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Penderecki is one of my favorite composers ever. I really prefer his earlier works (not that I don't like the later ones), where he experimented with "sound mass" compositional techniques.Krzysztof Penderecki - Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (1959-61), De Natura Sonoris No. 1(1966) and Canticum Canticorum Salomonis (1970)
mighty mighty stuff!
Oh yeah?!The Sabre dance
Possibly the greatest song ever written :P
All = win.Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata no 5, Piano Sonata no 10, Piano Sonata no 4, Prometheus Poeme of Fire, Poeme of Ecstasy, Op 32 poeme's, op 8 etudes and op 42 etudes. - Scriabin
Op 9 Krammersymphonie, Verklarte Nacht, Op 42 piano concerto - Schoenberg
All of his Impromptus, Sonatas, and Lieder - Schubert
Op 9 Carnival and Symphonic Etudes - Schumann
Der Ring des Nibelungen...duh. - Richard Wagner
4th and 5th symphony - Gustav Mahler
Thank god, someone else who knows that book!I am going to quote a passage from Arnold Schoenberg's book "Fundamentals of Musical Composition,"
"In the early stages a composer's invention seldom flows freely. The control of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic factors impedes the spontaneous conception of musical ideas. It is possible to stimulate the inventive faculties and acquire technical facility by making a great many sketches of phrases based on a predetermined harmony. At first such attempts may be stiff and awkward, but, with patience, the co-ordination of the various elements will rapidly become smoother, until real fluency and even expressiveness is attained."
This can be easily applied in your case by creating a great many different phrases (defined by Schoenberg as "a unit approximating to what one could sing in a single breath") over top that riff. Just start pumping them out. Composition, like anything, requires a great deal of practice to become great at.
Yeah, that's what I last heard from Feldmahler (the owner)...I just hope it really works out. The people who shut them down were just being assholes, the modern composers that they said "weren't passable" have been dead for at least 70 years! (Schoenberg, Mahler, Bartok, etc.) Oh well, hopefully it'll be as good as it was...I'm sure it will.IMSLP is coming back! The guy who runs it is talking with people to make sure he won't get sued again by making sure what he can and can't have on the site.. but he says it'll be up in at least a few months (June/July I believe). That site was awesome.. just hope the massive amounts of scores that were there will be available again.
Also.. that classiccat.net site is awesome.
Y'know, you have a solid point there. I think what Rachmaninoff intended for the 3rd concerto is to have some sort of virtuosic showpiece, while earlier his 2nd concerto was all about musicality (in a sense) and how things flow together. I can think of water when I hear it.The 3rd concerto is pretty good too. Its very technical and has some mad piano work but i don't find it as intense and melodic as the 2nd concerto. 2nd concerto really is his best work imo. Its just has it all, intensity, emotions. The 2nd movement of the 2nd concerto is just beautifully emotional.
Best orchestral piece ever! His use of counterpoint in the woodwinds in the opening is complete genius.Igor Stravinsky. A mastermind. Listen to The Rite of Spring and be amazed.