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WAM, BAM, Thank you . . . Sir! #2221541
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I could not let today pass without noting the birthday of one of the greatest musical geniuses that ever lived, if not the greatest. Happy birthday, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!



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Re: WAM, BAM, Thank you . . . Sir! [Re: DameMyra] #2221554
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"Mozart is too easy for beginners and too difficult for artists" - Artur Schnabel

'Mozart is too superficial for beginners and too profound for virtuosi' - B.N. wink


"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
Re: WAM, BAM, Thank you . . . Sir! [Re: DameMyra] #2221570
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I love playing Mozart. His music fits so perfectly beneath my fingers. Playing it well is another thing entirely.

Remembering you on your birthday, Mozart!


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Deborah
Re: WAM, BAM, Thank you . . . Sir! [Re: DameMyra] #2221577
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There are many here who would disagree with your appraisal. But I cannot fathom any sentient music lover not being moved by this adagio. (Wonderful choice!) I sometimes think the simple, elegant beauty of Mozart's music eludes those who crave complexity. But IMHO simplicity is the mark of true genius.

Wolfie lives! Thank you, Dame Myra, for reminding us. smile

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Re: WAM, BAM, Thank you . . . Sir! [Re: Old Man] #2221603
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Originally Posted by Old Man
IMHO simplicity is the mark of true genius.

I don't know if you could argue that. What about the Hammerklavier fugue? wink


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Re: WAM, BAM, Thank you . . . Sir! [Re: Polyphonist] #2221790
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Originally Posted by Polyphonist
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IMHO simplicity is the mark of true genius.

I don't know if you could argue that. What about the Hammerklavier fugue? wink

Well, I don't argue about such things. Would an indefinite article help? Simplicity is a mark of true genius? grin .

And speaking of LVB, consider the 2nd movement of his 7th symphony. A simple melody spanning what, a fifth? Then listen to the masterpiece he conjures up with those 5 simple notes. Once again, true genius marked by the ability to do so much with little.

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Originally Posted by Old Man

And speaking of LVB, consider the 2nd movement of his 7th symphony. A simple melody spanning what, a fifth? Then listen to the masterpiece he conjures up with those 5 simple notes. Once again, true genius marked by the ability to do so much with little.

Even more so, the entire first movement of his 5th Symphony is built out of his 'fate motif', a banal four-note riff.

BTW, his first draft in his sketch-books show him flogging that motif to death - much more so than in what ensued. (Anybody ever counted how many times it appears?)


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Originally Posted by bennevis
Originally Posted by Old Man

And speaking of LVB, consider the 2nd movement of his 7th symphony. A simple melody spanning what, a fifth? Then listen to the masterpiece he conjures up with those 5 simple notes. Once again, true genius marked by the ability to do so much with little.

Even more so, the entire first movement of his 5th Symphony is built out of his 'fate motif', a banal four-note riff.

BTW, his first draft in his sketch-books show him flogging that motif to death - much more so than in what ensued. (Anybody ever counted how many times it appears?)

Would that include every statement in every single instrument part? grin

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IMHO simplicity is the mark of true genius.

I don't know if you could argue that. What about the Hammerklavier fugue? wink

Well, I don't argue about such things. Would an indefinite article help? Simplicity is a mark of true genius? grin

That makes more sense. laugh


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Originally Posted by gooddog
I love playing Mozart. His music fits so perfectly beneath my fingers. Playing it well is another thing entirely.

Bit of an understatement. crazy

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Remembering you on your birthday, Mozart!

Isn't it wonderful that every January our local classical station has a '31 Days of Mozart' series? I wish I had more time to listen, because they really come up with some cool stuff that one might not ordinarily hear.

Sunday morning we heard the Missa Brevis K258. A very endearing work, perfect in its way, and gratifying to the ears.


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I didn't want to start a new thread, but I wanted to point out that today is Schubert's birthday. laugh



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