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gingermrkettle wrote:If you are going for Bernstein, then also try the suite from On the Waterfront. Belshazzar's Feast by Walton also springs to mind, especially in the evocation of the Babylonian gods.
When it comes to more modern music, I do find that percussion gets overused to my ears.*
podbaydoor wrote:making an entire piece into a loosely strung collection of disparate percussive sounds without a unifying theme? Better suited for a science museum exhibit about sound waves for the kids to peruse, than for a concert hall.
podbaydoor wrote:And I'm perfectly capable of understanding something and disliking it at the same time. I've heard plenty of pieces composed in the last few decades that I liked, and plenty that displeased my preferences even if I got what they were trying to do. Intellectual understanding is different from the more emotional liking.
This one came to mind for me too. The invocation of the idols with the corresponding instrument is a bit cheeky, but the passage is also very satisfying musically, and there's a lot of work for the percussionists throughout the piece.gingermrkettle wrote:Belshazzar's Feast by Walton also springs to mind, especially in the evocation of the Babylonian gods.
++$_ wrote:If you don't believe there's such a thing as objectively "good" or "bad" music, then understand that whenever someone says anything about a piece of music, it is shorthand for the same statement prefixed with "In my opinion".
++$_ wrote:Why are you so irate about this? Saying that a particular piece of music is better suited to a science museum than a concert hall is just criticism, even if it is a bit sardonic.
The problem is not that it's criticism. The problem is that pbd, here and in a number of other art-related threads, makes claims with this kind of objective purport, when no such objectivity exists. She makes claims about what art is, or what music is, instead of about what she thinks of as good art or music.++$_ wrote:Saying that a particular piece of music is better suited to a science museum than a concert hall is just criticism
ChocloManx wrote:the incredible Rothko Chapel by Morton Feldman. The use of percussion in the last one is so subtle I recommend listeing to a higher quality version (or listening to it live if you're a lucky mofo).
sourmilk wrote:Well, I'm still technically correct. The best kind of correct.
ChocloManx wrote:I'm surprised no one has mentioned Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (maybe it's too obvious? I feel like a noob now )
ChocloManx wrote:(...) and the incredible Rothko Chapel by Morton Feldman. The use of percussion in the last one is so subtle I recommend listening to a higher quality version (or listening to it live if you're a lucky mofo).
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Jave D wrote:Well, as to the obvious, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. BECAUSE IT'S GOT CANNONS. It's the one they play at 4th of July Celebrations in lots of places in America, because, I dunno, it feels patriotic to celebrate Russian victory over France at a time when France was our one and only ally because, well, fuck France. It's also more commonly known as "the one with the cannons." BECAUSE IT'S GOT CANNONS.
As a percussionist I can tell you that bigger is indeed better, and it doesn't get much better than CANNONS. Although one day I intend to write a symphonic score that calls for the use of hydrogen bombs, just so I can say, "Take that, Pyotr Illytch. NUCLEAR. BOMBS." Of course that's probably already been done.
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