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#2079942 - 05/09/13 05:27 PM Piece Identification Game
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Okay, I've come up with another stupid idea (well, maybe I should stop calling them stupid ideas because the last one I started got 300 posts laugh ), and in this one someone will post a picture of a little tidbit of a piece of music (a measure, a few notes, whatever) and the rest of us will try to figure out what piece it's from. Concertos count; chamber pieces do not. For example, Person X posts this:



Person Y would then name the piece (Rachmaninoff 3/2) and then, if they wanted, post another picture.

This should be interesting. ha grin
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#2079964 - 05/09/13 06:05 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Can't figure IT out.

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#2079972 - 05/09/13 06:23 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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What does that mean? wink
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#2079976 - 05/09/13 06:32 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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OK, here's one:

This is pretty easy, I think. And I'm working on it.


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#2080000 - 05/09/13 07:38 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Piano*Dad]
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OK, here's one:

This is pretty easy, I think. And I'm working on it.
Should be easy sailing.

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#2080007 - 05/09/13 08:04 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Ahaaaahh. smile

Well, it might be difficult for someone if they're three sheets to the wind!
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#2080009 - 05/09/13 08:15 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Great idea - but perhaps not so much fun for someone (like me) who doesn't know how to post a "little picture of a little tidbit of a piece of music." grin

Of course, I'm always open to learning something new.
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#2080019 - 05/09/13 08:35 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Piano*Dad]
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OK, here's one:

This is pretty easy, I think. And I'm working on it.



Ravel "Une barque" from Miroirs. grin
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#2080022 - 05/09/13 08:39 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: carey]
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Originally Posted By: carey
Great idea - but perhaps not so much fun for someone (like me) who doesn't know how to post a "little picture of a little tidbit of a piece of music." grin

Of course, I'm always open to learning something new.

Okay - well, now you will learn something new! smile

The easiest option (this is the way I'm doing it) is to find an online copy of the score you'd like to extract something out of (most scores can be found on this site) and then take a screenshot of the part you want to put in your post. Then just use the image tool on the PW Full Reply screen to insert the image. smile
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#2080025 - 05/09/13 08:43 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Try this one (it's also fairly easy, but could be challenging for some, I don't know):



grin
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#2080029 - 05/09/13 08:53 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: carey
Great idea - but perhaps not so much fun for someone (like me) who doesn't know how to post a "little picture of a little tidbit of a piece of music." grin

Of course, I'm always open to learning something new.

Okay - well, now you will learn something new! smile

The easiest option (this is the way I'm doing it) is to find an online copy of the score you'd like to extract something out of (most scores can be found on this site) and then take a screenshot of the part you want to put in your post. Then just use the image tool on the PW Full Reply screen to insert the image. smile


I think this proves that Polyphonist isn't Mark C in disguise. smile

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#2080030 - 05/09/13 08:54 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Wait - why does it prove that? grin
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#2080043 - 05/09/13 09:57 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist

Ravel "Une barque" from Miroirs. grin

Nope, I think it's from a Debussy prelude...une Barque has 3 sharps and is written in quasi-perpetual motion!
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#2080049 - 05/09/13 10:18 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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I know, I was just joking around because of the "sailing" and "wind" comments from pianoloverus and Piano*Dad. ha
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#2080082 - 05/10/13 12:15 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Hint:

An extremely popular piece by an extremely popular composer.

Have fun!
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#2080085 - 05/10/13 12:25 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Wait - why does it prove that? grin

Because that other guy is stupid! ha

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#2080086 - 05/10/13 12:28 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Kreisler]
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Hint:

An extremely popular piece by an extremely popular composer.

Have fun!

Pathetique! End of first movement!

Here's a chamber piece which most people might recognize:

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#2080087 - 05/10/13 12:30 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: POLYPHONIST-teeheehee
Because that other guy is stupid! ha
What do you mean??? I messed up the quotes?!?! Oh man... Sorry to both! grin

Ok... I won't joke about this again and sorry in advance! laugh Back to the regular thread now!
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#2080088 - 05/10/13 12:31 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Hint:

An extremely popular piece by an extremely popular composer.

