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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:07 am    Post subject: Sorabji's Insanity continues beyond da grave... Reply with quote

http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=7409

dis is a piano work

7000 pages long

9 hours long

composed in 1 week


dis is indeed quite insane...discuss...

Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This just another thing like John Cage organ concerto or whatever which lasts for years. This is insane.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

indeed, but this is even more insane, the sheer complexity
and it has to be played by a human

and it HAS been played by a human

the most shocking thing is

7000 pages
within 7 days

thats 1000 pages a day- how the fudge???????????????

think about the logistics!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This calls for a "dude". So...

Dude.

That is incredible. How have we not heard of this guy (the pianist) before? Oh, right, because he's not from this planet...same with Sorabji. I love Sorabji, though, and he's much more musical than Cage (but I still like Cage lol). How much does this CD cost? I can't seem to find it..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorabji's genius lay in that he is the supreme master, after the great Bach himself, of the large form, what I call the "Palladian structure". His music, though sometimes frightfully dissonant, nearly borders on the sensual and fragrant while appealing in almost every way of musical invention. He was, one could say, the Carlo Gesualdo of his time.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha, indeed

but its 9 hours of insanity....heard it phildan?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wurlitzer Imperial Grand?.. never heard of it. Confused

Still very cool though, that's unbelieveable.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

literally unbelievable - as in - i DONT believe it

7000 pages/9 hours of music

in 7 days

IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did he just press random notes on a computer notation program or something? Confused

Does it have any musical substance?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PianistSk8er wrote:
Wurlitzer Imperial Grand?.. never heard of it. Confused

Still very cool though, that's unbelieveable.

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Wurlitzer, I believe, is best known for their band organs which appear all around the world at carousels in amusement parks & carnivals.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing and incredible feat for any composer. But how about musically? Is it even plausible? BTW, I'm don't really enjoy wierd piano 20th century modern music, so I can't appreciate it much.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Sorabji, his music is just incredible and very musical at least IMO. Listen to the Opus Clavicembalisticum if you're still unsure. Or you could always check out his ultra-cool "transcriptions" of Chopin's Minute Waltz or Bizet's Habanera.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where would I find those, btw? Are they rare recordings?

BTW, I don't know much about this pianist. What year was he born? Still alive? From what country?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to find recordings of Sorabji's pieces, but I can send you either one of those transcriptions (mp3) if you'd like.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the best sorabji ive ever heard is on dre's composer-pianists cd

check dat
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