"Up until now I have spent time here, to little avail. The premiere took place yesterday; a mediocre performance (that in Pest was far an away better). The orchestra was bad and malevolent, Bluebeard was sick and completely out of tune. Reception: indifferent. Poor Szenkár really did his best but all his efforts have been jeopardised by too many obstacles. Well, I have had enough of Germans for quite a while! Terrible plebs!"
-Bartók, in a letter to Adila Farachi.
Was Béla Bartók the original Great Patrician?
I asked this question a while ago and never got an answer.
Did Hanon write any other music other than piano exercises?
You forgot the damn links OP >>61994885
Lukas Huisman has some very good videos of parts of Opus Clavicembalisticum.
Here's some more Sorabji:
Piano Sonata #1 (Marc-André Hamelin)
Piano Sonata #0 (Soheil Nasseri)
It's a wind quintet, obviously. Stylistically it smells like classical era or early post-classical era music. I would search through the quintets of Anton Reicha since he had the largest output in that era and genre.
how do you all listen to works that you'll be hearing for the first time
do you listen to it while doing other things, or do you take time out of the day to sit down and listen only to the music?
Don't be difficult. Come on, he's waiting.
Is there a recording of die walkure without vocals?
wow, the dumbass, bullshit comments on this video are hilarious
>man this is shit!!!!
>At least Berg and Webern had lived through the trauma of WW1 and were expressing that pain through the sounds they forced legitimate musicians to produce. If music is supposed to evoke emotions, I now know what the composer was feeling like when he had diarrhea migraine simultaneously.
>Thank goodness this stuff will hardly ever be inflicted on audiences many more times.As Schoenberg said on his deathbed,"there are 1000s of beautiful melodies left to be written in C Major."
>I personally can't see the entertainment in this piece and it doesn't invoke a "wow" response within me; can someone who does appreciate this music clarify why this piece has this effect on them?
>BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTETS OH MY GOD I NEED AN ADULT!!!!!!111
You have 30 seconds to explain what sets this apart from literal garbage.
>STREM OF CONSIUOSNSSSS
NO! BAD! Saying that is tremendously insulting to virtually all surreal art. Even Impressionist poetry or Finnegans Wake make use of a considerable amount of form, of comprehension, of cohesion, of coherence. This Fuchs piece, notice how well-defined everything is, how crisp the edges are, how all the things are individuated so much so that they look more "real" than most illustrations I've seen.
The stream of consciousness method (?) never entails abandoning form and beauty. This quartet is more akin to a toddler absentmindedly dragging crayons across a piece of paper and making a zigzagging hodgepodge of shit devoid of a single interesting or memorable feature.
Beethoven is even worse then Zappa or Beefheart. Let that sink in.
Beethoven was deaf. what do you want? Listen to his piano sonatas or something if you can't handle the string quartets. The late ones in particular aren't for everyone.
Zappa's orchestral music is awful, and Beefheart I wouldn't even consider a composer. No one will remember them in 100 years and yet Beethoven will still be played every day.
>if you can't handle
>people unironically think the musical equivalent of pic related is threatening or cryptic in any way