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Моисей Самуилович Вайнберг - Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg, also known as Mieczysław Weinberg (and Moisey or Moishe Vainberg) - The Greatest Soviet Composer after Prokofiev and Shostakovich?

One critic has written, 'For me, Weinberg is the third great Soviet composer, along with Prokofieff and Shostakovich. His musical idiom…

Started by Olmnilnlolm

1 Mar 23, 2015
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Ervin Nyiregyhazi

Hi Everyone, I've compiled a YouTube playlist of all available recordings of music composed by Ervin Nyiregyhazi and am wondering what the…

Started by Michael Sayers

0 Mar 22, 2015

Keith Emerson

The wonderful American composer, heart of the Emerson, Lake, and Palmer band. I just came across a great orchestral version of one of his s…

Started by Gav Brown

16 Mar 8, 2015
Reply by Phillip Lovgren

Most Controversial Composers

So I am making a list for my youtube channel over the top ten most controversial composers. This list is for composers who are controversia…

Started by Tyler Hughes

27 Feb 24, 2015
Reply by Per-Erik Rosqvist

How to discuss the ancient Greek composer and musician Orpheus of Thrace

Orpheus of Thrace may have been the greatest composer and musician in all of Western history.  He probably was.  None of the well–known anc…

Started by Olmnilnlolm

2 Feb 17, 2015
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Muzio Clementi, starting with a good early computer story

This Italian composer, who I suspect most have heard the name of, but maybe are not that familiar with his music, is one of my favorite com…

Started by Gav Brown

3 Feb 10, 2015
Reply by Michael Lofting

The composer Pierre Boulez -- who likes him, who dislikes him, who is indifferent, and why?

 The Possible Merits and Demerits of Pierre Boulez I am reading a fascinating book called, “Boulez, Music and Philosophy,” written by Edwar…

Started by Olmnilnlolm

6 Feb 9, 2015
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Short descriptions of composers

Hi, I tried to create short descriptions for composers, that will characterize their sound:

Started by Alexey Arkhipenko

22 Jan 25, 2015
Reply by Olmnilnlolm

Scott Joplin

I became a composer because of the movie The Sting, which featured the music of the ragtime composer Scott Joplin, which I consider to be s…

Started by Gav Brown

14 Jan 6, 2015
Reply by Gav Brown

Sibelius (the composer, not the software)

How many of you are aware of the extraordinary music of the Finnish master, Jean Sibelius? He was born in 1865 and died in 1957.  (I was th…

Started by michael diemer

26 Jan 2, 2015
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