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#16 Norway

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:57

Cuddle (adding a category!): Lincoln Longwool sheep, my pet chicken.

 

Snog: Nigel Kennedy, Sir John Barbirolli, J.S. Bach, Elgar, RVW, Shostakovich.

 

Marry: Monty Don (OK he's not a composer so I'm going :offTopic: ).

 

Avoid: Einaudi and minimalists, 2nd Viennese School and similar plinky plonky 20th century composers, opera singers whose vibrato is so wide that it may as well be a trill, the Cheerios advert, the Pearl Fishers Duet, prunes, and Fry's Turkish Delight.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:05

Snog: Philippe Gaubert (only known to flautists!).

 

Marry: Ravel. :wub:

 

Avoid: Bruckner and Tippett.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:10

Snog: Nigel Kennedy, Sir John Barbirolli, J.S. Bach, Elgar, RVW, Shostakovich.

 

You cannot be serious  :blink: .

 

If she were not already married, and young enough to be my daughter, my choice would be Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb.  Beautiful AND smart.

 

Avoid: Einaudi and minimalists, 2nd Viennese School and similar plinky plonky 20th century composers

 

Yay :hurrah: . An Ally.

 

Plinky plonky  :rofl:


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#19 Invidia

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:02

Snog: Philippe Gaubert (only known to flautists!).

 

Marry: Ravel. :wub:

 

Avoid: Bruckner and Tippett.

 

Gaubert :wub:  On the flute front also Jolivet, Dutilleux, Sancan... all the French flute school!


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:13

 

Snog: Nigel Kennedy, Sir John Barbirolli, J.S. Bach, Elgar, RVW, Shostakovich.

 

You cannot be serious  :blink: .

 

If she were not already married, and young enough to be my daughter, my choice would be Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb.  Beautiful AND smart.

 

Avoid: Einaudi and minimalists, 2nd Viennese School and similar plinky plonky 20th century composers

 

Yay :hurrah: . An Ally.

 

Plinky plonky  :rofl:

 

Which snog item had you worried? Have you heard Nigel Kennedy's Elgar Violin Concerto? Oh my what a soul! I am totally serious! :wub:

 

Also, can I add to my "avoid" list Schenkerian analysis (my musicology lecturer looked aghast when I pointed out that this was just a process of reducing great symphonies to Three Blind Mice). He hadn't seen it like that before. We didn't entirely get on! :rofl:

 

And to my "snog" list Abba, the Welsh, Italian and Russian languages, the Irish Sean Nos singing tradition, the Radio 4 shipping forecast (still thinking - more later!)....


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:23

Which snog item had you worried?

 

Nigel Kennedy of course. Apart from anything else he is the only one still alive.

 

Also, can I add to my "avoid" list Schenkerian analysis (my musicology lecturer looked aghast when I pointed out that this was just a process of reducing great symphonies to Three Blind Mice).

 

Wonderful :D . I knew we were musical allies.

 

And to my "snog" list Abba,

 

Hmmmm. Like so many bands that were perceived as "uncool" in their heyday, they are more appreciated now that they are gone than when they toured and recorded. And Agnetha is even a bit older than me. She is not as drop-dead-gorgeous as she once was, but she still sings very well.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:45

Note I declined to mention any of the many forumites I have met, but I have candidates for each category  :lol:


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:48

I have politicians for each category (mainly for the avoid category!)


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 14:10

Snog: the list varies depending on whose composition I am currently fascinated with but at the moment is John Ireland and Gian Carlo Menotti. Past entries have included John Williams (the film composer but I think his last good score was Jurassic Park), Korngold and Stravinsky.

Marry: JS Bach

Avoid: Liszt and Khachaturian (but to be fair, that is based only on my assessment of his Violin Concerto which is 45 minutes of my life that I would like back please, several hours if you include the rehearsals for it we had to trudge through). 


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#25 Maizie

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 14:16

 

Which snog item had you worried?

 

Nigel Kennedy of course. Apart from anything else he is the only one still alive.

 

But the dead ones are OK?


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#26 Tenor Viol

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 16:43

:o I am shocked, Shocked I tell you... such unseemly behaviour :P


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 18:06

Snog: Juan Diego Flores

Marry: Gerald Finlay

Avoid: Scriabin and plinky-plonk (thank you VH2)


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 20:35

Snog: reed organs/harmoniums/American Organs

Marry: My recorders

Avoid: flutes (funny things that are played sideways...)


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 21:35

Snog: Kate Bush

Marry: Alicia de Larrocha

Avoid: Bruckner and Richard Strauss.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 14:02

Snog: Electric Guitar

Marry: Oboe

Avoid: Ondes Martenot


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