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Yes, Finlandia and Ma Vlast are symphonic poems! Time to amend your stance.Originally posted by dai bread:
I never did like symphonic poems or tone poems. At this distance from my first encounter wiht them I can't really say why. I suspect that things like "Finlandia" and "Ma Vlast" are tone poems, so I may have to amend that.
I grew up with 78 rpm records. 3 or 4 minutes per side of the best-known opera of the day, "Excerpts". Lots of tunes, great drama, full orchestral sound and great singers. To this day I can't stand opera without an orchestra. I don't care if it's a recorded orcestra; it must have an orchestra. A piano is nowhere near adequate.
Same here, and I like opera most of all on DVD or video with subtitles. That way you have a chance of following any unfamiliar bits of the plot and libretto. Not to mention fully enjoying the visual and dramatic etc. aspects of this great art form.Originally posted by dai bread:
To this day I can't stand opera without an orchestra. I don't care if it's a recorded orcestra; it must have an orchestra. A piano is nowhere near adequate.
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