Have fun!

Pathetique! End of first movement!

Here's a chamber piece which most people might recognize:



Especially when the name of the piece is in the filename for the excerpt.
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#2080089 - 05/10/13 12:34 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Easy - Franck violin sonata.

Try this one:



(Hint: Piano is not the only instrument.)
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#2080091 - 05/10/13 12:35 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: BDB]
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Hint:

An extremely popular piece by an extremely popular composer.

Have fun!

Pathetique! End of first movement!

Here's a chamber piece which most people might recognize:



Especially when the name of the piece is in the filename for the excerpt.

You cheated! How evil of you! ha

Okay, guess mine. The filename will reveal nothing. grin
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#2080211 - 05/10/13 08:19 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Yes, I made sure I made up my own filename. It's a common thing to forget in little quizzes like this.
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#2080359 - 05/10/13 01:56 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Yes, the Franck sonata was easy, especially with your "hint" in your sig line!

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#2080392 - 05/10/13 03:39 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
OK, here's one:

This is pretty easy, I think. And I'm working on it.




"Voiles" Prelude by Debussy, actually. I just played it smile

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#2080397 - 05/10/13 03:49 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Nobody's guessed mine yet! grin It was this one:

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#2080437 - 05/10/13 05:00 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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My quiz has clefs and key.
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#2081021 - 05/11/13 07:45 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: patH]
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My quiz has clefs and key.

So does mine! Clefs are treble and bass, key is 3 sharps (not giving away whether it's major or minor! grin).
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#2081057 - 05/11/13 09:26 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: patH]
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My quiz has clefs and key.


And it is by a composer who was a very early Steinway artist, and better known for his operas. But this one is a piano piece on a railway theme, with the addition of some bizarre morbidity.
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#2081058 - 05/11/13 09:32 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: BDB]
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My quiz has clefs and key.


And it is by a composer who was a very early Steinway artist, and better known for his operas. But this one is a piano piece on a railway theme, with the addition of some bizarre morbidity.

Arthur Sullivan, perhaps? grin
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#2081060 - 05/11/13 09:38 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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BDB is correct. But it's not Arthur Sullivan.
I didn't know he was a Steinway artist.

Another hint: The composer was Italian.


Edited by patH (05/11/13 09:39 PM)
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#2081068 - 05/11/13 10:04 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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Nobody's guessed mine yet! grin It was this one:



Rach 1 Mov 3

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#2081085 - 05/11/13 11:08 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: patH]
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BDB is correct. But it's not Arthur Sullivan.
I didn't know he was a Steinway artist.

Another hint: The composer was Italian.


And his birthday comes no more than every 4 years.
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#2081090 - 05/11/13 11:16 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: Polyphonist]
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And he became very fat due to his hobby of cooking. laugh
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#2081091 - 05/11/13 11:16 PM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: ScriabinAddict]
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Nobody's guessed mine yet! grin It was this one:



Rach 1 Mov 3

Correct...
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#2081157 - 05/12/13 02:24 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: patH]
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My quiz has clefs and key.


Forget about the fat, food-loving early 19th century Italian more noted for his operas - which he suddenly, inexplicably stopped composing at age 37. This has to be post-Romantic with such a complex harmonic structure! Wow! smile

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#2081204 - 05/12/13 05:30 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: BruceD]
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Sounds like one of the Péchés de vieillesse.

I seem to remember a Dutch TV (or was it radio?) quiz that someone posted here a few years ago. The melody sounded like the theme from Saint-Saëns's Clarinet Sonata (I).....
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#2081213 - 05/12/13 06:26 AM Re: Piece Identification Game [Re: bennevis]
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Sounds like one of the Péchés de vieillesse.
It is.

G.Rossini - Un petit train de plaisir

Congrats to all who guessed correctly, especially BDB.
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