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Composing and Performing / Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 07:38:18 AM »
Okay, I have at last updated these pages on

I still need to redesign the front page so that there is something for the visitor to listen to without needing to drill in . . . .
The Diner / Adam West meets William Shatner
« Last post by snyprrr on Today at 07:37:27 AM »
The missing key
The Diner / Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Last post by Jo498 on Today at 07:32:26 AM »
Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Bach Six Partitas
« Last post by Jo498 on Today at 07:28:36 AM »
There are certainly others with a fairly slow gigue (and it certainly is an uncommonly slow and serious gigue). I'll probably not have leisure to compare but as far as I see I have:

Marcelle Meyer (this one is probably not plodding)


(probably forgot one, hiding in box). Maybe because Gould was the first I heard, I am fond of a slowish Toccata movement (which is my favorite movement anyway).
The Diner / Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Last post by zamyrabyrd on Today at 07:23:54 AM »
Your grammar grumbler is much in favor of the Oxford Comma.  $:) 

Think of all the ink that can be saved not using superfluous commas!

  And yes, I consider punctuation a kind of musical direction, slowing down the reader to emphasize a certain word or phrase, or allowing the reader to keep going and going and going until the lungs start crying and gasping and choking that they are about to run out of gas!

I prefer the above in a sort of stream of consciouness ambience... poetic in the manner of Gertrude Stein...
Composer Discussion / Re: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov(1844-1908)
« Last post by snyprrr on Today at 07:23:13 AM »
Just listen to the damn music, for goodness' sake! I've heard The Firebird, and it's amazing. And I've heard Scheherazade, and it's amazing. Seriously, some people put way too many restrictions on their 'appreciation' of music, like you have to do things in a certain order. Just listen to it! No need to overcomplicate things.

You beast! :P

I listened to the 'Russian Easter Overture' last night... ok,... sounded just like Stravinsky, lol!! Actually, it sounded just like Janacek's BigTheme from 'The House of the Dead' and the Violin Concerto. I can see where IS wanted to "out perfume" NRK with FB, and he did it!

And, as far as "listening to the music" goes... I can usually duess "what" I'm going to hear, and if I can't, I'm usually disappointed. With me, the LESS music I hear, the better. (and I don't know why no one else subscribes to this... there's too much mediocrity and crap to just "listen listen listen"...

I'd rather a living person give me the "rundown". I already know RK is old fashioned with lots of standard issue- I'm just looking to see if there's any SuperOutrageouslyKaleidoscopic(?)... I'm certainly not going to wade through the Operas (just tell me what the best 15mins. is, lol)

From the RussianEasterOv, I can really hear where Stravinsky got his sound from... it's almost the same as the ending Firebird melody...

Again, sounded like late janacek...
Composing and Performing / Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Last post by Rons_talking on Today at 07:17:48 AM »
I just listened to the Jungle symphony and really liked it (some parts were hard to hear), especially the second half. The mood shifts are so natural and evocative. Did you know Peter Racine Fricker? I saw the dedication.

The 9th Sonata was bad-ass. Really exciting in the outer movements. And the slow movement was lovely--again with the harmonic shifts. Nice work!

To answer your questions: Yes PRF was my first teacher after my Dad who was a jazz musician and composer. I was thinking about PRF when I wrote the ostinato that pop up from time to time. Thanks for the comments...
The Diner / Re: Three-Word Posts
« Last post by zamyrabyrd on Today at 07:15:27 AM »
Bought a lemon.
The Diner / Re: Six-letter-word posts
« Last post by zamyrabyrd on Today at 07:13:56 AM »
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 07:10:28 AM »
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