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New Recordings: Schubert – Six Moments Musicaux op 94

The Moments Musicaux were published only a few months before Schubert’s death in 1828. Most of them were composed during 1827 or 1828, with the exception of Nos. 3 and 6, dating from 1823 and 1824 respectively. Read more >>

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mjames
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« on: October 26, 2017, 06:28:44 PM »

"Writing in the classical music nowadays is just so insanely difficult. Go tonal, everyone will just compare you to everyone before you. Go avantgarde and no one will listen to your works."


Saw this comment on youtube. What do you think? It was inspired by Trifonov's original concerto:



by the way, what do you think of it? Don't think there's a thread on it yet, which is surprising tbh.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 11:41:49 PM »

I think one of the difficulties of being a classical composer today is that you are still competing with the likes of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, etc. The audience for classical music today, apart from being rather minuscule, is also mostly older people who are (I'm guessing) generally less adventurous than your average up and coming young composer.

As far as the concerto is concerned, it sounds pretty cool, very exciting, but I wouldn't want to judge it on a single hearing. Definitely seems like the kind of music that would repay multiple listenings.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 02:01:24 AM »

I really think a renaissance is actually starting. It's small now perhaps, but in a 100 years or 200 years, the West will be Great Again. And I mean that in the best possible way.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 01:48:01 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 05:49:41 PM »

I really think a renaissance is actually starting. It's small now perhaps, but in a 100 years or 200 years, the West will be Great Again. And I mean that in the best possible way.

This is such a weird comment...
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 07:19:06 PM »

This is such a weird comment...
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