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lukeottevanger

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Mystery track!
« on: April 08, 2007, 11:18:27 AM »
I don't tend to be much of a thread starter, but seeing as we're all still in party mood  ;D here's a clip I've been longing to test you all out on. Simple question: who's the composer?

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007, 11:25:30 AM »
You? :)
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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 11:26:46 AM »
Why thank you. No.

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 11:30:54 AM »
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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 11:34:11 AM »
I am never any good at this sort of thing...it sounds like a song to me, Lehar?

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 11:38:02 AM »
D moll, you are not taking this seriously! >:( >:( (where's the police smiley gone?)  ;D

Wouldn't it be perception changing if 'twas Bruckner, though? So think along those lines.... ;)

Mike - it's a solo piano piece. Carries on in this vein for a couple of minutes.

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2007, 11:55:28 AM »
Right, I though perhaps you were making a transcription. No good really me guessing, if it was remotely obvious you would not have posted it and I need the at least remotely obvious.

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2007, 11:57:43 AM »
No, obvious it isn't, I must admit.

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007, 12:06:55 PM »
Ernesto Lecuona?
Piantale a la leche hermano, que eso arruina el corazón! (from a tango's letter)

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2007, 12:08:39 PM »
Sensible suggestion. Too sensible  ;)

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 12:00:30 PM »
Shall I take it that you all give up then?

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007, 12:16:19 PM »
I'm going to take a wild stab and say Gottschalk.

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2007, 12:18:56 PM »
No, sorry. Seem to have trapped you all in my carefully laid cage.

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2007, 12:20:52 PM »
Which piece? I didn't recognize it at all.
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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2007, 12:24:37 PM »
Fads and Fancies in the Academy (from 1940, too) A movement called 'Reactionaries' (though it's only one of a few movements in such surprising stylistic garb) - apparently this one is facetiously notated in all sorts of irrelevant metres, however  ;D

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2007, 12:26:29 PM »
Ah...never heard the piece before.

I did think it was 20th century, if only because it sounded like reactionary music written by someone who liked Satie. I guess I was a lot closer than I realised. ;)
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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2007, 12:27:25 PM »
reactionary music written by someone who liked Satie. I guess I was a lot closer than I realised. ;)

You certainly were! Well done!

(This wasn't very fair of me, I know.  ;)  I just love the fact Cage wrote something of this sort, so, any old excuse to post it!)

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2007, 12:36:54 PM »
Oh, definitely. I used to play similar tricks on people by playing snippets from Schnittke film soundtracks. ;)

(And of course, there's that old standby, the slow movement of DSCH's 2nd piano concerto.)
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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2007, 12:38:25 PM »
Oh, definitely. I used to play similar tricks on people by playing snippets from Schnittke film soundtracks. ;)

Yes, I have a Kancheli one like that...
(And of course, there's that old standby, the slow movement of DSCH's 2nd piano concerto.)

Well, that one's almost literally by Beethoven, of course (slow movement of PC5)!

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Re: Mystery track!
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2007, 04:48:15 PM »
Dang! I was going to say Granados  >:( ;D