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    (Original post by Spam-mi-am)
    Radio 3 is far superior to classical FM! Not only do you get more varied stuff, you get the work in context so that it's always easier to find out more if you want to.

    Also, Craghyrax your text colour is giving me eye cancer.
    How do you not get the work in context with Classic FM? On the "Composer's Notes" programme they pick a different composer every time and tell you about his life and works, interspersing it with actually playing the works, and if you want to know more about a composer their website is fairly comprehensive. Don't quite see what you're getting at. :confused:
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    is that one programme a week?

    I listen to classic FM everyday and I have to say that the playlist is mainly the 'popular music' type, and then only the name of the piece, the composer and the performers are generally named!
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    you listen to it everyday? :eek:
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    (Original post by greeniev)
    you listen to it everyday? :eek:
    I do to Radio 3 (and the pensioner inside me listens to Radio 4 too).
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    Omg Desert Island disks just came on WITH DANIEL BARENBOIM. Everyone TURN TO RADIO 4!.
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    (Original post by 4Ed)
    is that one programme a week?

    I listen to classic FM everyday and I have to say that the playlist is mainly the 'popular music' type, and then only the name of the piece, the composer and the performers are generally named!
    Yes, from 2-3 on Saturdays with John Suchet.
    However, I think if this sort of indepth information was an integral part of the programme for every piece, people would get bored with all the talking. The information about composers and their history/circumstances is freely available in books and on the web (Classic FM's website has a good section on various composers and their work). If there was that much talking after every piece I think I would just switch off.
    And while many popular pieces are played (some of which I think are overplayed and make me go 'arrrrgh' and switch off for a bit), equally I keep on encountering pieces I don't know.
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    (Original post by Ulv!)
    um sure, the smileys you used make me doubt you are truly interested, but here are links with far more information than I could give you anyhow.
    www.arvopart.org
    www.arvopart.info
    www.veljotormis.com
    www.artistsonly.com/tormhm.htm
    both of these composers have achieved intervational fame (especially Part, who has worked with musicians like Gidon Kremer and Keith Jarrett) in the world of classical music, despite the fact that you don't hear them on BBC radio. Anyone interested in modern classical music should check them out.
    smilling is against the rules for you? here.. ""
    (considering im the first to answer your post?)
    interesting stuff btw. (honest, honest)
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    (Original post by lp999)
    smilling is against the rules for you? here.. ""
    (considering im the first to answer your post?)
    interesting stuff btw. (honest, honest)
    lol don´t worry, I guess I was expecting another dismal failure of my post (3 answers, progress), so I was a bit over-cautious with your post. SO let´s not go into smiley semantics, I am fine with them . Thanks for your interest, PM me if you need more references.
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    Hey guys this thread is going to die if we don't bring something up.

    Ah, listening to my friend playing Turkish march, so simple and such talent..
    ah...
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    I've had to put all my musical stuff on hold lately due to exams BUT my last one is tomorrow
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    I'm going through a Stravinsky phase :love:
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    (Original post by sexysax)
    I'm going through a Stravinsky phase :love:
    Class. I went to a Rite of Spring concert at the proms a couple of years back, the Berlin Phil were playing. Now that was a good concert.
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    Sounds ace, I love the 3 early ballets :love:
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    hoi!
    Has anyone heard The Hilliard Ensemble singing with Jan Garbarek on the saxophone? They released a CD called "Officium" on ECM records and it is awesome. The chants are religious, but they fit surprisingly well with the saxophone. Very original stuff. I saw them performing in a church in Karlsruhe, Germany. It was breathtaking. Strongly recommended music.
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    Rite of Spring?!
    tell me about it. love it so much.
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    hey, join me up.. i like classical music (fav composers r chopin and carl orff (!)).. and yes Classic FM is a must for me during studies... i'm proud to say i won one of mark grifith's CD box sets :cool:

    hmmm i like chopin's romantic piano pieces but also love the dramatic sound of orff and beethoven and a little of rakhmaninoff... but i am a total newbie...

    will be contributin more after exams
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    (Original post by myzt1kal)
    hey, join me up.. i like classical music (fav composers r chopin and carl orff (!)).. and yes Classic FM is a must for me during studies... i'm proud to say i won one of mark grifith's CD box sets :cool:

    hmmm i like chopin's romantic piano pieces but also love the dramatic sound of orff and beethoven and a little of rakhmaninoff... but i am a total newbie...

    will be contributin more after exams
    u mean Rachmaninoff?
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    (Original post by lp999)
    u mean Rachmaninoff?
    you're right that's the english spelling (or u could have the "ov" ending) though im not sure if a russian person would agree with it :p: but i'm sure we're talking about the same guy

    (i spelt it phonetically btw, dno y!)
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    right.. he's um.. the pianist right? I don't really know much about Russian composers, their names are quite on my nerves enough.
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    neither do i! the only russian i know quite a lot about is tchaikovsky (it was a "phase" as many would put it).. but i mentioned rachmaninoff cos of his 1st and 2nd symphonies which are really nice.. though i don't have much knowledge to compare to many others!
 
 
 
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