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    karelm got a reaction from Fabulin in What is a guillotine drum which is used in the Star Wars. music score?   
    Sorry for the slow response, I didn't read the rest of the thread so not sure if this has been answered but I have it on very good authority that...
     
    "It’s a rather large field drum.  I have an old field drum that has rope to keep the tension on the head. Back in the day that drum was basically a marching drum for parades or funerals, etc.  Tune the drum as loose as you can stand it."
      Cheers  
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    karelm reacted to Disco Stu in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    Sad report that national treasure Michael Tilson Thomas has had surgery to remove a brain tumor.  I'm praying he's able to beat the cancer.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/arts/music/michael-tilson-thomas.html
     
    He's had so many wonderful recordings over the decades, but I must always spotlight what are for me the definitive recordings of two of my favorite pieces of music: Copland's Symphonic Ode and Piston's 2nd symphony.
     
     
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    karelm reacted to SteveMc in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    Some Rouse.  
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    karelm got a reaction from Will in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    A good reference to JW's own concert music, these are solid additions to concert repertoire by a major composer known primarily for his work in film but his concert music has little of the same characteristics found in his famous film scores however the "fingerprints" are all there.  Another similarity is Rozsa was considered very musically knowledgeable, practically a musicologist and I've heard the same reference made to JW.  Very good recommendation and oh I've performed with Lynn Harrell, too cool! 
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    karelm got a reaction from AC1 in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    A good reference to JW's own concert music, these are solid additions to concert repertoire by a major composer known primarily for his work in film but his concert music has little of the same characteristics found in his famous film scores however the "fingerprints" are all there.  Another similarity is Rozsa was considered very musically knowledgeable, practically a musicologist and I've heard the same reference made to JW.  Very good recommendation and oh I've performed with Lynn Harrell, too cool! 
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    karelm reacted to AC1 in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    One of my favorite violin concertos. The Cello Concerto and the overall recording are very good as well. Lyrical and melodic, exactly how I want a violin concerto to be. 
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    karelm got a reaction from carlborg in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's hard to tell where you are in a piece when it is completely brand new to you.  You might enjoy Aaron Copland's "What to Listen for in Music" or Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts tv shows from the 1950's and 60's which are on youtube and very well explained walk through of elements of music and some masterpieces.  Classical music doesn't always come quickly or easily but rewards effort.
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    karelm got a reaction from TownerFan in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's hard to tell where you are in a piece when it is completely brand new to you.  You might enjoy Aaron Copland's "What to Listen for in Music" or Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts tv shows from the 1950's and 60's which are on youtube and very well explained walk through of elements of music and some masterpieces.  Classical music doesn't always come quickly or easily but rewards effort.
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    karelm got a reaction from lairdo in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    I second your recommendation of Robert Greenberg who has sly humor too but I think the courses a bit too pricey for most but are EXCELLENT traversal of the complexity of the topic.  The topic is sort of equivalent to "I don't get literature".  It's not a quick topic.  Anyway, I totally second the Greenberg recommendation!  He's a fabulous educator.
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    karelm got a reaction from Romão in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's hard to tell where you are in a piece when it is completely brand new to you.  You might enjoy Aaron Copland's "What to Listen for in Music" or Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts tv shows from the 1950's and 60's which are on youtube and very well explained walk through of elements of music and some masterpieces.  Classical music doesn't always come quickly or easily but rewards effort.
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    karelm reacted to Jay in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    Thanks for that, I've been looking for something like that!
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    karelm reacted to lairdo in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    I would also recommend Bernstein's earlier TV specials on Omnibus. They can be found (for a subscription fee, cancellable after) on medici.tv. There are 7 in total and cover from Bach to modern music. They are a good companion to the Young People's Concerts.
     
    I also have really enjoy Robert Greenberg's 20 or so lecture series on The Great Courses. These are pricey (but on sale from time to time) and some of them are part of Audible's credits (audio only). (They are available as video or audio - same content. The videos are illustrated a bit but I have found no loss in just listening to them.) 
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    karelm got a reaction from Will in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's hard to tell where you are in a piece when it is completely brand new to you.  You might enjoy Aaron Copland's "What to Listen for in Music" or Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts tv shows from the 1950's and 60's which are on youtube and very well explained walk through of elements of music and some masterpieces.  Classical music doesn't always come quickly or easily but rewards effort.
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    karelm got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's crazy to think that at 89, he is creating new works as rich and demanding as this.  I found it to be a virtuosic work worthy of the soloist and her formidable talents.  One of my favorite aspects of John Williams is his sense of long form.  I loved this from the earliest film scores how they develop their themes over time but in concert music, it is especially apparent.  He has an innate sense of drama.  How to tell a story or how to reveal ideas over time.  This is gorgeous music.  Something he clearly put much care in to and I look forward to revisiting and studying. 
     
