by Anthony Kershaw
No, this is not a review of the magnificent Henry Purcell musical ode to the patron saint of musicians and church music. This is a quick post to let you know of a very good forum for the discussion of classical music.
Running a forum is difficult. By its nature, it brings out vociferous opinions, heated discussions, and at worse, the crazy trolls we all love to despise. We had a forum for a while on a previous edition of Audiophilia. There was some excellent discourse, but I much prefer the ‘comments’ system we have now, where readers can comment directly on our reviews. That said, it was, at times, fun. Other times, I wondered where all the polite people were!
So, it was a very pleasant follow ‘tweet’ I received from @brightcecilia on Twitter this week that led me to the website. I immediately liked its style, design, font, and just about everything else. Also, in my brief time as a member, it seems to be very well moderated (read, no mean spirits, crap and trolling) with many interesting and interested posters. If you’re a classical music novice, you’ll learn lots, if you’re an expert, you’ll learn lots, too.
My compliments to owners ‘Philidor’ and ‘Florestan’ on their one year anniversary online. And I urge all lovers of classical music to take a look. Lurking is good, informed posting is even better. Enjoy. And see you at Bright Cecilia.