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30Q #59 - Shapely

Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:31 am

"The time has come", the Walrus said,
"to speak of many things.
Of ships and shoes,
and Opera scores,
and tympani, and strings,
and why the sea is boiling hot,
and how well Pavarotti Sings."

My apologies to Lewis Carroll

Let the questions begin!
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Postby navneeth » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:04 am

Is the number 59 connected to this piece in any "reasonable" way? (Opus, catalogue number, age of the composer when it was being written, year composed, years since the piece was composed) :D
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:11 am

"I think," said the caterpiller "that the number 59 has no connection to the piece."
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:27 am

Was the work written after 1900?

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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:53 am

"A twentieth century composition?" Pondered Alice.

"I have to say 'No'" replied the caterpillar.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:27 am

Was the work written after 1800?

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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:29 am

"A nineteenth century work?" queried Alice.

"I think," Said the Caterpillar, "That that would be correct."
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:31 am

OK - I've narrowed it down to 100 years! :D

Written between 1800 and 1900!

Was the composer born in Europe?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:04 pm

Europe?

Yes.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:16 pm

Is this work composed for soloist and orchestra?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:23 pm

Is there a soloist?

Yes.

And an orchestra?

Yes.

That was question number 5, by the way, since I have failed thus far to identify them numerically.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:36 pm

Was it composed in the second half of the century?

If so, was it composed after Americn Express was founded and before the birth of C.V.Raman?
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Postby Catmando » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:37 pm

Is the soloist a part for a stringed instrument?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:41 pm

6. Since being composed in the second half of the nineteenth century and being composed after the founding of American Express (1850) are practically identical questions - the answer to both is yes.

7. Was it composed before the birth of C.V. Raman (November 7, 1888) -also 'yes'.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:45 pm

'Twas brillig, and the slithy Tenor
Did gyre and gimble on the stage.
All mimsy were the Choristers,
And the orchestra outgrabe.

Is this piece an Opera?
Is this plot a dreadful mess?
Does a maiden die forlorn?
Is there a villain in fancy dress?

Apologies to Mr. Dodgson
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Postby Catmando » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:55 pm

Catmando wrote:Is the soloist a part for a stringed instrument?

ahem :roll:
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:00 pm

ahem


8. stringed soloist? Yes.
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Is it Opera? Set in exotic land,
tenors in third socks, and costumes bright
baritones bellowing and sopranos on hand
seeking revenge for the queen of the night?

An Opera? full of music and song,
songs of love, of sorrow, of woe?
An opera? Operetta? Operette?
Alas, the answer to nine is 'No'.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:11 pm

Is the composer German?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:25 pm

10. German composer? No.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:46 pm

Shapley wrote:10. German composer? No.


That eliminates a number of composer's I've been looking at! :wink:
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