    JW is a melodic genius but his harmonic and structural brilliance are just as substantial.  This concerto is a wonderful companion to his Violin Concerto No. 1 which I felt had a bold climactic flourish, but here we have an equally substantial work that is more nocturnal.  That doesn’t mean comforted, there is an inner turmoil but it is more reflective and introspective.  It’s a deep and meditative work.  I loved it and look forward to revisiting it.   My favorite movements were the darker, longer outer movements but I also enjoyed the inner movements with their whirlwind effects.  The ending felt like a beautiful lament.  It's hard not to think there is some other, deeper meaning to music.
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    karelm got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's hard to tell where you are in a piece when it is completely brand new to you.  You might enjoy Aaron Copland's "What to Listen for in Music" or Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts tv shows from the 1950's and 60's which are on youtube and very well explained walk through of elements of music and some masterpieces.  Classical music doesn't always come quickly or easily but rewards effort.
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    karelm got a reaction from Jay in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's hard to tell where you are in a piece when it is completely brand new to you.  You might enjoy Aaron Copland's "What to Listen for in Music" or Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts tv shows from the 1950's and 60's which are on youtube and very well explained walk through of elements of music and some masterpieces.  Classical music doesn't always come quickly or easily but rewards effort.
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    karelm got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in Video Game Music   
    The video game I was part of is getting released next month.  I was the orchestrator and there is quite a nice cross section of what the music is like in this trailer.  It's a Lucasarts team and the sequel to award winning writer/producer Tim Schafer's (Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, The Curse of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2, Grim Fandango, Broken Age) Pyschonauts from 2005!  The music is fantastic and composed by Peter McConnell (Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Sam & Max Hit the road, Star Wars X-Wing, Grim Fandango, and so many other LucasArts classics).  I thought the music of this game was so wonderful and exciting, it was a pleasure and true honor to be part of this project!  It was over three hours of original music ranging in style from jazz, big band, retro, huge symphonic scoring with large orchestra and chorus and we spent a few years on it with several scoring sessions!  In addition, like all of Tim Schafer's game's, it's a deep and rich game universe well worth exploring.  Lots of examples of the music are in this latest trailer. 
     
    Prepurchase link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/607080/Psychonauts_2/
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    karelm got a reaction from Once in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's crazy to think that at 89, he is creating new works as rich and demanding as this.  I found it to be a virtuosic work worthy of the soloist and her formidable talents.  One of my favorite aspects of John Williams is his sense of long form.  I loved this from the earliest film scores how they develop their themes over time but in concert music, it is especially apparent.  He has an innate sense of drama.  How to tell a story or how to reveal ideas over time.  This is gorgeous music.  Something he clearly put much care in to and I look forward to revisiting and studying. 
     
    JW is a melodic genius but his harmonic and structural brilliance are just as substantial.  This concerto is a wonderful companion to his Violin Concerto No. 1 which I felt had a bold climactic flourish, but here we have an equally substantial work that is more nocturnal.  That doesn’t mean comforted, there is an inner turmoil but it is more reflective and introspective.  It’s a deep and meditative work.  I loved it and look forward to revisiting it.   My favorite movements were the darker, longer outer movements but I also enjoyed the inner movements with their whirlwind effects.  The ending felt like a beautiful lament.  It's hard not to think there is some other, deeper meaning to music.
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    karelm got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's crazy to think that at 89, he is creating new works as rich and demanding as this.  I found it to be a virtuosic work worthy of the soloist and her formidable talents.  One of my favorite aspects of John Williams is his sense of long form.  I loved this from the earliest film scores how they develop their themes over time but in concert music, it is especially apparent.  He has an innate sense of drama.  How to tell a story or how to reveal ideas over time.  This is gorgeous music.  Something he clearly put much care in to and I look forward to revisiting and studying. 
     
