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Postby progracolyte » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 1:59 am

Pablito wrote:Although there is an article in Wikipedia about Indian Classical music, I doubt I can find anyone whom I can talk about it. Or maybe you are specialist in it?


If you're interested in looking for someone to talk to about Indian Classical music you can approach the guys at:
http://www.sifas.org/
http://www.templeoffinearts.org/sg/

They're both based in Singapore and I'm sure they would be more than happy to chat with you if you wish to know more about the classical music of India.

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Postby Pablito » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 7:56 pm

So, tangos in Fritz Quartet performance was very good. I liked they did small info note before each piece.
I've made acquaintance with "Poetry In Motion".
It's great how four music amateurs built such a nice quartet.
I need to study more tangos too.

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Postby poetry in motion » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 10:40 pm

Nice meeting you too.
We hope to see more of them . . . playing more tango music at one of our milongas . . .

Anyone in need of Tango therapy is welcome to join us at the milongas . . .
http://in.reuters.com/article/lifestyle ... 0920090831

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Postby Pablito » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 4:30 am

Some facts about Bach.

Surname of the great composer Bach, has four letter that can be played B-A-C-H. You may ask what H means? Now it is rarely used, but earlier B denoted contemporary B-flat, and H was B-natural. So these pitches give us simple tune. Bach himself wrote several compositions on theme B-A-C-H. Some composers after him used it too.
The word "bach" in German means "brook", that is also can be "singing".

Two famous composer were born the same year with Bach: George Frideric Handel and Domenico Scarlatti. (Though it is Alessandro Scarlatti is more famous then Domenico)
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Postby anneteoh » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 3:56 pm

Hello - I, too, play the piano and oft times been thinking of organising a group of players to perform. Are you into the same idea - we could even have ensembles - I like composing though the melodies are all in my head as yet. I had watched a casual public performance that wnet on all day at Rffles City Centre - just mainly kids going on stage to play - such talent (and nasty ambitions too ) I'm in the UK at present but will be going to Singapore next September onwards - we can practise for the performance then.

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Postby anneteoh » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 4:06 pm

It's unthinkable to degrade Oriental music as 'folk music' - how can any musician be so ignorant? Where did you study your music?
Well, in London, Beijing, Delhi and Java, we consider the Zheng, pipa ETC, the gamelan, Sitar, tablas etc as complex classical music. Ever heard og polyphony? Ragas - The Silk Route/ Butterfly Lovers etc?
Likewise, some non-musicians blissfully think that anyone can play jazz - tell that to musicians - high low, high low... it's on new grounds we go...

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Postby Pablito » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 5:06 pm

Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich also used musical signature, as an answer to BACH theme.
He took his initials (in Cyrillic Д.Ш.) in German way: D.SCH.
There are no such note as S, he put E-flat or in other notation "Es".
So DSCH = D - E-flat - C - B. This fragment, or signature we can find in his different pieces - quartet, symphony, sonata and concerto. This tune sounds unresolved and tense.
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Postby anneteoh » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 2:48 pm

Hi Pablito
I was thinking... the term'classical' really only refers to the music of the 17-early 18 th centuries - from Haydn and others to some of Beethoven's. Mozart, of course, is the muse of classical compositions. I like Debussy for his unique and unadulterated 'impressionistic' works which are especially so suited to the piano. I cannot relate to tension being resolved by composer's signatures... Bach's pieces is always so complex to me - lots of resolutions in his contrapunctuals...the letterings and musical notations I find very cryptic and to be honest, I've never heard of them recounted in this way...but it's interesting. I relate the Eflat to blues and am tempted to play the sequence in D. Shostakovitch's signature on the piano. I'm not a professional musician and I do not read a lot about musicians but I love playing the piano , and grade 4/5 vioilin. My favourite pop bands are The Beatles and The Incredible String Bnd.

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La Patria by NUS Symphony Orchestra

Postby poetry in motion » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 1:12 pm

La Patria
by NUS Symphony Orchestra
12 Sep 2009 (Sat), 6.30pm
The Plaza, National Library Building

Free admission

From lively folk dances to an ominous legend surrounding a bare mountain, composers’ native tales and traditions are the subject matter and their beloved homelands the emotional core of the evening's repertoire.

Slavonic Dances brings out the folk music rhythms of Dvorak’s native Czechoslovakia. Traditional folk tales of the land are also given voice in the lovely Polovisian Dances, from the Russian opera Prince Igor. In counterpoint to the vivacious dances, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain promises storytelling of a darker kind.

Come experience these great composers’ pride in their nation, their traditions, their patria.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121360741431

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Postby Pablito » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:48 pm

Thank you Poetry,
I want to say about the composer of Polovisian Dances you've mentioned.
It is Russian composer Borodin. Besides composing he was a prominent chemist. Here what I took from Wikipedia:
"He also spent time in Pisa, working on organic halogens. One experiment published in 1862 described the first nucleophilic displacement of chlorine by fluorine in benzoyl chloride"
Still his music is more famous than his work in chemistry.
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Postby anneteoh » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:02 am

Pablito
Are you callin ME poetry? Thanks for all these otherwise obsure knowledge - were they really taken from Wikipedia? I've heard of Mussorky, Borodin - such gloomy names, but if I remember, Mussorky's eccentric. Dvorak - I visited Karlovyvari where he lived. Russian music I like - its sweeping lines, wistfulness and feelings - Rachmaniof's concerto no 2 and I also like the communist song - shame I can;t sing it in Russian - Russ y a nis nayo. Zai jian. Selamat tinngal. Speciba.

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Postby poetry in motion » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 9:36 am

anneteoh wrote:Pablito
Are you callin ME poetry?
I believe that would be me . . . ? ? ? !

Pablito wrote:Thank you Poetry,
I want to say about the composer of Polovisian Dances you've mentioned.
It is Russian composer Borodin. Besides composing he was a prominent chemist. Here what I took from Wikipedia:
"He also spent time in Pisa, working on organic halogens. One experiment published in 1862 described the first nucleophilic displacement of chlorine by fluorine in benzoyl chloride"
Still his music is more famous than his work in chemistry.

Wow! Wouldn't have guessed it . . . perhaps if he had made a bomb instead . . . others may have taken more notice of his prowess in chemistry ! ! !
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Postby anneteoh » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 3:20 pm

Now I FIND THE CULPRITS THAT'S DOING SO MUCH HARM - turning this forum into just a scandalous joke. You can surely draw a parrallel example with the state this kind of journalism has put Britain into today. So back off! Stop making me the butt of your jokes - you're a chauvistic, and probably racist bunch of no-do-gooders and your evil image of me is harmful to the extent of something requiring legal interference. Yeah, typical of those egos who joke at others' expense. Now stop editing people's writing to suit your nasty butts. Shame on you.

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Postby yamaki_Q » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 9:37 pm

i like classical music alot too... maybe we all can meet up one day hehe

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Postby Pablito » Sat, 12 Sep 2009 12:55 am

Hello, Yamaki (may I call you this way)
Why not, we can meet some day, drink teh-c and talk a bit about music.
Do you play some instrument?

I told you about composer and chemist Borodin.
Today I want to say about remarkable example from other side.
One of the founders of Quantum Mechanics, Nobel laureate in physics, Max Planck was a prominent musician, brilliant pianist and even composer. His friend Einstein played violin, everybody knows that, but he was merely an amateur.
Wiki says about him: "Planck was gifted when it came to music. He took singing lessons and played piano, organ and cello, and composed songs and operas."
Astonishing, isn't it?
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