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HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Wow, we actually agree on something??!
I ... must sit down. ;-)"
yesterday
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"The 2nd movement of no. 7 is/was my biggest problem with it as well. I never understood what people saw in that uninspired dirge. It was the performance of that movement above all by Blomstedt which set me thinking! I always enjoyed the "like a lot…"
yesterday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Back in the day, the only recording I could find of Beethoven's 6th is a tape that I borrowed from a friend. I used to listen to individual passages repeatedly and then try to replicate the chord progressions on the piano. It became one of the…"
yesterday
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"of course I know that the finale of Bruckner's 5th is a giant fugue. It's also by some distance his greatest finale (he rarely matched the standard of the first movements in his finales).
As for Beethoven's Pastoral, I used to spread marmalade on…"
yesterday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I, OTOH, have almost zero interest in vocal music. :D Except perhaps humorous ones, like this "cheerful fugue".
If you like Bruckner, you might be interested to know that the finale of his 5th symphony is essentially one gigantic fugue culminating…"
yesterday
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"although in general I'm not a fan of listening to fugues (with some exceptions in the late romantic era for instance), I can get a certain thrill out of singing them -- this way it is indeed possible to admire Bach's skill in many instances, other…"
Wednesday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Right now with a full-time job and a family to feed, getting formal training is neither practical nor desirable to me. Besides, I'm really not that interested in networking. I compose because it pleases me, and I do it even when nobody in my family…"
Tuesday
Rowy replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"That seems to be a major problem. Many composers are not able to share their music. That's one of the reasons to get formal training at an academy. It can be the start of a network. You need to be a people's person, though. Nowadays, you can use a…"
Tuesday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"This will probably shock many, but Bach actually isn't that high up on my list either. My taste in Bach is primarily in his fugues, and not much else (not even the preludes accompanying his fugues, lol).  I'm much more of a lover of Beethoven-style…"
Monday
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"we're not really that different, you and I! Except in musical taste. And even with Bach, I can see what people admire in him even if he's  a long way down the list of my favourites.
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Monday
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I might have spent my entire life in blissful ignorance of J.S. Bach were it not for the fact that in certain forums he keeps on cropping up. And singing in choirs also makes it hard to avoid him. Perhaps I should have joined the Munich choir where…"
Monday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I don't agree that Baroque music is tedious. Perhaps the kind of Baroque that's played in popular channels, which I also can't stand.  But listening to the WTC fugues, for example, leaves me in awe at Bach's counterpoint. There's way more variety…"
Sunday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I post my music because being more-or-less a closet composer, I don't normally have any audience for my music. So I post it here on the off-chance that somebody here might like it. Sometimes I even learn a thing or two from you geniuses here, which…"
Sunday
Rowy replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Ah, well, I should have mentioned that by "Baroque," I don't mean original Baroque music, although I do enjoy it very much. Rather, I refer to my personal version of it. I've been influenced by J.S. Bach (you might have heard of him), English…"
Sunday
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"well, I'm glad you'll stick around, Rowy, as you always have something entertaining to say. As you say, there's no earthly reason -- for different reasons -- why either amateur or professional composers should post work. Except, perhaps it the hope…"
Sunday
Rowy replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Well, it's not for me, but I never liked Dvořák. Suk isn't my favorite either. There's no pleasing me, by the way, because the older I get, the more I value clear lines, counterpoint, and the elegance of the Baroque. Fat piano chords give me the…"
Jun 15
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  • Indeed, it has been solved. Thanks for the prompt response!
  • HS, I believe I've isolated the HTML issue mentioned, and I believe it's now resolved. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
  • Thanks HS. I'll investigate the matter.
  • Hmm, interesting. I just noticed that replies under the Discussion Forum do allow full HTML capabilities, but replies under Analysis & Critique don't. Maybe this is a section-specific setting that needs to be toggled?
  • It's been a while since somebody wrote something here. So I thought I'd bring up this request to allow links and attachments in comments, not just in posts. It would make it easier to have in-depth discussions without needing to create a new thread every time somebody wants to attach something to illustrate their ideas.
  • ok - that sounds like a good setting so will be interesting to see what the explanation (if any) is.
  • David, puzzling, because the site's settings at present bar members who aren't "friended" from sending private messages. I'll look into it.
  • As newest member Erica Woodward sent a message to at least one member wanting to urgently discuss something privately, it is to suspected that we have another spammer. If I remember correctly, on the old forum, prospective members had to submit a couple of sentences (which weren't posted publicly) explaining why they wanted to join the forum. I suspect spambots and others who are not serious about contributing would fall at this hurdle and I suggest something like this for possible consideration by the membership.
  • It seems the consensus was reaching a crescendo, so I had to dust off the Gold Codes:)
  • Anyone else having issues posting links/embeds in replies? I can't for the life of me get them to work in responding to Rowy's Halloween thread... I just get an error message each time. Seems to work ok posting a new thread?
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