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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3020 on: August 30, 2021, 05:57:32 PM »
I always think of a freshly fallen new snow when I hear the beginning of the Sixth.  :)

At the beginning of the sixth I think of modal counterpoint. It seems clear to me that Sibelius often took inspiration from Nordic mythology but I don't find much of Sibelius' music makes me think of weather.

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3021 on: August 30, 2021, 05:59:16 PM »
At the beginning of the sixth I think of modal counterpoint.

And it's a lovely thought.
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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3022 on: August 30, 2021, 11:39:04 PM »
Clearly the title of this thread needs to be changed.

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3023 on: August 31, 2021, 02:05:01 AM »
Some helpful words from Vagn Holmboe's 'Experiencing Music'...

'... the abstract concept of music does not have a meaning which can be expressed with words. On the other hand, the particular piece of music which I am listening to (or have a vivid memory of) can be meaningful for me, even though this cannot be explained very precisely at all... What images, fantasies and colour projections a particular person creates is an individual matter and may vary considerably from person to person...'

Nevertheless, for me, Sibelius can probably still keep his snowshoes...  :)

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3024 on: August 31, 2021, 02:19:33 AM »
Man, I thought I was the only one to hear that screeching Andean bat!
:laugh:  ;D

Personally, I often think of endless summer days in Finland and wanting to be there outside listening to his music.  :)

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p.s.  And, yes, of the northern lights at times too!  :D

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3025 on: August 31, 2021, 02:34:56 AM »
Clearly the title of this thread needs to be changed.

So long as everyone signs disclaimers that the thread title has no influence on them whatsoever and does not in any way reflect a pervasive cultural stereotype, we'll be fine.
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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3026 on: August 31, 2021, 02:54:27 AM »
Clearly the title of this thread needs to be changed.
So long as everyone signs disclaimers that the thread title has no influence on them whatsoever and does not in any way reflect a pervasive cultural stereotype, we'll be fine.
Since you're a lawyer, would you be so kind as to *draw that up for us?

*We should ask first though:  What is your hourly rate?

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3027 on: August 31, 2021, 03:08:50 AM »
I'm not in private practice. Last time I saw what my agency charges for my services (in the cases where we charge) I was slightly scared to be honest. But then I don't have much idea of what a typical hourly rate for a lawyer is. Maybe I'm cheap.
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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3028 on: August 31, 2021, 03:11:29 AM »
I'm not in private practice. Last time I saw what my agency charges for my services (in the cases where we charge) I was slightly scared to be honest. But then I don't have much idea of what a typical hourly rate for a lawyer is. Maybe I'm cheap.
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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3029 on: August 31, 2021, 03:33:26 AM »
Clearly the title of this thread needs to be changed.

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3030 on: August 31, 2021, 04:27:19 AM »
Clearly the title of this thread needs to be changed.

I don’t think Sibelius would have objected to « Sibelius’ Glass of Clear Water ».

But it’s cumbersome and not very catchy…

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3031 on: August 31, 2021, 04:44:46 AM »
I don’t think Sibelius would have objected to « Sibelius’ Glass of Clear Water ».

But it’s cumbersome and not very catchy…
Why not "Sibelius' 'Water Droplets'"?  It apparently was the first composition that he wrote--age 9.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GExRYtAS1lw

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3032 on: August 31, 2021, 05:47:09 AM »
I don’t think Sibelius would have objected to « Sibelius’ Glass of Clear Water ».

But it’s cumbersome and not very catchy…

as long as there was some vodka in it............

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3033 on: August 31, 2021, 07:36:12 AM »
Sibelius’ quote is referred to as ‘pure cold water’ or ‘pure spring water’ in various sources. So it could be any of these adjectives. ‘Cool Sibelius’ sounds fine to me  :D.

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The Abstract Art of Sibelius
« Reply #3034 on: August 31, 2021, 07:50:47 AM »
Abstract Sibelius
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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3035 on: August 31, 2021, 07:58:27 AM »
How about Sibelius’ Saga? A little wordplay on En saga obviously. :)
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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3036 on: August 31, 2021, 08:17:56 AM »
How about Sibelius’ Saga? A little wordplay on En saga obviously. :)

Excellent !

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3037 on: August 31, 2021, 08:27:23 AM »
How about Sibelius’ Saga? A little wordplay on En saga obviously. :)

Clever.  Now you would just have to contact the OP who hasn't been active for two years to change it! $:)

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3038 on: August 31, 2021, 08:40:33 AM »
It would have been nice if coming of with a supposedly witty, alliterative title for composer threads had not become the custom here.

It's something I can easily live with.

The one word, two word, three word, etc. On the other hand..........

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Re: The Snowshoed Sibelius
« Reply #3039 on: August 31, 2021, 08:46:28 AM »
Clever.  Now you would just have to contact the OP who hasn't been active for two years to change it! $:)

I think a moderator can change a thread’s title, but I’m not 100% sure. Maybe we should take a vote?

Excellent !

Thanks! 8)
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