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Rodrigo - Tres Danzas de España

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  1. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Brazilian, Chinese, Moszkowski :lol: :lol:
    I haven't had this much fun in years. Keep 'em coming !
    And no, it's not Ravel or Poulenc or Smetana either.
     
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    Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian)?
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Now that is an interesting and original guess. Nowhere near though :lol:

    I've never heard any of his music, but would like to. Should be interesting and I guess it could sound vaguely akin to this.
     
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    Mozart?
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    :roll:
     
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    It's because you said that I was getting closer with Mompou and Mozart shares two consecutive letters. :p


    I give up.
     
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    I was wondering about things like that too. Is the 'secret' composer close to Mompou alphabetically? geographically? stylistically?...etc



    So do I.
     
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    It seems from the same period like Mompou. Let us assume that this composer is also spanish. Then would he be de Falla ?
     
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    Not Falla, but you are getting very close.

    BTW It's "Falla, not "de Falla". The "de" is only used in conjunction with the first name. So either
    Falla or Manuel de Falla.
     
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    Séverac (Déodat de)?
    I'm taking a blind guess, since I didn't ever listen to a single note of this guy.
     
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    Great Cocobill is here! He'll be able to guess the composer correctly AND even what the composer's last meal was!!!! Given the "name that tune" game and his accuracy.
     
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    I have not the faintest idea, but I like it.

    Spanish composer of the mid- to late-20th century?

    Pete
     
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    Last meal? I didn't even know he was dead.
     
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    Well yes, if coccobill can't guess it, I may as well end the misery :lol:

    These are the Tres Danzas de Espana by Joaquin Rodrigo (yes that's right, the composer of the famous Concierto de Aranjuez). A composer I hold in very high esteem. He wrote a sizeable body of good piano works. His style is often a mix of neo-classical and nationalistic, and can be quite advanced harmonically. Bright, high-lying textures are a hallmark of many of his works.
    The reason these pieces may not sound overtly Spanish is that they are inspired by poetry of the 17th century (or 18th, not sure). Rodrigo was often drawn to historic subjects, as were Turina, Granados, and Falla. Nowhere but in Spain we see such a blend of the old and the new (throwing in the strong gypsy and moorish influences for good measure).

    But Deodat de Severac was not such a bad guess. Stylistically not too far off, though less advanced in idiom, and more leaning towards early Albeniz and Debussy (without either composer's distinction).
     
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    I've checked my books and can say you're not right. These de/of/von/van/etc. things are used irregularly in this respect, it seems.
     
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    That may be so, but this is what I have read on at least one occasion. Note that you also say either "Beethoven" or "Ludwig van Beethoven", never "van Beethoven". It is probably not a hard rule though, and could differ per composer.
     
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    Yes, that was the obvious example I was hinting at. :p

    It's just that I find this kind of corrections a bit annoying from the corrected person's view, no matter if they are actually correct or not.
     
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    You seem to have a problem with corrections anyway. Or with statements in general. If I were to say the grass is green, you would probably argue it is blue. Anyway, never mind. I quickly get tired of argueing.
     
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    Thanks for introducing this composer. I have never heard of him, before, and now I will put him on my list.
     
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    Never heard of Rodrigo ? :shock:
    Surely you must have heard the slow mvt of the Concierto de Aranjuez, one of the most haunting and often played tunes in classical music ?
     

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