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« Reply #1060 on: March 15, 2019, 01:32:27 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 #1061 on: March 15, 2019, 01:35:09 PM »
We seem to have tied. But I will defer to Christo. His riddles are much better than mine.

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« Reply #1062 on: March 15, 2019, 01:55:40 PM »
Both correct of course. In view of Jeffrey's gesture, you are up Christo.

PS I heard some of papa Samuel's chamber music recently and liked it a lot.
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« Reply #1063 on: March 15, 2019, 02:19:27 PM »
Both correct of course. In view of Jeffrey's gesture, you are up Christo.

PS I heard some of papa Samuel's chamber music recently and liked it a lot.
I am honoured, but I prefer a new mystery from Jeffrey. Honestly, I learn a lot from him (and I myself have already offered too many riddles). After you, Sir! ;D

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« Reply #1064 on: March 15, 2019, 02:26:51 PM »
I am honoured, but I prefer a new mystery from Jeffrey. Honestly, I learn a lot from him (and I myself have already offered too many riddles). After you, Sir! ;D

What a brilliant meta clue!
The answer is: Remo Giazotto, who hid his light under the bushel of Albinoni.
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« Reply #1065 on: March 15, 2019, 04:51:41 PM »
I am honoured, but I prefer a new mystery from Jeffrey. Honestly, I learn a lot from him (and I myself have already offered too many riddles). After you, Sir! ;D

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« Reply #1066 on: March 15, 2019, 04:59:35 PM »
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Actually that's a good topic.

Two composers are involved. Both performed on the same instrument.Both are said to have suffered stage fright, and usually performed only to small audiences in semi-informal settings because of that. The first composer is very famous. The second composer is not famous, and his reputation as a composer derives from a set of works based on a set of works by the first composer.

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« Reply #1067 on: March 16, 2019, 12:30:15 AM »
Actually that's a good topic.

Two composers are involved. Both performed on the same instrument.Both are said to have suffered stage fright, and usually performed only to small audiences in semi-informal settings because of that. The first composer is very famous. The second composer is not famous, and his reputation as a composer derives from a set of works based on a set of works by the first composer.
Is this about the Diabelli Variations, perhaps?
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« Reply #1068 on: March 16, 2019, 12:42:27 AM »
Chopin and Godowsky?
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« Reply #1069 on: March 16, 2019, 09:57:37 AM »
Is this about the Diabelli Variations, perhaps?

No. That would reverse the relation. The less famous composer based his work on that of the very famous composer.
In fact
Chopin and Godowsky?

Is exactly the answer.

So it's Jo's turn to pose a question.

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« Reply #1070 on: March 16, 2019, 10:16:54 AM »
No. That would reverse the relation. The less famous composer based his work on that of the very famous composer.
In fact
Is exactly the answer.

So it's Jo's turn to pose a question.
Heh. I figured it was Chopin and, so I googled for the and. Never found Godowsky, whom I have heard of, but just barely.
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« Reply #1071 on: March 16, 2019, 10:22:21 AM »
Connect G. F. Handel and Sean Connery with a plausible musico-historical chain that includes a well-known 20th century composer. There are around 4 intermediate links in that chain although some are not explicitly musical. (I have a specific solution in mind but there might be plausible alternatives.)
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« Reply #1072 on: March 16, 2019, 10:40:57 AM »
Connect G. F. Handel and Sean Connery with a plausible musico-historical chain that includes a well-known 20th century composer. There are around 4 intermediate links in that chain although some are not explicitly musical. (I have a specific solution in mind but there might be plausible alternatives.)

John Addison composed the music for A Bridge To Far, in which Sean Connery playes the rol of Major General Urquhart (commander at the bridge; I'm living in that neighbourhood). Addison studied oboe with Leon Goossens, the great oboist. Handel was also an oboist in his early years and always writes for the oboe with great ingenuity. Four steps.  :P
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« Reply #1073 on: March 16, 2019, 10:42:08 AM »
Connect G. F. Handel and Sean Connery with a plausible musico-historical chain that includes a well-known 20th century composer. There are around 4 intermediate links in that chain although some are not explicitly musical. (I have a specific solution in mind but there might be plausible alternatives.)
Fireworks - Firebird - From Russia with Love
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« Reply #1074 on: March 16, 2019, 10:45:49 AM »
Is exactly the answer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Godowsky

I know that Wikipedia is not the most accurate of sources, but still I have to ask: where does it say Godowsky had stage fright? It describes him as a "virtuoso". Which virtuoso ever had stage fright? ;D
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« Reply #1075 on: March 16, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »
Or ...

 ;D
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« Reply #1076 on: March 16, 2019, 10:50:18 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Godowsky

I know that Wikipedia is not the most accurate of sources, but still I have to ask: where does it say Godowsky had stage fright? It describes him as a "virtuoso". Which virtuoso ever had stage fright? ;D

I don't always use Wikipedia!
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« Reply #1077 on: March 16, 2019, 11:05:22 AM »
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Not any more.
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« Reply #1078 on: March 16, 2019, 12:02:00 PM »
Fireworks - Firebird - From Russia with Love
The associations are too loose but one of these links is basically correct.
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« Reply #1079 on: March 16, 2019, 12:05:43 PM »
John Addison composed the music for A Bridge To Far, in which Sean Connery playes the rol of Major General Urquhart (commander at the bridge; I'm living in that neighbourhood). Addison studied oboe with Leon Goossens, the great oboist. Handel was also an oboist in his early years and always writes for the oboe with great ingenuity. Four steps.  :P
The composer is far better known than Addison. The connections I am looking are mostly a little tighter although this is of course debatable. The movie I am looking for is some more iconic in the career of Connery.)
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
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