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Old 2009-02-23, 15:24   #45
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Looks like a post for the landfill. OT should do some clean up.
Just to clarify, I'm not a supermod. I can only move things OUT of Misc. Math, not into them.
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Old 2009-02-23, 15:54   #46
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Just to clarify, I'm not a supermod. I can only move things OUT of Misc. Math, not into them.
Glad to hear you consider it "Math" related, even if I don't know why.
Some of these links seem to transmogrify (?) rapidly, but having
just trawled through my recent offerings, I'm not sure I posted this
(possibly because ridicule would be too painful)

It was "Box of Rain" by the Grateful Dead.
Can't even dig it up again now (geddit?)

I thought "Sin City" was about corporate mismanagement but
then again I may have been wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqUFH...eature=related

Catch it while it's warm.
As the necrophiliac said to the bishop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mhnf...eature=related

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Old 2009-02-23, 17:12   #47
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1cfT...eature=related

For those who want some justification to click the link,
I was marginally too young to appreciate Grace Slick in
full at the time, although I loved both these singles.
What a voice.

David

PS Hope some of you can view it.
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Old 2009-02-23, 18:40   #48
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I was marginally too young to appreciate Grace Slick in full at the time
Just googled her for good measure.
Glad to find she's not deceased.
Viz a viz my "marginally too young" remark, she was
born in 1939, so no spring chicken even back in 1966

David

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qtgn57OCvY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWg3b...eature=related

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Old 2009-03-01, 15:06   #50
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOW8lFaBK4U

Ernst has asked me for some background information on my
"misiical" posts.
OK. When played the above classic ten times in
succession after returning from the pub, one of our
co-residents comes down in the nude and pulls out some lead
or other. (Circa 1972).

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Ernst has asked me for some background information on my
"misiical" posts.
Tell us about the "music" that you are posting about. We don't care about your personal anecdotes. Who is the performer? what is the song name? what makes it so good? etc. That is what we want to know.

Personal ancedotes are only useful if they illustrate how good or powerful a song is. I have some for some songs, and would share them when appropriate. But, to relay the kind that you did, does not bring anything helpful to the (one side) conversation.
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Tell us about the "music" that you are posting about. We don't care about your personal anecdotes. Who is the performer? what is the song name? what makes it so good? etc. That is what we want to know.

Personal ancedotes are only useful if they illustrate how good or powerful a song is. I have some for some songs, and would share them when appropriate. But, to relay the kind that you did, does not bring anything helpful to the (one side) conversation.
I just made a serious attempt at that.

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The Alfred Brendel program hasn't arrived yet here in the colonies and I haven't seen it. My reaction, though, is "are you sure?"

Of the five (allegedly) easy pieces, the two played by the Nicholson character are both by Chopin. In the bizarre scene of him playing the upright piano on the back of the lorry travelling along the highway he plays part of the Fantasy in F minor, Op 49. The other piece is the Prelude Op 28|4. As far as I know, Brendel does not include Chopin in his repertoire.

The other three pieces are by Mozart (x2) and Bach. Both are much more likely candidates for Brendel, but were not played by the Nicholson character.

You've mentioned Five Easy Pieces before and on the strength of it I hired the DVD and had a look. It was a bit raw with a very youthful Nicholson, but I got more from it that I had expected.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wtfN...x=0&playnext=1

To find the musical connection you'll have to watch the movie.

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Old 2009-03-01, 22:59   #54
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For something more substantial and "classical"
here is an offering from Henryk Sczeryng
(Or some similarly high scoring scrabble word).
My late patents dismissed him as a sort of showman.
What do tou think?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlIEb...eature=related
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For something more substantial and "classical"
here is an offering from Henryk Sczeryng
(Or some similarly high scoring scrabble word).
My late patents dismissed him as a sort of showman.
What do tou think?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlIEb...eature=related
A sort of showman. Well, I've heard that sort of response to Von Karajan, Malcolm Sergeant or even Leopold Stokowski on occasion. Even then it is at best a half truth; but never of Henryk Szeryng. Szeryng was very much a musician's musician, a great humanitarian of the highest integrity both musically and in his personal life.

The youtube performance you've selected is a beauty; I think the conductor is Ernest Ansermet and it was made (at a guess) in Geneva late 1950s or the early part of the 1960s.

An anecdote about the Brahms concerto, followed by an unashamed rave.

During the first half of the 1980s (I don’t remember when now) when I was living in Hobart I had the privilege to be present at a numinous performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto given by Henryk Szeryng. The atmosphere was electric; it was as if no-one dared to breathe. At the end there was uproar. The audience clapped and cheered and it seemed the poor man would never be allowed to leave. Finally, as an encore he gave us the Preludio from the E major Partita, part of JS Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. It was unforgettable. The experience of that night was one of the great memories of my concert going life.

In the 25 years since I have returned to the Bach Sonatas & Partitas constantly. I have them in a two CD set in Szeryng’s performance on Deutsche Grammophon. The great Ciaccona that concludes the D minor Partita is one of the half dozen or so musical works that define our civilisation. They are an inexhaustible well from which to draw in equal measure beauty, wisdom and a profundity that goes beyond words. Even after all this time I regard them with the same sense of awe I take from (say) King Lear or a work by Rembrandt. The catalogue number is 453 004-2.
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