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Now I know how Shostakovich felt
Big Ed ^ | 6/11/20 | BigEdLB

Posted on 06/10/2020 6:20:01 PM PDT by BigEdLB

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To: cymbeline

Hmmmmm


21 posted on 06/10/2020 6:59:48 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: BigEdLB

I understand. As you know the Leningrad Symphony “focus” changed after Stalin died.


22 posted on 06/10/2020 7:01:07 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (Never bring a liberal gun law to a gun fight.)
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To: BigEdLB; Auntie Mame

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23 posted on 06/10/2020 7:02:47 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches anything.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Shostakovich was a genius


24 posted on 06/10/2020 7:07:32 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: outofsalt

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25 posted on 06/10/2020 7:09:14 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: BigEdLB

At this point I only post pictures of my cat on Facebook and ignore everything else.


26 posted on 06/10/2020 7:27:38 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: BigEdLB

Thanks for mentioning Shostakovich. Easily my favorite 20th century composer.


27 posted on 06/10/2020 7:30:36 PM PDT by Nothingburger
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To: Nothingburger

He has a number of fine works, but Symphony’s 4& 10 lose me. I really like the piano concertoS anD Syms 1 and 9


28 posted on 06/10/2020 7:32:53 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: Nothingburger

I’m listening to the Well Tempered Clavier - Book 1 right now.


29 posted on 06/10/2020 7:32:59 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: kaehurowing

My poodle dog Rufus gets a lot of space there. 60 pounds of fun


30 posted on 06/10/2020 7:33:59 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: SamAdams76

Papa Bach . The root of all


31 posted on 06/10/2020 7:35:36 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: BigEdLB
I am a creative artist-a composer of serious music.

As opposed to un-serious music.

Pretentious!

32 posted on 06/10/2020 7:43:32 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

Technical term, as opposed to, “popular” music


33 posted on 06/10/2020 7:45:10 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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34 posted on 06/10/2020 7:58:57 PM PDT by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
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To: BigEdLB

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35 posted on 06/10/2020 8:04:25 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: BigEdLB

+1


36 posted on 06/10/2020 8:24:09 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: BigEdLB
Upon the Approach to the Event Horizon, by me.

+1.

37 posted on 06/10/2020 8:27:00 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: BigEdLB
https://youtu.be/XD9BOBZKXOw

I hope this comes thru....

38 posted on 06/10/2020 8:27:09 PM PDT by cherry
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Always a pleasure hearing from fellow classical music buffs.

Basically, my interests are Austro-German mainstream, starting with Bach and ending with Mahler. Lately, I’ve been listening to Brahms, almost to the exclusion of everything else.

Among the Russians, I like Shostakovich and Rimsky-Korsakov. My favorite Shostakovich symphonies are 5 and 9, and I’m also quite fond of the piano and cello concertos.

The Leningrad Symphony kind of loses me, but I’ve read a couple books about how it was composed and first performed during the great siege. A lot of the original musicians didn’t survive the cold and starvation. The Soviet leadership flew Shostakovich out of the besieged city, so he was safe — or about as safe as one could be during that awful time.


39 posted on 06/10/2020 8:52:16 PM PDT by Nothingburger
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To: BigEdLB
good rant ....
40 posted on 06/11/2020 6:57:00 AM PDT by a little elbow grease ( ....... F.Lee Levin)
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