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Discussion in 'Useful resources' started by pianolady, May 31, 2011.

  1. RSPIll

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    Speaking of Composer Movies (at least I think that that is where this thread started). A Beethoven movie "Immortal Beloved" is showing on SCINE (one of the ShowTime channels -- 353 on our DishTV). It is about as improbable as "Amadeus" but it has its moments. And there is all of that Beethoven music throughout.

    Scott

    Edit: BTW, it is on again at 3:30 am CDT on Sat. 25 Jun.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Funny - I know, I'm a little confused about where to post too. I just post wherever the last comment is located. :)

    And Scott - 'Immortal Beloved' I LOVE THAT MOVIE! Here is my favorite scene -gives me goosebumps every time!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qWbcosJdtU

    I saw that it's playing on my cable network too - On Demand. I'd love to watch it again. However, I received the movie I had ordered about Brahms last Saturday, so I want to watch it too. I just need to find some time.... :(
     
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    I don't know if it's the movie, but I do know it's the music! And the Allegretto (2nd movement) of the 7th Symphony in The King's Speech was sublime! What a spirit was Beethoven.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, I liked that movie too.

    If I could get a time machine, I'd definitely visit - first, Chopin. Followed by Granados, Liszt, Mozart, and Beethoven (not in that particular order). Agree - Beethoven would be a very very! interesting person to hang out with for a while and get a sense of his spirit firsthand :!:
     
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    WHAT???? WHAT'S YOU SAY???

    You might want to learn sign language first. :wink: :wink: :wink:

    Scott
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    :lol: :lol:
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    Trying to whatch this just made me firmer in my resolve not to attend any film made later than 1965.

    Am I alone, but mosly I find that in these films I would prefer the twaddle to stop so i can hear the music instead?
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Oh Richard...you must live on a different planet! :roll: I live on the right one! :p

    (I am kidding you, even though....)
     
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    Monica wrote:
    Hot Tub Time Machine says that you'll make/be involved in a movie on Granados! :idea: :!: Hey, we seriously need one!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    We sure do need a Granados movie! I would LOVE to be in it - even just an extra (but really I'd like to be Clotilde... :wink:).

    And yes, besides a Granados movie, we seriously need a hot tub time machine! :lol: I can see it now..."Bonjour Monsieur Chopin, would you like to hop into my hot tub?" :lol: :lol: (cracking myself up...)
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    George, you may be sailing the seven seas right about now, but I wanted to post this while it's in my head....

    I just watched that movie "Song of Love" tonight. I'm am so glad you mentioned it earlier because I thoroughly enjoyed the movie :!: I'm putting it on my list of favorite composer movies!
    I may be easily swayed, and I know it sounds silly, but I have a greater respect for Schumann now. As soon as the movie was over, I had to go and play Träumerei. And I can't wait to start working on Widmung. I HAVE to play that piece - can't explain it, but I do :!: :!: Really, great movie - very bittersweet - I'm so sad now. :(
     
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    Hello Monica, I made it back alive. :D

    Re: movie...
    I am glad you liked the movie, Song of Love. I knew that would happen - the proclivity to rush over the piano after a movie like that. That's another reason why I like these movies. At times, it inspires me to play, and soak in the glory of the music better than if I didn't see the movie in the first place. Sometimes, I'll put it on a particular movie as a "pregame warm-up" before playing a particular piece. It seems to involve the senses and make for a visceral experience. The Widmung is an endearing piece... One that I am sure you'll play for a long time to come after you learn it... Will you be playing the Schumann-Liszt version?

    Good Luck practicing,
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    Ahoy, Matey - so glad you are alive!! :D

    Widmung - I just printed off the original version a couple days ago. It's very lovely. I'll probably start with it in order to work my way up to the Schumann-Liszt version.
     
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    I know....this is an old thread....but I'm here to pass along information about a movie NOT to see.

    I just got done watching it last week....took me five days to get through it. It's a movie based on Tchaikovsky, called "The Music Lovers". I guess it covered all the true facts about his life, but the way the movie was made is AWFUL! Thumbs down!!
     
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    And, mind you, it is famous and well- thought of. Ken Russell, is it not?

    I once began to watch a Russian film about Tchaikovsky and it was not too different, though it was made earlier.

    I say, listen to the music and ditch biographies!
     
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    I know....but I like movies about composers and/or pianists. If only there was a movie about Granados! I would be in my glory :!: :D :!:

    I'm trying to get a hold of a movie about Grieg called, "Song of Norway". Anyone ever see it? I hope it's better than "The Music Lovers".....
     
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    It is just the normal Holywood mash, like the films about Liszt and Johann Strauss.
     
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    I have the movie on my home computer now and just have to transfer it to my phone. Will see......

    btw - I saw a movie called "Liszt Mania" or something like that and watched a little trailer. Boy, if that's the Liszt movie you're referring to, then you're right - it looks terrible! Definitely crossing that one of the liszt...I mean list.... :lol:
     
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    Actually, no: I was referring to the one about Chopin, in which Liszt plays a part. it is good in its way, but not historical, by any means! The one about Strauss is good, but then it is a fictitious life of Strauss.

    The thing is that most artists's lives are not that eventful (or else when would they have had the time to create?), unless you are Benvenuto Cellini (a murderer) or Rimbaud (whose literary career ended - yes, ended! when he was 18)
     

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