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« Reply #1040 on: March 14, 2019, 02:44:28 PM »
Sorry,  got the sister the wrong way round.

Bruno Walter was not the conductor I was thinking of. Anna heard him conduct Mahler 2 and preferred his interpretation to that of BW. If she also made a bust of Walter, many apologies.

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« Reply #1041 on: March 14, 2019, 03:38:12 PM »
After all the integral-serialist-triple-counterpoint-on-an-inverted-dodecaphonic-canon-style intricacies of the latest quizes, this one should be a piece of cake.

Name a work and the composer following these visual hints.


Sheep - its fans
Stones - cannot get satisfaction from it

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« Reply #1042 on: March 14, 2019, 03:49:51 PM »
After all the integral-serialist-triple-counterpoint-on-an-inverted-dodecaphonic-canon-style intricacies of the latest quizes, this one should be a piece of cake.

Name a work and the composer following these visual hints.


Shepherd Jagger, The Emperor's Shoe Oil
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« Reply #1043 on: March 14, 2019, 10:53:57 PM »
The Shepherd on the Rock   Franz [Beckenstrasser) Schubert (Shoe Berth)
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« Reply #1044 on: March 14, 2019, 10:58:05 PM »
The Shepherd on the Rock   Franz Schubert (Shoe Berth)

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« Reply #1045 on: March 14, 2019, 11:09:56 PM »
My composer-conductor remembered his homeland with a symphony written while touring, one of the movements is a reminiscence of one of the visited ports so its name is somewhat misleading.
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« Reply #1046 on: March 15, 2019, 12:44:29 AM »
Alf Hurum perhaps?
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« Reply #1047 on: March 15, 2019, 04:40:27 AM »
Alf Hurum perhaps?
Or Jean Martinon?
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« Reply #1048 on: March 15, 2019, 08:29:50 AM »
Maybe there's more than one correct answer, the one I'm looking for suffered a loss of reputation when the remark of the conductor of a later work to the effect of "Long live Sousa" was misheard as a call for support of revolution.
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« Reply #1049 on: March 15, 2019, 08:51:45 AM »
Maybe there's more than one correct answer, the one I'm looking for suffered a loss of reputation when the remark of the conductor of a later work to the effect of "Long live Sousa" was misheard as a call for support of revolution.
Matthijs Vermeulen & Cornelis Dopper, of course!
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« Reply #1050 on: March 15, 2019, 09:07:36 AM »
RIGHT!  The  scherzo of the "Amsterdam" Symphony (#6) is a reminiscence of Vancouver's Chinatown which was near by when he visited with the Savage Opera Company.
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« Reply #1051 on: March 15, 2019, 10:18:42 AM »
RIGHT!  The  scherzo of the "Amsterdam" Symphony (#6) is a reminiscence of Vancouver's Chinatown which was near by when he visited with the Savage Opera Company.
Good to learn (didn't know  ;D). Cornelis Dopper's hometown, however, was the provincial town of Stadskanaal, where six years ago I attended the - rather belated - premiere of his 1934 Requiem (for soloists, choir and orchestra). His symphonies are OKish, IMHO, No. 7 perhaps most, but one piece really stands out and should be a curtain riser: the Ciaconna Gotica, a set of fantastic variations for orchestra (1919).
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« Reply #1052 on: March 15, 2019, 11:03:13 AM »
Good to learn (didn't know  ;D). Cornelis Dopper's hometown, however, was the provincial town of Stadskanaal,.
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Which is why I used the word "homeland".


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« Reply #1053 on: March 15, 2019, 11:51:27 AM »
OK. One of the legendary stories in Shostakovich' Testimony, if Solomon Volkov can be trusted,  8) is about a pianist. One day Stalin heard a live concert on the radio with one of his favourite pieces and ordered for the record of it by this specific artist - which he thought he had heard - to be brought to his dacha near Moscow. No one dared tell him that there was no such disc and the pianist and a bunch of orchestra players were hurriedly convened in a recording studio. The third consecutive conductor (the first two overwhelmed by the stress) managed to complete a recording well into the night. A single disc was produced and brought to Stalin's dacha early in the morning. The story goes that it lay on Stalin's turntable when he suffered his stroke in 1953.

Name the piece and the artist - and what she wrote Stalin to thank him for the gift he had bestowed on her.  ;D
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« Reply #1054 on: March 15, 2019, 12:00:59 PM »
OK. One of the legendary stories in Shostakovich' Testimony, if Solomon Volkov can be trusted,  8) is about a pianist. One day Stalin heard a live concert on the radio with one of his favourite pieces and ordered for the record of it by this specific artist - which he thought he had heard - to be brought to his dacha near Moscow. No one dared tell him that there was no such disc and the pianist and a bunch of orchestra players were hurriedly convened in a recording studio. The third consecutive conductor (the first two overwhelmed by the stress) managed to complete a recording well into the night. A single disc was produced and brought to Stalin's dacha early in the morning. The story goes that it lay on Stalin's turntable when he suffered his stroke in 1953.

Name the piece and the artist - and what she wrote Stalin to thank him for the gift he had bestowed on her.  ;D
Mozart, a piano concerto I think. Not sure the story is true.
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« Reply #1055 on: March 15, 2019, 12:07:53 PM »
Mozart, a piano concerto I think. Not sure the story is true.
if Solomon Volkov can be trusted,  8)

Close, very close. Not the exact piece, artist and letter to Stalin (according to Volkov's story) yet.  ;)
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« Reply #1056 on: March 15, 2019, 12:09:42 PM »
Close, very close. Not the exact piece, artist and letter to Stalin (according to Volkov's story) yet.  ;)
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« Reply #1057 on: March 15, 2019, 12:18:26 PM »
Maria Yudina, 23

>> Soon afterwards, the story goes, Yudina was surprised to receive a letter containing 20,000 rubles, sent at the order of Stalin. She wrote him: "I thank you for your aid. I will pray for you day and night and ask the Lord to forgive your great sins before the people and the country. The Lord is merciful and He’ll forgive you. I gave the money to my church.”
Stalin reportedly read the letter as his secretary – who had already prepared her arrest warrant – awaited his reaction. But he put the letter aside and said nothing. Nine years later, as Stalin lay on his deathbed, Yudina’s recording of the Mozart concerto was playing on a record player nearby. << https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/maria-yudina-stalin

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« Reply #1058 on: March 15, 2019, 01:06:16 PM »
I was named after a poet, and my son was named for a poem. My daughter was also a composer. What was her name?
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« Reply #1059 on: March 15, 2019, 01:31:19 PM »
(Gwendolen) Avril Coleridge-Taylor, daughter of Samuel and sister of Hiawatha.

Papa of course being Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
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