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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5780 on: March 29, 2016, 05:26:15 AM »
It's more a foxtrot, and not American, though clearly deeply indebted to American influences. It shares an extremely close link with another, far more famous ragtime-ish evocation from the same country, a few years earlier. The composer of the latter is one of The Great Composers...

The "latter," GC sounds like Stravinsky . . . . So this is maybe Russian?
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« Reply #5781 on: March 29, 2016, 05:33:31 AM »
Another GC, but every bit as G. Stravinsky certainly thought so - he wrote him a Tombeau to prove it...

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« Reply #5782 on: March 29, 2016, 05:38:30 AM »
Another GC, but every bit as G. Stravinsky certainly thought so - he wrote him a Tombeau to prove it...

So now we're talking about Debussy. I'm not sure I'm any less lost than before.
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« Reply #5783 on: March 29, 2016, 05:43:09 AM »
Ragtime evocations by Debussy. I can think of three at the moment. The most famous has a feature directly linked to the piece in my mystery score.

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« Reply #5784 on: March 29, 2016, 05:45:33 AM »
The most famous in my estimation, I should say.

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« Reply #5785 on: March 29, 2016, 05:45:53 AM »
Ragtime evocations by Debussy. I can think of three at the moment. The most famous has a feature directly linked to the piece in my mystery score.

Let me work on it. Not Satie, I think, and definitely not Ravel.
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« Reply #5786 on: March 29, 2016, 05:51:03 AM »
No, much less well-known. I only discovered this composer a few weeks ago myself. Googling will be required, I suspect.

What is the odd thing that happens in the middle of the finale to Children's Corner?

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« Reply #5787 on: March 29, 2016, 05:54:55 AM »
No, much less well-known. I only discovered this composer a few weeks ago myself. Googling will be required, I suspect.

What is the odd thing that happens in the middle of the finale to Children's Corner?

A quotation from Tristan und Isolde.

Auric wrote a foxtrot called "Adieu, New York," but this is not it.
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« Reply #5788 on: March 29, 2016, 06:05:43 AM »
A quotation from Tristan und Isolde.

This is that, but much more extensive. What you see in my example is the climax and coda of the Liebestod, a la foxtrot  >:D 8)

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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5789 on: March 29, 2016, 06:13:50 AM »
Oh, mercy!
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« Reply #5790 on: March 29, 2016, 06:22:35 AM »
Of all pieces, I know! One can almost hear the clouds of mystical, mythical weltschmerz being blown away...

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« Reply #5791 on: March 29, 2016, 06:26:36 AM »
Peter Schickele did write a "Last Tango in Bayreuth" resetting Tristan for a quartet of four bassoons...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/4CLkj8Dlnuo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/4CLkj8Dlnuo</a>

I thought you might like to hear what your bottle sounds like:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8iabjop5udqfoc4/Blanc%20Fum%C3%A9.wav?dl=0

Wow, thank you. Not bad for a wine bottle, I suppose, though not the most profound either. (I wish it were my bottle - at $65, not likely to reach my pantry.)

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« Reply #5792 on: March 29, 2016, 06:40:56 AM »
Of all pieces, I know! One can almost hear the clouds of mystical, mythical weltschmerz being blown away...

Smash the Weltschmerz!
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« Reply #5793 on: March 29, 2016, 07:22:42 AM »
This is that, but much more extensive. What you see in my example is the climax and coda of the Liebestod, a la foxtrot  >:D 8)

If I had only printed it and taken it to the piano . . . . At this stage in my life and decades out of practice, my sight-singing and ear-training are for crap. It is "Isoldina" by Clement Doucet. He also "wrote," if that's the word, a "Chopinata" on themes like the Ab Polonaise, C# minor Waltz, and Fantasie Impromptu; and "Lisztonia," which begins with the 1st Piano Concerto and segues to the 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody. Also something more original called "Chicken Pie," doubtless to be served with a blanc fumé and avocado.
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« Reply #5794 on: March 29, 2016, 07:23:56 AM »
Peter Schickele did write a "Last Tango in Bayreuth" resetting Tristan for a quartet of four bassoons...

Oh, anyone can do that. Now if he had set it for a quartet of five bassoons . . . .
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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5795 on: March 29, 2016, 08:42:36 AM »
If I had only printed it and taken it to the piano . . . . At this stage in my life and decades out of practice, my sight-singing and ear-training are for crap. It is "Isoldina" by Clement Doucet. He also "wrote," if that's the word, a "Chopinata" on themes like the Ab Polonaise, C# minor Waltz, and Fantasie Impromptu; and "Lisztonia," which begins with the 1st Piano Concerto and segues to the 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody. Also something more original called "Chicken Pie," doubtless to be served with a blanc fumé and avocado.

He did, and a Wagneria, too, which turns the Tannhauser Pilgrim's Chorus into another foxtrot, and syncopates Siegfried's horn call into a frenzy (among other things). He certainly wrote them, these pieces - after all, you've found all those scores - but if you listen to his recordings you will find that he is quite free with his own music (one for another thread, I think!). Charming froth - but charming, all the same, I think. Here's Isolde foxtrotting her way towards transfiguration....

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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5796 on: March 29, 2016, 09:22:14 AM »
He did, and a Wagneria, too ....

Not Wagnerrhœa?
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« Reply #5797 on: March 29, 2016, 09:25:11 AM »
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That Isolde was quite the flapper!
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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5798 on: August 10, 2016, 09:46:51 PM »
some quick notes on my three on the previous page:
 2 yrs- is not by a South American, but is sort of relevant for for another week
 not Danish - might remind you of Ovsianniko-Kulkovsky
 not SS - not Saint-Saëns, but similar to a dance movement by him
I'll clear these up at the end of the month and come up with three more stinkers

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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5799 on: September 01, 2016, 12:44:05 PM »
clearance of my last three
BLISS: Prelude to The Olympians       IPPOITOV-IVANOV: Songs of Ossian    MAYUZUMI: Bacchanale

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