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#196543 - 01/25/11 02:55 AM First Installment [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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There are plenty of pianists in Tasmania, but I'm looking especially for one who will play the complete Mikrokosmos in Hobart. OK?

#196546 - 01/25/11 03:56 AM an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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As you saw, my classical music tour took me all around the world, starting Down Under. ("There are plenty of pianists in Tasmania, but I'm looking especially for one who will play the complete Mikrokosmos in Hobart. OK?")

Across in Italy, the William Tell Overture is very popular. The Red Priest revival didn’t surprise anyone; The Seasons has been a favorite forever. And Aida is liked over distances that would surprise you. In Egypt, I heard the B Minor Mass but it took climbing what felt like a million steps to get to a performance in Tutankhamen’s tomb. Aching legs? And how!

Next on the program was the Alto Rhapsody. I’ll go out on a limb: Rah! Ms. Maureen Forrester has never sounded better in her entire life!

Dining was a mixed bag - cheese and fruit, a Loaf of Bread, a Jug of WIne, and all that. I never liked any kind of pear except Bosc. Human nature being what it is, I probably never will. I am sure that if they had paid him by the Euro, Bertholt Brecht might have never written the libretto of the Threepenny Opera. (The music was actually written by Christopher Marlowe -- I’ll bet you didn’t know that!)

My kids can’t stand good music, unfortunately. They went postal listening to the Vaughan Williams Fantasy on a Theme by that medieval Englishman.

Always wanted to see Appalachian Spring danced as flamenco. Plan: do it!

. . . . .

Eleven composers with ten surnames are playing here. Two have the same last name, so their first names are given as well.


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#196561 - 01/25/11 11:14 AM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Good job Wofa...I'll have a go tomorrow when I more sober rested crazy

#196569 - 01/25/11 12:28 PM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Haha! I have a few...

Ho bart. OK?

Ac ross in I taly

o ver di stances

re vival di dn’t

tom b. Ach ing

lim b: Rah ! Ms.

Bo sc. Human

Marlo we -- I’ll

pos tal lis tening

medie val En glishman

flamen co. Plan: d o

I'm not sure if they are the right ones...I couldn't find the two first names unless Eu ro, Bert holt is one... laugh


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#196571 - 01/25/11 01:57 PM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: bexter]  
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Well done! I have to invoke the Infinite Number of Monkeys theorem again - I hadn't heard of Valen before.

You did find "Schumann, Robert." That's the surname with two representatives, and there's still the other one to identify. Apologies that I couldn't clue either one of them with a "signature" work. Traumerei didn't seem appropriate and I don't know anything the other guy wrote, other than a symphony or three! *



* (Eight symphonies, actually, "numbered three through ten," he liked to say.)


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#196579 - 01/25/11 04:19 PM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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WOW, bex. way to go.

Valen: I know a man with that name. And there was at least
one Roman Emperor with that name, but I think it had
an S on the end of it.

http://www.roman-emperors.org/


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#196633 - 01/26/11 01:38 AM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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That would be William Schuman, with one n, so I got confused. Not exactly the same name, but under the circumstances, what the heck? Nice work constructing this.

Peter

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#196677 - 01/27/11 01:40 AM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: Tromboniator]  
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P.S. Did you see what the Queen of the Night brought from Oz? Artificial flowers!

Bex, I think it's back to you, if you want it.


And welcome to the thread, T.R.!

#196679 - 01/27/11 09:10 AM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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oh dear...I shall attempt to create one this morning...hmmm where to start...


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#196680 - 01/27/11 09:57 AM Re: an Onnicular Schwann Catalog [Re: bexter]  
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In the following (rather lengthy sorry!) passage there are eight (8) novels and two (2) plays from all genres hidden in various ways...

The silent man stole quickly into the mansion, burglary was his speciality and he was being well paid for this felony. Climbing through the window he came upon his inside man, ‘inside woman’ he corrected himself; although disliked for her vanity, fair Victoria had much more desperate flaws, foremost among them was a great desire for wealth, gained by any means. A brief whispered plan was followed by Victoria’s gasp as the true invisible nature of the man was put forth as he slipped from shadow to shadow in the house in search of his goal. Unfortunately, the gasp had awoken a manservant who sprung upon them on the stair,
‘Carpe Jugulum!’ Victoria exclaimed in panic,
‘No it’s Carpe Diem you fool!’ the manservant cried, pleased at his discovery of Victoria stealing up the stair at one o’clock in the morning. But her demand had been heard by the thief and the manservant gurgled suddenly before dropping dead and rolling down the stairs, leaving a bright trail of blood.
Shortly after they came upon the room of the man who would consider himself to be king of his breached castle. The man swept through the room, searching for his prize before Victoria strode over to the bed and saw the document beneath the pillow of the sleeping man. Another death later they were safely outside the mansion, and the silent man charged Victoria with creating a valid reason for the two dead men in the house,
‘Faux stories are not my forte’ she whined, but was silenced with a sharp look from the well paid criminal before he disappeared from sight once more.
In the morning two officers of the law appeared at the crime scene after being alerted by a beautiful young woman in hysterics. Said one to the other upon seeing the first deceased body,
‘This is a crime and deserves punishment’
‘Indeed it is and yes it does,’ replied the other, ‘this is indeed a bleak house’ he spoke upon seeing the master of the house dead in his bed. They searched for ‘clues’ and found a trail in the garden, which when followed, led to the desert to the east of the great city,
‘He has no hope of surviving if he crossed that large sand dune’
‘Indeed’ replied the other.
Over lunch they continued their investigation,
‘At least with ham, letter spaghetti never engenders OCD alphabetising, because you see, there is no spaghetti’
‘Indeed’
Victoria later walked over the sand to find the murdering thief, who heard her coming and so surprised her before her timely death with the words,
‘Be still O wulf’ and withdrawing his dagger from her side, strode off into the twilight, leaving the paper with the dead woman.

Sory it's so long, I got a wee bitty carried away with the story!
Happy Hunting


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