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    bruce marshall got a reaction from Martinland in Does Williams have perfect pitch?   
    Another familial story.
    A cousin was in an orchestra conducted by Andre Previn, who was famous for.his ' ear'.
    At one rehearsal, they decided to play a trick.
    When the orchestra tuned up on the traditional middle C, my cousin tuned up his oboe at b-flat.
    Previn, not batting an eye said" will every body please tune.down a half- step, except for the oboe"!..
    That's right; out of an large orchestra he could tell the oboe was barely out of tune.
    And, instead of having one instrument get in sync with the orchestra, he had the orchestra get in sync with.the oboe.
    You don't mess with The Prev.😄
     
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    bruce marshall reacted to JNHFan2000 in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    Finished with Succession: Season 1. I love this show!!
     
    I hope the other seasons are as good as this. This might be the best series of the last 20 years
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from badbu in Elliot Goldenthal   
    There is a copy of BATMAN FOREVER LLL for sale on EBAY.
    Only $25!
    But its a UK seller who charges $20 shipping.
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from Hugo Boadenthre in Does Williams have perfect pitch?   
    Perfect pitch means you can identify specific notes.
    My counterpoint teacher used to demonstrate this. With his back turned, four students would each strike one note on the piano, and he would correctly identify the.
    People with this ability recognize sound the way we recognize color!
    Musical ability is definitely transferable thru genetics.
    It's no accident that prodigys appear in math, chess and music.
    They are all based on a fixed, mathematical system.
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    bruce marshall reacted to Bespin in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    I must admit Steiner and me... is a story yet to write...
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    bruce marshall reacted to Bellosh in James Horner's FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) - NEW! 2-CD La La Land edition coming January 7 2022   
    That extra CD just living rent free in your head eh? 
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from Bellosh in James Horner's FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) - NEW! 2-CD La La Land edition coming January 7 2022   
    Well since everybody who has the ost already has almost all of it already.....
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    bruce marshall reacted to AC1 in DC Extended Universe Thread   
    Running time for The Batman: 2h 55m
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    bruce marshall reacted to JNHFan2000 in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    Finally started with Succession. Halfway through the 1st season. Wow this show is amazing! I love it so much.
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    bruce marshall reacted to Hedji in John Barry's DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) - 2CD Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition from La La Land 2015   
    According to the liner notes, Costner liked his work on the TV series Lonesome Dove. But Poledouris bowed out to keep a promise to his friend John Milius. It doesn’t say what film Milius was working on, but Flight of the Intruder was 1991, so it was probably that. 
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    bruce marshall reacted to Jurassic Shark in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    I regret not getting Sony's 10 CD Bolet box before it went OOP.
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    Very good interpreter of Lizst.
    I have the Bolet and Kristian Zimmerman
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    bruce marshall reacted to Loert in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    My favourite recording of the Totentanz:
     
     
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from Loert in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    Recommended listening
    " Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra"
     
    Symphony #2

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    bruce marshall reacted to SteveMc in Your favourite Bond songs, that aren't Bond songs but sound like Bond songs   
    In the late 70s she became one of the most famous people in the UK.
    She indeed did not show up on America's radar until Hounds of Love in 1985.  
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from ChristopherYoungFan121 in What is your favorite score to a Spiderman movie?   
    That one and ASM are cream of the crop
    Tbh
    The film was such a mess I couldn't bother giving the score a serious listen
    Not the composers fault.
     
     
     
    Fyi
    The OT makes it sound like you are asking which is our favorite SM poll!😄
     
    Try this
    Poll: What is your favorite score to a Spiderman movie?
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    bruce marshall reacted to GerateWohl in 2021 JWFan Composition Competition: Poll   
    But this time you must perform it in person!
     
    Then I will write my long desired "Bird Cage Fugue".
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    bruce marshall reacted to GerateWohl in 2021 JWFan Composition Competition: Poll   
    Perfect!
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    bruce marshall reacted to Disco Stu in The Official Jazz Music thread   
    Yes, Duke was not a man of flawless character, but he was a great man nonetheless.  He was very negligent of the business side of managing his organization, which included both the band and music publishing by the '40s, and at one point in the late 40s/early 50s even in his own independent record label.  He gave ample credit to his collaborators (Strayhorn chief among them of course) from the bandstand when introducing music, but that did not always translate to credits and copyrights, sadly.  In the manner of so many artists, he stacked his organization with relatives and friends that did not know how manage things correctly and fairly.  To me this is all fascinating history and backstory to an important life of great music.
     
    Duke was also a very underrated pianist.  It's nearly a cliché to say that the band was his instrument, and its basically true, but he was a great pianist as well.  He may not have had the finesse of a Teddy Wilson or the virtuosity of a Bud Powell, but he had a brazenly original musical voice and imagination.  He painted pictures at the keyboard.
     
    A few of my favorite examples:
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in The Official Jazz Music thread   
    Ellington was the Zimmer of jazz composers.
     
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in The Official Jazz Music thread   
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    bruce marshall got a reaction from GerateWohl in Your favourite Bond songs, that aren't Bond songs but sound like Bond songs   
    Just about any song off of The Cure albums " Disintegration" or " Wish" would fit the gloom and doom vibe of the current films
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