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Offline Nightscape

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The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
« on: May 10, 2005, 08:12:21 PM »
This is for those who are finding the riddle thread too easy. In that thread the rules allowed only well-known composers and well - know pieces of the literature. In this one this rule is reversed: only obscure/neglected composers are allowed and only obscure pieces. Since this is goig to be far more difficult I suggest that cryptic statements could be liberally given.

How to play:

1. Only pieces for piano solo, or pieces where the piano plays an important part (e.g. Piano concertos, piano trios, etc.)

2. Only obscure repertory (no well-known composers - even if the piece is obscure, or well known pieces even if the compsoer is obscure)

3. Only one question per player (A player can only ask another question after being answered)

4. Only questions that can be answered with "yes" or "no"

5. Cryptic statements should be given liberally without the need to ask for them.

3. Penalties:

a. Any player can ask as many questions as s/he wants, however if the player makes a guess about the composer's name, the name of the piece, or the opus number, after three “nos” s/he is out of the game. So, as long as the name of the piece or of the composer is not mentioned in the question, no penalty results.

b. If the riddler gives the wrong answer to a guesser's question and therefore utterly confuses and misleads the guesser, the riddler will have to miss a round, that is, s/he must win two games before s/he is allowed to be the riddler again (and eat the erasers of their pencils...)


Let's begin!  Your cryptic hint:

This composer, as a child, was likely to have been showered in doubloons in an annual festival.


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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #1 on: May 11, 2005, 05:46:15 AM »
Perhaps I'll give a second hint to speed things along.

"The composer who wrote this piece is of a type that is sadly underrepresented in musical history."

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #2 on: May 11, 2005, 01:07:53 PM »
Is the composer female?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005, 04:51:20 PM »
Yes!  The composer is a woman.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #4 on: May 12, 2005, 08:16:37 AM »
Was/is the composer an excelent pianist?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #5 on: May 12, 2005, 05:14:21 PM »
She is certainly a competent pianist, but not a concert performer. 

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #6 on: May 13, 2005, 05:31:07 AM »
is it by Emma Barrett?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #7 on: May 13, 2005, 06:19:07 AM »
Oh no... unfortunately it is not by Emma Barrett.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005, 07:08:35 AM »
Was she lesbian?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #9 on: May 15, 2005, 08:13:43 PM »
Amy beach

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #10 on: May 15, 2005, 08:48:25 PM »
Sorry, it's not Amy Beach, and I don't think she is a lesbian.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #11 on: May 16, 2005, 04:23:57 AM »
Is she referred to by two different last names?

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #12 on: May 16, 2005, 05:48:03 AM »
I don't believe so.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #13 on: May 16, 2005, 05:55:43 AM »
I'll give another hint now.

"This composer is/was primarily known for her pieces for children and intermediate players."

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #14 on: May 16, 2005, 08:23:44 AM »
Russian?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #15 on: May 16, 2005, 06:30:21 PM »
No, not Russian.  Here's another hint:

"The people from the area that the composer lives are sometimes jokingly referred to as a substance used to enhance the flavor of certain foods."

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #16 on: May 16, 2005, 11:31:24 PM »
was she born after 1900?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #17 on: May 16, 2005, 11:57:34 PM »
does Hamelin have a recording of her sonatas?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #18 on: May 17, 2005, 12:31:04 AM »
No, Hamelin does not have a recording of her sonatas.  He probably wouldn't bother with such easy music.... *hint hint*

The composer I am thinking of is probably nobody you ever would have heard of unless you too were a beginner or intermediate student taking lessons from... shall we say, a more "contemporary" teacher.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #19 on: May 17, 2005, 12:31:50 AM »
was she born after 1900?

She was born after 1900, yes.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #20 on: May 17, 2005, 12:46:23 AM »
does she have to do with jazz 8)
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #21 on: May 17, 2005, 01:01:43 AM »
You could say that she has "something" to do with jazz.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #22 on: May 17, 2005, 09:25:38 AM »
could i say it with a straight face if I knew who she was?

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #23 on: May 17, 2005, 05:16:17 PM »
could i say it with a straight face if I knew who she was?

hmm... not sure what you mean there.  I mean its not related to sex organs or anything.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #24 on: May 18, 2005, 02:32:04 AM »
is her name the name of a sex organ?

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #25 on: May 18, 2005, 06:34:24 AM »
I don't think so - unless there's a euphamism I'm unfamiliar with.

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #26 on: May 18, 2005, 11:55:45 PM »
Mabye another hint?

"This composer graduated from a well-known school in a city often called 'The Big Easy'".

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #27 on: May 19, 2005, 12:13:12 AM »
Ludwiga Vonna Beethovena?
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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #28 on: May 19, 2005, 12:58:15 AM »
Alas, it is not the transvestite version of Beethoven.


Here's yet another hint:

"This composer shares the same first name as a famous French subsitute ruler."

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #29 on: May 19, 2005, 04:06:03 AM »
Assuming that the big easy is St. Louis and that France is also St. Louis, I'm going to say that this composer is Frederica Chopi the famed concubine of the black-faced emperor XuanWu HuangDi.

But so as to not derail the topic too much,
is she Allison Miner?

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #30 on: May 19, 2005, 08:25:27 AM »
Assuming that the big easy is St. Louis and that France is also St. Louis, I'm going to say that this composer is Frederica Chopi the famed concubine of the black-faced emperor XuanWu HuangDi.

But so as to not derail the topic too much,
is she Allison Miner?

Ok..... not sure if I got the joke or not.  But it's not Allison Miner and there are no concubines involved (what's with you and all of the sex!)

But let me give you another hint:

"The initials of this composer spell the name of a popular television drama whose theme song was written by a composer of 'middle-earth' persuasions."

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #31 on: May 19, 2005, 08:33:09 AM »
On second thought, let me give you even more hints:

"The piece in question is not the first of it's kind."

"The most influential composer on the composer in question was a composer who composed a famous composition that was supposedly inspired by a train ride."

And finally the composer's name in an encrypted format:

"Fmmpsfidps Fjofhvf"

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #32 on: October 17, 2014, 10:43:26 PM »
After almost 10 years, I found the composer using the last hint: Eugénie Ricau Rocherolle!  :D

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #33 on: October 18, 2014, 03:30:06 AM »
It's not frederique Chopan??

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Re: The Obscure Riddle Thread (2)
«Reply #34 on: October 20, 2014, 10:22:44 PM »
I was sure it was Mozart...evidence suggest he was a she in disguise
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