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#173671 - 02/17/08 02:42 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Faldage]
BranShea Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: Hydra


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Sind Blitze, sind Donner in Wolken verschwunden?
[Hath lightning, hath thunder in clouds fully vanished?]

Not to mention Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, and Cupid. And I would have translated verschwunden as 'dashed away.
Dashing!

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#173687 - 02/18/08 11:17 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Hydra]
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But as for dramatic silences in music, isn't the silence (the "grandest" pauze of all) the one between the very last note of a great performance and the applause?



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#173689 - 02/18/08 12:13 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: Hydra


But perhaps this is a joke.


Ya think mehbe?


Perhaps Hydra is unfamiliar with the poem.

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#173698 - 02/18/08 11:46 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: AnnaStrophic]
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Ja, ja! Ein guter witz!

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#173733 - 02/19/08 03:35 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Hydra]
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I would use the word caesura to describe a significant pause in the music, essentially a rest of undefined duration -- that is of a duration at the discretion of the conductor.


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#173737 - 02/19/08 05:08 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Alex Williams]
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the caesura, is usually shorter than a...


grand pause.
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#173788 - 02/20/08 09:55 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Hydra]
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interlude?

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#173791 - 02/20/08 10:15 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: The Pook]
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Hey, Pookie, welcome! You're only the second (identified) Tasmanian we've had on here. (paulb, are you still around?)

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#173799 - 02/20/08 11:18 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Jackie]
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I found it on YouTube if you'd like to hear it with your own ears.

Sind Blitze, sind Donner in Wolken verschwunden starts at 5.49. The "grand pause/caesura" is at 6.23.

Enjoy.

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#173800 - 02/20/08 11:27 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Hey, Pookie, welcome! You're only the second (identified) Tasmanian we've had on here. (paulb, are you still around?)


Thanks for the welcome. Really? Actually I'm an ex-patriate Sydneysider, but have had the operation to graft the second head and extra fingers on.

Pookie is the name of a character in a children's book. I'm THE Pook, which is different, like Winnie THE Pooh, but you can call me that if you like, I don't mind.

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