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Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-05-2017, 12:00 PM
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Dear Michael, I didn't give it a complete...

Dear Michael, I didn't give it a complete listening, but interesting indeed!
Who made the arrangement, do you happen to know?
A quick viola joke: What's the difference between a pizza and a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Quijote
Dear Enrique, I have to say that I was once (not...

Dear Enrique, I have to say that I was once (not so long ago) a bit anti YouTube, but I've come to appreciate it enormously over the last couple of years for the riches that it offers, especially...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-05-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Quijote
I think it is one of those works that some writer...

I think it is one of those works that some writer once described as "more respected than loved". A bit like the Missa solemnis, perhaps?
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-05-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 208
Posted By Quijote
Have to agree with this. I also have to say that...

Have to agree with this. I also have to say that I rarely listen to the DBs in one sitting, I tend to pick 'n choose, if you see what I mean.
Still, if a live performance ever comes to my neck of the...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-05-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 208
Posted By Quijote
Hello Sorano! Peter beat me to it (see his reply...

Hello Sorano! Peter beat me to it (see his reply #7). I was going to ask you if this arrangement was made by Beethoven himself or one made by one of his students (Ries?).
Do you have a link (YouTube...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
One last comment then I'm really done dealing...

One last comment then I'm really done dealing with you:
I see on other classical music forums that you are continuing your alt-right crusade and encountering a lot of push-back. It's not just me that...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-19-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,674
Posted By Quijote
Good question. The use of pre-serial techiques...

Good question. The use of pre-serial techiques applied to rhythm certainly was a factor: see his Modes des valeurs. You can find out more about this on the web very easily, Sorrano.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-19-2017, 05:00 PM
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Views: 4,674
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Listening to Arvo Pärt. This:...

Listening to Arvo Pärt.
This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHJ5qleyzyk
Hope you enjoy it.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-13-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,674
Posted By Quijote
Not a great fan, I must say. Much prefer his...

Not a great fan, I must say. Much prefer his pupil Boulez !!
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
I thought you wanted to pass on my "Watch this...

I thought you wanted to pass on my "Watch this space", nicht war, meine liebling? (See my post #2 and your post #3 above.)

I didn't engage in any arguments, merely responses to what you built up to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2017, 09:46 PM
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Views: 8,727
Posted By Quijote
Struggling with Dante's The Divine Comedy...

Struggling with Dante's The Divine Comedy (translated by Clive James, bless him) and Milton's Paradise Lost (in "Plain English" version).
Struggling, because when I care to look down at the pile of...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-22-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Quijote
I agree fully with LvB: 11 quarters make 10 and a...

I agree fully with LvB: 11 quarters make 10 and a quarter. Logical, sensible and so easy.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-22-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Quijote
Like stamp collectors? :D

Like stamp collectors? :D
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-22-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,674
Posted By Quijote
It's a wonderful song cycle, Decrepit, and a...

It's a wonderful song cycle, Decrepit, and a great teaching resource for me as an obscure harmony pedagogue in a backwater music faculty in France! For what it's worth, I use the song Der Müller und...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-08-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 910
Posted By Quijote
To develop Michaels's point made elsewhere on...

To develop Michaels's point made elsewhere on this forum, the explosion of interest in composers forgotten by history made possible by YouTube really makes us reconsider the "Canon", doesn't it? I...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-08-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 910
Posted By Quijote
To be honest, I thought it rather sounded like...

To be honest, I thought it rather sounded like "beefed-up" Haydn, and that is not necessarily a criticism! Interesting choice of key, too (E-flat minor).
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
Well, for all the hype, it was a pleasant and...

Well, for all the hype, it was a pleasant and interesting way of spending almost 1'45" on a Sunday morning, and certainly they provided some food for thought: the various issues and polemics of...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-08-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,674
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John Dowland, "Flow, my tears" ...

John Dowland, "Flow, my tears"
https://youtu.be/y3REIVlo2Ss
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
I really can't make many more comments tonight...

I really can't make many more comments tonight this side of the hemisphere, I'm teaching tomorrow and have to keep a fresh mind...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
I did have a quick sneak preview of the OP's...

I did have a quick sneak preview of the OP's proposed link and have to say that already my feathers have been ruffled by Jupiter-brained Peterson's unchallenged assertion vis-à-vis the "tricksters...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
Unfortunately, it was the tone of the OP that got...

Unfortunately, it was the tone of the OP that got on my nerves, but I promise to give the link a fair listening. I mean, really, when you read "I've posted this in a few places because it's just so...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
No, I meant your way of inviting us to check out...

No, I meant your way of inviting us to check out the link was click bait ("brain the size of Jupiter", etc etc...). Certainly caught my attention, and certainly I'll check it out, given the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Quijote
Gosh, can anyone resist such tempting and...

Gosh, can anyone resist such tempting and hyberbolic click-bait ("volcanic talent", "brain the size of Jupiter", "intellectual giants" and the importance of "pushing back against the tyranny...")? I...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 09-22-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By Quijote
Certainly beats the muddy and cloying Brahms...

Certainly beats the muddy and cloying Brahms Double Concerto...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 09-22-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By Quijote
About Schumann, his 'cello concerto should put to...

About Schumann, his 'cello concerto should put to rest any doubts as to his orchestral abilities -such a beautiful work that holds its own even against the later Dvorak effort.
Check it out:...
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