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arsene york-hunt 2:41 Fri Oct 27
Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Tchaikovsky. Was he the tortured soul who poured out his immortal longings into dignified passages of stately music, or was he just an old poof who wrote good tunes?

!st movement of the 4th symphony for me

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arsene york-hunt 1:03 Tue Oct 31
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
neilalex 11:57 Mon Oct

I understand why people dislike opera, and I did myself when younger. I was very much a fan of symphonic music, but gradually heard pieces with some choral and solo singers (Beethoven's ninth, Mahler, various requiems and oratorios) The style of singing developed because the voice had to be projected around huge halls.

Now I would say that there is nothing more sublime than a night at the opera, but I understand why some people would regard it as horrific as I would be horrified at a rock concert.

Texas Iron 12:23 Tue Oct 31
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Marche Slave

1812...

6th...

And yes..
Swan Lake and Nutcracker

gph 12:21 Tue Oct 31
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Wexford was deliberately backward and proud of it ("An old dialect of English, known as Yola, was spoken uniquely in Wexford up until the 19th century" - Wiki), so it's no surprise they do opera.

The surprise is that anyone else does.

Lertie Button 12:13 Tue Oct 31
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Probably both but personally always thought Cats was his master piece

neilalex 11:57 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
How does anyone actually get to like opera? I can't remotely see that there's an instant attraction. It's a bit like jazz. I think in the main it's one of those things that people think they 'ought' to like because it's serfisticated innit, or otherwise simply to please someone else. Possibly like women and anal sex.

A couple of years ago I sat through Romeo and Juliet in Verona because Mrs Neil wanted to experience something 'cultural' in the fucking amphitheatre there. I actually wanted to kill myself after about ten minutes.

On the other hand Yeats, Joyce and Swift scribbling their nonsense is pretty entertaining, as is the Kilkenny Comedy Festival.

Infidel 11:29 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
I have been to the Wexford Opera Festival.

It was excellent, astonishingly. Who would have thought that a country whose paltry contribution to world culture includes Riverdance and Val Doonican could actually stage something so spectacular.

Hammer and Pickle 10:20 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Clearly Czajkowski

gph 10:16 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Why not
Chaĭkovski,
Čaikovskis,
Cajkovskij,
Chaĭkovskiĭ,
Chaikovsky,
Chaĭkovskiĭ,
Ciaikovskji,
Ciaikovskij,
Ciaikovsky,
Csajkovszkij,
Czajkowski,
Tchaïkovski,
Tchaikowsky,
Tjajkovskij,
Tschaikowsky,
Tsjaïkovskiej,
Tsjaikovsky,
Tschaikowski,
Tschajkowskij,
Tschaikowsky,
Tschaikousky
Tschaijkowskij,
Tschaikowsky,
Chaĭkovski,
Čajkovskij,
Tschaikovsky,
Tchaikofsky,
Tciaikowski,
Tchaïkovski,
Ciaikovski,
Tschaikowski,
Tchaikowsky,
or
Tchaikovskij?

Fuck, I'm fed up trying to put them in order, and I no longer care there are any repetitions.

I haven't the patience to be autistic.

Hammer and Pickle 9:30 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
He's not my cup of Tchai.

gph 9:25 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
When you were feeling relatively warm and friendly

Nurse Ratched 9:19 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
What have I ever done to you lot??

I mean apart from the sarcasm, ad hom attacks and outright abuse?

, 9:09 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Wexford would suit nurse down to the ground especially as it has an international opera festival every October using amongst other venues the town's own National Opera House.

arsene york-hunt 9:07 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Wasn't Wexford liberated by Cromwell from the papists in 1649 ?

arsene york-hunt 9:04 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
NR I have a spare ticket for Donizetti's Lucia de Lammamor at the ROH. Shall I send it to you?

gph 8:34 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Wexford? Isn't that where they spoke antique English for ages after the language had moved on in England itself?

Nurse Ratched 8:29 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Sophisticated?? Arf! You Wexford knacker.

gph 8:28 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Correction - all three

gph 8:26 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
Pepys went to both

Infidel 8:22 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
They did not compete.

The people who attended opera were sophisticated, cultured and well educated. Like me.

The people who went to bear baiting and executions were philistines and neanderthals. Like Nurse.

gph 8:22 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
I'd like to try some old kitchen culture, though.

The Roman's pears in fish custard sounds intriguing

Nurse Ratched 8:19 Mon Oct 30
Re: Your favourite piece of music by Tchaikovsky?
I can see how opera would directly compete with public executions by burning at the stake. It sounds very similar.

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