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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:38 pm

piqaboo wrote:Is this work of a german composer, which contains vocal portions (at least), primarily a choral work?


24. No

dai bread wrote:Is it by Beethoven?


25. Yes

Methinks this game will soon endeth!

bignaf wrote:does it include orchestra?


26. Yes
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Postby bignaf » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:25 pm

does it have piano?
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Postby bignaf » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:48 pm

I'll throw caution to the winds. I guess it's "Choral-Fantasy" by beethoven.
it has "choral" in the title, but it's primarily a piano and orchestra piece.
check it out!
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Postby Catmando » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:07 pm

I checked it out. Good guess!
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Postby bignaf » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:19 pm

I'm mean listen to it. it's good stuff!
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:45 pm

bignaf wrote:does it have piano?


27. Yes

bignaf wrote:I'll throw caution to the winds. I guess it's "Choral-Fantasy" by beethoven.
it has "choral" in the title, but it's primarily a piano and orchestra piece.
check it out!


WINNER!!!

Indeed! bignaf has it! The work is Fantasia for Piano, Choir, and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

And if you don't know this piece then I can deduce two things about you:

1. You don't listen to Beethoven Radio very regularly;
2. You have know idea what you are missing! LISTEN TO IT!

Congrats bignaf!!!

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Postby Catmando » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:55 pm

Congrats bignaf!

I sampled a listen on allmusic.com. Choral Fantasy is on my "to buy list".
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Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:42 pm

Requested. Has it been played yet this morning? I really miss the music log.
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Postby bignaf » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:12 pm

Catmando wrote:Congrats bignaf!

I sampled a listen on allmusic.com. Choral Fantasy is on my "to buy list".

excellent! thanks Hal for doing this piece, it's one of my favorite underrateds.
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Postby piqaboo » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:03 pm

Coming up on the 4 O'clock feature, Choral Fantasy.
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:21 pm

Missed it by that much
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:26 pm

bignaf wrote:
Catmando wrote:Congrats bignaf!

I sampled a listen on allmusic.com. Choral Fantasy is on my "to buy list".

excellent! thanks Hal for doing this piece, it's one of my favorite underrateds.


I do not understand why this piece isn't more widely known. I'm pretty sure I'd never have heard of it if it were not for BR. I absolutely love it. So much so that I even sequenced it for MIDI for the fun of it. That took a lot of time to do and I learned a lot about every nook and cranny of musical genius it possesses. Great piece!
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Postby bignaf » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:19 pm

in the olden days, composition students had to copy music by the masters by hand, so they could also have a copy, but also so they could learn the piece. I guess making a MIDI version is the modern equivalent. great way to learn a piece.
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Postby dai bread » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:30 pm

I've only heard the piece once, live. It's impressive. Much more so than I had expected, as it's hardly ever heard. I really should buy a recording.
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