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    Talking Chamber quiz (for experts?)



    OK. This one would be a little complicated, but you're experts, don't you?

    1) What work is "Les Vendredis" (Fridays).
    2) A certain guy wrote some dissonant and dodecaphonic pieces, including a terribly
    difficult solo violin sonata. He is very famous an admired by many...but not as a
    composer. Who is he?
    3) A belgian composer, died young, wrote one of the most beautiful violin and piano sonatas (IMHO) .Ferras,Menuhin and others recorded it. But it's seldom played live.
    4) Who transcribed the 2 Brahm's string sextets for piano trio? (and extraordinary
    transcriptions there are IMO).
    5) A very early LvB SQ was never published in his time. He rewrote it chanding many parts. It was published in his definitive version as Op.? No? The Amadeus SQ recorded the
    first version.
    6) Name the SQ in which Hindemith played the viola and his brother the cello. I've one
    of the recordings they made.
    7) Name the most important russian chamber composer of the 19th.century. Every time
    the "amateurs" Borodin,Mussorsky etc.had a technical problem, they came to him for
    advice.
    8) What work is name "B-La-F" ?, Who wrote it and as an hommage to ?
    9) One of the most important viola sonatas was written by a very famous 19th.
    century german composer. Almost never plays it now. It's rather dark and somber,
    very rare for this composer who was..?
    10) An all stars string quartet ensamble. They made a handful or recordings, but
    the member follow his own careers. The name was that of the founder who play...
    Oskar Shumsky was first violin. Name the ensamble.

    There you are!. Hope will take a time (that's is, if you don't google)

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    As usual, a naive guess from me...10. Grumiaux&Co
    Edit: Just Wikied it, and that's not the correct answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    2) A certain guy wrote some dissonant and dodecaphonic pieces, including a terribly
    difficult solo violin sonata. He is very famous an admired by many...but not as a
    composer. Who is he?

    7) Name the most important russian chamber composer of the 19th.century. Every time
    the "amateurs" Borodin,Mussorsky etc.had a technical problem, they came to him for
    advice.

    9) One of the most important viola sonatas was written by a very famous 19th.
    century german composer. Almost never plays it now. It's rather dark and somber,
    very rare for this composer who was..?
    ChamberNut wishes he were ChamberExpert, but alas.

    My answers for # 2, 7 and 9

    2) Fritz Kreisler

    7) Balakirev

    9) Brahms

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChamberNut View Post
    ChamberNut wishes he were ChamberExpert, but alas.

    My answers for # 2, 7 and 9

    2) Fritz Kreisler

    7) Balakirev

    9) Brahms
    Niet, Niet and Niet. Sorry.

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    I don't really think number three is Cesar Franck.

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    Of course not. Franck v.s.is one of the most well known and famous. I wouldn't choose
    him for this game. Anybody has Franck. This is for experts like you all.

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    OK, you'll need some help:

    1) It's a collective work
    2) He wasn't a violinist
    4) Manuel (and I) know the name of the composer. We hear it many times every day.
    6) That quartet should be loved
    7) He was a professor, a virtuoso pianist, an eximian contra-puntist, friend and mentor
    of the five and of Thaikovsky. His chamber corpus is extraordinary
    9) Everybody-and I mean everybody- knows the composer, but few know this viola
    sonata. A splendid work, almost nobody plays live.
    10) The founder of the quartet made a very successful career for many years. He was
    a scott.

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    A tough quiz. Can I purchase some answers offering you some string quartets by Lukas Foss?

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    7. Glinka? If someone deserves to be named as the father of the russian music, that must be him. I don't know if he composed so many chamber works, though. I have his string quartets, a sextet and a divertimento over Bellini...

    I hereby confess I am, if you forgive the rustic semantics from this southwestern hemisphere expression, en bolas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    7. Glinka? If someone deserves to be named as the father of the russian music, that must be him. I don't know if he composed so many chamber works, though. I have his string quartets, a sextet and a divertimento over Bellini...

    I hereby confess I am, if you forgive the rustic semantics from this southwestern hemisphere expression, en bolas.
    Manuel, my first instinct was to say Glinka, and then I changed my mind and chose Balakirev because Glinka died when Borodin and Mussorgsky were only toddlers.

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    That's right. The guy I ment was borne at half 18s. and died in the first
    decade of the 19s.
    Decisive help: He gave first Tchaik.p.c. for the first time in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    That's right. The guy I ment was borne at half 18s. and died in the first
    decade of the 19s.
    Decisive help: He gave first Tchaik.p.c. for the first time in public.
    Taneyev? (It could not have been one of the Rubinstein brothers, I think)

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    9. Oooh...ooh...Mendelssohn...Mendelssohn!
    Last edited by opus67; Oct-15-2007 at 14:52.
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    YES! Sergei Taneyev and Felix. I advice you to try to get any Taneyev you find, in particular
    his chamber works. And or course his Suite for violin and orch,by Oistrakh-Malko.
    And the Felix's viola sonata is just great!
    There's also an Alexander Taneyev (distant relative) who wrote 3 beautiful SQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    YES! Sergei Taneyev and Felix. I advice you to try to get any Taneyev you find, in particular
    his chamber works.
    I have some of them. His and Vainberg's were my top chamber discoveries last year. The latter's piano quintet being now one of my favorite works

    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    And or course his Suite for violin and orch,by Oistrakh-Malko.
    Also available for cello and orchestra.

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