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Offline jlopes

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Re: New Releases
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7701 on: July 17, 2018, 09:59:42 AM »
Pretty awesome first post, jlopes! I wonder what else will be on that Bernstein/Rattle CD.

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That is...a long symphony. EDIT: In addition to composing and conducting, in the Symphony Jeff Beal is credited with "flugelhorn improvising."



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"The version [of Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"] for string quartet prepared by David Plylar, a curator at the Library of Congress, was initially intended as a guide through the structural thicket of this gigantic opus. In this rendering by the Leipzig String Quartet, however, it also turns out to be an extremely revealing expansion of our musical horizons. The extended polyphonic passages quite naturally profit from the new opportunities offered by ensemble playing: the canon at the beginning of the development section in the first movement or the mighty fugue in the finale. Beethoven calls for the use of all eighty-eight piano keys, which at the time was a sensational demand. The extreme registers are also represented in the quartet version."
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Offline Paul_Thomas

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7702 on: July 17, 2018, 12:21:31 PM »
Pretty awesome first post, jlopes! I wonder what else will be on that Bernstein/Rattle CD.

Nothing, it's on the CD on its own except a short audio interview about the piece with Bernstein.

Offline amw

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« Reply #7703 on: July 17, 2018, 04:34:52 PM »
Beethoven calls for the use of all eighty-eight piano keys, which at the time was a sensational demand
Beethoven's piano didn't have 88 keys. He does call for the use of 79 of the 80 keys on a Conrad Graf fortepiano of the era, one of which he apparently purchased in 1816. (The unused note is G7, the highest on the instrument)

Offline Maestro267

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7704 on: July 18, 2018, 12:09:50 AM »
Having done some research, it seems that the House of Cards Symphony is merely an adaptation of music from the TV series.

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« Reply #7705 on: July 18, 2018, 05:32:05 AM »
Having done some research, it seems that the House of Cards Symphony is merely an adaptation of music from the TV series.

I am unfamiliar with the tv show or the composer.  How would you describe his style?

Offline Mandryka

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7706 on: July 19, 2018, 10:08:30 AM »
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7707 on: July 19, 2018, 12:46:02 PM »
Tiden læger alle sår,
heldigt nok at tiden går.

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« Reply #7708 on: July 19, 2018, 07:37:13 PM »
Of course
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen