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Pete - maybe you can post your questions, now? I think we have given up on Kschyschtoff's.

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No, no, I didn't forget you ;) I just went to my family because of Easter.
Ok... The first one was "Von der Jugend" from Mahler's "Das Lied von Der Erde"...

the next one to ask questions is schmonz


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Thanks K. That was indeed challenging, you had us all stumped. Was that last piece part of some Cecil B. DeMille epic? It sounds like a trying scene from "The Ten Commandments".

Schmonz, batter up! Try to make the next round 10-20 questions long (but there's no rush!) If you want some time to prepare, I can go first. Whatever you prefer.

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I'm cooking up some samples right now. Hang on...


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27 pieces, 27 excerpts. I'm pretty sure I could identify each piece, so this should be fair game. Have at it!

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Ask and you shall receive... :lol:

Let the games begin!

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Gah. I listened to all of these and cannot name anything. I'm a nobody... :cry:

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I know...Medner!

(don't worry, Chaotica - I have a few ideas but I'm out of time and can't pin anything down, either. I'm going to have to listen to them all over again later.)

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11 - Alkan, Etude op.39 no 12 "Le Festin D'Esope"
no idea about others :D


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Kschyschtoff has correctly identified #11! First correct answer of this batch. I've edited the post and commented #11 accordingly.

Chaotica: fret not, this is a tough quiz. I have weird taste.

Pianolady gets unofficial credit and my appreciation for knowing what I like. :-)

Some early hints:

    1. None of the above was composed by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Grieg, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Schubert, or Schumann (not that I don't like these guys, but everyone knows about them already)
    2. Six of the composers responsible for the above pieces have recordings on this very site -- and at least one of the above pieces is available from Piano Society
    3. One of the composers is Medtner
    4. Some composers are represented by multiple pieces
    5. Look for patterns, you may find a few!


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 Post subject: Re: Schmonz's Big Fat Quiz
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schmonz wrote:
27 pieces, 27 excerpts. I'm pretty sure I could identify each piece, so this should be fair game.

Yes I am sure you could, having picked them... :roll:

It's a wicked selection indeed, but with some fascinating material. It would seem my knowledge is sorely lacking as I could only identify about half of them, and not all with total accuracy.

2 - Alkan: Sonata Op.33 Les Quatre Ages, 1st mvt.
5 - Ginastera: Sonara para piano, 2nd mvt
6 - Medtner surely ? But cannot name the piece.
7 - Granados: La maya y el Ruisignor, from Goyescas
9 - Medtner: Skazka Op.26 No.1
11- Alkan: Le festin d'Esope, Var.XXII
12 - One of Medtner's piano concertos, not sure which one of the 3
15 - Medtner: Sonata Tragica
16 - Mompou: Cancion y Danza No.7
17 - Franck: Prelude, Choral and Fugue (the fugue)
18 - Surely Medtner, but what ????
19 - This must be Kapustin but could well be Evans or someone else jazzy
21 - Medtner: Skazka Op.20 No.1
22 - Likely Schumann or Mendelssohn, but maybe not...
24 - Medtner: Sonata Triade, OP.11 No.2
26 - I know this but can't pinpoint it. Finale of Rach's first concerto ?
27 - Must be a Medtner sonara, but which ? One of the Op.53 ?

10 positives then, and some more or less educated guesses. Say schmontz, have you perchance a thing about Medtner ?

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techneut wrote:
It would seem my knowledge is sorely lacking as I could only identify about half of them, and not all with total accuracy.


Shameful, really! You're a walking piano encyclopedia with a few missing entries. :-)

Correct: 2, 5, 7, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24 (11 was already taken; impressive that you found which variation it was, I'll have to take your word on that). I've credited you for these. Gonna be tough to beat.

Partially correct: 6, 12, 18, 19, 27. On the right track, but no credit for these yet.

Off the mark: 27 (it's actually an early Medtner work), 26 (wrong composer), 22 (wrong composer).

techneut wrote:
Say schmontz, have you perchance a thing about Medtner ?


It's possible, I ought to get that checked out... :-p


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If it's possible to get more partial credit - (although I know it's impossible to beat Chris, and maybe someone in the meantime will be precise with these) I'd guess that #4 is Gershwin, #10 possibly Joplin or Bolcom, #13 Gershwin or Bolcom, and Rachmaninov on #20, 21 25 and 26.

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