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  1. What Makes It Great?: The Penultimate Scene of SCHINDLER'S LIST



    A classical radio station in Washington, DC once ran a regular feature called “What Makes It So Great,” in which the “greatness” of some musical work was analyzed. I would like to do something similar with a movie scene: the penultimate scene of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, commonly known as the “I could have got more” scene. It is the 1940's, and German businessman Oscar Schindler (Liam Neeson) has employed 1100 Polish Jews
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    Updated Feb-12-2019 at 04:21 by Bellinilover

    Tags: film, film scores
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    Classical Music , Composers , Visual Arts , Other
  2. Birthday Tribute: 1906 Poem for Glazunov in honor of his 25th anniversary as composer

    It rhymes in Russian which is the funny part. He must have been very amused to read it... especially the allusions to tasty stuff...

    Многоуважаемый А.К. Глазунов
    Вы который, Вы, который
    Нам Бетховена милей,
    Самый ранний, самый скорый
    Заслужили юбилей.
    Вы, которому хваленья
    Сыплет мир со всех сторон,
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  3. Raymonda: Going to bed tonight (blog 7)

    Leaving the "plot hole" aside, that drew my attention to other things, the performance itself. Overall, I approve of the conductor. He picked some excellent interpretations for some of the numbers, though on certain things I heavily disagreed on. But another thing struck my attention: the orchestra was holding itself back. But... why? This isn't opera where the orchestra could easily overpower singers! This is ballet! Can music overpower dancing? Pish-posh! The absolutely awesome sections
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    Updated Feb-25-2016 at 19:12 by Huilunsoittaja

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Personal , Other
  4. Raymonda: Waking up this morning... (blog 6)

    Waking up this morning, it dawned on me.

    I wanna go back and see it again tonight.

    And tomorrow night. And the night after. EVERY TIME.

    Let me start from the beginning, just a very simple chronological description of events.



    It took me almost 2 hours to get to the Kennedy Center but I still arrived 40 minutes early. It was pouring like crazy, like a typical summer thunderstorm!
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  5. Raymonda: Tonight's the Night! (blog 5)



    In that picture of the Kennedy Center Opera House, I'm sitting on the floor on the left side, 3 rows away from the pit. I'll have great sound besides a great view, I think. I'm gonna be in the thick of the crowd!

    A friend of mine posted on Facebook that she had gone to see Raymonda last night, and she was raving about it. I had no idea any of my other friends knew about
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