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by dulcinea
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REQUIEM AETERNAM, Kochel 626 Version
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: REQUIEM AETERNAM, Kochel 626 Version

At the end of the performance that I attended, six individuals took bows: the conductor, the soprano, the contralto, the tenor, the bass, and the lead trombone, who got a huge helping of applause. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by dulcinea
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REQUIEM AETERNAM, Kochel 626 Version
Replies: 8
Views: 865

REQUIEM AETERNAM, Kochel 626 Version

Happy New Year! In a performance of K626 that I attended, the public were so delighted by the trombone obbligato of TUBA MIRUM that they broke protocol and applauded as enthusiastically as if the trombonist were Tommy Dorsey or Glenn Miller. :D :D :D :D :D Have you ever witnessed similar instances o...
by dulcinea
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Being a Dutch classical composer is about as close to oblivion as it gets. :) Apart from Sweelinck, known mainly to organists, the names that might possibly ring a bell here are all of modern composers. But a friend has made me aware of one Jan van Gilse (1881-1944) whose symphonies, contemporary w...
by dulcinea
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Barney: thanks for the apology. People discuss movies and TV freely because movies and TV usually do not inspire serious quarrels. Music is a different matter; people cherish their musical preferences with a passion that is not the case with the other arts, which means that criticizing someone's mus...
by dulcinea
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Alabiev, Bargiel and Huber Aha! Another law firm First there was not enough oblivion. Now too much oblivion. Bottom line: new names were asked for, new names were provided. And I, Dulcinea Quijano of Puerto Rico, am very grateful. Anybody who has somethig to say, please consider this question: Burt...
by dulcinea
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Was This Secular Music:
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Was This Secular Music:

the wedding march of A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM, the idem of LOHENGRIN, and the FUNERAL MARCH of that Chopin sonata deliberately intended to be used as sacred music?
by dulcinea
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

I´ll thank John Francis for taking up the cudgels for my countryman´s music. The four symphonies of Berwald were written the same decade as the four of Robert Schumann, in the 1840s. Both sets are good but very different as John points out. I don´t understand why the symphonies of Berwald are not m...
by dulcinea
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:05 am
Uuno Klami
A devotee of the KALEVALA who is not an imitation of Sibelius: most remarkable!
by dulcinea
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

I own the Hickox set of the symphonies of Charles Edmund Duncan-Rubbra. I feel they deserve to be much better known. :D :D :D :D :D
by dulcinea
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:51 pm
Hans Rott
I just listened to the symphony that made Brahms see red. A very promising and surprisingly mature piece, truly worthy of Bruckner's admiration.
by dulcinea
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

YOUTUBE has a lot of Huber; I just finished the 3rd and 8th symphonies.
HUBER was the original form of the name of Herbert Hoover, whose ancestry was Swiss-German; do you suppose Huber was related to the 31st President?
by dulcinea
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Legend Of Faust
Replies: 14
Views: 2000

Re: The Legend Of Faust

Faust means "fist" in German, and there is a movie by Reiner Werner Fassbinder called Faustrecht der Freiheit which mimics a suicide that eventually Fassbiner committed himself. I researched this title for a long time and still cannot come up with an adequate translation. It is usually called in En...
by dulcinea
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Have you actually listened to any of the music we've been telling you about since Friday? What do you think of it? Burt Bacharach is irrelevant to this topic and this forum. No interest at all in him or his reputation. Darling, BB is very relevant as an example of someone who has earned and still r...
by dulcinea
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Alabiev, Bargiel and Huber Aha! Another law firm First there was not enough oblivion. Now too much oblivion. Bottom line: new names were asked for, new names were provided. And I, Dulcinea Quijano of Puerto Rico, am very grateful. Anybody who has somethig to say, please consider this question: Burt...
by dulcinea
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

May fair Cecilia bless that almost peerless benefactor of humanity, Thomas Alva Edison, without whom a lot of valuable music would remain unplayed, forgotten, or--God forbid--maybe even lost!
by dulcinea
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:51 pm
Hans Rott
And I thought Juan Crisostomo Arriaga had a tragic life! How could Brahms have behaved like such a VERBRECHER=BULLY???
by dulcinea
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 7322

Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Back in my youth, from 1954 to the beginning of the 1970s, Bruckner and Mahler were hardly known at all in Puerto Rico; today they are as famous there as in the rest of the world. I regularly surf YOUTUBE and MUSIC CHOICE in search of the ,,new'' Bruckner and Mahler, and so far I have discovered suc...
by dulcinea
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE POWER OF MYTH
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: THE POWER OF MYTH

Danke for your replies.
I said Norse Germanic mythology because of Wagner; it's really a revelation to find out that the Ring cycle was inspired by sources from Iceland.
by dulcinea
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE POWER OF MYTH
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

