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Originally Posted by Alan1954 View Post


Hahaha I love it.


I admit to being a fanboy when Einstein came out. Quickly got bored though.


Glass once explained why it took him a whole year to write one of his operas, he got some commissions and films that needed to come first.. In comparison Alban Berg spent the last 6 years of his life obsessed with Lulu.


Glass makes music like McDonald's makes hamburgers. (imho)


Mozart took a bit less time on pieces as well ;) Some composers aren't second guessers.

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The difference is, I can listen to Mozart's music without getting angry.

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Anybody checked the grammy nominations... here's contemporary classical composition:


Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean  - Wow, cool. Always enjoyed this composer, lots of his stuff is a little slow moving though. This is one of his better works, it won the Pulitzer last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGva1NVWRXk


Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds - meh, comes off like one of the 'eastern minimalists' (Vasks or Kanchelli maybe). Kinda nice, but doesn't do much for me. I really liked her album on Tzadik, 'Blue Moth' a lot better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aCYiClxkfQ


Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland - Hooray, Love Crumbs music. This is Volume 7 of his 'American Songbook.' Maybe not the best of them, but great to see him get the recognition. Also good to see Bridge records get some recognition. David Starobin has done a great job there, he's up for best classical producer, and a mighty fine guitarist as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgEjVfwSXrE


Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band - Haven't been able to get a good listen to this one, just this sample. Sounds pretty good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUAwmqMwZqk


Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4 - Nice piece, not my style. I'm not big on the neo-romantic stuff, but very well done. sorry no links.


Not that I really care about any awards, especially any as commercial as these. I generally prefer modern European to American music anyway. Just check them to see if I've missed anything.

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Mozart was a genius. They can take shortcuts.

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Yeah, there's are many stories of Mozart's simply tossing off a piece, but sometimes he struggled and revised. God or nature blessed him with immense facility, but there's also an ordinary man behind the myth.

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Originally Posted by sh4dowd4ncer View Post

I wouldn't call it "more magic" but...  maybe a "tight contest"?


My favorite

Not even close :p


not Pollini's fault.

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