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by kongming819
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Overrated, Overused, Overdone, underrated etc.
Replies: 97
Views: 26338

Re: Overrated, Overused, Overdone, underrated etc.

You’re not at all the first to rubbish Bach, if I only go so far as citing a friend who is a prolific blogger and has a blind spot about “intellect” in composition, and decries the formal aspects of Bach’s work. She wrote a piece equating Bach’s liking for lots of semiquavers as being without rhyth...
by kongming819
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Sostenuto pedal usage in piano literature
Replies: 15
Views: 2723

Re: Sostenuto pedal usage in piano literature

Oh sorry, I just saw that... I just skimmed through haha

I suppose sostenuto would be good for the opening of Mahler's 1st, if anyone would be interested in playing it on piano (apologies if this has already been mentioned)
by kongming819
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Mahler 7
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Mahler 7

CURSES!!! DAMNED COPYRIGHT LAWS!!!

Oh well... thanks for the info, though! Now I can rest more easily... somewhat... no not really...
by kongming819
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Favorite Climaxes
Replies: 37
Views: 6111

Re: Favorite Climaxes

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the climaxes in Mahler's 6th. Among others already mentioned in the forum, here are some of my favorites (if I don't mention where in the piece, assume it's somewhere in the piece): The second hammer blow in the finale to Mahler's 6th The ending of Stravinsky's Rit...
by kongming819
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Sostenuto pedal usage in piano literature
Replies: 15
Views: 2723

Re: Sostenuto pedal usage in piano literature

What about the opening of Saint-Saëns' 2nd Piano Concerto? I think that that's actually more commonly played with the damper pedal, but the sostenuto pedal could work too, since I think Saint-Saëns was looking to emulate the effect of a sustained organ pedal. I don't remember if it is explicitly men...
by kongming819
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Mahler 7
Replies: 3
Views: 975

And Mahler 2

For the record, I have found that the same applies to Mahler's 2nd symphony as well!
by kongming819
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Mahler 7
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Mahler 7

Can anyone explain to me why Mahler's 7th Symphony is currently under TB status? http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.7_%28Mahler,_Gustav%29 From what I've seen from other posts in this forum, it seems like the only reason why something published way before 1920 (in this case, 1909) to be under copyrig...
by kongming819
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Project Stravinsky: Complete pre-1923 works now available
Replies: 128
Views: 89327

Re: Project Stravinsky: Complete pre-1923 works now available

To all the ensemble pieces, prolly
by kongming819
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Project Stravinsky: Complete pre-1923 works now available
Replies: 128
Views: 89327

Re: Project Stravinsky: Complete pre-1923 works now available

What of the 1919 Firebird Suite?
by kongming819
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Arrangements You Have Made
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

Re: Arrangements You Have Made

Just to clarify, I mean that if the arrangement has been already done and published for piano, it wouldn't be much fun to do another piano reduction. Wow..... my wording is off today. Not necessarily. People may have fresh ideas on how to transcribe a certain effect and one can substantially improv...
by kongming819
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Arrangements You Have Made
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

Re: Arrangements You Have Made

Just to clarify, I mean that if the arrangement has been already done and published for piano, it wouldn't be much fun to do another piano reduction. Wow..... my wording is off today. Not necessarily. People may have fresh ideas on how to transcribe a certain effect and one can substantially improv...
by kongming819
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Arrangements You Have Made
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

Re: Arrangements You Have Made

SeanMartin wrote:So they've been done. So what? BORIS GUDUNOV has two very different sets of orchestrations, remember. Just because someone's done something doesnt mean you cant.


WOOT!!!!!! That's the optimism we need
by kongming819
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Arrangements You Have Made
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

Re: Arrangements You Have Made

allegroamabile wrote:
kongming819 wrote:maybe I'll decide to arrange Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy for 2 pianos


A little too late for that...

http://imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/9/9e/IMSLP26981-PMLP46740-Scriabin-Op54pfConus.pdf


CRUD. oh well. :D
by kongming819
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Arrangements You Have Made
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

Re: Arrangements You Have Made

.......... ummmmmm getting back on topic.... Moszkowski's Spanish Dance No. 2 for violin and piano (per a friend's request) Stravinsky's Rite of Spring for 2 pianos (just because I felt like it... and I'm not sure that it's playable...) MacKenzie's Feux d'artifice for orchestra (MacKenzie is a frien...
by kongming819
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Your Top 5 Favorite Pieces
Replies: 90
Views: 16063

Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Pieces

1. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4
2. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
3. Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2, 3, and 8 follow closely)
4. Xian et al: Yellow River Concerto
5. Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

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