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Offline chopin2015

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What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
« on: August 13, 2013, 06:03:22 AM »
Hello! Let's do this: Is there a piece stuck in your head? Is there something that appeals to your mood best, right now? Why? What is it about the piece that describes your mood?
Post examples? What do you hear in your head?

Something along those lines.

Mine is Ravel valse nobles no 4 and 5. It stands for love and hate...

 In the 4th valse, the right hand descends almost chromatically, while the lift hand has a nice minor/major sound, I suppose. And each passage resolves in a jazzy, sweet, tender way if you voice it just right...
5th valse starts almost normal, but when the bass gets deeper, the piece becomes more serious with sadness...yes that main theme is pretty but it is melancholy and dark...

 The chords in these valses can be voiced in so many ways! I find this fascinating. Any mood I am in, the music adjusts and something new happens!

GO!
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 06:09:11 AM »
Has to be beethovens appasionata mainly for the many different moods shooting around thought the piece, it's been playing in my head for about 2 years now. It makes me feel content and then sad and then nothing.
Kinda depressing honestly but it's my favorite piece written for solo piano. It interests me in so many ways.
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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 06:11:18 AM »
Has to be beethovens appasionata mainly for the many different moods shooting around thought the piece, it's been playing in my head for about 2 years now. It makes me feel content and then sad and then nothing.
Kinda depressing honestly but it's my favorite piece written for solo piano. It interests me in so many ways.

Awesome! Why nothing? what does that mean?

"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 06:29:41 AM »
Right now?



Evidently I need some

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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 06:33:02 AM »
Right now?



Evidently I need some



OMFREAKING GOSH!!!

That is sooo rand-o!! XD
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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 06:46:10 AM »
OMFREAKING GOSH!!!

That is sooo rand-o!! XD

Assuming "rand-o" is some permutation of "random", I fear you've missed the point.

Translation: "I currently feel [blank], Evidently I need some [coffee (cantata)].
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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 06:55:59 AM »
Awesome! Why nothing? what does that mean?



I said that in an odd way, I mean like the piece itself ends itself in such a way that it feels as if I've been left with nothing, there isn't anything else to hope for or go after.
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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 10:20:11 AM »
This probably sums up my life atm :)

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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 11:53:41 AM »
Assuming "rand-o" is some permutation of "random", I fear you've missed the point.

Translation: "I currently feel [blank], Evidently I need some [coffee (cantata)].
To go temporarily off-topic, I aonce asked a group of musicians to name three pieces connected with coffee and J S Bach's so-called Coffee Cantata and the 1920s Brown / de Silva song You're the Cream in my Coffee were soon suggested but no one seemed immediately able to come up with a third that had occurred to me which is by a great musician who happens to have been one of the longest-lived of French composers - so, who can name it?

Right - now where's the coffee?...

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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 01:00:36 PM »
To go temporarily off-topic, I aonce asked a group of musicians to name three pieces connected with coffee and J S Bach's so-called Coffee Cantata and the 1920s Brown / de Silva song You're the Cream in my Coffee were soon suggested but no one seemed immediately able to come up with a third that had occurred to me which is by a great musician who happens to have been one of the longest-lived of French composers - so, who can name it?

Right - now where's the coffee?...

Best,

Alistair

If it's not Ravel, I don't now it...
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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 01:16:51 PM »
All I can think of is The Coffee Song as sung by Frank Sinatra, though he wasn't French and he didn't write it.

Or there's Black Coffee by Sonny Burke, .... not French either though.
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Mendelssohn 19/6           Chopin 28/4
Satie Je Te Veux            Rach C#m
Poulenc Bal Fantome       Chopin 28/20
Schubert Serenade         Chopin 15/3
Chopin 10/9

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Re: What piece describes how/what you feel/think right now?
«Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 02:56:05 PM »
All I can think of is The Coffee Song as sung by Frank Sinatra, though he wasn't French and he didn't write it.

Or there's Black Coffee by Sonny Burke, .... not French either though.
Indeed. Perhaps you might care to come forward in time un peu in order to find this composer...

Best,

Alistair
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The Sorabji Archive