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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2017, 07:53:45 PM »
Right of Spring is clearly based on The Bacchai by Euripides ...



Here is more context to where our movie music came from ...



Here is an actual ancient Greek musical lament for a dead wife commissioned by her grieving husband ...



In 1983, I got to visit Greece, visit the first theater on Earth, the Theater of Dionysus in Athens, under the Acropolis.  And the most perfect theater for the last 2000+ years, the theater at Epidauros.  Which was used by the cult of Asclepius to encourage people to sign up for Obamacare ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2017, 08:16:42 PM »
The peak of the Romantic period is Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries ... also recently seen as drama, not music, in Greek version, in Wonder Woman ...



The Valkyries are gathering up the valiant dead.

But earlier in Romantic Germany ...



This popular innovation not repeated (chorus and symphony combined) is sung every new year in Japan.  This is what convinced me as a youth, that Classical music could be wonderful.  As per the movie, Beethoven composed and directed this while deaf!  This first performance didn't create a riot, it created tears.

Truly, truly I say unto you ... if you have ears to hear ... music is the voice of G-d.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2017, 08:37:23 PM »
Going backward in time, the Italians taught the Germans about music ...



Before the Italian classical, there was Italian Renaissance ...



Galileo's father was a professor of music.

My favorite brass piece by the same composer ...



Makes me want to cheer ... Viva Il Duce, Viva Lorenzo Magnifico! (Medici).
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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2017, 10:14:04 PM »
Classical genius of first order demonstrated ....



Supposedly Mozart could compose an entire symphony or opera in his head, doing his revisions in his photographic memory ... and then write the entire score for orchestra etc in one go.

Beethoven on the other hand, made countless revisions on the same sheet music ... tink tinking out melody on his pianoforte, while straining with his ear horn to overcome his deafness.
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Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2017, 10:19:25 PM »
At the risk of sounding like my critics, on the John Oliver thread...slow down, Man...I won't be able to listen to all of that, this evening, but I promise to, at least, sample each one, eventually.

And, at the risk of, also, derailing this thread, with an unrelated tangent...

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Right of Spring is clearly based on The Bacchai by Euripides ...

Euripides...the only thing, that I recall about him, is his contrast with Sophocles, over the proper use of, literature/plays...with one being an idealist, and the other a realist...I don't even remember, which was which...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2017, 03:27:24 AM »
You wanted Classical music over movie music, though I gave you some of the latter.  I am the guy, who if you ask what time is it ... gives you the history of timepieces back to the sun dial ;-)  I don't know what you like, so I hit all music in the last 2000+ years.  I skipped the Bronze Age (yes we have music from the Bronze Age).  I put my piece on Biblical musical archeology in the Judaism section.  Look at it a piece at a time.  In a parallel universe, I am a digital bloodhound ... howl!

The last one, with scrolling sheet music, was a find.  There is lots more of that, but this particular one (I have a magic touch) parallels the scene in Amadeus where Salieri and Mozart are working together on the Requiem.  That is super special, since it shows the process of creation (the others only show the results of classical music genius).  I am big on JS Bach.  Classical horn ... gives me blue balls though.

JS Bach had to compose a new cantata for Sunday mass, every week.  And manage the boy's choir.  And he still had time to write his own music.  Neither WA Mozart nor JS Bach were human, they are proof that aliens have visited us.

Yes, Euripides invented the anti-hero (realism vs idealism).  He was the least popular, and last in time, of the big three.  Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.  Aeschylus brought in the second actor (antagonist vs protagonist).  Sophocles was the most popular ... his plays are perfection.  All three are still performed, in Greece, in the original language, 2500 years later.  Take that George Lucas!  Theater was religious pageant, political propaganda and entertainment rolled into one.  The Holy Trinity of drama.  Three tragedies, a comedy and a satyr play.  The tragedy comes from the bucolic goatherd song.  The comedy comes from "comos" or revel of the party animals.  The satyr play was ... pornography.  In Rome the equivalent of the satyr plays were ... mimes (also pornography).  The organ was originally powered by water pressure, invented in Greek times, to accompany religious drama.  But used by the Romans at the games (ludi) including gladiator shows and public executions, as we have used the organ at baseball games "Take me out to the execution ..." are the original lyrics ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2017, 06:59:18 PM »
To round out musical theater ...

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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2017, 01:06:53 AM »
Better and a much better masterpiece:


Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2017, 01:56:33 AM »
Better and a much better masterpiece:



I have played the replay button over and over again, I am in love with the lyrics of the song.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2017, 02:55:32 AM »
Claire De Lune and Canon in D Major are 2 of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard.  I want to hear them at the end of my life. 
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Offline trdsf

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2017, 12:44:01 PM »
If I get to pick music to exit to, I want it to be a selection of preludes, toccatas, passacaglias and fugues by Bach, ending with either the Great Fugue in G minor...


or the Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor:


And for the record, organist Cameron Carpenter is an unmitigated genius.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2017, 02:20:16 PM »
Is that all related the the 2001 music?
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