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« Reply #600 on: March 05, 2019, 08:52:57 AM »
Alphonse Allais,  Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Deaf Man?  But I have no idea of the second answer.
No. I have never heard of this composer or piece. Maybe there are several anticipations.

Note that it is the same composer who wrote these two among other not quite as provocative pieces. He is moderately well known, I'd say.
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« Reply #601 on: March 05, 2019, 08:54:07 AM »
Must be something related to the (in)famous Meg Ryan orgasm in a restaurant.  :D
Yeah, I figured out that there must be some Ryan movie with a scene like that from the question...
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« Reply #602 on: March 05, 2019, 08:55:56 AM »
Yes, you got the correct movie scene.
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« Reply #603 on: March 05, 2019, 09:00:25 AM »
No, I am looking for a different composer, from before electroacustic music became relevant.
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« Reply #604 on: March 05, 2019, 09:02:12 AM »
No. I have never heard of this composer or piece.

He's much more famous as a writer than as a composer. I even doubt there is one single CD out there with his "music".  :laugh:
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« Reply #605 on: March 05, 2019, 09:03:58 AM »
Charles Ives with his Mosaic Quartet and ...  ::)
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« Reply #606 on: March 05, 2019, 09:04:29 AM »
Yeah, I figured out that there must be some Ryan movie with a scene like that from the question...

If you haven't watched it, rectify the situation asap. She faked it so good as to make any porn starlet envious. ;)
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« Reply #607 on: March 05, 2019, 09:07:14 AM »
Charles Ives with his Mosaic Quartet and ...  ::)
No. ;)

If you haven't watched it, rectify the situation asap. He faked it so good as to make any porn starlet envious. ;)
Hm, purely in the interest of science..
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« Reply #608 on: March 05, 2019, 09:10:10 AM »
Hm, purely in the interest of science..

I can't remember the movie otomh, though. White Nights in Seattle, maybe?  ??? No, definitely not. Her partner in the movie was a guy who hosted the Oscars a few times.
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« Reply #609 on: March 05, 2019, 09:13:00 AM »
I can't remember the movie otomh, though. White Nights in Seattle, maybe?  ??? No, definitely not. Her partner in the movie was a guy who hosted the Oscars a few times.
When Harry Met Sally, apparently. The Internet knows this stuff.  0:)
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« Reply #610 on: March 05, 2019, 09:14:36 AM »
When Harry Met Sally, apparently. The Internet knows this stuff.  0:)

That's it, yes.
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« Reply #611 on: March 05, 2019, 09:21:14 AM »
The Harry & Sally movie is pretty decent, as far as I remember. The one taking place in Seattle is later, Email for you, I think. (The better 1990s Seattle movie is "Singles" - I spent one year there as an exchange student in 95/96.)

The composer I am looking for has a few more "experimental" pieces but he was quite versatile and is probably better known for fairly "normal" piano, chamber and orchestral music. A few recordings with him playing his own piano music exist.
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« Reply #612 on: March 05, 2019, 09:26:04 AM »
The composer I am looking for has a few more "experimental" pieces but he was quite versatile and is probably better known for fairly "normal" piano, chamber and orchestral music. A few recordings with him playing his own piano music exist.

As far as I know, Cage acknowledged Satie as an inspiration. I doubt this is the answer, though.
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« Reply #613 on: March 05, 2019, 09:31:30 AM »
Erwin Schulhoff, In futurum (from Fünf Pittoresken, 1919) for piano & Sonata Erotica for female voice solo (1919) "in which a soprano spends several minutes faking a carefully notated orgasm".
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« Reply #614 on: March 05, 2019, 09:33:24 AM »
Erwin Schulhoff, In futurum (from Fünf Pittoresken, 1919) for piano & Sonata Erotica for female voice solo (1919) "in which a soprano spends several minutes faking a carefully notated orgasm".

This Schulhoff was either a Dutch, or a Saxon, or both, right?  >:D  :P

Serious question: did you know all that beforehand or google it? (there's nothing wrong with googling, mind you, I do it all the time --- I'm just curious).
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« Reply #615 on: March 05, 2019, 09:36:59 AM »
This Schulhoff was either a Dutch, or a Saxon, or both, right?  >:D  :P

Serious question: did you know all that beforehand or google it? (there's nothing wrong with googling, I'm just curious).
Check for yourself, because you don't seem to understand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_German
I had a vague idea about Schulhoff, and googled him.
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« Reply #616 on: March 05, 2019, 09:44:09 AM »
Check for yourself, because you don't seem to understand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_German

I checked it long time ago, but thanks anyway. You must have missed the emoticons I put at the end. And anyway, the smallest book in the world is the anthology of Deutsch/Dutch humor, or so I've been told.  >:D :P

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I had a vague idea about Schulhoff, and googled him.

Excellent. All jokes aside (and I hope you don't hold any grudge against me for constantly poking fun at you), you are very  knowledgeable. Kudos to you, sincerely and friendly.  :-*
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« Reply #617 on: March 05, 2019, 10:06:27 AM »
Erwin Schulhoff, In futurum (from Fünf Pittoresken, 1919) for piano & Sonata Erotica for female voice solo (1919) "in which a soprano spends several minutes faking a carefully notated orgasm".

Yes, this is the correct answer!
Schulhoff is far more famous for his more serious or jazz-inspired music but he had a very experimental dada strain as well.
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« Reply #618 on: March 05, 2019, 10:09:23 AM »
Yes, this is the correct answer!
Schulhoff is far more famous for his more serious or jazz-inspired music but he had a very experimental dada strain as well.

Now be prepared for something similar to the national composer of Sint Maarten.  >:D :P
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« Reply #619 on: March 05, 2019, 10:48:09 AM »
Now be prepared for something similar to the national composer of Sint Maarten.*)  >:D :P
Good idea. The composer under question was born in what can be considered the last remnant of your favourite empire, the Holy Roman, where his (his!) father worked in the service of the monarch. However, he spent much of his life in a kingdom not far away, which had more opportunities to offer for his - very succesful - musical career, also in the service of the monarch.*) After WWII his remnants were reburied in the capital of his country of origin. He composed operas, symphonies, concertos and chamber music, but is probably best known for his masses, other choral works and also organ music.  ::)

*) On my cd shelves he's classified under his country of origin of which he can be considered the 'national composer' :D


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