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by knotslip
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Hello

Thanks for the replies.

Ralph - I'm attending Boston University for my Masters Degree. I am ready for it to be over :D It eats up all my free time.

Cheers!
by knotslip
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Hello

Just wanted to say Hello. I've been away for a while - School work :(

I graduate after this next class and will get all my free time back. I still listen to classical often and still love Dvorak.

Take care!
by knotslip
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another "Lord of the Rings" Wannabe
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

I've read all three of the books and they are nothing like the LOTR books, which I have also read. Terry Brroks Shanarrah series is the LOTR ripoff if you are looking for one. IT's easy to determine - read The Golden Compass then read the Fellowship of the ring and see if there are any similarities....
by knotslip
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A subjective question
Replies: 66
Views: 14189

Thanks Lance. That's all I was expecting from folks. I know it's a tough question, kind of like what's your favorite book or movie? Although, I wasn't asking for your favorite... If you really want to think of it in a more literal sense, then answer the question as follows: If you were on your death...
by knotslip
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A subjective question
Replies: 66
Views: 14189

Wow! Thanks for all of the great replies. I have a lot of music to go explore. I have not heard most of what has been mentioned, so I look forward to hearing it all. Now, i just have to figure out where to start. :?
by knotslip
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A subjective question
Replies: 66
Views: 14189

RVW? Rip Van Winkle?
by knotslip
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A subjective question
Replies: 66
Views: 14189

Thanks for the replies so far. I have only heard two of the works that have beeen mentioned - Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and some of Schubert's trios. Ralph- It's not a question of the best piece - it's more a subjective question asking what piece of music you find most beautiful to listen to...Ob...
by knotslip
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: He's back
Replies: 25
Views: 2932

Welcome back JBuck! I've missed your posts and responses. Hope you are doing well now.
by knotslip
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Should child-spanking be illegal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1856

If child spanking were illegal, both my parents would be in prison and I'd be the worse for it. What's next? Illegal to yell at or punsih your dog or cat? How would they even enforce such a law? How many kids would falsely report a parent for spanking because they were mad at them? This is a redicul...
by knotslip
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A subjective question
Replies: 66
Views: 14189

A subjective question

Okay, I know this will be tough for some to answer, but give it your best shot. I'm curious as to how everyone will answer and it will give me some nice works to add to my list of classical music. If you had to choose a single piece of classical music that you would consider the most beautiful piece...
by knotslip
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann solo piano works
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Does anyone know anything about this set? I was thinking of purchasing it. It looks to have a lot of good solo pinao pieces on it performed by some great pianists.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/alb ... _id=144784

Thanks.
by knotslip
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann solo piano works
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Thanks for all of the recommendations. What do you think of this set? It contains performances by several great pianists. Anyone have this that can comment?

Thanks.
by knotslip
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann solo piano works
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Schumann solo piano works

Hello everyone. I was wondering if you could recommend a set of Schumann's solo piano works - either a complete set or a set that covers a good bit of his (most popular) piano works. There are several sets at Arkivmusic.com, but I've no idea which one to get. Any suggestions or recommendations are w...
by knotslip
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dedicated to JBuck and 20,000 posts
Replies: 50
Views: 8147

I've been listening to my Gulda set of Beethoven's Sonata's - I believe the same set that Reblem is listening to. I love Beethoven's sonatas. - I wasn't aware that JBuck was ill, I was going to start a where is JBuck thread. :-) Hope you are well soon John. :-) Funny how quickly it takes to notice ...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fifth Grade Composing Prodigies?
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Very interesting...Especially, since this is in my home town. I am planning to see the Brevard Symphony Orchestra soon and I will definitely have to check out the February concert.

Thanks Ralph!
by knotslip
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart - Fantasy in D - Is this slow
Replies: 52
Views: 6673

And you all wonder why more young adults and teens don't find this genre of music interesting or even give it a chance...Hmmm. Could it be the attitudes of the general listeners? I type fast and my typing sucks (I can spell). I don't use a spell checker because there isn't one built into the forum p...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG meetup discussion - see new thread.
Replies: 65
Views: 8777

I would love to attend but I can't make it in Febuary with School in session. Maybe next year once I've graduated. I've never been to New York so this would be a great experience for me if I could make it...Have fun!

