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« Reply #120 on: January 27, 2019, 10:38:04 AM »
Which eponymous hero murdered his first son and watched under disguise his second son's execution?

Titus Andronicus? 
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« Reply #121 on: January 27, 2019, 11:53:48 AM »
Titus Andronicus?
In a version in which Titus’s daughter Lavinia is actually a transgender son, perhaps.  ;D

And one would be hard-pressed to find a work based on this gory play which isn’t really obscure.  ::)
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« Reply #122 on: January 27, 2019, 12:30:35 PM »
In a version in which Titus’s daughter Lavinia is actually a transgender son, perhaps.  ;D

I wouldn't be surprised if it has been done.

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And one would be hard-pressed to find a work based on this gory play which isn’t really obscure.  ::)

The goriness made me think about it (I confess to not having read it, but I do know it's all bloodshed). And who said these quizes are about really obscure composers? I mean, Chaminade vs Montemezzi is a no brainer, really.  >:D
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« Reply #123 on: January 27, 2019, 01:57:08 PM »
Taras Bulba

Yes indeed! Very good, bravo!

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« Reply #124 on: January 27, 2019, 02:01:27 PM »
If he wanted a musical work based on the story: Janacek's Rhapsody or the opera by Lysenko.

My guess is Janacek. Be it as it may, afaIc it's your turn. Don't wait, hit us!
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« Reply #125 on: January 27, 2019, 02:07:01 PM »
Taras Bulba

Yes, well done. I could have also added the "hero" met his maker burnt to death strapped to a wheel. Great piece from Janacek.
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« Reply #126 on: January 27, 2019, 02:08:56 PM »
I could have also added the "hero" met his maker burnt to death strapped to a wheel.

Is this how Gogol died? My sources beg to differ.  :laugh:

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« Reply #127 on: January 27, 2019, 02:20:10 PM »
Here's an easy one:

This composer (whose music is thought to embody the national spirit of his native land) was actually very much influenced by an American writer and two painters, one American and another British. 

Name the composer, the author and the painters.

Joseph Holbrooke and Edgar Allan Poe? (painters be damned)
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« Reply #128 on: January 27, 2019, 02:23:20 PM »
Only a guess, but I thought Delius?
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« Reply #129 on: January 27, 2019, 02:24:33 PM »
Only a guess, but I thought Delius?

You might be spot on. Let's see.
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« Reply #130 on: January 27, 2019, 02:27:11 PM »
Debussy, Poe, Turner & Whistler.
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« Reply #131 on: January 27, 2019, 02:30:26 PM »
Debussy, Poe, Turner & Whistler.

Possibly, but then again "very much influenced"? An overstatement, methinks. Mallarme and the French Impressionist painters were much more influent, methinks as well.

If you really want Poe, then get Holbrooke. Even Rachmaninoff would do.  ;D
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« Reply #132 on: January 27, 2019, 02:38:42 PM »
I just finished this book which makes the case very convincingly about their particular influence.



Debussy almost completed two operas based on the works of Poe, and found a kinship in the paintings with his stylistic goals.

Haven't read that book so I can't comment, but from what I read Debussy was quite conscious and deliberate about his Frenchness. Honestly, I doubt he would have justified his musical aesthetics by citing Poe and pointing at Whistler and Turner.
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« Reply #133 on: January 27, 2019, 02:53:04 PM »
This composer was hired to write music for a film adaptation of a novel. He then wrote a full-length score based on the novel, apparently thinking the film would be made to fit the score, rather than the other way round. In the end, another person was hired to write the final film score, that, while adapting material from the first score, only left one song from the original untouched. Unhappy about this, the composer then recast his music as a cantata. He also made a recording of the work, though it was cut to fit on an LP. It has been subsequently recorded in full. Name the composer, the film, and the cantata.
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« Reply #134 on: January 27, 2019, 05:57:13 PM »
This composer was hired to write music for a film adaptation of a novel. He then wrote a full-length score based on the novel, apparently thinking the film would be made to fit the score, rather than the other way round. In the end, another person was hired to write the final film score, that, while adapting material from the first score, only left one song from the original untouched. Unhappy about this, the composer then recast his music as a cantata. He also made a recording of the work, though it was cut to fit on an LP. It has been subsequently recorded in full. Name the composer, the film, and the cantata.



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« Reply #135 on: January 27, 2019, 06:07:53 PM »
New question.

The only surviving autograph of this well known composer is a graffito on the wall of the Sistine Chapel (if the autograph is actually his).

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« Reply #136 on: January 27, 2019, 10:48:30 PM »
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« Reply #137 on: January 27, 2019, 11:41:55 PM »
New question.

The only surviving autograph of this well known composer is a graffito on the wall of the Sistine Chapel (if the autograph is actually his).
I got this very question at a game night once. It's exactly who you'd expect it to be I think (once you know). Alas, I didn't know for the game night!! SO I feel I need to disqualify myself from this one. Great question!
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« Reply #138 on: January 27, 2019, 11:42:59 PM »
New question.

The only surviving autograph of this well known composer is a graffito on the wall of the Sistine Chapel (if the autograph is actually his).
That would be Josquin des Prés

I got this very question at a game night once. It's exactly who you'd expect it to be I think (once you know). Alas, I didn't know for the game night!! SO I feel I need to disqualify myself from this one. Great question!
Am I right, mc ukrneal? Very gracious of you to abstain... :)
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« Reply #139 on: January 28, 2019, 12:16:47 AM »
Think what you want.  :P   And then read the book.

I'll keep an eye on it, thanks for the rec.
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