PipeChat Digest #1995 - Wednesday, April 4, 2001
 
Re: Music of Franz Schmidt
  by "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@email.msn.com>
Re: Ray and Music of Franz Schmidt
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Peter Conte
  by <AMADPoet@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Music of Franz Schmidt From: "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 21:55:54 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003C_01C0BC88.DAFA8840 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Make that a class for three, and a second on the availability of the CD. Bill ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Cremona502@cs.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 7:52 PM Subject: Re: Music of Franz Schmidt     In a message dated 4/2/01 3:32:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time,=3D20 tmbovard@arkansas.net writes:=3D20       Arthur -- how 'bouts it...? Could you give us a "Franz Schmidt =3D 101"...???=3D20 And for that matter, is your CD recording available "to the = public"=3D20 somewhere? I really would like to hear more...!=3D20         I'll join the class, too. In addition, what is a good introductory =3D piece of=3D20 Schmidt's music.=3D20   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com =3D20 with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, = Bohawow!"=3D20 Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003C_01C0BC88.DAFA8840 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.100" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Make that a class for three, and a = =3D second on the=3D20 availability of the CD.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Bill</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3DCremona502@cs.com=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:Cremona502@cs.com">Cremona502@cs.com</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Monday, April 02, 2001 = =3D 7:52=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: Music of Franz =3D Schmidt</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D3D2>In a =3D message dated=3D20 4/2/01 3:32:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time, <BR><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:tmbovard@arkansas.net">tmbovard@arkansas.net</A> =3D writes:=3D20 <BR><BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px = =3D solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"=3D20 TYPE=3D3D"CITE">Arthur -- &nbsp;how 'bouts it...? &nbsp;Could you give = =3D us a=3D20 "Franz Schmidt 101"...??? <BR>And for that matter, is your CD =3D recording=3D20 available "to the public" <BR>somewhere? &nbsp;I really would like =3D to hear=3D20 more...! <BR><BR></FONT><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#000000 =3D size=3D3D3=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>I'll join the = class, =3D too.=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;In addition, what is a good introductory piece of =3D <BR>Schmidt's=3D20 music. <BR><BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ =3D &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com=3D20 &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, = =3D   Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003C_01C0BC88.DAFA8840--    
(back) Subject: Re: Ray and Music of Franz Schmidt From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 23:16:17 EDT     --part1_38.14566a58.27fbec01_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   ray_ahrens@msn.com wrote:   > . How you read rudeness into my post is beyond me. > Actually, I did not consider your post rude, but rather the idea that = people be referred to archives instead of asking a question and getting feedback from the current participants on the list. If they want more information, = or someone remembers something pertinent that was said before, then refer = them to the archives.   The rudeness is in reference to this being a public forum. This is = similar to someone asking a question and then saying "please respond privately."   I did not consider your post rude. You're always sooooooooooooooooo = nice!!!! ;-)     Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_38.14566a58.27fbec01_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>ray_ahrens@msn.com = wrote: <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;How you = read rudeness into my post is beyond me. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Actually, I did not consider your post rude, but = rather the idea that people <BR>be referred to archives instead of asking a question and getting = feedback <BR>from the current participants on the list. &nbsp;If they want more = information, or <BR>someone remembers something pertinent that was said before, then refer = them <BR>to the archives. <BR> <BR>The rudeness is in reference to this being a public forum. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This is similar <BR>to someone asking a question and then saying "please respond = privately." <BR> <BR>I did not consider your post rude. &nbsp;You're always = sooooooooooooooooo nice!!!! <BR>&nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_38.14566a58.27fbec01_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Peter Conte From: <AMADPoet@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 00:44:42 EDT   Wowwwweeee...   I wouldn't have missed this concert for anything. The organ is a fantastic =   instrument- I'd never heard flute pipes that truly sound like flutes!! The =   church has stained glass that makes your eyes water, it's so gorgeous. I = was glad the concert started while the sun was still out, because as the light =   changed the main glass panels went from blues and greens and reds, and = what appeared to be yellows, to reveal brass/gold depictions interspersed with = the glass. Anyway, on to the concert...   I won't write about every piece that was played because I don't want to = make this email ten pages and leave you all hating me. First, I have a question =   about one of the pieces: Johann Ernst Concerto in G Major, arranged for = organ by Bach. Question is- are the transcriptions usually included in the Bach complete organ works editions?   The transcriptions of Conte really deserve some attention because they represented both their original forms and the personality of the organ (IMHO)- one was not separated or overcome by the other. I was very pleased = by the two opera overtures (Merry Wives of Windsor, Otto Nicolai and Barber = of Seville, Rossini) because they still sounded like opera, despite being = played by an organ rather than by an orchestra. It seems that in a transcription, = if you keep the original meat of the music in tact the organ is allowed to = shine all the more and live up to its royal place in music- it proves the incredible versatility of the instrument.   The transcription of Dukas's's's Sorcerer's Apprentice blew me away; it = must be fiendishly difficult. Every concert that I've been to has taught me something about playing the organ- tonight, among other things, I learned perseverance. I respect not only Mr. Conte's talent but also his cool. He seemed to be struggling a bit in the Apprentice (which is understandable) = but he pushed on ahead with even more fury, and I think in the end the = struggle made the music more exciting because of what Conte did with it.   The last piece I want to mention is Elgar's Cockaigne Overture. This was a =   piece that you could sit back and close your eyes and listen to. Conte pointed out that you hear "everything" in this piece- it's true, and = perhaps why I enjoyed it so much. This is music that soaks up the atmosphere of a place or time and takes you there, and "England" was not lost in this transcription (for me anyway). The music sounded completely natural on the =   organ, and this if nothing else convinced me that Conte has wonderful instincts when it comes to transcribing for organ.   As far as Conte as a performer, beyond what I've said already he seemed to = be very excited about the music. This makes me appreciate a performer more = than anything else.   THANK YOU BobMac for posting about this concert!! You've contributed to my =   education, and my teacher thanks you, hehe.   Mandy