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by diegobueno
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 26687

OTOH, artists by nature of the fact that their work requires them to make aesthetic decisions which work for them, may have a difficult time understanding the different but valid aesthetic decisions of other artists. A critic may have more objectivity in this regard. Not to say that above statement ...
by diegobueno
Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Tippett centenary blues
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Tippett centenary blues

A whole year's worth of Tippett performances throughout the world and what do we get? The "safe" pops- Child Of Our Time, Piano Sonatas, Syms 3&4, Rose Lake, Knot Garden, Quartets, Triple Concerto, Piano Concerto and a bunch of songs. Sounds like Tippett's doing pretty good for himself. A Child of ...
by diegobueno
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Orchestration
Replies: 21
Views: 4210

jbuck . I was recalling a talk I heard by Jacob Druckman. Druckman studied with Persichetti, who told him that "real composers compose directly into orchestral score", and he meant literally, with the full score paper in front of him. Persichetti felt the practice forced a composer to conceive the ...
by diegobueno
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Orchestration
Replies: 21
Views: 4210

Mahler wrote the the 10th (and presumably all of his orchestral works) first in a four line condensed score. A complete facsimile edition of Mahler's sketch material for the 10th has been published and is available for study. Instruments are named throughout the 4 line sketch, showing that Mahler ha...
by diegobueno
Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Songs similar to Carmina Burana
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

John Williams' score for Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith has many passages which sound like a close paraphrase of Carmina Banana.


Listen to Stravinsky's Les Noces to find out what music influenced Orff.
by diegobueno
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Interesting NYC experience ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1824

Then there are those people for whom the sight of spectators to their playing is a goad to greater flights of brilliance. It is those kinds of people who become concert artists. I have no problems with performing in front of people. But in front of teachers or audition committees, that's when I clut...
by diegobueno
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A Serious Essay About...Music
Replies: 27
Views: 6148

Not that this really matters, but I have been composing, well, long enough so that I was trained during the era when it was not an either/or issue. You composed atonal music, or you didn't compose at all. I found out the hard way (assistantship taken away, financial aid reinstated upon completion of...
by diegobueno
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A Serious Essay About...Music
Replies: 27
Views: 6148

I find it remarkable that today, a few years shy of the 100th anniversary of the introduction of atonality in music, such discussions as this are still taking place. This should have all been settled long ago. The continued resistance to atonality, even after 100 years of exposure, is something that...
by diegobueno
Sat May 28, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bernstein?
Replies: 7
Views: 2292

Don't forget Bernstein's wonderful Clarinet Sonata a mainstay of the clarinet repertory.

Also, one can forget A Quiet Place and still do Trouble in Tahiti.

Of later Bernstein, I know some people are partial to his ballet Dybbuk.
by diegobueno
Fri May 27, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Philip Glass: Violin Concerto
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: Philip Glass: Violin Concerto

Lance wrote: Serial [minimalist] music has been no magnet for yours truly until Mr. Glass came along.
Hi Lance.

You do realize that serial and minimalist music are not anywhere close to being the same thing, don't you?
by diegobueno
Wed May 25, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist
Replies: 22
Views: 5622

Hi Scott.

I'm just the windbag here.
by diegobueno
Thu May 19, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Filibusterus delendus est
Replies: 53
Views: 9051

Corlyss, all that map shows is that the heavily populated areas of the country voted for Kerry and the sparsely populated areas voted for Bush. In terms of numbers the fact remains that Bush only got 51% of the vote. Rave all you want, you cannot alter that fact that there is no overwhelming conserv...
by diegobueno
Wed May 18, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Filibusterus delendus est
Replies: 53
Views: 9051

and I won't even mention the 40% who weren't mad enough to vote (aka the more or less satisfied with Bush), In that case, I won't mention the fallacy of ascribing pro-Republican sentiment to nonvoters. It was a very close race; no one with an interest in the outcome could sit back and say they didn...
by diegobueno
Wed May 18, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Filibusterus delendus est
Replies: 53
Views: 9051

Don't forget that each of those Democratic congresspeople were elected by a majority of the voters in their districts. They have a duty to serve their constituents. Now that you bring this to my attention, Mark, that argument while true doesn't go anywhere in the context of the which party is in th...
by diegobueno
Fri May 13, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Filibusterus delendus est
Replies: 53
Views: 9051

Since this topic was split in two my contribution to this discussion seems not to have made it into either thread. I mentioned, in connection with the idea of majority rule, that the Democratic members of Congress are there because they were elected by a majority of the voters in their districts. Th...
by diegobueno
Thu May 12, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Filibusterus delendus est
Replies: 53
Views: 9051

Don't forget that each of those Democratic congresspeople were elected by a majority of the voters in their districts. They have a duty to serve their constituents.
by diegobueno
Tue May 10, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mahler's Eighth Symphony survey
Replies: 17
Views: 5737

