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Post by Lynnet » April 29th, 2018, 8:19 am

Stories of Symphonic Music by Lawrence Gilman (1878 - 1939).

'A guide to the meaning of important symphonies, overtures and tone-poems from Beethoven to the present day'. Gilman became notorious for scathing reviews of compositions later to become classics. Here he analyzes the stories behind some famous and not so famous works. ( Lynne Thompson)
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Lawrence Gilman) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Gilman
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): 1907
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 36
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Music

    Keywords that describe the book: music, Beethoven, liszt, berlioz, strauss, bizet, symphonies, overtures, smetana

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Post by Lmnei » April 30th, 2018, 11:16 pm

Hi Lynne-

Can I sign up for 5, 7, 8, 11, 15-18 and 27-31 and 36 please?

Many thanks!

Lynda

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Post by Lynnet » May 1st, 2018, 8:02 am

Lmnei wrote:
April 30th, 2018, 11:16 pm
Hi Lynne-

Can I sign up for 5, 7, 8, 11, 15-18 and 27-31 and 36 please?

Many thanks!

Lynda
Hi Lynda
Thanks for your enthusiasm. Can I ask you limit to 5 sections (at first, at least) to allow other readers an opportunity? I'll assign the first 5 on your list. Thanks.
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Post by Lmnei » May 1st, 2018, 9:27 am

No issues!

Lynda


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Post by Lmnei » May 2nd, 2018, 6:27 pm

Hi Lynne -

Signing up for 5 more now -

16, 17, 18, 29 and 30 please.

Thanks!

Lynda


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Post by moniaqua » May 4th, 2018, 6:01 am

I'd like to claim section 27, Saint-Saens and 31, Spohr, please.

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Post by Lynnet » May 4th, 2018, 9:22 am

moniaqua wrote:
May 4th, 2018, 6:01 am
I'd like to claim section 27, Saint-Saens and 31, Spohr, please.
Thank you for claiming
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Post by moniaqua » May 5th, 2018, 3:50 am

I felt free to listen to section five. :)

@limnei,

Very interesting things, I think I have to listen to the Suite. I didn't know also that Georges Bizet had a different name and Georges was only his nickname :)

Nice accent that you have, is that Spanish or something like this? :)

I found two things that I strongly recommend to correct:

2:10 stumbled over "composer": I hear 'compothoser'
8:23 stumbled over "two and one-half", I hear 'two and a one-half'

There are a lot of words I would pronounce differently but I figure that they might be understood. The ones which might be misunderstood are:

0:40 I hear Bougainville --> written is Bougival
1:00 I hear les Aresiennes --> written is l'Arlesiennes
1:15ff I hear Minenetto --> written is Minuetto , I hear Agietetto --> written is Adagietto
5:38 I hear Minenetto --> written is Minuetto

@Lynett,

I can only listen to about maximum one file per day in average; if that is ok, I'd like to PL the sections I didn't read :) I would love to read more sections but I don't want to claim because I don't know whether I can record them in time. PLing is easier as it is faster.

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Post by Lynnet » May 5th, 2018, 7:42 am

moniaqua wrote:
May 5th, 2018, 3:50 am

@Lynett,

I can only listen to about maximum one file per day in average; if that is ok, I'd like to PL the sections I didn't read :) I would love to read more sections but I don't want to claim because I don't know whether I can record them in time. PLing is easier as it is faster.
Thank you for PLing. Would you like me to sign you up as DPL? You can take it at your own pace (within reason!). Also, as many sections as you are able to record is fine.
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Post by moniaqua » May 5th, 2018, 7:56 am

Lynnet wrote:
May 5th, 2018, 7:42 am
Thank you for PLing. Would you like me to sign you up as DPL? You can take it at your own pace
Thank you, yes, it makes things easier.

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Post by Lynnet » May 5th, 2018, 8:06 am

moniaqua wrote:
May 5th, 2018, 7:56 am
Lynnet wrote:
May 5th, 2018, 7:42 am
Thank you for PLing. Would you like me to sign you up as DPL? You can take it at your own pace
Thank you, yes, it makes things easier.
Done! Thank you.
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Post by moniaqua » May 6th, 2018, 1:59 am

Managed to listen to sections 00 and 01 :)

Very interesting, and clearly read. :clap:
I always knew it: "Music was then, as has been aptly said, a species of 'sensuous mathematics.'"
I love that little smile in your voice :9:

Section 00:

5:12 stumbled over "Eclogue of _S._ Mallarmé", there's a little snake in there :)

I guess you omitted the subtitle on purpose?

Section 01

I noted it PL ok, as listening level is standard. If I wouldn't read along in order to see if the text is complete, I probably wouldn't even have noticed. But as I noticed, I write the two little things I found down; please tell me if you change them so that I can spot-check:

7:18 I hear "to wait in the telling of a story" ?
10:30 missing "fervid" (Franz Liszt, a man of fervid imagination)

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Post by bicko19 » May 6th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Hi there everyone!

My name is Matt and I’m new here!

Would it be okay if I started with Wagner (35) and then pick up a few more from there? (I’ve actually sung in a few of his operas!)

Cheers!

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