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navneeth wrote:Thanks, Shap. Those quotes and that picture are new to me, too. There was a one-page article in a magazine about Einstein and his love for music. (Actually, the whole issue was about him.) Only subscribers can see it now, although one thoughtful student had a pdf of the article in his site. I lost the link. I'll try to get the link, which has his more popular quotes.
I remember one from the book 'The Expanded Quotable Einstein'.
"Mozart wrote such nonsense here," after finding it hard to play one of his violin sonatas(I think).
navneeth wrote:B.D.Bach (Big Daddy Bach, aka Johann Sebastian Bach) also has a keyboard version of his BWV 1041. He probably has harpsichord, keyboard, oboe, bassoon and whatnot versions of other concertos, as well. I'm seriously thinking that he has no more than a couple hundred original compositions to his credit.
barfle wrote:I keep wondering where they teach someone how to play the Brandenburg well enough that you could solo with it.
Trumpetmaster wrote:Which Brandenburg?
barfle wrote:Trumpetmaster wrote:Which Brandenburg?
There are trumpet concertos (as I'm sure you know), violin concertos, double bass concertos (as I'm sure HRH knows), and there are brandenburg concertos. But I've never seen a brandenburg, much less known of anyone who plays one.
But I've never seen a brandenburg, much less known of anyone who plays one.
navneeth wrote:A couple of interesting "videos" I came across on YouTube.
First, (supposedly) Joachim playing Brahm's first Hungarian Dance
and then, a series of images of Beethoven from birth to death, set to the music of the Cavatina from his string quartet No.13. Very nicely done.
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