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Didb72  (Level: 222.2 - Posts: 243)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 4:03 PM



I could have put this post on "Hit List" but I think that Salty Dog gets a better coverage.

I would not call myself a big fan of classical music, but classical music has some virtues than other styles do not have. In the last few weeks I took some fantastic quizzes about classical music mainly the one on symphonies written by Haydn and Slicko. I would say checked them out, they are worth taking. Classical music is not a topic that gets much coverage on Sploofus quizzes compared to TV or general trivia quizzes for instance.
When technology will permit it, it will be nice to have the music accompanying the quiz.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7722)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 5:12 PM

I'm more adventurous taking "classic" rock and roll quizzes.
I'm sure Slicko's and Haydn's quizzes are excellent.

Note to self: take at least one from each author.
Nobody will notice my 20% scores [I hope].

Kaufman  (Level: 269.9 - Posts: 3941)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 8:36 PM

I know some of Haydn's symphonies, but I haven't been exposed to Slicko's. I'll have to look them up!

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 29th Apr '09 9:29 AM

I'm quite flattered - thanks. Of course anyone named Haydn has got to write great classical music quizzes (and his are).
Ken I will send you a recording of my first Symphony in Asia Minor. Unfortunately it is rather difficult to play because it is full of occidentals.

Aristotle  (Level: 72.7 - Posts: 191)
Wed, 29th Apr '09 10:11 AM

LOL! The old ones, are always the best ones, Slicko.

Kaufman  (Level: 269.9 - Posts: 3941)
Wed, 29th Apr '09 9:39 PM

I told you before I'm sure it's no turkey, Anatolia again!

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Wed, 29th Apr '09 9:44 PM

Humble hubbie Haydn blushed at Slicko's response. However....if you like classical music stuff, please play the quizzes that come out because it is certainly incentive to make more.

Hubbie has a ton of ideas but tires of creating stuff that only 3 or 4 people play....

Garrybl  (Level: 294.1 - Posts: 6803)
Wed, 29th Apr '09 10:08 PM

I do most of the classical music quizzes but please dont tell Haydn... i dont like the composer of that name and have no interest in his symphonioes etc.
Now Shostakovich quizzes would be a different matter....

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7722)
Wed, 29th Apr '09 10:51 PM

I followed my own advice- played one of Slicko's and one of Haydn's quizzes.
Scored better than I thought [about 50%].
I am getting culture playing Sploofus

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Wed, 29th Apr '09 10:55 PM

Oh, Barry...Shostakovich? Good grief. Who are you? You have very advanced musical taste. (No offense to lovers of earlier musical periods)

You're talking the tough stuff, there. I was honored to be friends with a young lady who graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory who played one of the Shostakovich concertos for violin arranged for viola for my classes last year. I know she said it was rosin dust floating up, but I would swear it was smoke.

Haydn's good. I like his stuff and I'm not a nervous wreck listening. Shostakovich makes me cry from an ache to be good enough to play his music - and it makes me nervous.

Does music that's above your head - above your ability to play or so difficult to analyze - make anyone else nervous or is it just me? I'm that way with operas, too.

I sleep with the TV on most nights because it masks little noises in the house. My TV was on TCM this morning, and I awoke at 4am to the movie "That Girl From Paris" with Lily Pons singing Rossini's Una Voce Poco Fa.

That familiar ache. What a voice - crystal clear, and if I didn't know a human being was actually there singing it, I'd not believe it was even possible for the human voice to do what Ms. Pons was doing with all her embellishments and pin point accuracy.

My best friend in college sang it (and I was honored to be her accompanist), but as beautiful as her voice was, and as much as I loved hearing her sing it, I've never heard anything as beautiful and technically magical as Ms. Pons this morning.

Musicians with the kind of giftings these people have are very special beings. We're so lucky to have the ability to listen to recordings and download them on our Ipods within seconds of the need. What a time to live!

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