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by Chopin fan
Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oregon Bach Festival?
Replies: 13
Views: 4950

really? wow

cleveland park
what about you?
by Chopin fan
Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oregon Bach Festival?
Replies: 13
Views: 4950

That's true.

I moved to Eugene from D.C. just before he performed St. Matthew's Passion at Kennedy Center.

The gods (or should I say, God?) must have been against me--such an unpleasant coincidence.
by Chopin fan
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

George Gershwin in Allen's Manhattan
by Chopin fan
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Singing in the Rain? An American in Paris?
by Chopin fan
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

There are many fine films that have used music in considerably more thoughtful and poignant ways than most contemporary music videos: I am thinking of Rach's second piano concerto in David Lean's Brief Encounter. Or Bergman's use of Chopin's Mazurka 4 in A minor in Cries and Whispers. And even that ...
by Chopin fan
Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oregon Bach Festival?
Replies: 13
Views: 4950

Ah, thank you

Being a poor student I just wanted to try to see what's up before squandering all my money on tickets
by Chopin fan
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oregon Bach Festival?
Replies: 13
Views: 4950

I mean, has anyone been? Does anyone have first-hand experience?
by Chopin fan
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oregon Bach Festival?
Replies: 13
Views: 4950

Oregon Bach Festival?

What's the deal?
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 9:58 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: 10175

Thanks! Faure? Interesting. So is there a Faure sonata on which Proust based the "little phrase" of Swann? "...below the delicate line of the violin-part, slender but robust, compact and commanding, he had suddenly become aware of the mass of the piano-part beginning to emerge in a sort of liquid ri...
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 8:01 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: 10175

I mean, is he based on anyone? Like Vieuxtemps or someone?
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Aria recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 19025

You should totally watch Ingmar Bergman's rendering of the Magic Flute. The Criterion Collection has a great transfer.

The shortest of the three ladies is totally hot!

And the dragon-monster in the beginning is totally cool!

You might also like Beethoven's Fidelio-yo!
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 5:16 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: 10175

Vinteuil? Is he real? Or is he un-real (fake?)

Yeah, Vinteuil from Proust. We he a real composer or did Proust make him up? What's the deal?

THANKS! :-D
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pythagoras
Replies: 3
Views: 7556

I would imagine so--Pythagoras was one of the original gangstas. I read that he sacrificed an ox when he discovered the square on the hypotenuse of a right triangle to be equal to the sum of the squares on it's sides.

But seriously, is any of the classical philosophy of music worth reading?
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pythagoras
Replies: 3
Views: 7556

Pythagoras

For who does not know that Pythagoras calmed a drunk adolescent of Taormine who had become incited under the infuence of the Phrygian mode, and that Pythagoras further restored this boy to his rightful senses, all by means of a spondaic melody? Does the spondaic melody really do this? Would it help ...
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ravel in film?
Replies: 7
Views: 10487

I was probably thinking of Ocean's Twelve. By the way, Does anyone else like the way the doorkeeper says "Johann Sebastian Bach" in Bergman's "The Silence"? Whenever I think of Bach I think Johann Sebastian Bach, just the way doorkeeper says it! And I'm not even Swedish! Anyone else feel me on dat? ...
by Chopin fan
Mon May 29, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ravel in film?
Replies: 7
Views: 10487

Ravel in film?

Miroir IV in something--I'm thinking French new wave. Can anyone help me out?