THE POWER OF MYTH

Classical mythology has inspired abundant music, such as the set of symphonies that D v Dittersdorf wrote about episodes of METAMORPHOSES.
How about Nordic Germanic mythology? Has Wagner inspired other composers to explore the habitat of Valhalla?
by dulcinea
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Forgotten Monsieur Enescu
Replies: 6
Views: 965

The Forgotten Monsieur Enescu

During his lifetime, Enescu was widely admired by such people as Pau Casals and by Ysaye; nowadays he is remembered solely for two rhapsodies that deserve a well earned rest. :(
What do you recommend of him? YOUTUBE has several symphonies by him that would fit perfectly in MUSIC CHOICE. :D
by dulcinea
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Legend Of Faust
Replies: 14
Views: 2000

Re: The Legend Of Faust

Faust means "fist" in German, and there is a movie by Reiner Werner Fassbinder called Faustrecht der Freiheit which mimics a suicide that eventually Fassbiner committed himself. I researched this title for a long time and still cannot come up with an adequate translation. It is usually called in En...
by dulcinea
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Legend Of Faust
Replies: 14
Views: 2000

The Legend Of Faust

Since the sixteenth century, how many settings of the Faust legend are there?
by dulcinea
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

Re: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

Albani, Barbarigo, Barberini, Borghese, Borgia, Della Rovere, Farnese, Medici, Odescalchi, Pamphili, Piccolomini, Pignatelli, Sforza and Visconti, among many others, are Italian princely houses analogous to the Capulets and the Montagues, and which have produced many statesmen, warriors, churchmen,...
by dulcinea
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

Re: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

Albani, Barbarigo, Barberini, Borghese, Borgia, Della Rovere, Farnese, Medici, Odescalchi, Pamphili, Piccolomini, Pignatelli, Sforza and Visconti, among many others, are Italian princely houses analogous to the Capulets and the Montagues, and which have produced many statesmen, warriors, churchmen, ...
by dulcinea
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MUSIC CHOICE Says Of Elgar ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

Re: MUSIC CHOICE Says Of Elgar ...

So MUSIC CHOICE is making a big deal out of the fact that EE did not attend a conservatory ...
Why? Beethoven did not attend a conservatory, either.
by dulcinea
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MUSIC CHOICE Says Of Elgar ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

MUSIC CHOICE Says Of Elgar ...

... that he was largely self taught as a composer. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
What about the elaborate complexity of his symphonies and his Cello Concerto? Even Beethoven needed to be taught his craft.
by dulcinea
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

Re: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

Prokofiev's original 1936 ballet score for R & J , entitled “Romeo & Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare” featured a "happy" or at least a "happier-than-Shakespeare's" ending, but it was suppressed, later unearthed in Russia and performed at Bard in 2008. The TV production of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY shows t...
by dulcinea
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

Re: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

Prokofiev's original 1936 ballet score for R & J , entitled “Romeo & Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare” featured a "happy" or at least a "happier-than-Shakespeare's" ending, but it was suppressed, later unearthed in Russia and performed at Bard in 2008. The TV production of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY shows t...
by dulcinea
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

Re: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

Prokofiev's original 1936 ballet score for R & J , entitled “Romeo & Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare” featured a "happy" or at least a "happier-than-Shakespeare's" ending, but it was suppressed, later unearthed in Russia and performed at Bard in 2008. The TV production of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY shows t...
by dulcinea
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

Re: A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday

My first AV was the GARDELLINO Concerto; the warbling of that jilguero=goldfinch really made me smile. The GLORIA, however, was the Vivaldi that really impacted me; ever since then it has been my ambition to listen to everything that AV wrote; the same, of course, applies not only to JSB but also to...
by dulcinea
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday

Today in 1741 Tony the Big V ascended to Heaven; nine years to the date later Jack the First B went to meet the man who provided him with so much inspiration. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by dulcinea
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

Re: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

Walter Leigh, an English composer who was killed in action at Tobruk, wrote his own version of A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM; clearly a doubly brave man, not intimidated by Mendelssohn's take on the same subject.
by dulcinea
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:

I've heard it. Freedom fighters usually fight within their own borders. Terrorists don't mind to come to your place in a different country and attack you. During the time of Franco, France did not care about ETA. That indifference changed to concern when, after the death of Franco, the Etarras reve...
by dulcinea
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:
Replies: 3
Views: 868

When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:

ONE MAN'S TERRORIST IS ANOTHER MAN'S FREEDOM FIGHTER.
It used to be very big in the time of Baader-Meinhof, Brigata Rossa, ETA and the PLO.
by dulcinea
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

