
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 kris feenstra on April 30, 2010 at 3:02am
Yes, do this! Opera is like being part of a threesome, sandwiched between the aesthetic beauty, grace and charm of theatre and the penetrating sensuality of music.

When it comes to personal relationships I'm a pretty faithful guy, but when it comes to the arts I'm kind of a... I guess 'slut' is the word. If only I had more money for more tickets and time for performances.
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 kris feenstra on April 29, 2010 at 2:16am
Thought I might miss the entire opera season this year, but I had a last minute invite to Le Nozze di Figaro this Saturday just passed. For some reason I've been grinding my teeth for two weeks, but somehow Mozart and comic opera were the ticket to relieve whatever is causing my stress for a while.

Surprisingly Canadian cast (nothing wrong with that, mind you). Good performances all around, but Rhoslyn Jones, to me, was the stand out. Second time I've seen her in that theatre (mediocre acoustics imo), and she really has presence and power to her on stage.

This is her in La Bohème, though opera live and opera on youtube are unsurprisingly worlds apart.
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

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