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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    A little game....

    What do all the composers shown in the current banner have in common? The winner will get to request images for the next banner. :)
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    They all seem to be Spanish citizens.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Congratulations - You have just won a brand new refrigerator! haha

    Yes, they are all Spanish composers. Richard, you can pick out 7 images or even just tell me what sort of images you'd like and I'll make Your banner. Remember, only classical-piano-related things/people, please. :)


    edit: I bet no one can name all these 7 composers....
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    I can name Albeniz, Granados, Falla, Espla, Mompou and Turina. Of one I can find no photograph that matches.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I sort of forgot the last one too... :oops:

    Do you any ideas yet of what images you'd like me to use for the next banner?
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    It's Joaquín Rodrigo. :)
     
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    "Please give this in the form of a question."
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    I thought of him, but the only other portrait of his I found included dark glasses.

    I will have to think of names. But surely you will not be changing the present banner so soon?
     
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    You'd have lost that. I'm a huge Rodrigo fan.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Who is Joaquín Rodrigo? (is that better Alex Trebek? :wink: )

    There is no rush. And you don't even have to think of seven people. I can always fill in with images of pianos and things like that.

    Too bad you didn't take the bet. You too would have won a brand new refrigerator! :)

    I don't know anything about Rodrigo. Did he write a lot for piano? I wonder if I'd like him as much as Granados, Albeniz, and Mompou...
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    We could do with one, but I saw it too late. Have to admit I had to think for a couple of seconds there. I knew I'd seen the picture before but could
    not immediately place it.

    He wrote quite some stuff but it's a bit more gritty, dark, and forward-looking (sometimes backward-looking) than the above. A most fascinating composer. His piano concerto is quite a mammoth, the outsize cadenza in the first mvt is stunning.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    The Rodrigo image is when he was fairly young. I think most people think of him when he was older and wore the big glasses - like the image we have on the site.

    "Dark" stuff is good, but "gritty" sounds like it's too hard for me?
     
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    Harmonically gritty, I meant. He can sound rather contemporary, even abstract, at times. His fusion of Spanish renaissance with modern harmonies is uniquely personal (not unlike Stravinsky in fact).
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I just did a little reading about him....looks like he wrote more for guitar than piano. I recently purchased a four-CD set of classical guitar music, so I probably have heard his music but didn't know it.
     
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    Check out Pizarro's two CD's with the complete piano solo works on Naxos
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Oh, I'm shocked! :shock: Guess I was way off - he did write a lot of piano music!! Ok, I learned some new things today. :)

    And I am most happy to read that he wrote some miniatures for 'small hands'. Wow, that is so nice!! :D
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    I refuse to believe you do not know the Concierto di Aranjuez.

    I have no problem with empty spaces: my problem is finding as little as seven!

    It is odd that people are always pictured towards the end of their lives: look at Brahms or Tchaikovsky. Yet they were once young and sometimes, as in the case of Rodrigo, that was when they were writing their masterpieces. When writing an article about composers who went to Italy I deliberately chose a picture of a young Tchaikovsky:

    http://www.italian-language-study.com/i ... /music.htm
     
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    Rodrigo wrote masterpieces until ripe old age. But you're right, we should show different faces of composers. So it's nice that we now change the banner often. Or rather, Monica does.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    If I'm still here in 30 years, can we just keep up my current photo, please.... :)

    I'm going to try to find that 'Concierto di Aranjuez' on Youtube and listen to it when I'm lunch. Maybe I have heard it but didn't know the name.
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    We could use one of you when you are 250.

    Months I mean. :p

    You are special. There possibly is no one else alive who does not know that concerto. You will figure that out when you see the wealth of recordings out there.
     

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