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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:57 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: the banner
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:15 pm 
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They all seem to be Spanish citizens.

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 Post subject: Re: the banner
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:32 pm 
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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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I can name Albeniz, Granados, Falla, Espla, Mompou and Turina. Of one I can find no photograph that matches.

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 Post subject: Re: the banner
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:28 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: the banner
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:34 am 
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It's Joaquín Rodrigo. :)

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pianolady wrote:
It's Joaquín Rodrigo. :)


"Please give this in the form of a question."


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 Post subject: Re: the banner
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:59 am 
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pianolady wrote:
It's Joaquín Rodrigo. :)


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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 Post subject: Re: the banner
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:06 am 
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pianolady wrote:
edit: I bet no one can name all these 7 composers....

You'd have lost that. I'm a huge Rodrigo fan.

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 Post subject: Re: the banner
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RSPIll wrote:
pianolady wrote:
It's Joaquín Rodrigo. :)


"Please give this in the form of a question."



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

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I will have to think of names. But surely you will not be changing the present banner so soon?


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.

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pianolady wrote:
edit: I bet no one can name all these 7 composers....

You'd have lost that. I'm a huge Rodrigo fan.


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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 Post subject: Re: the banner
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pianolady wrote:
Too bad you didn't take the bet. You too would have won a brand new refrigerator! :)

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.

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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...

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

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.

pianolady wrote:
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...

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.


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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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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