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Offline opaquer

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Re: Stravinsky Has Ruined Ravel for Me
« Reply #240 on: June 21, 2017, 01:10:14 AM »
ginko is your friend ;) :D


But, yea, it's like 'Freebird', lol.

Yeah, well I will ruin Ravel for you if you don't ***** *****  because you'll ***** ***** back to the Xenakis thread this instant!

I'm counting to ten and if you don't move  >:(

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Re: Stravinsky Has Ruined Ravel for Me
« Reply #241 on: June 21, 2017, 07:23:44 AM »
Yeah, well I will ruin Ravel for you if you don't ***** *****  because you'll ***** ***** back to the Xenakis thread this instant!

I'm counting to ten and if you don't move  >:(

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Re: Ravel's Rotunda
« Reply #242 on: June 21, 2017, 08:15:59 AM »
i  just recently discovered the Piano Concerto for Left Hand. What a mind-blowingly work, pitting the left hand of the piano against a very large orchestra. I swear if you don't know the work and just listen to it you will never know it is for the left hand alone. The contrabasson solo at the beginning sounds like it is from some primordial bowel of the earth and not from a musical instrument.

Anyway I rather like this performance here. Miss Wang's steely left fingers displaying some pyrotechnics !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbEtk1kdYx4

My favorite however is this classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sxpi0zybzA

(And how is it that Ravel only has 12 pages in this thread?)


I agree. It's Ravel at his most direct, urgent self. Yet his bittersweet harmonies and orchestrational brilliance still shine through. I'll take the first 5 minutes of that work over almost anything.

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Re: Stravinsky Has Ruined Ravel for Me
« Reply #243 on: July 03, 2017, 01:06:11 AM »
'MURICA, WOOOO!!!! Pass me over the table some biscuits!! :D ;D

This Alien is contemplating a mass invasion of Snyprrr land. Our race will take all your Stravinsky CDs off you and deport you back to HOME  ;)

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Re: Stravinsky Has Ruined Ravel for Me
« Reply #244 on: July 03, 2017, 08:28:44 AM »
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Re: Ravel's Rotunda
« Reply #245 on: August 05, 2017, 03:15:35 PM »
I am realizing that I am in fact a Ravel fan....a big one  :-*

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Re: Ravel's Rotunda
« Reply #246 on: August 06, 2017, 09:56:01 PM »
Fuck you Ravel for making such addicting, sensuous, colorful, haunting music...you jerk  :D


You are ruining my life you bloody prick, now all I want to listen to is your goddamn music. Can't you let me live my life in peace???  >:( >:(

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Re: Ravel's Rotunda
« Reply #247 on: August 11, 2017, 12:28:24 AM »
I concur, he's my favorite post-baroque composer at the moment for some reason.


He's got Debussy's cloud textures and sensuous harmonies, Bartok's energetic rhythms and Stravinsky's orchestration  ;)



His music is hard to not be mesmerized by, it's both as erotic as it is ethereal.


Daphnis et Chlo for example, is a cross between having the most heavenly erotic sex imaginable and the planet being destroyed by extraterrestrials after surviving human colonies died of toxic gas poisoning  :D

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Re: Ravel's Rotunda
« Reply #248 on: August 11, 2017, 02:17:50 AM »
I concur, he's my favorite post-baroque composer at the moment for some reason.
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Re: Ravel's Rotunda
« Reply #249 on: August 11, 2017, 02:29:46 AM »

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Serious Question About Ravel's Violin Sonata: Blues
« Reply #250 on: November 29, 2017, 09:01:48 PM »
I really have some stylistic issues with Ravel's... Masterpiece. On one hand, it's as refined and cosmopolitan and...hip as anything from the last forty years, but I also feel that Ravel is trying to hard, or maybe the technology wasn't in place yet for better notation, or...

or maybe it's genius.

SO, HERE'S MY QUESTION: In the 'Blues' middle movement, there is a section where the violin plays these jaunty chords, and the piano just doesn't seem to be in the same... tempo,... or,... but,... I've listened to a couple of reliable sources, and I guess it's in the score, though I can't read it very well.

What's going on here? It's sounds terrible to me...
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