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#1597046 - 01/13/11 10:58 PM All By Myself
LindaR Offline
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I didn't know that this popular song, All By Myself, done by Eric Carmen and later Celine Dion was largely based on the 2nd movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff's, Piano Concerto no 2. I thought it would be fun to tell anyone else who didn't know that about it. thumb

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#1597050 - 01/13/11 11:10 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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I remember listening to Rachmaninoff's Second at college and discovering that link myself. Wikipedia has a whole list for your reading pleasure. My favorite is probably Sting's quote of Prokofiev in "Russians".
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#1597054 - 01/13/11 11:17 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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And for the ultimate version, of course:
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  • Haydn - Sonata in Gm, Hob. XVI/44

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#1597059 - 01/13/11 11:38 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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These 3 words remind me more of Brisget Jones Diary opening scene than Rach no. 2 2nd movement! Hahaha!
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#1597060 - 01/13/11 11:38 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: Andy Platt]
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Thanks for the links. I like Rachmaninov's better. I guess a pianist or any artist is making the same art over and over though and we all can be whittled down to three minutes of fame. I like that Eric Carmen song and the lyrics too.

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#1597070 - 01/13/11 11:59 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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I think I'm saying its a really good whittle to his life theme though I'm sure he is meters deep. That Russians song unnerves me though. heart

Hey tubbie.


Edited by LindaR (01/13/11 11:59 PM)
Edit Reason: Forgot Tubbie

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#1597881 - 01/15/11 07:56 AM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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Originally Posted By: LindaR
I didn't know that this popular song, All By Myself, done by Eric Carmen and later Celine Dion was largely based on the 2nd movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff's, Piano Concerto no 2. I thought it would be fun to tell anyone else who didn't know that about it. thumb


Hi LindaR,

You'll also find another quote from Rachmaninoff's Symphony no. 2, the third movement "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" also done by Eric Carmen.

Actually, it now makes me wonder if he was a Classicists?

Best,

Anthony.
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#1598051 - 01/15/11 01:57 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: BeethovenForEver]
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I didn't know Eric Carmen and Rachmaninoff's connection before. I guess they are classicists. I just confirmed by wikipedia that Clementi, Sonatina op 36 no 5 (Rondo Section) is Groovy Kind of Love performed by Phil Collins.
I knew that was fairly exact but I make close connections like Street of Laredo reminds me of Away in the Manger.

smile


Edited by LindaR (01/15/11 01:58 PM)
Edit Reason: Rondo Section added

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#1598223 - 01/15/11 07:28 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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Originally Posted By: LindaR
I just confirmed by wikipedia that Clementi, Sonatina op 36 no 5 (Rondo Section) is Groovy Kind of Love performed by Phil Collins.


I did not know this!

Best,

Anthony.
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#1598331 - 01/15/11 11:18 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: BeethovenForEver]
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Originally Posted By: Anthony2010
Originally Posted By: LindaR
I just confirmed by wikipedia that Clementi, Sonatina op 36 no 5 (Rondo Section) is Groovy Kind of Love performed by Phil Collins.


I did not know this!

Best,

Anthony.


You sound like you might of already known this.

Peace.

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#1598437 - 01/16/11 04:41 AM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
BeethovenForEver Offline
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Originally Posted By: LindaR
Originally Posted By: Anthony2010
Originally Posted By: LindaR
I just confirmed by wikipedia that Clementi, Sonatina op 36 no 5 (Rondo Section) is Groovy Kind of Love performed by Phil Collins.


I did not know this!

Best,

Anthony.


You sound like you might of already known this.

Peace.

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Studying my harmonics.


Nope, I've heard Phil Collins before but didn't know there was any connection between one of Clementi's Sonatas and his music!

Best,

Anthony.
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#1598442 - 01/16/11 05:03 AM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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I need to get more cultured, because all I can visualize after reading this thread is Eric Cartman singing a butchered rendition of this song on South Park.
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#1598890 - 01/16/11 08:34 PM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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Okay Anthony I believe you. I guess alphterminus is referring to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE4HB50-jhE. I didn't make a link. I'm not too famiiar with Cartman. Nice version too.

wow

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#1599904 - 01/18/11 06:54 AM Re: All By Myself [Re: AlphaTerminus]
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Originally Posted By: AlphaTerminus
I need to get more cultured, because all I can visualize after reading this thread is Eric Cartman singing a butchered rendition of this song on South Park.


LOLL.

Best,

Anthony.
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#1599905 - 01/18/11 07:03 AM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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Originally Posted By: LindaR
Okay Anthony I believe you. I guess alphterminus is referring to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE4HB50-jhE. I didn't make a link. I'm not too famiiar with Cartman. Nice version too.

wow


Remember hearing this a while ago but still funny though!

LOLL.

Best,

Anthony.
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#1599926 - 01/18/11 08:08 AM Re: All By Myself [Re: LindaR]
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AlphAterminus. Sorry. I'm done.

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