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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2007, 06:33:58 AM »
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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2007, 07:13:06 AM »
Elgar: Pomp and Circumcision March #2.

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2007, 01:05:37 PM »
Elgar: Pomp and Circumcision March #2.
Uh, aren't you forgetting the Enigma Variations?  And the Cello Concerto? :)
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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2007, 01:56:23 PM »
Uh, aren't you forgetting the Enigma Variations?  And the Cello Concerto? :)

Ah, but those aren't in television commercials!

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2007, 01:58:53 PM »
And I think you mean the Pomp and Circumstance March #1, don't you? The second (middle) theme? Maybe I'm off on that.
I'd like to point out that I don't think Elgar's Cello Concerto or Enigma Variations are very popular to the world at large, not like the 2nd theme of that march anyway. Not even close. I could play movements from my one and only Elgar CD that contains both the Cello Concerto and the E.V., and I doubt I could find anyone who'd recognise a single moment from any movement, just poking around and trying random people. But I could find almost everyone familiar with that one theme. Man, that's got to be one of the most fantabulous themes ever written by anybody, I'm going to listen to it right now.
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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2007, 01:08:28 AM »
I can't believe Holst is being compared to Orff  :-\ :-\

(to remove any ambiguity, Holst is vastly superior)

Haydn has 0, hasn't he?  :-\

Didn't he compose the German national anthem or something?

Ah, but those aren't in television commercials!

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2007, 02:56:42 AM »
Uh, aren't you forgetting the Enigma Variations?  And the Cello Concerto? :)

Yeah, but nothing is a HIT like March#2.

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2007, 03:11:30 AM »
Haydn has 0, hasn't he?  :-\

No I think the theme from the second movement of Symphony No. 94 is pretty popular. It was on the demo for the electronic keyboard I had as a kid.  :D

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« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2007, 03:27:08 AM »
Yeah, but nothing is a HIT like March#2.

Elgar's 1st Symphony was played over a hundred times throughout Europe and America within the first year of the premiere. If that doesn't account for a hit, what would?

Plus, the Violin and Cello Concertos, the Enigma Variations and The Dream of Gerontius have all become parts of the standard repertoire. To call Elgar a one hit wonder can only be a joke...

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2007, 03:31:08 AM »
No I think the theme from the second movement of Symphony No. 94 is pretty popular. It was on the demo for the electronic keyboard I had as a kid.  :D





Themes from op. 96 (1st movs. after the adagio), 2nd Movement of the "Military", the ouverture from La Fedelta..., op.76 no.3 (2nd move.), several of the Divertimentos, and both Cello Concertos are about as "catchy" as can be. There are others; those are just off the top of my head.

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2007, 03:53:18 AM »
Holst a one-hit-wonder and me with at least 5CDs full of his music! All 'hits' by the way.

Boito is a good one and, possibly,  Ponchielli but some enterprising opera house should revive Marion Delorme in an international production!

Flotow with Martha.

Litolff with but one movement from one of his Concerto Symphoniques.

I think Leoncavallo had two hits! Mattinata?

This becomes increasingly difficult as record companies record the complete oeuvre of one-time one-hit composers. Take Reznicek as an example.

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2007, 03:58:52 AM »
Gorecki, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.
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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2007, 04:11:58 AM »
Elgar's 1st Symphony was played over a hundred times throughout Europe and America within the first year of the premiere. If that doesn't account for a hit, what would?

Plus, the Violin and Cello Concertos, the Enigma Variations and The Dream of Gerontius have all become parts of the standard repertoire. To call Elgar a one hit wonder can only be a joke...

Thomas

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2007, 04:12:33 AM »
Thomas Adés and Osvaldo Golijov are future one-hit wonders.

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2007, 04:18:27 AM »
Thomas Adés and Osvaldo Golijov are future one-hit wonders.

Assuming the latter actually writes one!

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2007, 04:20:45 AM »
If there is any whiff of a mention of Barber I will punch the offending party.

*punches self due to unavoidable yet necessary mention of Barber by himself"

Assuming the latter actually writes one!

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2007, 05:10:29 AM »
Hey, how about Barber?   >:D

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Re: One Hit Wonders
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2007, 06:53:25 AM »
Elgar's 1st Symphony was played over a hundred times throughout Europe and America within the first year of the premiere. If that doesn't account for a hit, what would?

Plus, the Violin and Cello Concertos, the Enigma Variations and The Dream of Gerontius have all become parts of the standard repertoire. To call Elgar a one hit wonder can only be a joke...

Thomas

Right now if you were to go to symphony orchestra concerts across the states when do you hear an Elgar symphony? Or the Dream of Gerontius? Or even the violon concerto? You might get a performance here and there when a British conductor guest conductors but for the most part conductors avoid Elgar like Tweety avoiding Sylvester the Cat.