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by michael renardy
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Symphonic Music Inspired by Trains, Airplanes or Automobiles
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Symphonic Music Inspired by Trains, Airplanes or Automobiles

Alkan's "The Railway." If boats are included, both Beethoven and Mendelssohn wrote pieces based on Goethe's poem "Meeresstille und glueckliche Fahrt." Some examples of nonmechanized transportation also come to mind: For instance, Grofe's Death Valley Suite evokes the image of a wagon train, and Muss...
by michael renardy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music and alcohol
Replies: 41
Views: 1271

Re: Classical music and alcohol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgos_Merlot :twisted:
jbuck919 wrote:
smitty1931 wrote:Just recently Science has discovered that a glass of red wine a day will lengthen your life as much as 5 years! Merlot anyone?
What did he compose?
by michael renardy
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Errata: Screaming Misattributions
Replies: 7
Views: 708

How about Christian Petzold's minuet from the Anna Magdalena Bach notebook? It is probably in the running for the most frequently performed "Bach" piece.
by michael renardy
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April Foolishness
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Georg Händel = George Trade
Trade is Handel, without the dots on the a. Händel actually means dispute.
by michael renardy
Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms vs Bruckner - Google search interest
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

There are actually a few places where 'classical music' wins and one is NYC.
....

The hotbed for rock music is: Arkansas.
This must be why ....

NYC has a Bruckner Expressway and Arkansas has a town named Little Rock.
by michael renardy
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Name that Composer
Replies: 33
Views: 2420

Name the composer who would most likely say, "What's that?" No, I'm not sleeping, I'm composing."

Brahms frequently dozed off as a result of sleep apnea; perhaps it is a reference to that.
by michael renardy
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Name that Composer
Replies: 33
Views: 2420

What composer said that when he was composing he thought he was as great as Beethoven, but when he was done he was only about as good as Bizet?
Alban Berg
by michael renardy
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Name that Composer
Replies: 33
Views: 2420

A hint: He came before Brahms and as the original riddle stated, he is the greatest Johannes. Think religious...
Yes, of course. But he was neither the first composer nor the first Baroque composer nor even the first Bach named Johann. Most of the Bachs seem to be Johann something.
by michael renardy
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Name that Composer
Replies: 33
Views: 2420

I imagine the second-to-last is Johannes Ockghem, the Renaissance composer.
Actually, John Dunstaple is just a tiny bit earlier.
by michael renardy
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Name that Composer
Replies: 33
Views: 2420

Name the composer who would most likely say, "What's that?" No, I'm not sleeping, I'm composing."
I am thinking of the Russian composer whose first symphony was based on dreams during the cold season.
by michael renardy
Tue May 08, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thus Passeth the Glory of Mistaken Attributions
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

According to the Wikipedia article on Casadesus, the "Adelaide Concerto"
was actually written by Henri's brother Marius.
by michael renardy
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music Theory Q&A
Replies: 3
Views: 865

The value of 182 cents corresponds to a ratio of 10/9, not 9/8. Of course, if C is a frequency of 1, D is 9/8, and E is 5/4 (the "ideal" value for a major third), then the ratio between E and D is 10/9. Maybe this is what was intended.
by michael renardy
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Need help! Composers who wrote works while traveling...
Replies: 35
Views: 4656

but Bach, whose idea of travel was the difference between Thuringia and Saxony, managed without ever going to those places to absorb everything music in Europe had to offer at his time.
Bach once walked to Luebeck (a distance of 250 miles!) to listen to Buxtehude.
by michael renardy
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music for the World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 3675

The Wagner Centennial Overture
Premature. Save it for 2030.
by michael renardy
Tue May 30, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vinteuil? Is he real? Or is he un-real (fake?)
Replies: 5
Views: 10271

This article offers three possibilities for the prototype of the "little phrase":

http://www.bagatellen.com/archives/fron ... 00855.html

One of them is by Faure.
by michael renardy
Mon May 29, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vinteuil? Is he real? Or is he un-real (fake?)
Replies: 5
Views: 10271

He is supposed to be based partly on Faure.
by michael renardy
Mon May 29, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Advant Garde music
Replies: 90
Views: 27125

The world still has 16 years to forget him.
But it might take a little longer in Halberstadt.
by michael renardy
Mon May 29, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pythagoras
Replies: 3
Views: 7626

Or is Boethius full-of-it?
The story definitely predates Boethius. Various sources on the web attribute it to Lamblichus, and even Cicero.
by michael renardy
Sun May 28, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations," Op. 120
Replies: 14
Views: 4282

Herr Diabelli invited quite a few composers to come forth to write variations on his simple tune, including Franz Schubert. I believe some of them came up with just one variation, Diabelli's original plan was to publish one variation each from prominent composers. He intended this as a promotion fo...
by michael renardy
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Music Relating to Speedy Travel
Replies: 16
Views: 2839

"The Railway" by Alkan.
by michael renardy
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: BEAUMARCHAIS
Replies: 1
Views: 864

This web site of the Baltimore Opera lists eight "famous" ones; there must be many which are less well known:
http://www.baltimoreopera.com/studyguide/figaro_07.asp
by michael renardy
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Enter Spring
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Two additions to the list

Joachim Raff (1822-1882), Germany, Symphony No. 8 "Fruehlingsklaenge"
Brian Crain, USA, Spring Symphonies
by michael renardy
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Best Music for Income Tax Preparation?
Replies: 19
Views: 2706

Here is a link for a poem set to a Mozart melody that seems tailor-made for the occasion:
http://ingeb.org/Lieder/ubimmert.html
by michael renardy
Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Audubon Quartet Debacle
Replies: 70
Views: 13825

The Audubon Quartet Debacle

But I'm not a lawyer, and it seems to me that other considerations of common sense should have been considered, and were not. And it was, as I see it, up to the lawyers - on one side or another - to come up with a way to avoid what turned out to be a long and draining result. But that's what makes ...
by michael renardy
Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Audubon Quartet Debacle
Replies: 70
Views: 13825

The Audubon Quartet Debacle

Corlyss_D wrote: I don't recall reading anywhere that it was his only professional outlet or even a major source of income. That's what makes the lengths to which he was willing to go so appalling. It certainly was his major source of income. All members of the quartet had full time positions at Vi...
by michael renardy
Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Audubon Quartet Debacle
Replies: 70
Views: 13825

The Audubon Quartet Debacle

The parties in the Audubon Quartet have reached a settlement, ending the legal dispute. For legal reasons, the settlement cannot take full effect until deadlines for claims (which could theoretically still be brought by yet unknown creditors) are expired. As announced previously, Shaw and Lederer wi...
by michael renardy
Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Audubon Quartet Debacle
Replies: 70
Views: 13825

The Audubon Quartet Debacle

My web site has already been cited in this thread: http://hometown.aol.com/renardym Many of the original court documents and other facts on the history of this case are available there. I would like to address one particular point that has been raised in this thread: The Bergonzi violin was for Ehrl...