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Photos of Composers doing other things than composing...

Post by Chalkperson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:46 pm

Some cool snaps here, Morty Feldman playing cards on a train is my favourite...

http://www.cmuse.org/50-rare-and-unseen ... 8xwhWK9KK3
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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:16 pm

Sensational, but Theodor Adorno? :? If you want a critic/aesthetician who was also a composer, here is Alexis Romand-Manuel having tea with someone or other.

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Post by piston » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:16 pm

Composers doing yard work: Honegger, Copland, Mahler, etc., including a composer with his chainsaw!
http://www.musicaltoronto.org/2014/05/2 ... yard-work/
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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:20 pm

piston wrote:Composers doing yard work: Honegger, Copland, Mahler, etc., including a composer with his chainsaw!
http://www.musicaltoronto.org/2014/05/2 ... yard-work/
I mow the lawn and rake the leaves. Why am I not a famous composer too? :)

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Post by lennygoran » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:06 am

piston wrote:Composers doing yard work: Honegger, Copland, Mahler, etc., including a composer with his chainsaw!
"La Monte Young realizing it’s time to start weeding again"--there's the composer for me! Regards, Len :(

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Post by Modernistfan » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:09 pm

I am sure that the card game that Richard Strauss was playing was a very popular German game named "Skat." This might be regarded as an extremely souped-up version of pinochle and was extremely popular in Germany and, to some extent, in German-American communities in the United States. It was Strauss's favorite game and figures in his opera "Intermezzo."

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Post by lennygoran » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:29 pm

Modernistfan wrote: It was Strauss's favorite game and figures in his opera "Intermezzo."
Exactly why Puccini's La fanciulla del West trumps Strauss's opera--even with Renee Fleming starring! Regards, Len :)

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Post by Chalkperson » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:13 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Modernistfan wrote: It was Strauss's favorite game and figures in his opera "Intermezzo."
Exactly why Puccini's La fanciulla del West trumps Strauss's opera--even with Renee Fleming starring! Regards, Len :)
Hardly, they are both dreadful Operas... :wink:
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Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:00 am

Chalkperson wrote: Hardly, they are both dreadful Operas... :wink:
What! Regards, Len [stunned] :( :( :( :( :(

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Post by Ken » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:21 pm

So, I know I'm a bit late on this one, but I thought it would be worth mentioning that that picture of Stockhausen and Cage in a plane made my day. Cracks me up! :lol:
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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:02 pm

Ken wrote:So, I know I'm a bit late on this one, but I thought it would be worth mentioning that that picture of Stockhausen and Cage in a plane made my day. Cracks me up! :lol:
Ken, it is great to hear from you.

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