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greg

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« Reply #560 on: August 30, 2008, 06:41:27 AM »
No, I think that's an actual word.
interesting....... i guess it would be the adjective form, but i can't remember the last time seeing it, so writing it felt like i was just making it up.

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« Reply #561 on: August 30, 2008, 06:44:06 AM »
Hey, did anyone catch the theme from Petrushka at the end of Mousetrap? It hard to miss......

btw, is that from a Russian folksong?

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« Reply #562 on: August 30, 2008, 08:28:56 AM »
A waltz by Lanner . . . so a quotation of a quotation.

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« Reply #563 on: August 31, 2008, 02:02:40 PM »
A waltz by Lanner . . . so a quotation of a quotation.
i bet you wouldn't have used it if it weren't in Petrushka  ;)

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« Reply #564 on: August 31, 2008, 03:14:40 PM »
Well . . . I used other things that aren't in Petrushka . . . .

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« Reply #565 on: August 31, 2008, 09:49:38 PM »
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« Reply #566 on: September 03, 2008, 02:55:25 PM »
Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to listen.

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« Reply #567 on: September 03, 2008, 03:06:39 PM »
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« Reply #568 on: September 03, 2008, 03:13:14 PM »
It's between the 49th and 55th second... DSCH is also present at one point, as another poster already remarked. I like the sonority of viola plus clarinet.

(The same Tristan allusion returns between 18:51-18:58)

I'll check into that, Johan.  Your question takes me aback, a little, for I did make something of a compositional game (though the piece is not all gaming) of including references to several composers . . . only Wagner wasn't really one of them.

The Royal Theme from the Musical Offering assumes fairly regular importance in The Mousetrap, it crops up in a variety of guises and textures.  At one point, its inversion flirts with becoming almost a Debussy allusion.  One section is a game on the triplet ostinato from the Moonlight Sonata, which winds up stubbornly hewing to the Bach/Frederick motive.  There's a lilting idea which actually refers to what Gary Cooper's character calls "a sentimental Viennese schmaltz" in Love in the Afternoon, "Fascination";  although I borrow its characteristic gesture, I don't allow it to be itself, a waltz . . . so in a way, the citation of the Lanner waltz later, ties in with that (in my curious thinking).  There's a fleeting Brahms reference, which is a pun on the scoring, from the E-flat clarinet sonata (which violists also play).  And references to two Shostakovich symphonies, the first movement of the Tenth, and the last movement of the Fifteenth (itself a return to the opening theme of the first movement).

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« Reply #569 on: September 03, 2008, 03:25:59 PM »
Now, the fact is that I don't yet know Tristan particularly well.  And, ironically, in Love in the Afternoon, when Audrey Hepburn hums the tune "Fascination," and her father asks her what that is . . . and she had told her father that she was going to the opera . . . she fibs, and replies, "Tristan and Isolde, Papa."

"Funny, I have a feeling I've heard it before," responds Maurice Chevalier, "and it wasn't at the Opera."

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #570 on: September 04, 2008, 08:28:44 AM »
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May I ask where it is possible to download this music?(Maybe there is a problem with my eyes  ;D ) I am very curious about it.  ;)

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« Reply #571 on: September 04, 2008, 08:33:22 AM »
May I ask where it is possible to download this music?(Maybe there is a problem with my eyes  ;D ) I am very curious about it.  ;)

I think the composer himself will help you out. And no, there is nothing wrong with your eyes....
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« Reply #572 on: September 04, 2008, 08:34:40 AM »
Be careful, though, Michael. This thread is evidently its very own mousetrap, baited with fresh Henning compositions. There's a few of us ensnared at the moment...

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« Reply #573 on: September 04, 2008, 08:36:09 AM »
(Uh-oh.)

Check PM, Michael!

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« Reply #574 on: September 05, 2008, 05:42:07 AM »
Is it ok to share these files outside of GMG (publically, rather than friend to friend), or are they being kept under wraps for now?
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« Reply #575 on: September 05, 2008, 05:44:14 AM »
Is it ok to share these files outside of GMG (publically, rather than friend to friend), or are they being kept under wraps for now?

None of the pieces are contracted to a publisher, so for my part, that's all right.  It's Johan's "space," so meseems his permission is needed, too.

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« Reply #576 on: September 05, 2008, 05:58:06 AM »
None of the pieces are contracted to a publisher, so for my part, that's all right.  It's Johan's "space," so meseems his permission is needed, too.

I am only hosting the pieces, so - permission granted, of course.

By the way - the downloading has been so tremendous, the more than 4 GB of 'direct downloads' I still had is now gone. It will take a few seconds more, I think, to download. I am thinking of opening a new account - then I'll start with 10 GB of 'direct downloads' again! If I do, I'll re-upload the pieces.

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« Reply #577 on: September 05, 2008, 05:59:37 AM »
Oh, I'll rehost it so it doesn't leech direct dl bandwidth from GMG users - the strangers will have to put up with the countdowns ;D

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« Reply #578 on: September 05, 2008, 06:03:00 AM »
Many thanks, Sara & Johan!

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« Reply #579 on: September 05, 2008, 06:10:10 AM »
Oh, I'll rehost it so it doesn't leech direct dl bandwidth from GMG users - the strangers will have to put up with the countdowns ;D

Okay. But it was a pleasure to help and to host...  ;)
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