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Offline Skeptopotamus

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nancarrow
on: February 26, 2005, 10:16:38 AM
What does everyone think of Nancarrow's "tango?"?

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Re: nancarrow
Reply #1 on: February 26, 2005, 11:39:15 AM
What does everyone think of Nancarrow's "tango?"?
Like in any nancarrow piece, the most interesting thing are the subtle rhythm shifts between the voices. I cant imagine how anyone can play this (but bugallo/williams did, obviously). Unlike other nancarrow pieces for player pianos, this is meant for human players.
Anyway, to tango it is only remotely related.

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Berrt

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Re: nancarrow
Reply #2 on: February 27, 2005, 01:31:27 AM
  Toughest two minutes of music I've ever had to learn, period.

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Re: nancarrow
Reply #3 on: February 27, 2005, 01:32:32 AM
pompous mei ting performs it all the time too.





so can i.  it's not as hard as alot of Xenakis's stuff.  It actually isnt super uncommon.

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Re: nancarrow
Reply #4 on: February 27, 2005, 01:34:44 AM
  I'm going to ignore the first statement.  Xenakis of course, presents all sort of other difficulties.  The nice about the Nancarrow, is that it does evoke the aesthetic of a tango, once you get it. 

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Re: nancarrow
Reply #5 on: March 02, 2005, 06:49:35 PM
I just have to say that I love the tango. Nancarrow period is a real treat to listen to.

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Reply #6 on: March 02, 2005, 08:20:08 PM
I don't really know this piece, I am only acquainted with his played piano studies and the duet arrangement of his Sonatina which we have played.  I like all his music.  Any links to where I can listen to the Tango?

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Re: nancarrow
Reply #7 on: March 03, 2005, 10:22:41 PM
All I've heard of his work are some of his piano roll pieces - crazy!!!  But, fascinating.

I guess he finally settled on player piano because many of his pieces were just too complex to transcribe and play.   There was a good piece about him on NPR a year or so ago.
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