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Two pieces by Leo Ornstein

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by Piacevole, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Piacevole

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    I truly enjoyed these pieces and your performance of them. I am not familiar with Ornstein, but these are intriguing pieces.

    It is interesting that he would already be considering the idea of "Suicide in an Airplane" barely after the Wright Bros. at Kittyhawk. (Wiki gives it a date of c. 1918 - 1919)

    Thanx for offering us this music.

    Scott
     
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    Thanks! It´s indeed an interesting composer! And the two pieces I submitted are so different too. I guess he was most rebellious in his youth like many others. :lol:
     
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    These are up on the site. The 'sorrow' is a hauntingly beautiful piece, a far cry from the tumultuous and rather attention-seeking stuff he wrote as a youngster. Certainly an intrigueing and versatile composer. Both pieces well performed of course, although the 'suicide' ideally needs a true supervirtuoso in the Hamelin class to convey its hypnotic menace and cataclysmic power.
     

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