    JW is a melodic genius but his harmonic and structural brilliance are just as substantial.  This concerto is a wonderful companion to his Violin Concerto No. 1 which I felt had a bold climactic flourish, but here we have an equally substantial work that is more nocturnal.  That doesn’t mean comforted, there is an inner turmoil but it is more reflective and introspective.  It’s a deep and meditative work.  I loved it and look forward to revisiting it.   My favorite movements were the darker, longer outer movements but I also enjoyed the inner movements with their whirlwind effects.  The ending felt like a beautiful lament.  It's hard not to think there is some other, deeper meaning to music.
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    karelm got a reaction from Will in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's crazy to think that at 89, he is creating new works as rich and demanding as this.  I found it to be a virtuosic work worthy of the soloist and her formidable talents.  One of my favorite aspects of John Williams is his sense of long form.  I loved this from the earliest film scores how they develop their themes over time but in concert music, it is especially apparent.  He has an innate sense of drama.  How to tell a story or how to reveal ideas over time.  This is gorgeous music.  Something he clearly put much care in to and I look forward to revisiting and studying. 
     
    JW is a melodic genius but his harmonic and structural brilliance are just as substantial.  This concerto is a wonderful companion to his Violin Concerto No. 1 which I felt had a bold climactic flourish, but here we have an equally substantial work that is more nocturnal.  That doesn’t mean comforted, there is an inner turmoil but it is more reflective and introspective.  It’s a deep and meditative work.  I loved it and look forward to revisiting it.   My favorite movements were the darker, longer outer movements but I also enjoyed the inner movements with their whirlwind effects.  The ending felt like a beautiful lament.  It's hard not to think there is some other, deeper meaning to music.
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    karelm got a reaction from Muad'Dib in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's crazy to think that at 89, he is creating new works as rich and demanding as this.  I found it to be a virtuosic work worthy of the soloist and her formidable talents.  One of my favorite aspects of John Williams is his sense of long form.  I loved this from the earliest film scores how they develop their themes over time but in concert music, it is especially apparent.  He has an innate sense of drama.  How to tell a story or how to reveal ideas over time.  This is gorgeous music.  Something he clearly put much care in to and I look forward to revisiting and studying. 
     
    JW is a melodic genius but his harmonic and structural brilliance are just as substantial.  This concerto is a wonderful companion to his Violin Concerto No. 1 which I felt had a bold climactic flourish, but here we have an equally substantial work that is more nocturnal.  That doesn’t mean comforted, there is an inner turmoil but it is more reflective and introspective.  It’s a deep and meditative work.  I loved it and look forward to revisiting it.   My favorite movements were the darker, longer outer movements but I also enjoyed the inner movements with their whirlwind effects.  The ending felt like a beautiful lament.  It's hard not to think there is some other, deeper meaning to music.
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    karelm got a reaction from SteveMc in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's crazy to think that at 89, he is creating new works as rich and demanding as this.  I found it to be a virtuosic work worthy of the soloist and her formidable talents.  One of my favorite aspects of John Williams is his sense of long form.  I loved this from the earliest film scores how they develop their themes over time but in concert music, it is especially apparent.  He has an innate sense of drama.  How to tell a story or how to reveal ideas over time.  This is gorgeous music.  Something he clearly put much care in to and I look forward to revisiting and studying. 
     
    JW is a melodic genius but his harmonic and structural brilliance are just as substantial.  This concerto is a wonderful companion to his Violin Concerto No. 1 which I felt had a bold climactic flourish, but here we have an equally substantial work that is more nocturnal.  That doesn’t mean comforted, there is an inner turmoil but it is more reflective and introspective.  It’s a deep and meditative work.  I loved it and look forward to revisiting it.   My favorite movements were the darker, longer outer movements but I also enjoyed the inner movements with their whirlwind effects.  The ending felt like a beautiful lament.  It's hard not to think there is some other, deeper meaning to music.
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    karelm got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    It's crazy to think that at 89, he is creating new works as rich and demanding as this.  I found it to be a virtuosic work worthy of the soloist and her formidable talents.  One of my favorite aspects of John Williams is his sense of long form.  I loved this from the earliest film scores how they develop their themes over time but in concert music, it is especially apparent.  He has an innate sense of drama.  How to tell a story or how to reveal ideas over time.  This is gorgeous music.  Something he clearly put much care in to and I look forward to revisiting and studying. 
     
    JW is a melodic genius but his harmonic and structural brilliance are just as substantial.  This concerto is a wonderful companion to his Violin Concerto No. 1 which I felt had a bold climactic flourish, but here we have an equally substantial work that is more nocturnal.  That doesn’t mean comforted, there is an inner turmoil but it is more reflective and introspective.  It’s a deep and meditative work.  I loved it and look forward to revisiting it.   My favorite movements were the darker, longer outer movements but I also enjoyed the inner movements with their whirlwind effects.  The ending felt like a beautiful lament.  It's hard not to think there is some other, deeper meaning to music.
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