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« Reply #2620 on: October 13, 2017, 08:38:34 AM »
It's the iconic image of Shostakovich on the cover of Time magazine.
Not very original I guess but AFAIK it's not in use by any of the other Shostakovich fans on the forum.

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« Reply #2621 on: October 17, 2017, 07:00:26 AM »
As a teenager (I must have been 14 at most) I watched the filmed version of his most famous opera three times in a row --- this guy (together with three other Romantic composers and one Classical) is responsible for my being blown away for life by "Classical Music".  8)
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« Reply #2622 on: October 17, 2017, 07:13:03 AM »
As a teenager (I must have been 14 at most) I watched the filmed version of his most famous opera three times in a row --- this guy (together with three other Romantic composers and one Classical) is responsible for my being blown away for life by "Classical Music".  8)

Were you on of the kids around Georges Bizet ?


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« Reply #2623 on: October 17, 2017, 10:12:45 AM »
Were you on of the kids around Georges Bizet ?

Avec la garde montante,
nous arrivons, nous voilà.
Sonne, trompette éclatante !
Taratata, taratata !
Nous marchons la tête haute
comme de petits soldats,
marquant sans faire de faute,
une, deux, marquant le pas.
Les épaules en arrière
et la poitrine en dehors,
les bras de cette manière
tombant tout le long du corps.
Avec la garde montante, etc.


Genius!
Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.. - Mozart

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« Reply #2624 on: October 18, 2017, 06:21:26 PM »
My avatar is Eduard Tubin --- certainly one of my favorite composers.
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« Reply #2625 on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:15 PM »
Senior Robert Greenberg, whose Great Courses music classes are educational and fun. I've listened to three of his courses and currently am exploring a fourth:

-How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd edition.
-The String Quartets of Beethoven
-The Piano sonatas of Beethoven
-And recently started listening to "Bach and the high baroque."

He's all together one of my favorite personalities in classical music!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0zIw8VUpIw


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« Reply #2626 on: November 02, 2017, 08:28:34 PM »
Halloween is over, so my Klaus Kinski as Nosferatu avatar has gone.
For now, until maybe it's Santa hat on composer time, my avatar is a black and white photograph of Richard Serra's 2013 sculpture Inside Out.


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« Reply #2627 on: November 08, 2017, 03:55:27 AM »
Berthe Morisot - Le piano (1888)

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« Reply #2628 on: November 27, 2017, 07:12:36 AM »
It's Schubert Santa!

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« Reply #2629 on: November 27, 2017, 07:18:16 AM »
Very cool, Greg. I wonder how I can do a Santa Martinu? Is there a program you use to do this specifically?
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« Reply #2630 on: November 27, 2017, 02:38:55 PM »
Very cool, Greg. I wonder how I can do a Santa Martinu? Is there a program you use to do this specifically?

Hi, John. Just used photoshop. I'm sure I did a composer-Santa for you years ago. Perhaps it was Koechlin?  ;D

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« Reply #2631 on: November 27, 2017, 02:50:27 PM »
Hi, John. Just used photoshop. I'm sure I did a composer-Santa for you years ago. Perhaps it was Koechlin?  ;D

Ah yes...I remember now.
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« Reply #2632 on: November 27, 2017, 03:08:52 PM »
Randy from The Residents, 'cause he usually wears/wore a santa coat...and they have a (legendary) first release called "Santa Dog"  :-*


So this is pro-anti-pro-anti-christmas  :laugh:

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« Reply #2633 on: December 31, 2017, 08:46:37 PM »
I think I’ve decided upon a good avatar for me: Charles Tomlinson Griffes, the American Impressionist who died way too young. Given his unfortunate circumstances, he composed a good bit of music in a short amount of time. His piano music, orchestral works, songs, and chamber pieces all have an identifiable sound-world of their own. He was a unique composer IMHO. I figured he’d be a good one to promote since I seldom see his name dropped here on GMG.
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« Reply #2634 on: February 01, 2018, 08:17:44 PM »
I think my current avatar is weird enough to be a permanent one. 8)
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« Reply #2635 on: February 02, 2018, 07:35:48 AM »
I think my current avatar is weird enough to be a permanent one. 8)

Cool bones, man. 8)
"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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« Reply #2636 on: February 02, 2018, 07:37:54 AM »





I'm considering this as possibly a new real-life look for myself in spring/summer 2018.
"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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« Reply #2637 on: February 02, 2018, 04:34:39 PM »
“I really would like to go to Marmorkirken. It was there that I heard music for the first time, and that experience is like a heavenly vision for me.” - Rued Langgaard

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« Reply #2638 on: February 03, 2018, 05:12:12 AM »
Randy from The Residents, 'cause he usually wears/wore a santa coat...and they have a (legendary) first release called "Santa Dog"  :-*


So this is pro-anti-pro-anti-christmas  :laugh:


very funny

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« Reply #2639 on: March 23, 2018, 02:03:42 PM »
Time for a change of avatar...

One of Fernand Léger’s costume designs for La création du monde:

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