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« Reply #860 on: March 13, 2019, 09:55:24 AM »
That's it! La púrpura de la rosa, by Tomás Torrejón y Velasco is the first (or, at least, the first surviving) opera written and performed in America. The libretto by Calderón had originally been intended for Juan de Hidalgo.

The work was first given in Lima on 19 October 1701. It's been recorded twice AFAIK, conducted by René Clemencic and Gabriel Garrido. I saw it fully staged, under Garrido, in the Teatro de la Zarzuela here in Madrid in the late 90s.

mc ukrneal turns (or Biffo's, who got very close)...  :)

EDIT: There's actually four recordings of the work...

Lime as a hint for Lima... really?  ;D

And the last one , what's its meaning?
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« Reply #861 on: March 13, 2019, 10:05:00 AM »
Lime as a hint for Lima... really?  ;D
Subtle, isn't it?
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And the last one , what's its meaning?
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Get it?  ;D

BTW, that barca is by Miquel Barceló. It's an impressive large-scale canvas currently being exhibited at te Galería Elvira González here in Madrid.

EDIT:  I'd say Florestan is up (he also got very close, but a split second after Biffo).
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« Reply #862 on: March 13, 2019, 10:25:48 AM »
Subtle, isn't it?

Too subtle for me, apparently.  :D

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Get it?  ;D

I had got calderon, I needed no boat.  :D

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BTW, that barca is by Miquel Barceló. It's an impressive large-scale canvas currently being exhibited at te Galería Elvira González here in Madrid.

I could have stared at it for a thousand years before realizing it's a boat.  ;D

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EDIT:  I'd say Florestan is up (he also got very close, but a split second after Biffo).

Tomorrow. Meanwhile if you have another good one (this last was very interesting), go for it.
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« Reply #863 on: March 13, 2019, 10:30:03 AM »
Too subtle for me, apparently.  :D

I had got calderon, I needed no boat.  :D

I could have stared at it for a thousand years before realizing it's a boat.  ;D

Tomorrow. Meanwhile if you have another good one (this last was very interesting), go for it.

I thought it was a blue whale

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« Reply #864 on: March 13, 2019, 10:33:18 AM »
I thought it was a blue whale

 :laugh:

I had no effing idea what it was.
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« Reply #865 on: March 13, 2019, 10:49:01 AM »
Tomorrow. Meanwhile if you have another good one (this last was very interesting), go for it.
Back to me by default, then...

An easy one:
I wrote a segment of one of my most famous compositions (a collection, rather) inspired only by a postcard sent to me by a fellow composer. Who am I, who was my colleague, and what was pictured on that card?
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« Reply #866 on: March 13, 2019, 10:52:20 AM »
I'll inject one





Name the composer I am thinking of.

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« Reply #867 on: March 13, 2019, 11:18:54 AM »
An easy one:
I wrote a segment of one of my most famous compositions (a collection, rather) inspired only by a postcard sent to me by a fellow composer. Who am I, who was my colleague, and what was pictured on that card?

La puerta del vino (Preludes) by Claude Debussy, inspired by the postcard Manuel de Falla sent him from Granada, depicting the Alhambra gate of this name.
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« Reply #868 on: March 13, 2019, 11:24:47 AM »
Back to me by default, then...

An easy one:
I wrote a segment of one of my most famous compositions (a collection, rather) inspired only by a postcard sent to me by a fellow composer. Who am I, who was my colleague, and what was pictured on that card?
La puerta del vino (Preludes) by Claude Debussy, inspired by the postcard Manuel de Falla sent him from Granada, depicting the Alhambra gate of this name.

You guys bust my chops sometimes. 8)

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« Reply #869 on: March 13, 2019, 11:27:27 AM »
La puerta del vino (Preludes) by Claude Debussy, inspired by the postcard Manuel de Falla sent him from Granada, depicting the Alhambra gate of this name.
Correct! Your turn...
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« Reply #870 on: March 13, 2019, 11:47:52 AM »
Here's mine.  ;D

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« Reply #871 on: March 13, 2019, 11:50:48 AM »
Correct! Your turn...

OK. I was born in a musical family on an island that was once Venetian and my family name is derived from an Italian word for 'harbour boy'. I studied and lived in Central Europe, but was forced to flee in 1933, in the same month as my teacher. Both my teacher's influence and folk music have a major impact on my compositions, resulting in two radically different styles. 
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« Reply #872 on: March 13, 2019, 11:55:07 AM »
Nikos Skalkottas?
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« Reply #873 on: March 13, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
Nikos Skalkottas?
A boy working in the Venetian harbour of Negroponte, as it was then called, but probably better known as Euboea, Evia or Εύβοια, was a "scalzotto"; hence his name. His teacher of course Schönberg. Your turn.  ;D
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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #874 on: March 13, 2019, 05:01:56 PM »
Here's mine.  ;D



Einstein on the Beach?

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

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« Reply #875 on: March 13, 2019, 05:32:41 PM »
Alan Hovhaness, And God Created Great Whales.
Ahh, you fell into the trap!
In the first we see a wrap and the second one we see blue
So Gershwin.

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« Reply #876 on: March 14, 2019, 12:31:18 AM »
“Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.” — Claude Debussy

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« Reply #877 on: March 14, 2019, 12:32:46 AM »
Come on, guys, this is really easy.



Supplementary hint:

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« Reply #878 on: March 14, 2019, 01:03:32 AM »
My first guess was Quantum Electrodynamics.

But now: Nono: Como una ola de fuerza y luz
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
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« Reply #879 on: March 14, 2019, 01:05:06 AM »
Nono: Como una ola de fuerza y luz

Yep!  8)

Your turn.
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