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#2016900 - 01/18/13 08:16 PM John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto
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It's actually pretty nice!! What do you think? I bet more than a few of you know of or like the Beatles. Clever and well-done, in my opinion. smile







Edited by Orange Soda King (01/18/13 08:17 PM)

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#2017232 - 01/19/13 12:22 PM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: Orange Soda King]
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i can see this being played by the boston pops on new years eve.
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#2017920 - 01/20/13 04:07 PM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: Orange Soda King]
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The opening to the third movement seems to "borrow" passages from Gershwin Concerto in F and the third movement of Rach 3.


Edited by pianoloverus (01/20/13 05:18 PM)

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#2017946 - 01/20/13 05:06 PM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Very cool! I like the Beatles and I like John Rutter. Thanks for posting this. smile
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#2017953 - 01/20/13 05:31 PM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Thanks! I have started to like the Beatles only recently, but now I really like them. smile John Rutter did a good job.
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#2017955 - 01/20/13 05:38 PM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: Orange Soda King]
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For us old farts who are very familiar with every Beatle song this is just delicious! Rutter did a fine job. I hear some vague resemblances to Rach and Gershwin but there's no mistaking the Beatles melodies. It certainly is a long and winding road, but also thoroughly enjoyable.

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#2017967 - 01/20/13 06:10 PM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: Steve Chandler]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
For us old farts who are very familiar with every Beatle song this is just delicious! Rutter did a fine job. I hear some vague resemblances to Rach and Gershwin but there's no mistaking the Beatles melodies. It certainly is a long and winding road, but also thoroughly enjoyable.
The introduction of the third movement has passages virtually identical to ones in Gershwin's Concerto in F. It goes far beyond a resemblance to a point where I can't understand how it wouldn't be embarrassing for the composer to write that passage...it's virtually copied. Perhaps the notes mention a specific quoting of the Gershwin, but if not I find it incomprehensible.


Edited by pianoloverus (01/20/13 06:14 PM)

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#2017984 - 01/20/13 06:48 PM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: Orange Soda King]
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I don't know for sure, but John Rutter is a pretty smart guy, so I figure he knew that, hehe smile

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#2018883 - 01/22/13 09:14 AM Re: John Rutter's "Beatles" Piano Concerto [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
For us old farts who are very familiar with every Beatle song this is just delicious! Rutter did a fine job. I hear some vague resemblances to Rach and Gershwin but there's no mistaking the Beatles melodies. It certainly is a long and winding road, but also thoroughly enjoyable.
The introduction of the third movement has passages virtually identical to ones in Gershwin's Concerto in F. It goes far beyond a resemblance to a point where I can't understand how it wouldn't be embarrassing for the composer to write that passage...it's virtually copied. Perhaps the notes mention a specific quoting of the Gershwin, but if not I find it incomprehensible.


From Wikipedia: He (John Rutter) also entered into the fun by, for example, making sly references to other popular concertos - eg the Grieg and Chopin E minor concertos in the transition from Here, There and Everywhere to Something, in the slow movement.

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