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Topic: "Lyrics" in piano music  (Read 1935 times)

Offline eddie92099

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"Lyrics" in piano music
on: November 21, 2003, 09:03:05 PM
Seeing Thracozaag say the following reminded me of another example:

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she plays the hell out of the C-minor.  Fleisher had very clever lyrics for the fugue of that: "I am the reluctant dra-gon."


In Chopin's Revolutionary Etude (op.10/12), the theme in the right hand, "Have you heard? The King is dy - ing".

Has anyone else got any helpful lyrics for piano music?
Ed

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Re: "Lyrics" in piano music
Reply #1 on: November 21, 2003, 09:15:09 PM
Yeah, In Schoenberg's piano concerto, first movement, I'd suggest "Co---me on ba-by light my fire"
'Some musicians don't believe in God, but all believe in Bach'
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Re: "Lyrics" in piano music
Reply #2 on: November 21, 2003, 09:18:32 PM
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Has anyone else got any helpful lyrics for piano music?


;),
Ed

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Re: "Lyrics" in piano music
Reply #3 on: November 21, 2003, 09:59:34 PM
"Have you heard? The King is dy - ing"

Do you find that helpful ?
'Some musicians don't believe in God, but all believe in Bach'
M. Kagel

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Re: "Lyrics" in piano music
Reply #4 on: November 22, 2003, 01:29:58 AM
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Do you find that helpful ?


Oh, some attitude  8)!
Ed  ;)

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Re: "Lyrics" in piano music
Reply #5 on: November 27, 2003, 05:32:21 PM
hmmm,
i pretty much dont understand , whats going on here ;D

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Re: "Lyrics" in piano music
Reply #6 on: November 28, 2003, 02:59:36 PM
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hmmm,
i pretty much dont understand , whats going on here ;D


Imagine the melodic line had lyrics to it. Which lyrics would help you phrase the line better?
Ed
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