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Offline James

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[GAME] Guess the 20th century composer
« on: June 10, 2008, 07:37:12 AM »
To play, all you have to do is listen to the small clips, and take a guess who the 20th century composer is for each one, and then reply in this thread with your answers/guesses. It's ok to list the names of the composers or at least their initials so that we know that you do in fact know the answers....rather than saying "i know this one"...if for some reason you don't want to list the name or initials of the composer just send me a PM with your answers. A good suggestion for this game is that everyone who wants to make a guess, doesn't read any of the others until they have listened to the examples and posted.

Clip 1 (46 sec.), Clip 2 (39 sec.), Clip 3 (38 sec.), Clip 4 (44 sec.)
Clip 5 (28 sec.), Clip 6 (57 sec.), Clip 7 (43 sec.) & Clip 8 (40 sec.)

download clips here: http://www.speedyshare.com/394693988.html
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Re: [GAME] Guess the 20th century composer
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 08:29:51 AM »
1 - ?  is this midi?
2 - Lutoslawski (funeral music?)
3 - John Adams
4 - ?
5 - Berio
6 - ?
7- Nancarrow
8 - ?

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Re: [GAME] Guess the 20th century composer
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 08:41:52 AM »
1. Glass ?
2. ?
3. ? (sounds like Adams, but I don't recognize it)
4. Some finn? Aho?
5. Berio (songs for Cathy)
6. ?
7. Nancarrow.
8. Stockhausen ?

Sorry to repeat bwv's answers, but the Berio and Nancarrow works are the ones I'm pretty sure of.

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Re: [GAME] Guess the 20th century composer
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 09:49:24 AM »
2. Ligeti ?
4. Some Scandinavian then...
6. Crumb?

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Re: [GAME] Guess the 20th century composer
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 02:48:35 PM »
I always get to these too late...

1. Obviously Glass...from one of the symphonies?
2. ? Gubaidalina?
3. Adams - sounds like Shaker Loops
4. Ades or Turnage? thinking Ades
5. answered
6. no clue.
7. answered
8. answered

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Re: [GAME] Guess the 20th century composer
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 08:59:39 AM »
Well, I had to look up #4, it's Birtwistle's Panic - I didn't know it created a stir though! Sounds like a fun piece.

#6 the only one besides Stockhausen I can remember is Gian-Carlo Menotti, though that doesn't really sound like something of his?

PS - Could you tell us the pieces the clips were from too?

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Re: [GAME] Guess the 20th century composer
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 09:54:26 AM »
1. Glass's David Bowie "Heroes" Symphony No. 4
Dang it, the one time when I know a piece in a 20th century game, I arrive a day late.  ;D