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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2014, 08:17:21 AM »
Ken, I mean for an arts student I was unusually good at math(s), and didn't know anybody else like that.

Ah. As a math student I was unusually interested in the arts, and didn't know anybody else like that.  ;D When I audited a graduate Shakespeare course for instance, I had read more literature than any of the English majors.

I did have a friend who did a music major with math minor, and another math major who liked classical. So cross-over is better in that direction. (Insert obligatory remarks about mathematicians as ubermenschen here).

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2014, 08:26:14 AM »
Solo piano, piano duo, orchestral suite or the extended ballet version? 8)

Complete ballet. :) Why listen to just the suite? It's like listening to Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin in it's suite form.
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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2014, 08:49:59 AM »
Complete ballet. :) Why listen to just the suite? It's like listening to Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin in it's suite form.
Well yes, if Mandarin had been originally the suite, written for two pianos..
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« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2014, 09:13:21 AM »
I haven't entirely lost interest in organizing blind comparisons, but there are many of them now (and I remain quite proud to have imported this fabulous exercise here :) ).

But the (ridiculous and organized...) failure of my blind comparison on Mahler's 2nd Symphony is still a great frustration. I am still wondering if it would be interesting to start it again, but for such a work we'd need to be around 15 participants at least, if we want to take it seriously.

Other works I think interesting for such comparisons are :

- Bach: cantata BWV 82
- Beethoven: Overture Egmont (or Coriolan?)
- Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata
- Brahms: Alt-Rhapsodie
- Brahms: Quintet op. 34
- Chausson: Poème
- Debussy: Préludes (short comparison on 2-3 of them)
- Franck: Symphony
- Haydn: one symphony (49? 50? 59? 88? 94?)
- Haydn: a piano sonata
- Hindemith: a symphonic work (Symphony Mathis de Maler? Metamorphoses? ...)
- Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
- Mozart: a piano sonata (K.475/457? or just the Fantasy K.475?)
- Prokofiev: piano concerto no. 3 (or 2?)
- Schubert: an Impromptu (op. 90/3?)
- Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
- Shostakovich: Symphony 10

If anyone is interested to launch one of these quickly we can co-organize some :)
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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2014, 09:20:00 AM »
Also, I think there should be a topic listing all past comparisons and their results (with winners and final ranking). That would be a very useful thing.

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2014, 09:52:36 AM »
- Brahms: Quintet op. 34
- Debussy: Préludes (short comparison on 2-3 of them)
- Haydn: one symphony (49? 50? 59? 88? 94?)
Interested in all of these. Can't contribute a lot of recordings of any of them though

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2014, 03:05:32 AM »
Also, I think there should be a topic listing all past comparisons and their results (with winners and final ranking). That would be a very useful thing.

This is probably only a partial list of Blind Comparisons on this forum
(in approximate order of start date, for completed projects):
(in reverse order of start date, for current and incomplete projects):

Holst Jupiter  (jun 2007)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,2387.0.html
Schumann Symphony 4  (feb 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20042.0.html
J.S. Bach, Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733 (feb 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20041.0.html
Bach Toccata (hpschd) (mar 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20245.0.html
Mahler 6 (april 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20334.0.html
Debussy La Mer (may 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20461.0.html
Monteverdi, Lamento della ninfa (june 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20609.0.html
Strauss Zarathustra (June 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20657.0.html
Mahler 1 (aug 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,20853.0.html
Berlioz SF (Oct 2012)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21089.0.html
Chopin etude mini-blind (jan 2013)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21316.0.html
Mendelssohn Violin mini-blind (mar 2013)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21584.0.html
Ravel Gaspard (mar 2013)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21672.0.html
Beethoven Waldstein mini-blind (feb 2014)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,22915.0.html
Bruckner 6 (may 2014)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23157.0.html
Schubert String Quintet (july 2014)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23409.0.html
Liszt Funerailles mini-blind (dec 2014)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23818.0.html
Bach Cello Suites midi-blind (jan 2015)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23936.0.html
Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas (nov 2015)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,25338.0.html
Chopin Ballade No.2 mini-blind(s) (feb 2017)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,26686.0.html
Sibelius Symphony No.7 mini-blind (march 2017)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,26783.0.html
Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 mini-blind (april 2017)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,26927.0.html

