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Started by lescamil, January 13, 2012, 02:37:42 PM

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lescamil

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snyprrr

Ooo... this is a cozy little room, nice and quiet in here! I could just stretch out and relax in here all by myself for a while. Ahhhh...

Maybe I'll put a little music on... hm hmm hm...

snyprrr

Quote from: snyprrr on April 02, 2014, 08:38:07 AM
Ooo... this is a cozy little room, nice and quiet in here! I could just stretch out and relax in here all by myself for a while. Ahhhh...

Maybe I'll put a little music on... hm hmm hm...

You still here? :laugh:

ZauberdrachenNr.7

Thought some of us might relate to this quote from Ned Rorem, whose writing is full of such things :  a well-worn cliché ?  I think so, still I could relate in part.   

"The shock in growing up - that everyone wasn't like me!  I'd assumed the world was made of Hawthorne readers, Ravel listeners, Duchamp lookers, or of little boys who cut gym class to write music."

That first sentence is universal in any case, even among those who have never ever heard of Ravel.  The greater shock is in discovering that everyone is like you in thinking like that!

k a rl h e nn i ng

It's one of life's paradoxes:  people are alike all over;  and everyone is an individual.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

ZauberdrachenNr.7


North Star

People are all the same, just in different ways.
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius

My photographs on Flickr

k a rl h e nn i ng

Indeed.  There is probably no one thing in which I am completely unique.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

kishnevi

But the sum of those things makes you completely unique.  [This of course goes for all people in their different selves.]

kishnevi

From the Mishnah, Tractate Sanhedrin Chapter 4

Therefore, humans were created singly, to teach you that whoever destroys a single soul [of Israel], Scripture accounts it as if he had destroyed a full world; and whoever saves one soul of Israel, Scripture accounts it as if he had saved a full world. And for the sake of peace among people, that one should not say to his fellow, "My father greater than yours;" and that heretics should not say, "There are many powers in Heaven." Again, to declare the greatness of the Holy One, blessed be God, for one stamps out many coins with one die, and they are all alike, but the King, the King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be God, stamped each person with the seal of Adam, and not one of them is like his fellow. Therefore each and every one is obliged to say, "For my sake the world was created."

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

What if snypsss suddenly developed an enthusiasm for Havergal Brian?

You're welcome.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

The composer, and not any one performer (how brilliant soever) owns the piece.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

Just noticed a quote in our Andrei's signature:

Quote from: Luigi BoccheriniMusic without passions and feelings is meaningless.

Well, I wonder.

If music of absolute calm be music without passions (and I think it might), then I don't believe it is meaningless.  The calm is itself the meaning.

Music without feelings . . . well, I almost want to ask, Is music without feelings possible?  Again, I think it reverts to the idea that music excites or resonates with feelings, but the precise nature of those feelings is a question.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

kishnevi

A family of Mizrachi origin (that is,  originally from Arabic or Persian speaking countries, the Sassoon family of England being the best known example) has recently joined my synagogue.

The family name is Bassoon.

San Antone

Back in 1960 three friends, all students at UCLA, invented minimalism:  La Monte Young, Terry Jennings and Dennis Johnson (Terry Riley would soon join them but he was not at UCLA).  Of these, Dennis Johnson is credited with writing the very first piece of music that later came to be called Minimalist: his four (to six) hour work for piano called November.

RTRH


Cato

"Meet Miss Ruth Sherwood, from Columbus, Ohio, the Middle of the Universe!"

- Brian Aherne introducing Rosalind Russell in  My Sister Eileen (1942)

nathanb

Anyone use this much? I would love a chat room style discussion here and there :)

zamyrabyrd

Quote from: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on September 24, 2014, 05:49:50 AM
Thought some of us might relate to this quote from Ned Rorem, whose writing is full of such things :  a well-worn cliché ?  I think so, still I could relate in part:   
"The shock in growing up - that everyone wasn't like me!  I'd assumed the world was made of Hawthorne readers, Ravel listeners, Duchamp lookers, or of little boys who cut gym class to write music."

Didn't Prince Charles (when he was a kid) think that everyone lived in a castle?
(Slow as molasses thread, maybe this will revive it?)
"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one."

― Charles MacKay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Hilltroll73(Ukko)

Just read a report stating that Ivan Fischer and his crew have recorded Tchaikovsky's 6th, and were both lively and under control doing it. The reviewer gives the impression that there is more to the symphony than its finale. Who knew?
Salud e dinero... Hah! So that's what is missing.