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Postby FlyingSorcery » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:12 pm

No, not Balakirev. Because we posted at the same time, I won't count that one. Care to make a composition guess?
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Postby FlyingSorcery » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:13 pm

#9 Not from an opera

#10 Does not have more than one movement
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Postby navneeth » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:17 pm

I don't know if a symphony and a symphoic poem are the same. Common sense suggests that they are not.

So, is it a symphonic poem?

If so, my guess: In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Postby FlyingSorcery » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:24 pm

Exactly. "In the Steppes of Central Asia" :#1:

My dad has a large record collection and I remember being about 10 and discovering this piece all on my own. I fell in love with it and the pictures it painted for me. Turns out it's one of my dad's favorites, too. I enjoyed learning that Borodin was more than a composer. Or maybe that he was more than a successful chemist. One day I would like to see a production of Prince Igor.

And I made certain that my girls knew this piece very well before they ever heard of the musical, Kismet.
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Postby navneeth » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:34 pm

I've probably listened to this a couple of times, here at B.com. As I was searching for the answer, I came across the "story" in this piece, or as you said, the pictures it paints. I like musical pieces that depict events. The first example of such a composition that comes to mind is the 1812 Overture.

As for 30Q #40, it may take me sometime as I was not "prepared." :D
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Postby Catmando » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:35 pm

Congratulations Navneeth!

Even though you were hoping you were wrong with your guess, weren't you? :twisted:
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Postby navneeth » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:40 pm

Yes! :twisted:
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Postby Catmando » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:41 pm

FlyingSorcery wrote:Exactly. "In the Steppes of Central Asia" :#1:

My dad has a large record collection and I remember being about 10 and discovering this piece all on my own. I fell in love with it and the pictures it painted for me. Turns out it's one of my dad's favorites, too. I enjoyed learning that Borodin was more than a composer. Or maybe that he was more than a successful chemist. One day I would like to see a production of Prince Igor.

And I made certain that my girls knew this piece very well before they ever heard of the musical, Kismet.


This was a brisk 30Q! I like that! The last several ones have dragged on forever it seems!

See FlyingS, it wasn't that painful doing a 30Q, right? :D

It's nice to do a work that has meaning in your life, in your case it goes far back into your childhood. Excellent!
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Postby Shapley » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:41 pm

That is an excellent piece. Good pick, Flying Sorcery!

B.com used to play that piece quite often. I don't think I've heard it in quite a while. Maybe that can be tomorrow's request.

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Postby FlyingSorcery » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:05 pm

My luck b.com will play it in the morning, and since I'm on the West Coast, I'll miss it.

I was very very lucky. My parents like all types of music, so I grew up with classical, opera, big band, Herb Alpert, Tenn. Ernie Ford (who sang at my parents wedding) polkas, and German/Bavarian/Tyrolean folk & drinking songs. And Tom Lehrer. Which is how I knew the Mahler piece.

And now my girls all listen/play a variety of music, but lean toward classical, opera, celtic and Big Band.
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Postby Catmando » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:13 pm

navneeth wrote:Yes! :twisted:


:neener: :rotfl: :owned: Na, na, nanana, you got it right! :rotfl: :poke:
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Postby navneeth » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:20 pm

Grow up, man! :rofl:
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Postby bignaf » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:26 pm

I should listen that piece again, now that I'm steeped in the music of of the steppes of Central Asia. TUVA!
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Postby navneeth » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:27 pm

My brain's fried! It's been three days since the last 30Q and I still don't have a semi-decent candidate piece. So anyone interested in conducting a 30Q is most welcome to do so. First-come, first-served. :)
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