**I live in Florida so anything under 50 degrees F is freezing to me :D
by knotslip
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which CD would you play first?
Replies: 35
Views: 4663

This is easy for me - Dvorak's 9th symphony. Probably followed by some Debussy and some Beethoven piano sonatas. I love many other genres of music as well so I am not sure which genre would hit the CD player first. But, the classical mentioned above would be the first classical music I played.
by knotslip
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dedicated to JBuck and 20,000 posts
Replies: 50
Views: 8147

I've been listening to my Gulda set of Beethoven's Sonata's - I believe the same set that Reblem is listening to. I love Beethoven's sonatas.

- I wasn't aware that JBuck was ill, I was going to start a where is JBuck thread. :-)

Hope you are well soon John. :-)
by knotslip
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart - Fantasy in D - Is this slow
Replies: 52
Views: 6673

Well, think what you will of me based on my posts :D I can spell, I just can't type half the time. I am not retired and as a full time employee and a grad student, I don't have the time or desire to make sure every post is perfectly typed and spelled correctly. This is a music forum – not a literatu...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart - Fantasy in D - Is this slow
Replies: 52
Views: 6673

"To get back toi the original question, it's really not fair to judge by the short clip here. Walter Klien is a substantial artist, and I wonder how he went on from the - admittedly slow - main statement - the short bit that follows the arpeggiated introduction. I'd prefer to get the impression of ...
by knotslip
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart - Fantasy in D - Is this slow
Replies: 52
Views: 6673

True, it is not a song. Although I'm not part of the download generation - I never download music - I am used to referring to tracks on a CD as songs. I suppose the correct term might have been piece? You told me what it *isn't* but never stated what the correct term would have been. I'm new to this...
by knotslip
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart - Fantasy in D - Is this slow
Replies: 52
Views: 6673

Mozart - Fantasy in D - Is this slow

Hello- I was just curious if this was a slow tempo for this song or the way it is normally played? I've only heard one other version and the tempo was faster - but it was an eight year old girl playing it. It is being performed by Walter Klien. http://www.gesprek.net/hendrik/MusicSamples/MozartFanta...
by knotslip
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My classical music listening friend
Replies: 12
Views: 2562

Thank you all for the kind replies. It will be hard when the time comes that I have to have her put down, but it is something that has to be done and is part of the responsibility we assume as a pet owner. No one wants to see their pet or a loved one suffer. She prefers the more relaxing music like ...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My classical music listening friend
Replies: 12
Views: 2562

My classical music listening friend

The title of this post refers to my cat, Calli. I've had her for eleven years and she always sits in my family room with me and listens to the music. She seems to enjoy the music and often relaxes to it on the couch next to me. Today, I received some bad news concerning Calli...She has a heart tumor...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any suggestions for a newcommer?
Replies: 33
Views: 5652

Allan- Welcome to the forum...I too, am new to classical - And I can tell you that I have gained a considerable amount of recommendations and suggestions from this forum. I'm sure you will find it well worth the visits. I came to classical from a heavy metal background and also tend to enjoy classic...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano question
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Thanks for all of the advice and recommendations. I thought about a digital but I wanted the sound and feel of a real piano...Some have told me that if I want to learn to play an acoustic piano, then I should learn on an acoustic. I could buy a used acoustic for a fraction of what a new one costs......
by knotslip
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano question
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Piano question

Piano folks- I am looking at pianos (to learn on) and was wondering what those with some piano knowledge thought about Young Chang pianos? I have an opportunutiy to purchase a Young Chang Premier Series PE-118 from a local music store and would like some opinions before I buy (I can't get a grand du...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beyond the Musical Avant-Garde
Replies: 32
Views: 4440

Music, even classical music is subjective, yes? Maybe it's because I'm new to the genre...but I don't understand how folks can argue about whats beautiful or not. Its really all about supply and demand anyway...If a composer, regardless of what century they are from, puts out music that people like,...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why is classical music a rare taste?
Replies: 107
Views: 18157

Oh yes, and you can't dance to it or sing along. :D There is a night club culture these days and there aren't many night clubs playing classical music - and if there were I wouldn't think they would stay in business for very long. :) This just isn't the 1700/1800's anymore. Here is a question : If r...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why is classical music a rare taste?
Replies: 107
Views: 18157

