Started by dtwilbanks, September 18, 2007, 06:43:22 AM
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Quote from: Anancho on September 18, 2007, 07:13:42 AMMcCartney always has been a composer who had a good sense of music, enough to use the melodic minor scale correctly in "Yesterday", and without knowledge of music theory. But as a classical composer? I don't think he's got what it takes. With his money he could afford the best guidance available but he chooses not to seek it out, or has been told he won't make it and is keeping it quiet. A super-arrogant person.I know nothing classical of Elvis Costello, recalling that he started out on a contract with Stiff Records many years ago, did a few gigs with same crowd, Ian Drury & the Blockheads, the Damned, etc, and seems to have resurfaced. I'll look him up but any recorded works to recommend?
Quote from: JoshLilly on September 18, 2007, 07:41:49 AMI've always thought it would be really neat if McCartney were to come up with melodies for an opera or musical, then give them to another composer skilled in orchestration and other things to build a complete work based around them. He sure can come up with some fantastic tunes.
Quote from: Lethe on September 18, 2007, 08:03:23 AMDamnit, there was another pop musician like this that I was going to mention, but he is so unimportant to me that I forgot his name. His piano music sounded like the most horribly reheated Chopin/Schumann.
Quote from: dtwilbanks on September 18, 2007, 08:06:41 AMBilly Joel? Joe Jackson?
Quote from: dtwilbanks on September 18, 2007, 07:15:56 AMI don't recommend anything, but here's a link. http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Elvis%20Costello&rh=n%3A85%2Ck%3AElvis%20Costello&page=1
Quote from: George on September 18, 2007, 05:36:29 PMRoger Waters wrote an opera.
Quote from: DavidW on September 18, 2007, 05:44:43 PMDude that would make such a great punchline. Just wait for it, have a thread where we are all discussing the merits of Wagner and then out of the blue just that post as is. It would be beautiful.
Quote from: George on September 18, 2007, 05:53:49 PMBut I don't read the Wagner threads.
Quote from: DavidW on September 18, 2007, 05:58:08 PMWell I originally said Elgar but then that seemed too strange so I changed it to Wagner.
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