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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #820 on: November 23, 2017, 05:42:53 AM »
Brazilan then.  Born when Dom Pedro II was emperor , died during the presidency of Getúlio Vargas. He lived in Florence, served as his country's consul in The Hague and Genoa, and won a competition organized by Le Figaro with  hus piano piece Il neige. His music is represented in Hyperion's "The Romantic Piano Concerto" series.

Henrique  Oswald:)

It's SymphonicAddict's turn, in any case...
Never heard of him. :(
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« Reply #821 on: November 23, 2017, 05:49:29 AM »
Never heard of him. :(
Me neither, to be honest. The "monarch...president" and "more than one means of transportation" hints led me to Brazil  (once Ireland and South Africa turned to be dead ends) and some research did the rest...
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« Reply #822 on: November 23, 2017, 06:31:28 AM »
Brazilan then.  Born when Dom Pedro II was emperor , died during the presidency of Getúlio Vargas. He lived in Florence, served as his country's consul in The Hague and Genoa, and won a competition organized by Le Figaro with  hus piano piece Il neige. His music is represented in Hyperion's "The Romantic Piano Concerto" series.

Henrique  Oswald:)

Bravo!

Never heard of him. :(

Me neither, to be honest. The "monarch...president" and "more than one means of transportation" hints led me to Brazil  (once Ireland and South Africa turned to be dead ends) and some research did the rest...

I stumbled upon his name just a few days ago while reading a Brazilian doctoral dissertation about Romanticism and the small piano pieces.  :D
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« Reply #823 on: November 23, 2017, 08:28:18 AM »
Me neither, to be honest. The "monarch...president" and "more than one means of transportation" hints led me to Brazil  (once Ireland and South Africa turned to be dead ends) and some research did the rest...

Yes, but you showed much more inititative and lateral thinking than I did.

Typing 'composers with handle-bar moustaches' into Google didn't get me very far at all.  ::)
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #824 on: November 23, 2017, 12:29:56 PM »
Although this is not my turn, I thought I would propose this composer to the GMG sleuths
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« Reply #825 on: November 23, 2017, 01:09:47 PM »
Although this is not my turn, I thought I would propose this composer to the GMG sleuths
Une piste?   ;)
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« Reply #826 on: November 23, 2017, 01:15:44 PM »
This magnificant statue of this composer is in parisian park.  Looking attentively at the statue (not the pedestal which I did blur) should give you an extra hint.
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« Reply #827 on: November 23, 2017, 01:25:50 PM »
I did Google image search. I will be interested to know (after the mystery is revealed) how you knew of him.

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« Reply #828 on: November 23, 2017, 01:31:15 PM »
This magnificant statue of this composer is in parisian park.  Looking attentively at the statue (not the pedestal which I did blur) should give you an extra hint.
Well, I've figured out who he is using this clue...I've never ever heard of him... :-[
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« Reply #829 on: November 23, 2017, 01:36:39 PM »
I'll wait a bit more, before telling you about all the CDs I have of him.  I just love his music.  BTW, a new banknote with his image has recently been issued. 
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« Reply #830 on: November 23, 2017, 02:01:34 PM »
Er, excuse me. I got hauled over the coals for submitting a picture when it wasn't my turn. Shouldn't we stick to the rules? By my calculations it should be ritter's turn to submit an image.
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« Reply #831 on: November 23, 2017, 02:17:09 PM »
OK...I'll answer Spineur's riddle, and post my picture before going to bed.

Spineur posted a photo of Armenian clergyman, musicologist and composer Komitas Vardapet. Why he has a monument in Paris beats me (apart from the fact that he lived in the city for 26 years, and died there).

My new guy:



Hint: This guy continues a kind of trend I've started with previous postings of mine in this thread. More hints tomorrow morning (European time) if required.

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« Reply #832 on: November 23, 2017, 03:11:23 PM »
OK...I'll answer Spineur's riddle, and post my picture before going to bed.

pineur posted a photo of Armenian clergyman, musicologist and composer Komitas Vardapet. Why he has a monument in Paris beats me (apart from the fact that he lived in the city for 26 years, and died there).