Re: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

as jserraglio suggests, a mere list of "all the music inspired by Shakespeare" would be enormous and the time required to compile it, a life's work. A 1991 list of compositions for use in performances of the plays includes over 20,000 songs, overtures, entr'actes, and other pieces, not including mo...
by dulcinea
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE
Replies: 23
Views: 4822

A Question Inspired By MUSIC CHOICE

As I listened yesterday to an Abbado performance of the Overture to the OTHELLO of Rossini, this thought occurred to me: is there a complete collection of all the music inspired by Shakespeare, such as, in the case of ROMEO AND JULIET, the opera of Gounod, the poem of Czajkowski, the ballet of Proko...
by dulcinea
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

How many here would like to possess a linguistic ability that Roddenberry never dreamed of: the ability to understand--AND LIKE--all styles of music? MUSIC CHOICE has no stations for CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR THE VOICE, OPERA, or FOLK MUSIC of every country and culture. Why on earth would I want to have ...
by dulcinea
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

How many here would like to possess a linguistic ability that Roddenberry never dreamed of: the ability to understand--AND LIKE--all styles of music? MUSIC CHOICE has no stations for CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR THE VOICE, OPERA, or FOLK MUSIC of every country and culture.
by dulcinea
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. 😉
The officer with a Russian name once mentioned an old lady from LENINGRAD. What is Leningrad?
by dulcinea
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

... which would you choose?
I would pick a feature of Superman that is always unnoticed: his ability to understand all languages. Every POTUS would want me for SOS or ambassadress to the UNO, and if alien cultures ever dropped by Earth, I would be the ideal person to greet them.
by dulcinea
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Think Someone Already Asked About ...
Replies: 2
Views: 630

I Think Someone Already Asked About ...

... what great musician(s) you would have liked to meet.
I would have liked to know Poulenc; his biography, his portraits, and certainly his music all suggest a very friendly approachable man with a very winning personality. :D :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :) :)
by dulcinea
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:
Replies: 12
Views: 1942

I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:

why did Ives, Ravel and Sibelius lose their inspiration? I myself, after drawing constantly since approximately my third year, lost my will to draw in 1969, at the age of fourteen--a kind of growing pain, I suspect. I still had ideas, but when I tried to put them down they didn't come out right (Ive...
by dulcinea
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

Every major period in music history has its distinctive qualities. Music of the high Classical era is very different not only from the Baroque but from the high Romanticism of Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, not to mention Verdi and Wagner; and Modernism, with its high dissonance and renunciation of the C...
by dulcinea
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

Every major period in music history has its distinctive qualities. Music of the high Classical era is very different not only from the Baroque but from the high Romanticism of Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, not to mention Verdi and Wagner; and Modernism, with its high dissonance and renunciation of the C...
by dulcinea
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

MUSIC CHOICE just played the Stokowski orchestration of the Tocatta and Fugue; as I always do with those orchestrations of Baroque pieces, I turned the volume OFF. Where did the musicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries get the absurd idea that the Baroque is garish and bombastic? :x :x :x :x :...
by dulcinea
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Fit Question For A Psychologist
Replies: 1
Views: 647

A Fit Question For A Psychologist

Whenever I read about the motivation of terrorists, 'tis constantly explained that they are lost souls whose lifes are empty and without meaning, and who therefore yearn for a purpose and for the gratification of belonging to something greater than themselves. So, do they join the military? Do they ...
by dulcinea
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:

I'm not sure what May 31 has to do with Haydn (his birthday was March 31), but I find any day will suffice to celebrate one of my favorite composers. Heavenly Birthday is when a person dies and goes to Heaven, which is why saints are commemorated on the anniversaries of their deaths. HH Pope Benedi...
by dulcinea
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE STING
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

Re: THE STING

Regarding Gershwin's sublime creation, I remember two performances on TV of SUMMERTIME, AND THE LIVING IS EASY; FISH ARE JUMPING, AND THE COTTON IS HIGH sung by a black soprano and a black tenor, and the audiences at both occassions, which were at least half black, went wild with enthusiasm.
by dulcinea
Wed May 31, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:

how do you honor the memory of FJH on 31 May? I play from his choral works pieces such as the Kyrie of the Missa Cellensis, a truly dazzling introduction to one of the most eloquent settings of the Ordinary of the Mass. :D
by dulcinea
Sat May 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Curse Of Tone Deafness
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: The Curse Of Tone Deafness

Speaking of tone-deafness: I read in a Stereo Review article from about half a century ago, that Francis Scott Key, who bent and twisted the charming melody of the old English drinking song "To Anacreon In Heaven" to make our national anthem, was tone-deaf. Not only that, but his children and grand...