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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:47 pm

Is it Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor - Saint Saens???
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:50 pm

bignaf wrote:
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bignaf wrote:one guess per person, and those pieces have 3 movements. :twisted:


sorry.... :oops:


you're still in your grace period, so no worries. :P



gracias...
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:50 pm

19. Inspired by a different land? Not really.

Guess = Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor? No.
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Postby bignaf » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:52 pm

inspired by death?
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:52 pm

Shapley wrote:19. Inspired by a different land? Not really.

Guess = Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor? No.


back to the drawing board.... :cry:
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:53 pm

Recap; Piece by Saint-Saens composed between 1850 and 1875. Features solo violin with orchestra. Less than three movements. Not the Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:54 pm

20. Inspired by death?

Yes.
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Postby bignaf » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:55 pm

Danse Macabre for orchestra? features a prominent violin solo
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:02 pm

Danse Macabre for orchestra it is!

I recently bought a recording of it by Charles Dutoit and the Philharmonia Orchestra, which I enjoy.

It features a solo violin with its E-string tuned to an E-flat in an example of scordatura tuning ( I read that, I didn't know it until I researched the piece for this 30Q ). I just really liked the piece.

Also, no one did a Hallowe'en piece, so I thought I'd do one ex post facto. :D

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Postby bignaf » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:04 pm

it's also the earliest famous piece featuring the xylophone. the scordatura is east to hear, you can hear the sound of open strings, and you can hear it sounds much more dissonant than it should sound.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:13 pm

Congrat *ignaf!

I never would have guessed that..... :chestbump:
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:21 pm

The xylophone is supposed to represent the sound of rattling bones, and the discordant violin represents the devil playing the danse of death.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:29 pm

Ah...that's one of my favourite pieces. It was aired on B.com in the Halloween special. I think SS used the xylophone in the Carnival of Animals, too, right?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:36 pm

Yes, and once for the same purpose - to represent bones. It was in the 'fossils' piece of the work, among other places.
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