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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:53 am 
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- Plus two other illustrious and fairly well-known Frenchmen


One of whom is Gabriel Fauré, since track nr.2 is his first prelude from opus 103. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:32 pm 
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- The two greatest Russian composers


Track 10 is Fragments by Rachmaninoff.

I wonder who is the other "greatest"... As I see it, there are almost 4-5 "greatest" Russian composers. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:40 pm 
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But I should receive no credit because I have not guessed the piece name

Indeed not. Actually all of the composers are wrong except the two Russians. Mompou was Catalan, not Brazilian !

Right, one more point for pianolady and two more for coccobill. We can already that coccobill wins this round ! Shall I divulge the remaining 4 tracks or do you people want to puzzle further ?

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Shall I divulge the remaining 4 tracks or do you people want to puzzle further ?



...please the suspense is killing me :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:08 pm 
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...please the suspense is killing me :lol:


OK, I too give in!


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Alrighty then...

5: Tchaikovsky: Funeral March, No.4 from 6 Pieces on one Theme Op.21
11: Saint-Saens: Bagatelle Op.3 No.1
14: Dvorak: Mazurka Op.56 No.4
17: Debussy: Berceuse Heroique

I am not surprised nobody recognized the Debussy piece, though I'd expected someone to guess the composer.

Well that was fun, thanks for playing. Coccobill gets the stage now ! I'm sure he'll come up with an intrigueing selection.

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Shorter, but better-known clips would be great! More people could guess then.

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Boy, those were hard. Ok, maybe not for cocobill, which worries me because he can probably make the next round equally hard. (hope not)

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Chaotica wrote:
Shorter, but better-known clips would be great! More people could guess then.

I thought about something like that. Was afraid it would be too easy.....
Indeed, the better known, the shorther the clips could be. And vice versa - I thought schmontz's clips were way too short to even form an idea of who the composer was.

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Boy, those were hard. Ok, maybe not for cocobill, which worries me because he can probably make the next round equally hard. (hope not)


:roll: mois? :roll:

I don't know exactly what kind of quiz I'll make. Please, leave me a couple of days to think of it and get something ready. As an anticipation, I prefer brain teaser to trivia games, for that matter.


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I think that you should mix it up!

-A few shorter and more, well-known clips.
-Four or five 30-40sec clips of easily researchable pieces.
-Maybe two or three "hard" clips of about 1 minute in length...but worth double the points 8)


Because if you guys continously select "hard' clips then it will not be much of a game, more like a redunant oligopoly.

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coccobill wrote:

I don't know exactly what kind of quiz I'll make. Please, leave me a couple of days to think of it and get something ready. As an anticipation, I prefer brain teaser to trivia games, for that matter.


Brain teasers should be fun, (unless you tease my brain too much, which isn't hard to do (I can say that, not you guys :lol: ). Maybe picture type clues too, or something like a scavenger hunt on the internet that's related to classical music. But it's your game so we will wait with bated breath.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:16 am 
Here we go, a new piano cornucopia is ready for you, piano friends. The quiz is divided in 3 parts, as follows.

A. Name the piece.
15 short clips extracted from well-known works of major composers. It's mainstream repertoire, so you cannot go wrong! In a few cases, I took the liberty to point to not thematic passages inside a piece, adding a bit of pepper to the discovery process.

You'll score 1 point for each correct guess.
You'll lose 2 points for each wrong guess... kidding!

B. Match the composer.
15 longer clips from not much played or just unattended works by famous and less famous composers. Since all should have a chance to play (and win), I'll provide a list of composers from which you can pick the right name up for the right clip. Some funny distractors will desperately try to divert your attention from the correct answers. Don't be deceived!

You'll get 1 point for each correct match (you don't need to name the work - just the composer).

Here's the composers' list (in alphabetical order):
Chabrier, Clementi, d'Indy, Debussy, Dussek, Gershwin, Glazunov, Godowsky, Gottschalk, Grieg, Hindemith, Hummel, Lyapunov, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Moscheles, Moszkowski, Nielsen, Poulenc, Reger, Rejcha, Rossini, Rzewski, Satie, Scarlatti D., Sibelius, Smetana, Strauss R., Sweelinck, Szymanowski.

C. The ultimate quiz!
I love this one. Only for true geeks.
A conductor's rehearsing a piano concerto. He invites the horns to repeat a short difficult passage. The rehearsal was recorded in the 60's and both the conductor and the piano concerto are unmistakably icons for music lovers.

1. Find out which piano concerto is that (1 point);
2. Identify the conductor (1 point);
3. Detect the inconsistency of that passage (3 points).

Hint #1: that horns passage originates motivically from a main theme.
Hint #2: the name of the conductor could shed light on the kind of inconsistency.

So, have fun, a happy weekend everyone, and may the best win!


Last edited by Anonymous on Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:31 am 
Here are the clips of Part B.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:33 am 
Last, the "ultimate quiz" clip.


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