My favorite recording of the 8th is the one conducted by Robert Shaw with the Atlanta Symphony. Shaw knows how to rein in the chorus during Part I, so as to minimize the scream factor. The fact that the "Veni Creator" has so much over-the-top loud music for such long stretches poses a challenge to c...
by diegobueno
Tue May 10, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist
Replies: 22
Views: 5622

Larry Combs, principal clarinet of the Chicago Symphony recommends four hours of practice a day to maintain a professional level technique. If playing in the Chicago Symphony is not a goal for you, you may do with less, of course. Two hours of practice is probably as much as any person should put in...
by diegobueno
Wed May 04, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Physics of the Scale
Replies: 22
Views: 6386

Grove is the first place I go when I have questions about music. Here's the first couple paragraphs about "Well temperament": A term used in particular by Bach (‘Das wohltemperirte Clavier’) to signify a tuning system suitable for all 24 keys. The fame of Bach’s 48 preludes and fugues, two in each o...
by diegobueno
Wed May 04, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 5888

Wuthers, if you had read this thread from the beginning you would have encountered jbuck's speculation that I think that unless someone redefines music beyond recognition with regard to its Western tradition, we've had all the great composers we're ever going to have (not the same as saying all the ...
by diegobueno
Tue May 03, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: HELP CLASSICAL COMPOSER GET PUBLISHED
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

I suggest self publishing.

If he has a lot of money, he can hire performers, though operas can run into big bucks.
by diegobueno
Tue May 03, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 5888

Hi Karl.

As you know, in the house of music there are many mansions.
by diegobueno
Tue May 03, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 5888

Actually, rock music has one aspect that lends itself very well to classical-paradigm composition: it is built out of small motives rather than full-blown melodies. Well, so is Beethoven. So, often, is Haydn. Michael Jackson doesn't know what to do with these motives other than repeat them over and ...
by diegobueno
Tue May 03, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 5888

Oh, I wasn't referring to an earlier era. Diegobueno seemed to be implying that art music was in some kind of serious competition with pop music of the second half of the 20th and now the 21st century. I don't know how you came to that conclusion. What I did say is that this hypothetical music base...
by diegobueno
Tue May 03, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 5888

Do let me know when you have the slightest idea how anything like art can arise out of any popular "musical" idiom. Do you think jazz is not art? And I question the premise of your last sentence, which implies that we're trying to convert an audience of Philistines. The point is to nourish the need...
by diegobueno
Tue May 03, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 5888

I think that unless someone redefines music beyond recognition with regard to its Western tradition, we've had all the great composers we're ever going to have (not the same as saying all the good ones). The question is, how do we make room for modern creativity in the creation of music in the clas...
by diegobueno
Tue May 03, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 5888

Re: "World Premieres?" Who Cares?

I can't say I disliked most of the works but the fact is that clearly few if any had any chance of entering the regular or even occasional repertoire of the Philharmonic. But it's always been the case that few if any works given world premieres were going to enter the standard repertory. For every ...
by diegobueno
Mon May 02, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist
Replies: 22
Views: 5622

what do you think is the best brands for flute? Japanese brands like Muramisu and Sankyo is popular here . A flutist friend was good enough to give me the following report: For professional model flutes it can be very subjective, but some of the top names are Brannen Copper flutes (out of Boston), ...
by diegobueno
Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist
Replies: 22
Views: 5622

so, are you expert on the flute? That depends on what you want to know. Lance asked me to be the woodwind specialist so that there would be someone here to field questions about woodwinds from those who don't know. I decline the title "expert" because there are going to be times when I don't know t...
by diegobueno
Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CMG enlists PETER SCHENKMAN as Cello Specialist
Replies: 47
Views: 9971

If I had it to do all over again, I'd be a cellist. At least I can say I was born on Rostropovich's birthday.
by diegobueno
Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist
Replies: 22
Views: 5622

Everybody on the other forums I post on knows me as diegobueno, so I saw no reason to change it here. At the bottom of all my posts is my formal name.
by diegobueno
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ghost concert to revive music of the past
Replies: 16
Views: 4741

Re: Ghost concert to revive music of the past

Ghost concert to revive music of the past "The piano will replicate every note struck, down to the velocity of the hammer and position of the key when it was played," the British weekly magazine New Scientist reports in next Saturday's issue. The key to the phantom concert lies in the transcription...
by diegobueno
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in Ithaca
Replies: 3
Views: 4334

Ralph, I liked it a lot, and that's why I gave it a good review.

(Mark G. Simon = diegobueno)
by diegobueno
Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Classical music that's POLITICALLY INCORRECT...!
Replies: 21
Views: 5932

Nothing wrong with "Afro-American Symphony" as a title.

I think it might be unsettling, to say the least, to present Dvorak's String Quartet in F major (commonly known as the "American") under the title it is given as recently as the 5th edition of Groves Dictionary of Music: "N-gger"
by diegobueno
Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Replies: 7
Views: 7594

I've never heard a bad performance of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, which is remarkable considering its difficulty. Performers who are not up to it seem to be readily aware of the fact, and those that are put in special dedication to presenting it well. One of the most magical performances I've atten...