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by MahlerSnob
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: obscure Hindemith work
Replies: 11
Views: 4908

I didn't think I had. Just wondering if anyone knew it. Good to see someone does.
by MahlerSnob
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: obscure Hindemith work
Replies: 11
Views: 4908

obscure Hindemith work

I was poking around the reference room in the San Francisco Public Library music department today, when I came accross a Hindemith work I'd never heard of (imagine that). It's a Requiem composed in 1948 titled "When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom'd," subtitled "A Requiem for those we love." I've...
by MahlerSnob
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Orchestration
Replies: 21
Views: 5057

Of course Mahler was an accomplished orchestrator, and if the ideas for these movements were already orchestrated in his mind, one would think there would be some evidence of it. I also seem to recall that he had normally worked out his ideas in sketch form before orchestrating them. Not necessaril...
by MahlerSnob
Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Orchestration
Replies: 21
Views: 5057

It is to some extent semantic, but I think we are more discussing a difference in approach. Orchestration, on a conceptual level, is knowing what instrument will play each element of the music from the very moment of composition. Instrumentation, in this case, would be writing something out just to ...
by MahlerSnob
Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 7955

I would like to see her conduct the Philharmonic in some heavy pieces, e.g., Bruckner, Mahler or Dittersdorf. As would I. I've heard her getting a lot of praise, but I've never seen her do any of the big, standard rep. I'm all for new music, and she seems to be doing a terrific job at Cabrillo (at ...
by MahlerSnob
Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Orchestration
Replies: 21
Views: 5057

I'd say the concept of orchestration goes back even as far as Monteverdi. The scoring of L'Orfeo shows very clearly that Monteverdi was thinking about intrumental colors as he was writing.
by MahlerSnob
Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 7955

I hate to be the dissenting voice in this thread, but I've heard virtually nothing but negative comments from people who have played under her or worked with her. I have a few friends who were students of Colorado Symphony players and one friend who was a member of the orchestra while Alsop was ther...
by MahlerSnob
Sat May 28, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bernstein?
Replies: 7
Views: 2946

Bernstein?

Hey everybody, I'm going to be performing the Bernstein Chichester Psalms tonight, and I was recently thinking about Bernstein's compositional output. What are all your thoughts about his work as a composer? Any strong likes or dislikes? I've been listening to a lot of his stuff lately, and I don't ...
by MahlerSnob
Fri May 27, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Berlioz' Grande Messe de morts = bleh
Replies: 21
Views: 6468

I'm actually not much of a trumpet player any more, but I used to play quite a bit around San Francisco. These days I'm a full time student, studying composition and conducting at New England Conservatory. I don't know Yeo personally, but I know several of his students and have passed him in hallway...
by MahlerSnob
Thu May 26, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sad Classical Music?
Replies: 28
Views: 10190

I'm very surprised to see that Mahler hasn't been mentioned yet, although I guess he was bipolar enough that it's difficult to find a lengthy stretch of music that is just sad, without any other connotations. Some suggestions: Any of Kindertotenlieder. The slow movement of the Symphony #6 (second or...
by MahlerSnob
Thu May 26, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3345

The top advice I would give is to go to every concert you can and read the program notes. This will teach you a lot about the music and the people who created it, and will probably expose you to some music you wouldn't hear if you just bought up all the "All-time greatest" classical compilations. If...
by MahlerSnob
Thu May 26, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Berlioz' Grande Messe de morts = bleh
Replies: 21
Views: 6468

Verdi's Requiem is also another "bleh" work - too operatic for my taste. Imagine that: Verdi, too operatic. I've performed both a few times, and I like both of them quite a bit. The Verdi I like more from an orchestral perspective. That's got to be one of the best second trumpet parts I've ever pla...
by MahlerSnob
Thu May 26, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Classical Music on DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 3231

I own a few classical DVD's all of which were excellent investments. Since there are only a few of them, I might as well say what they are (if I can remember off the top of my head): A film version of Pierot Lunaire with Christine Shaffer and the Ensemble Incontemporian/Boulez. This is a really fun ...