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    Lightbulb Composer guestbook?

    I had an idea

    We could start threads that were simply titled with the name of a composer. Than, anyone who like that composer would simply reply to the thread. So, I would start the thread "Rachmaninoff".

    Good, eh? lol, just kidding.

    Just an idea I had, tell me what you think

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    Did you know that he owned 2 Steinway pianos?
    He also financed Igor Sikorsky in his quest to create a piano.
    As most people know his hands could stretch a thirteenth on a piano.
    He is the namesake of a Vodka in Germany known as "Rachmaninoff."
    His Symphony No. 1 was a failure and he even left the performance before it was over.
    He hated being known as the man who wrote the famous "Prelude in C sharp minor"

    Some of my favorite works by him

    Prelude in B flat, Op. 23, No. 2
    Prelude in D, Op. 23, No. 4
    Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
    Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2
    Piano Concerto No. 2 (Moderato)
    Piano Concerto No. 3 (The Whole Thing)
    Piano Concerto No. 4 (Allegro Vivace)
    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, XVIII Variation
    Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33, No. 6

    There are a few.
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    I think that's a good idea-- maybe there should be a whole separate category for those particular threads too?

    It would be good to list some essential compositions on those when anyone chooses to start those threads too, for people not so familiar with certain composers so others might know where to start.
    "There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law.” ~ Claude Debussy

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    I echo the good ideas on this ... perhaps the best place to presently post these is the Classical Music Discussion forum area. When the Admin establishes a separate category for this, then the threads & posts can always be moved easily.
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    This is a great idea. I'm all for it.
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    As most people know his hands could stretch a thirteenth on a piano
    I heard twelveth (sp?)
    His Symphony No. 1 was a failure and he even left the performance before it was over
    I did. It is rumoured that the conductor (who slips my mind) was drunk
    He hated being known as the man who wrote the famous "Prelude in C sharp minor"
    I did not. However, he would sometimes tease audiences with the piece. When it was requested, he often pretended he was tired of the piece. However, because international copyright did not yet exist, "The Bells of Moscow" was pirated and put into a 3/4 beat, and became known as the Moscow Waltz.

    Also, his estate in New York (I believe) was called Senar, Se for Sergei, Na for Natalia (his wife) and R, for Rachmaninoff.

    Did you know that He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory one year early, with the highest honours available? Also, he wrote his graduating opera in about two weeks.

    Additionally, he smoked about 20 strong cigars daily, but was still in excellent health. He lived to be 69 and 360 days.
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    The 18th Variation is Beautiful! However, the 5 Browns butchered it

    And the 3rd Concerto is infinitely better without his cuts

    Glad you like the idea

    Go Rachmaninoff :P I'm happy we share the furvour
    Last edited by trojan-rabbit; Jan-15-2008 at 04:19. Reason: Quotes, comrade!

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