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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2014, 12:46:36 PM »
Looks like many of you missed the point of the thread. Please check my original post:

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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2014, 08:38:07 AM »
Ooo... this is a cozy little room, nice and quiet in here! I could just stretch out and relax in here all by myself for a while. Ahhhh...

Maybe I'll put a little music on... hm hmm hm...
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« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2014, 11:36:31 AM »
Ooo... this is a cozy little room, nice and quiet in here! I could just stretch out and relax in here all by myself for a while. Ahhhh...

Maybe I'll put a little music on... hm hmm hm...

You still here? :laugh:
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2014, 05:49:50 AM »
Thought some of us might relate to this quote from Ned Rorem, whose writing is full of such things :  a well-worn cliché ?  I think so, still I could relate in part.   

"The shock in growing up - that everyone wasn't like me!  I'd assumed the world was made of Hawthorne readers, Ravel listeners, Duchamp lookers, or of little boys who cut gym class to write music."

That first sentence is universal in any case, even among those who have never ever heard of Ravel.  The greater shock is in discovering that everyone is like you in thinking like that!

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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2014, 06:46:38 AM »
It's one of life's paradoxes:  people are alike all over;  and everyone is an individual.
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2014, 07:40:01 AM »
WELL SAID, Karl.

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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2014, 07:47:50 AM »
People are all the same, just in different ways.
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2014, 07:51:26 AM »
Indeed.  There is probably no one thing in which I am completely unique.
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« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2014, 08:56:06 AM »
But the sum of those things makes you completely unique.  [This of course goes for all people in their different selves.]

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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2014, 09:02:24 AM »
From the Mishnah, Tractate Sanhedrin Chapter 4

Therefore, humans were created singly, to teach you that whoever destroys a single soul [of Israel], Scripture accounts it as if he had destroyed a full world; and whoever saves one soul of Israel, Scripture accounts it as if he had saved a full world. And for the sake of peace among people, that one should not say to his fellow, "My father greater than yours;" and that heretics should not say, "There are many powers in Heaven." Again, to declare the greatness of the Holy One, blessed be God, for one stamps out many coins with one die, and they are all alike, but the King, the King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be God, stamped each person with the seal of Adam, and not one of them is like his fellow. Therefore each and every one is obliged to say, "For my sake the world was created."

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« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2014, 09:41:54 AM »
That is beautiful.
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2015, 08:33:31 AM »
What if snypsss suddenly developed an enthusiasm for Havergal Brian?

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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2015, 07:40:18 AM »
The composer, and not any one performer (how brilliant soever) owns the piece.
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2015, 06:33:27 AM »
Just noticed a quote in our Andrei's signature:

Quote from: Luigi Boccherini
Music without passions and feelings is meaningless.

Well, I wonder.

If music of absolute calm be music without passions (and I think it might), then I don't believe it is meaningless.  The calm is itself the meaning.

Music without feelings . . . well, I almost want to ask, Is music without feelings possible?  Again, I think it reverts to the idea that music excites or resonates with feelings, but the precise nature of those feelings is a question.
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2015, 10:59:03 AM »
A family of Mizrachi origin (that is,  originally from Arabic or Persian speaking countries, the Sassoon family of England being the best known example) has recently joined my synagogue.

The family name is Bassoon.

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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2015, 08:02:27 AM »
Back in 1960 three friends, all students at UCLA, invented minimalism:  La Monte Young, Terry Jennings and Dennis Johnson (Terry Riley would soon join them but he was not at UCLA).  Of these, Dennis Johnson is credited with writing the very first piece of music that later came to be called Minimalist: his four (to six) hour work for piano called November.

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« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2016, 09:58:21 AM »
I am not sure if this is the right place for such an announcement, but:

http://slippedisc.com/2016/02/a-major-american-composer-has-died-at-66/
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2016, 06:23:52 PM »
Anyone use this much? I would love a chat room style discussion here and there :)

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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2016, 09:10:34 PM »
Thought some of us might relate to this quote from Ned Rorem, whose writing is full of such things :  a well-worn cliché ?  I think so, still I could relate in part:   
"The shock in growing up - that everyone wasn't like me!  I'd assumed the world was made of Hawthorne readers, Ravel listeners, Duchamp lookers, or of little boys who cut gym class to write music."

Didn't Prince Charles (when he was a kid) think that everyone lived in a castle?
(Slow as molasses thread, maybe this will revive it?)
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Re: Classical Music Chat Room
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2016, 06:04:05 AM »
Just read a report stating that Ivan Fischer and his crew have recorded Tchaikovsky's 6th, and were both lively and under control doing it. The reviewer gives the impression that there is more to the symphony than its finale. Who knew?
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