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The Polling Station / Re: Your 5 favorite musical forms
« Last post by some guy on Today at 01:41:22 AM »
I have a question about the musical forms that have been mentioned so far--how many of them are musical forms?

Seems to me that many of them are categories not forms, several are categories of instrumentation.

I stumbled across this idea when I was considering offering some pieces that were sui generis as my favorite pieces tend to be their own forms as well. But one of those was an octet, and according to this thread, an octet is a form. But "octet" denotes the number of players, not a form. Same with quartets or trios or duets and so forth.

There are forms. Theme and variations. Sonata allegro. Rondo. Ternary form (which a fair number of scherzos use). But that doesn't seem to be what this thread has elicited at all.

Quartet is not a form, however, but a designation of the number of players. The forms that those four people play could be anything.

Sure, many of the categories mentioned so far, like piano concerto, do have a fair number of items that follow similar structures. But that's just tradition. Doesn't mean a piano concerto is a form. And certainly doesn't mean a piano concerto is a different form from a violin concerto. And a piano sonata is a sonata played by a piano, not a different form from a sonata played by a cello.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by "Harry" on Today at 01:18:05 AM »
French Organ Masters, from Louis XIII to Louis-Philippe.

CD 1, Ricercare and Fantasies. Liberté et Austère grandeur du Siècle de Louis XIII.

Works by: Louis Couperin:
Fantaisie de Violes par M' Couperin in D minor Fantasie par M'Couperin; Fantaisie, sur la tierce du Grand Clavier avec le tremblant lent; Duo in G minor; Symphonie par M' Couperin in D minor; Chaconne in G minor; 5 Fantasien

Charles Racquet:
Fantasie (1636)

Jehan Titelouze:
Magnificat in the 1. Ton

Francois Roberday:
Fugues Nr. 9-12.

Organ: Jean Boizard (1714) Saint Michel en Thierache.
Organists: Andre Isoir, Frederic Desenclos, Davitt Moroney.
Ensemble de Violes Fretwork.
Recorded:  1986/1995/2000/2006


Really well done on this beautiful Boizard organ, and played by excellent organists, aided in style by Fretwork. Especially the Titelouze and Roberday caught my imagination.
Superb recorded too.
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The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 12:54:35 AM »
Love the colour scheme.
Clearly she likes complimentary colours as in the red (0k pink)/green of the other photo.
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Composing and Performing / Re: Uhor's desk
« Last post by Crudblud on Today at 12:54:02 AM »
Reworked the series into a rather sparse String Quartet.
https://soundcloud.com/richannes-wrahms/string-quartet-no3

Some nice harmonic moments here. It initially seems very episodic but once you hear it a few times it kind of has an archipelago feel—separate but not disparate islands.
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This is so obvious I am embarrassed to bring it up.

The trolling is so obvious I'm embarrassed you guys keep feeding it.
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The Diner / Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing (Apollo 11)
« Last post by Rinaldo on Today at 12:23:13 AM »
Can we access your music?

+1, would love to hear it.
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The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by North Star on July 21, 2019, 11:55:16 PM »
I must say, that is a splendid picture of The Queen


Love the colour scheme.
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The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by vandermolen on July 21, 2019, 10:57:40 PM »
I must say, that is a splendid picture of The Queen


Yes it is. I also like this recent one. When offered help in planting the tree the Queen refused saying 'I'm still perfectly capable of planting a tree!' I'll leave any others for my 'Nice photos of Her Majesty' thread.  8)


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The Diner / Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing (Apollo 11)
« Last post by vandermolen on July 21, 2019, 10:53:00 PM »
Last year, I was at Kennedy Space Center standing on THE launchpad 39A (the spot from which all Apollo spacecraft left the earth to land on the moon).  The experience moved me so much, I composed a piece commemorating space flight and the rocket launch I experienced while there from frighteningly close.  The work was premiered on a concert that also included Dvorak's Ninth...yet another elegant connection to Prague, new worlds, and spaceflight.  ;D

The VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) is so large, that the Saturn V and mobile launch complex would fit in the garage door.  Each red stripe of the American flag is large enough for a city bus to drive down it!
I can imagine that was very moving and I'm even more jealous. Can we access your music?
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The Diner / Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing (Apollo 11)
« Last post by vandermolen on July 21, 2019, 10:48:57 PM »
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