Mendelssohn Octet mini-blind (sep 2017, inconclusive)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,27404.0.html
Scarlatti K27 on piano mini-blind (july 2017, inconclusive)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,27204.0.html
Bartok SPC (oct 2015, stillborn)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,25260.0.html
Mozart Fantasia K.475 (dec 2014, stillborn)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23815.0.html
Mahler 2 blind (feb 2014, incomplete)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,22742.0.html
Brahms 2 blind (dec 2013, incomplete)
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,22639.0.html




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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2014, 12:58:05 PM »
Thanks for this.

Most interesting bit: how Sarge managed vote against the Cleveland Symphony, even in the string quintet contest ...

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2014, 07:56:25 PM »
An unexpected opportunity has arisen for me to do a blind test "speed round" on Liszt's "Funerailles". I am thinking one round only, and I have 5-6 recordings to consider, for a total of about 60-70 minutes of listening. A mixture of old and new recordings, from a newly reissued live-from-Moscow rarity to a 2013 recording.

Would there be any interest in this?

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2014, 08:24:40 PM »
An unexpected opportunity has arisen for me to do a blind test "speed round" on Liszt's "Funerailles". I am thinking one round only, and I have 5-6 recordings to consider, for a total of about 60-70 minutes of listening. A mixture of old and new recordings, from a newly reissued live-from-Moscow rarity to a 2013 recording.

Would there be any interest in this?
Sure. It's a piece I barely know, which makes it perfect for this sort of thing. But then you knew I'd agree!! :)
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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2014, 12:57:21 PM »
An unexpected opportunity has arisen for me to do a blind test "speed round" on Liszt's "Funerailles". I am thinking one round only, and I have 5-6 recordings to consider, for a total of about 60-70 minutes of listening. A mixture of old and new recordings, from a newly reissued live-from-Moscow rarity to a 2013 recording.

Would there be any interest in this?
Sure. Like Neal says, terra incognita.

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2014, 01:09:23 PM »
Go ahead. At least it is rather short. (I do not know it well, but it is probably one out of a handful of Liszt's piano pieces I'd recognize)
Schubert's quintet is definitely too long fo this kind of thing, heck, the first movement alone is too long for extended comparisons.
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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2014, 06:20:21 AM »
But not as long as 2 Mahler symphonies, 1 Bruckner, and 1 Berlioz, that have so far been enjoyably blind-tested.

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« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2014, 07:28:49 AM »
yeah, you guys are obviously much tougher than I am. :D
And the quintet is longer than the SF and about as long as Mahler's 1
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« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2014, 04:13:28 PM »
But not as long as 2 Mahler symphonies, 1 Bruckner, and 1 Berlioz, that have so far been enjoyably blind-tested.
Yeah, mostly by those of us who just watched!  :laugh:

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2014, 02:22:46 PM »
An unexpected opportunity has arisen for me to do a blind test "speed round" on Liszt's "Funerailles". I am thinking one round only, and I have 5-6 recordings to consider, for a total of about 60-70 minutes of listening. A mixture of old and new recordings, from a newly reissued live-from-Moscow rarity to a 2013 recording.

Would there be any interest in this?

My fault, I failed to mention I'd be interested in participating in your blind test.  :-[  I hope it's not too late to register?

(Already listened twice to No.3 and No.5.)

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« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2014, 02:30:38 PM »
My fault, I failed to mention I'd be interested in participating in your blind test.  :-[  I hope it's not too late to register?

(Already listened twice to No.3 and No.5.)
No registration is necessary. :) Anybody can listen and post comments!

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Re: Possible future blind tests
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2014, 02:33:44 PM »
Thanks Brian!  ;)