Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
161 registered (Allochi, anamnesis, ando, Almaviva, Adam Coleman, accordeur, 33 invisible), 1876 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#654877 - 11/11/01 08:09 PM Stockhausen, Schoenberg, Janacek
netizen Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/01
Posts: 1926
Loc: New York
Geez, a few weeks on the road and I miss on all the fun around here!

Anyhow, after reading through the "what is art" stuff over in the "unmusical age" thread, I was reminded of a few links that someone sent to me recently. I thought I'd pass them on for others here who might be interested. One of them covers Schoenberg's music. FWIW, I've liked Schoenberg's music since discovering it as a teenager. I didn't get to start working on it until music school (I couldn't convince a teacher before then that it was worth spending time on). The other link is to something on Janacek' music, one of my top 10 20th century composers, and the last is to an article on Stockhausen/electronic music.

Schoenberg - link: http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Calendar-0!ArticleDetail-45475,00.html

"Schoenberg's time may finally have come. His music has an enormous amount to say to us. When it takes on extramusical themes, they are the big ones—love, madness, murder, good and evil, God, our ties with the past and quest for the modern. When it doesn't deal with such themes, it is abstract music pure as Bach and as emotionally expressive as any ever written."

Janacek - link: http://www.economist.com/books/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=822029

"He was inspired less by abstract musical systems than by human events, personal and political. Few composers have chosen a demonstration as a subject for a piano work, but Janacek's “Sonate, 1-X-1905” was prompted by a street protest in his hometown of Brno, in which Austrian troops killed a worker calling for the establishment of a Czech university. "

Stockhausen - link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/saturday_review/story/0,3605,564112,00.html

The shop is playing boring stuff - Mozart, Beethoven, Bach. You know, tunes. The sales staff say they do have more Stockhausen and whip out a stacked box from under the counter. Why do they keep them here? Two reasons, they say. First, they don't have that many requests for them. Second, when they do put him on show, he tends to get nicked.
_________________________
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that
we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."-- Theodore Roosevelt

Top
#654878 - 03/21/02 06:22 PM Re: Stockhausen, Schoenberg, Janacek
MichaelP Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 69
Loc: San Diego
[QUOTE]Originally posted by netizen:
[QB] FWIW, I've liked Schoenberg's music since discovering it as a teenager. I didn't get to start working on it until music school (I couldn't convince a teacher before then that it was worth spending time on). The other link is to something on Janacek' music, one of my top 10 20th century composers, and the last is to an article on Stockhausen/electronic music.

I agree several thousand percent! I can understand why Schoenberg's music is not widely played, since -- let us be honest -- it really does put most people off (although, although, come to think of it, their are parts of "Moses e Aaron" that sound almost like Puccini). But why Janacek is so little known is beyond me.

FWIW, several years ago my wife and I saw a performance of Jenufa at the SF Opera, with two extraordinary singers in the two main roles -- Gabriela Benackova and Leone Rysanek. This is very, very heavy stuff. People in the audience were so moved that they wept unashamedly.

Finally, re Stockhausen: when I was a college boy Stockhausen gave a lecture at our college. Talk about German! Very stiff, very proper in manner, and the substance of what said was so weirdly conceptualized as to be incomprehensible.

Top

Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
For the mods: restrict write access to the piano forum FAQ
by wimpiano
04/27/15 02:28 PM
Preferred chords for 12 bar blues, etc.
by Maarkr
04/27/15 02:22 PM
Baroque
by iamanders
04/27/15 02:19 PM
They Don't Really Play
by WhoDwaldi
04/27/15 01:57 PM
Bass String Replacement
by Keelan Taylor
04/27/15 01:21 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,059 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,586 Topics
2,400,325 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission