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#2052757 - 03/23/13 12:00 AM Do you know some cool music about birds?  
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I recently found this video really beguiling (Emil Gilels playing La rappel des oiseaux)


I was thinking how cool it would be to find an assortment of piano music that is about birds thematically. Like I thought of "La Colombe" (dove) by Messiaen and there must be a lots of others. Do you know any interesting bird-inspired piano pieces? If you want to kill some time on the internet, this is a cool article about Messiaen's bird fascination http://cburrell.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/messiaen-and-bird-song/

I sort of want someone to give a concert based around this theme.

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#2052759 - 03/23/13 12:24 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: mermilylumpkin]  
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These happen to be by my old teacher....(sorry, can't resist the plug) grin

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....and recently he added this extra thing to honor Ethan Hawke who's making a documentary about him (how could he resist, after having done two volumes of other birds). ha


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#2052764 - 03/23/13 12:49 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: mermilylumpkin]  
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#2052787 - 03/23/13 03:05 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: mermilylumpkin]  
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#2052791 - 03/23/13 03:47 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: mermilylumpkin]  
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#2052792 - 03/23/13 03:53 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: mermilylumpkin]  
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Nickos Harizanos composed a little while back his Monographs I for solo piano. The 4th movement is called 'The cuckoo' and I think fits the bill perfectly.

Here's a bad quality recording of the work, in a live concert in NYC:
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and following is the illustration, made by William Chajin, for the score to be released in about a months time from Editions Musica Ferrum.

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I wish I could share that movement with you, but I'm not allowed to do right now... frown Sorry about that!

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#2052799 - 03/23/13 04:15 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: mermilylumpkin]  
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Originally Posted by mermilylumpkin
Messiaen's bird fascination


Bird fascination, indeed! Messian's wife's last name Loriod is the name of a bird, in English the oriole.

By the way, there's Hoagy Carmichael's "Baltimore Oriole", not quite what your thinking of I think but not for the less a swell tune.

And don't forget Peter and the Wolf. The chat between the bird (friend of Peter) and the duck (unhappy) is brillant.

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#2052823 - 03/23/13 05:51 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: -Frycek]  
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Originally Posted by -Frycek
Mussorgsky, Dance of the Newborn Chicks, Pictures at an Exhibition

Isao Tomita did a fantastic electronic version of this back in the 70s!


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#2052824 - 03/23/13 06:14 AM Re: Do you know some cool music about birds? [Re: mermilylumpkin]  
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If you like Ragtime, there's plenty of music in that genre on the theme of bird. The most famous is probably "Ragtime Nightingale" by Joseph Lamb, and his posthumously published "Ragtime Bobolink". And of course, there's "Ragtime Oriole" by James Scott.


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Originally Posted by Samuel1993
If you like Ragtime, there's plenty of music in that genre on the theme of bird. The most famous is probably "Ragtime Nightingale" by Joseph Lamb, and his posthumously published "Ragtime Bobolink". And of course, there's "Ragtime Oriole" by James Scott.

Oh yea love me some ragtime! Its what my dad used to play


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Rachmaninoff's Etude-Tableaux op. 39, no. 2 acquired the subtitle "The Sea and the Seagulls" when Respighi orchestrated it. I'm not sure exactly how much Rachmaninoff contributed to that title, but he did talk with Respighi about the E-T's when they were orchestrated, and it is likely the image comes from Rachmaninoff or at least was approved by him.

By the way, a competitor in the Van Cliburn this year is playing a piece from Messian's "Catalogue d'oiseaux" - something of a departure from the usual for that competition.

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Messiaen's "Oiseaux exotiques" (exotic birds) is pretty damned cool! smile


And this Mozart's concerto is supposed to have something to do with a pet starling he had:


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Originally Posted by -Frycek
....The Cuckoo, old English/Appalacian folk song (one I learned as a child) The Cuckoo

I love that! I know it from Vaughan Williams using it nicely in his "Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (at 1:10 on on here).

Originally Posted by Jolteon
....And this Mozart's concerto is supposed to have something to do with a pet starling he had:....

I realized a lifelong ambition when my sister had us house-sit her bird and I had a chance to listen to that movement with the bird chirping. ha

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Fantastic responses! Thanks everyone! Mark_C those bird books are fantastic! Upon further research, the same guy also did a piano suite about raccoons. Haha! So great.

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Originally Posted by mermilylumpkin
Fantastic responses! Thanks everyone! Mark_C those bird books are fantastic! Upon further research, the same guy also did a piano suite about raccoons. Haha! So great.

Glad you like them, and even gladder that you were interested to look into what else he did! BTW there's also "Raccoons Book 2."

BTW, he loves animals. grin

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How about Ragtime Nightingale by Joseph Lamb, or Ragtime Oriole by James Scott?


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Originally Posted by mermilylumpkin


Do you know any interesting bird-inspired piano pieces?



How about Grieg, Little Bird from Lyric Pieces, Op. 43, No. 4

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Originally Posted by mermilylumpkin
I recently found this video really beguiling (Emil Gilels playing La rappel des oiseaux)


I was thinking how cool it would be to find an assortment of piano music that is about birds thematically. Like I thought of "La Colombe" (dove) by Messiaen and there must be a lots of others. Do you know any interesting bird-inspired piano pieces? If you want to kill some time on the internet, this is a cool article about Messiaen's bird fascination http://cburrell.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/messiaen-and-bird-song/

I sort of want someone to give a concert based around this theme.


I played this piece and LOVED it!!!


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