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  • Le marteau sans maître

    4 10.00%
  • Pli selon pli

    6 15.00%
  • Notations pour Orchestre

    2 5.00%
  • Fünf Orchesterstücke

    5 12.50%
  • Erwartung

    3 7.50%
  • Pierrot Lunaire

    14 35.00%
  • I am a fool

    6 15.00%
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Thread: Boulez vs Schoenberg

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    Default Boulez vs Schoenberg

    Continuing the series of unnecessaryness.

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    I really wanted to vote "I am a fool", but I ended going with Pierrot Lunaire, a stunning work. My next pick would have been Le marteau sans maître
    "No composer has been more innovative than Beethoven, he radically changed the nature and character of the music composed in the two centuries that followed his earliest works" - Charles Rosen ("The Classical Style")

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    I am reminded by my choice of how the guys from Tool felt about having primary influence King Crimson open for them: "We should really be opening for them."

    I love all six works, but I am an absolute SUCKER for Boulez's expanded Notations.

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    I am a fool and I have the guts to admit it as it comes to those two

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanb View Post
    I am reminded by my choice of how the guys from Tool felt about having primary influence King Crimson open for them: "We should really be opening for them."

    I love all six works, but I am an absolute SUCKER for Boulez's expanded Notations.
    I saw Tool live in 2006, pretty good show, Maynard was sick so he let the audience sing a bit too much. What you said reminds me of when I saw Bauhaus open for Nine Inch Nails, Reznor said it should have been the other way around.

    But back on topic, yeah, Notations!
    "No composer has been more innovative than Beethoven, he radically changed the nature and character of the music composed in the two centuries that followed his earliest works" - Charles Rosen ("The Classical Style")

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    The last option was too tempting.
    There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
    Nahj ul-Balāgha by Ali bin Abu-Talib

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    I think the form is interesting in Pli selon Pli. The start is exciting as is the end. It is the part in between I have some difficulty with. Similarly, I like certain sounds I hear in Le marteau sans maître, yet the work as a whole eludes me.

    I guess it is a toss up between those two works for me.

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    Anthemes II.

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    Schoenberg, Five Pieces for Orchestra, no question. I heard Farben once, didn't know what it was or who it was by, wished I could hear it again, and after a space of 20 years, I finally heard it, and I immediately recognized it. I'd say that's making an impression.

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    For the purpose of reference, links to all the pieces.

    Le marteau sans maître


    Pli selon pli

    Notations pour Orchestre

    Fünf Orchesterstücke (I-III) (IV-V)

    Erwartung

    Pierrot Lunaire

    I am a fool

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    Who's the fool? RW or the voter?

    In either case, I vote for that one.

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    Even though I do like it and it has potential for being a favorite, I don't know Pli selon pli as well as I'd like to so won't vote for that. Pierrot Lunaire or the Five Pieces? I can't choose, so I won't.

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    Five Pieces for Orchestra, especially "Colors by a Lake." Sublime.

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    There is something difficult to describe about the last movement of Le marteau.

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    It's completely bizarre that Erwartung didn't run away with this. I think I voted for Pli selon pli because I'd been listening to it at the time. The right answer is Erwartung.

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