Splendid, yes, but how many of those people that said they liked it actually buy classical music CD's, attend concerts, listen to it regularly or know anything about it? Before I really got into this genre of music, I would have said that I liked it- but I didn't buy the CD's, listen to it regularly...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why is classical music a rare taste?
Replies: 107
Views: 18157

I can list many reasons. I have found the same thing as you have - that no one my age listens to this music and most think I'm wierd for doing so. The reasons I can think of are : No music appreciation classes in most schools - especially in FL It's not in or cool It's too complex - Most kids and yo...
by knotslip
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

Was Corlyss ever able to get you the other sample Henry?
by knotslip
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My newest purchases
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Just thought I would let you all know, I have a Word document that I have been keeping since I joined this site that holds all of the recommendations and suggested performers for certain pieces from folks on this site. It is my LIST if classical music to explore and eventually purchase. Its 15 pages...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

I hear it through my speakers and from a cell phone...Listening to it through headphones would just be torture. :D
by knotslip
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Russians at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor suddenly depart
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

None of the Above. Sheesh! Defintiely not 2 and I would cetainly hope not 3...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

Correction - Even though this site claims that a mosquito's buzzing is around 17KHz - THEY ARE WRONG. This ringer is referred to as the Mosquito-Ringer because the sound resembles a device that emitted a high pitched noise that was supposed to repel mosquitos. That makes more sense. If the mosquitos...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

For those interested, here is a link to the high pitched ring tone. Go to the page and click the link in the blue box to hear it and let us know if you could hear it or not. :) The page says its a constant 14.4 KHz tone but there are some varieties out there that go as high as 18KHz. A mosquito buzz...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

Actually, it's way more than I ever needed or wanted to know about clarinets, but interesting none the less. :D There are links to other instruments as well - and a hearing test. Just curious - do any of you know the upper frequency limit of your hearing range? This may have a lot to do with what in...
by knotslip
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

I found the following site very interesting and informative. Just thought I would share it.

http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/clarinet/
by knotslip
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

As interesting as all of this is...might we be moving off on other tangents? The original question was simply a question from a complete newb (myself) asking about a clarinet performance on a Naxos CD version of Copelands Clarinet concerto. I wasn't asking if the clarinet is a worthy or liked instru...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

Well, I see there is some good discussion going on about the piece - That is nice. :D I would be very interested to hear someone else play this part of the piece if someone could post it or send the short MP3 clip to Henry. I truly beieve the concerto is a beautiful piece that has suffered slightly ...
by knotslip
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My newest purchases
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

I have to listen to more chamber music to really see how I like it. I have some now but I still need to listen to it a few times. As I stsed above, I just don't care for the parts where the strings get loud and screetchy and seem to have no melody. I'm not sure what this is called or why they do it ...
by knotslip
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

Thanks Henry :D

Let's see what others think...I'm sure its just me, but it'll be interesting to see if it is so...
by knotslip
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart piano sonatas Box question
Replies: 68
Views: 10303

Thanks Chalk - and everyone else...I do believe I am going to go ahead and get the Uchida recording for now and possibly the Wurtz at a later time.

Thanks for all of the input.
by knotslip
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

Update*** I have listened to this piece several times now and I must admit that it is growing on me a bit. However, it still sounds rather harsh in places and like the soloist isn't hitting the notes very smoothly. I definitely want to hear another version and see what its like. Henry (Slofstra) is ...
by knotslip
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 9623

It must be me...here is what ArchiveMusic.com says about it...I will have to re-listen and see what I think. "It should come as no surprise that, as a major musical capital, Nashville offers a large pool of excellent professional performers from which to draw, and as with its full-sized symphony, th...
by knotslip
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My newest purchases
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Oh yeah, My cello concertos CD cracked while removing it from the case so I'm awaiting a replacement.
by knotslip
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My newest purchases
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Well, I had the oportunity to listen to some of these this weekend and I do have some thoughts...I'll have to be brief as I am at work and I don't have access to the CD's but I will post a more specific review later. I liked the Aaron Copeland CD with the exception of the Clarinet Concerto that just...
by knotslip
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart piano sonatas Box question
Replies: 68
Views: 10303

I was considering the Uchida set until I read a review that said it was recorded poorly, by someone on Amazon.com. I prefer well made recordings if possible. Someone here even said they weren't fond of the way the Wurtz was recorded so I am having some difficulty deciding on a set at this time. :D