My new guy:



Hint: This guy continues a kind of trend I've started with previous postings of mine in this thread. More hints tomorrow morning (European time) if required.

Good night to all!

He looks like Joly Braga Santos with a mustache.

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« Reply #833 on: November 23, 2017, 08:55:37 PM »
He looks like Joly Braga Santos with a mustache.

Ha! I thought the same thing ;D

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« Reply #834 on: November 23, 2017, 09:47:51 PM »

Spineur posted a photo of Armenian clergyman, musicologist and composer Komitas Vardapet. Why he has a monument in Paris beats me (apart from the fact that he lived in the city for 26 years, and died there).

Soghomon Gevorgi Soghomonian (known as Komitas, his religious name) was a victim of the Armenian genocide.  Arrested and deported, he emigrated to France for his survival and gradually drifted into depression.  Today, the french armenian community represents 1% of the total population exactly as the jewish community.  They are well integrated in France: Edouard Balladur (Balladurian is his real name) was a prime minister in the 90s.  As the jews, they tend to be anti-racist, opponents of National-Front ideologies.  They are concentrated in Marseille, Valence, Lyon and Paris.

There are many concerts of armenian music featuring Komitas composition and there are two dozen of CDs featuring his music.  Armenian music uses 8 different modes, and tends to be poly-modal.  Very interesting.  Here is some of his music from a lovely CD I own.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/2HiRVLiMRNk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/2HiRVLiMRNk</a>

I discussed armenian music on GMG in a number of posts, trying to draw some interest, apparently without much success
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #835 on: November 23, 2017, 11:59:04 PM »
Soghomon Gevorgi Soghomonian (known as Komitas, his religious name) was a victim of the Armenian genocide.  Arrested and deported, he emigrated to France for his survival and gradually drifted into depression.  Today, the french armenian community represents 1% of the total population exactly as the jewish community.  They are well integrated in France: Edouard Balladur (Balladurian is his real name) was a prime minister in the 90s.  As the jews, they tend to be anti-racist, opponents of National-Front ideologies.  They are concentrated in Marseille, Valence, Lyon and Paris.

There are many concerts of armenian music featuring Komitas composition and there are two dozen of CDs featuring his music.  Armenian music uses 8 different modes, and tends to be poly-modal.  Very interesting.  Here is some of his music from a lovely CD I own.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/2HiRVLiMRNk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/2HiRVLiMRNk</a>

I discussed armenian music on GMG in a number of posts, trying to draw some interest, apparently without much success

I know Komitas but came to the party too late.  :D

There is an important Armenian community in Romania, too, and it dates back several centuries.

Other famous French Armenians: Charles Aznavour, Sylvie Vartan, Alain Altinoglu.
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« Reply #836 on: November 24, 2017, 12:08:34 AM »
Hint: This guy continues a kind of trend I've started with previous postings of mine in this thread.

Why, yes: the trend is towards increasing obscurity. Montemezzi, Pousseur, Marinuzzi.   :laugh:
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« Reply #837 on: November 24, 2017, 12:45:33 AM »
Why, yes: the trend is towards increasing obscurity. Montemezzi, Pousseur, Marinuzzi.   :laugh:
OK...I think very few will have heard music by this man. Yet, collectors of opera may own recordings conducted by him with legendary singers.

An aria from one of his operas has been officially recognized as a sort of alternate national anthem by a country which is not his country of birth.
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« Reply #838 on: November 24, 2017, 01:14:28 AM »
his country of birth.

A poetic, even allegoric, hint in this respect would be most welcome.  :D
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« Reply #839 on: November 24, 2017, 01:32:15 AM »
A poetic, even allegoric, hint in this respect would be most welcome.  :D
The author of the libretto of that opera wrote the text for an opera by another composer that starts with a "Hymn to the sun"...and many, much more famous libretti.
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