Author Topic: Becoming a composer: a good idea or not?  (Read 11319 times)

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ibanezmonster

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Re: Becoming a composer: a good idea or not?
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2011, 06:26:26 PM »
I would like to transcribe Prokofiev's piano sonatas to string quartet. I can't help feeling he wrote them for the "wrong" instrument.
I can see the 9th or the 7th working out just fine. The others (especially 1, 2 and 6) I just couldn't imagine...

eyeresist

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Re: Becoming a composer: a good idea or not?
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2011, 06:41:53 PM »
Yes, the late ones more than the early ones.

karlhenning

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Re: Becoming a composer: a good idea or not?
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2011, 03:03:52 AM »
Well, follow your bliss, and all that . . . but . . . the late  Prokofiev piano sonatas, written for the wrong instrument? . . . I'm not on board there, at all, at all.

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Re: Becoming a composer: a good idea or not?
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2011, 03:06:13 AM »
I had the notion once of transcribing the Ring Cycle for string quartet. Fortunately I never followed up on this plan.
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karlhenning

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Re: Becoming a composer: a good idea or not?
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2011, 03:09:12 AM »
The string quartet must send you flowers annually, in gratitude ; )

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Re: Becoming a composer: a good idea or not?
« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2011, 03:29:39 AM »
I would like to transcribe Prokofiev's piano sonatas to string quartet. I can't help feeling he wrote them for the "wrong" instrument.

Karl Henning is right!

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