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Old 06-25-2023, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Rossini's - La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPHQJoZjdlo
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Old 06-27-2023, 06:02 AM
 
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An abridged version of the The Thieving Magpie by Rossini featured prominently in Stanley Kubrick's production of a Clockwork Orange.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTc7gZfQ1c4
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Old 07-17-2023, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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I wasn't sure whether to post this here or on the music forum. But I figured that people who have traveled or lived in countries all over the world must have some in-depth knowledge about their music.

So let's share what you know about the music of different countries that have survived through the ages. Not so much modern or global music, but traditional or classical music. What music has surprised you with its esthetic or artistic quality?
I think the best for classical music have been in the past, Germany and Austria followed by Italy. However for cities with venues which play lots of classical music of the best quality i would say London and New York.
For traditional music, i nominate an outlier. Portugal. So much good music and not all fado. Ireland also up there.
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Old 07-17-2023, 12:39 PM
 
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Impossible to discuss classical music without the Russians.

Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Borodin, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff
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Old 08-02-2023, 11:00 PM
 
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  1. Noteña: With its roots in the northern region of Mexico, Noteña showcases the soulful expressions of love and longing through heartfelt vocals and the harmonious sounds of guitar, accordion, and other traditional instruments.
  2. Mariachi: an iconic Mexican genre known for its lively rhythms, trumpets, violins, and the iconic charro attire. Mariachi music embodies the spirit of celebration and pride in Mexican culture.
  3. Banda: Feel the energetic beats and joyous melodies of Banda, a genre deeply embedded in Mexican culture. Characterized by brass and woodwind instruments, Banda is a captivating display of lively rhythm and dance.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-k4eEStQa0




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIiskhpdRAM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k23iUxmOZ78



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MhvOq8x-Ho





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4QsYowdPG8



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETLoTxVVvjM&t=2s



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4RRKUHNVdY



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf0YQj8HbC8



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzoIwz6zTs

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Old 08-07-2023, 03:16 PM
 
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Right now, the biggest "classical music" singers from the Dominican Republic are two women and they are not just limited to presenting their skills in the DR, they go around the world.

One is Aisha Syed. Her albums can be found in places like iTunes.

https://youtu.be/vXGMHiQpDFc

The other one is Nicole Peña Comas. Like with the previous one, she too has albums available in places like iTunes.

https://youtu.be/h1B6z6HPmXM

There also many others, though at the moment those two are the most well known ones.

The Dominican Republic actually has many symphony companies with their main presentations based being the Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito (Eduardo Brito National Theater) in Santo Domingo, which is the main theater in the country and right now one of the most active in the Caribbean. This may come as a surprise to some since in countries like the USA, Canada and several in Europe classical music and Caribbean don't go in the same sentence together. lol

This was a presentation in the Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito in Santo Domingo by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil (National Juvenile Symphonic Orchestra).


https://youtu.be/f_RS3ERV2O0

This one was another concert in the Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito, this time by the National Syphonic Orchestra.


https://youtu.be/wfyAUp1n_p4


It should be noted that it's encouraged for teenagers of all levels of society to join and there is a push to make Dominicans of the lower classes to feel the national theater (built in the 1970's by the government) also belongs to them. With this goal the place hosts several events that will appeal to this segment and there has been some relaxation on what are appropiate attires to attend the national theater. In addition, some events now have prices that are more accessible to lower class Dominicans. For a long time this institution had a perceived air of elitism which is trying to get away from. The "high arts" are now for everybody in the DR.
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Old 08-07-2023, 05:48 PM
 
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Since it appears that the works of Hungarian composers haven't been included yet , I may as well take the opportunity to link to a few of them , including both well known ones ( like that of Bartók and Kodály ) as well as lesser known ones ( such as Veress and Dávid ) :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuMT...nel=petrof4056



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiFD...ollegeConcerts



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22B2...WelleszCompany



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OjX...l=JacobWarwick

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Old 08-15-2023, 05:58 AM
 
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I think the best for classical music have been in the past, Germany and Austria followed by Italy. However for cities with venues which play lots of classical music of the best quality i would say London and New York.
For traditional music, i nominate an outlier. Portugal. So much good music and not all fado. Ireland also up there.


There are some fantastic venues as well as classical culture/history in countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy, France,, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal etc etc in relation to classical music and opera.

I do however agree that in terms of music as a whole, the sheer amount and variety on offer in places such as NYC and London is very impressive.
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Old 08-28-2023, 07:05 AM
 
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In terms of NYC, the major refurbishment of the David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Centre and the Carnegie Hall refurbishment are welcome news.

As for London, the latest new is that Hans Zimmer is part of a partnership which has purchased the famous Maida Vale Studios from the BBC, with the BBC recording studio moving to a new state of the art facility at Stratford, which will be used by the London based BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, as well as numerous other orchestras and performers.

Hans Zimmer becomes new co-owner after buying BBC's Maida Vale Studios - Sky News (14th August 2023)

BBC sells Maida Vale studios to partnership including Hans Zimmer - The Guardian (14th August 2023)

Acoustic precision for BBC’s newest venue - Buro Happold

Whilst the Philharmonia are looking to build their own Frank Gehry designed concert hall in Wimbledon, rather than having to share the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).

Wimbledon Concert Hall - Merton Council

In the longer term, the LSO have outgrown the constraints of the Barbican, and I am hopeful despite the cacellation of the proposed Centre for Music in 2021, that once the £500 million new Museum of London is completed, by the City of London (the square mile financial district) as well as the £1 Billion in relation to moving the City markets to Dagenham, that money can be found in relation to a new hall for the LSO.

I would also like to see London make better use of the halls in outer London such as Fairfield Hall (1,800 capacity), which has an excellent acoustic as well as Watford Colosseum (1,400 capacity) which according to acoustic experts has a pleasant reverberation and good sound quality and clarity, such as to make it among the best in Europe, with Julian Lloyd Webber describing it as "the finest recording venue in the world".

The soprano Maria Callas recorded two albums at Watford Colossuem, in September 1954, whilst tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, supported by the Philharmonia Orchestra, recorded Hymn of the Nations by Giuseppe Verdi a the Colossuem. The Colosseum has also been used to record various film soundtracks, including The Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music, and Sleepy Hollow.

The Royal Festival had a major refurbishment in 2007 and is now much improved, whilst the Royal Albert Hall continues to be an excellent venue for the annual BBC Proms.

London also has some wonderful smaller venues including Cadogan Hall (around 1,000 capacity) home to the RPO, and smaller venues such as Wignore Hall, Kings Place, Milton Court etc, whilst there are some fantastic Churches such that regularly host classical music events such as St Martin's in the Field, St John Smith's Square, St James's in Piccadilly, LSO St Luke Old Street etc.

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Old 08-28-2023, 07:50 AM
 
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In terms of more contemporary film tracks, the London orchestras, such as the LSO have worked closely with John Williams on film scores such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman etc.

The best film scores of all time... - BBC Music (2023)

The 50 best film scores of all time - Classic FM (2022)

Definitively the greatest film scores of the 21st century so far - Classic FM (2022)

The 50 greatest film soundtracks - The Observer

As for one of the most hauntingly memorable pieces of music used in a film score, Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, which was used in films such as The Exorcistist is one that always springs to mind.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7pVMuo8cvM

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