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#173671 - 02/17/08 07:42 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Faldage]  
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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!

#173687 - 02/18/08 04:17 PM 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?



#173689 - 02/18/08 05:13 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.

#173698 - 02/19/08 04:46 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Ja, ja! Ein guter witz!

#173733 - 02/19/08 08:35 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.


#173737 - 02/19/08 10:08 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Alex Williams]  
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the caesura, is usually shorter than a...


grand pause.


formerly known as etaoin...
#173788 - 02/21/08 02:55 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Hydra]  
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interlude?

#173791 - 02/21/08 03:15 AM 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?)

#173799 - 02/21/08 04:18 AM 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.

#173800 - 02/21/08 04:27 AM 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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