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Topic: Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!  (Read 2425 times)

Offline liszt-and-the-galops

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Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!
on: April 04, 2024, 12:40:54 PM
Link to the vote: https://forms.gle/L3YC3swMkVd6gVocA

Pieces in the vote:
Ballade no. 1 (defeated Winter Wind and Hamelin Cadenza)
Toccata op. 7 (defeated Heroic Polonaise and Feux D'artifice)

Grand Galop Chromatique (defeated Little Red Riding Hood and K. 141)
Mazeppa (defeated Waterfall and Friska)

Primary bracket: https://challonge.com/mm24bypianostreet
Second chance bracket: https://challonge.com/mm24bypianostreet2ndchance
^^^The second chance bracket is a 2nd chance at a perfect bracket for those who did not get a perfect bracket initially.

Voting closes at noon on April 6th, US Eastern daylight time.
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Re: Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!
Reply #1 on: April 04, 2024, 02:34:41 PM
Thank you for the redemption. I shall finally win!
Also, I see that you've pulled out the Cziffra GGC. Such a powerplay will surely not backfire.

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Re: Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!
Reply #2 on: April 06, 2024, 03:46:29 AM
GGC vs. Mazeppa is basically over unless a surge of votes come in for the loser.
Out of the 27 people who have voted, 8 might be surprised by the outcome.
Also, I see that you've pulled out the Cziffra GGC. Such a powerplay will surely not backfire.
If both the Toccata and the Galop win, I'm doing a Cziffra vs. Cziffra matchup.
It would be amazing.
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Re: Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!
Reply #3 on: April 06, 2024, 10:37:39 AM
I think Toccata is harder, but Ballade #1 will pull off a win by 1 vote or it will be a tie.
Dang. You hit the nail on the head with that one. My bracket's busted. :(
Last actual user still alive in the bracket contest in "sweet georgia brown." They've voted quite a few times but haven't actually posted. The only other bracket left is someone who probably doesn't have an account.
Congrats to them!
Since one picked Ballade no. 4 and one picked Islamey, at most 1 will last until the semis.
And I'm actually worried that La Campanella will beat Feux Follets by something like 2 votes. If Ballade no. 1 beat the Schumann Toccata, why can't buffed La Campanella beat Feux Follets?


Vote isn't closed yet; there's still time for the Toccata to mount a comeback.
Edit: someone answered the call. Tie game!
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Re: Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!
Reply #4 on: April 06, 2024, 04:48:42 PM
I think one thing that we learned in this tournament is that the popularity of a piece is a big decider in how hard it is in the poll. Some of the pieces may be more difficult, sure, but if someone has heard a piece and thinks it sounds hard, it will stick with them.
Schubert sonatas are amazing and I want to learn all of them eventually! My favorites are D 960, D 959, D 840, D 568, and D 894.

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Re: Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!
Reply #5 on: June 27, 2024, 07:58:15 AM
Link to the vote: https://forms.gle/L3YC3swMkVd6gVocA

Pieces in the vote:
Ballade no. 1 (defeated Winter Wind and Hamelin Cadenza)
Toccata op. 7 (defeated Heroic Polonaise and Feux D'artifice)

Grand Galop Chromatique (defeated Little Red Riding Hood and K. 141)
Mazeppa (defeated Waterfall and Friska)

Primary bracket: https://challonge.com/mm24bypianostreet
Second chance bracket: https://challonge.com/mm24bypianostreet2ndchance
^^^The second chance bracket is a 2nd chance at a perfect bracket for those who did not get a perfect bracket initially.

Voting closes at noon on April 6th, US Eastern daylight time.
Thanks a lot for making amends. I shall succeed finally!
 Also, it seems like you've already extracted the Cziffra GGC. Rest certain, this power move will not have any unintended consequences.

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Re: Musical Madness! Start of the quarterfinals!
Reply #6 on: June 27, 2024, 03:47:19 PM
Thanks a lot for making amends. I shall succeed finally!
 Also, it seems like you've already extracted the Cziffra GGC. Rest certain, this power move will not have any unintended consequences.
Did you seriously just paraphrase someone''s alt account
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TOURNAMENT ENDED?!?!?!?!
Screw it. I'm locking these threads.
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