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opus23#10
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Composer Riddle

Postby opus23#10 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:53 pm

MULTIMEDIA

If the Tonic is red, white, and orange,
And the IV Chord is red, brown, and green,
Then -- what does this mean?
You're in the key of C, you see,
And you may have synesthesia
Like me.

I gave a colored light show,
Promethius, the Poem of Fire
For orchestra. The glow
Of lights from my color organ
A synthesis of light and sound.


What composer am I :?: ( I knew SVR well.)

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Postby mikhailp » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:07 am

Mozart? o_o

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Postby Amphissa » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:30 am

Scriabin. He was Rachmaninoff's classmate and friend at conservatory. He had a form of synesthesia in which musical notes and chords were experienced as color.
"Life without music is a mistake." Nietzsche

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Postby RACHBOY » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:33 am

So, was this right??? :)

Amphissa wrote:Scriabin. He was Rachmaninoff's classmate and friend at conservatory. He had a form of synesthesia in which musical notes and chords were experienced as color.

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Postby morakeo » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:22 am

Of course! Who else was so mad ( 8) )? SCRIABIN!

"I call you to life, oh mysterious forces!
Drowned in the obscure depths
Of the creative spirit, timid
Shadows of life, to you I bring audacity."

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Postby Amphissa » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:27 am

Try Scriabin's Piano Concerto and his First Symphony. The first symphony is very atmospheric, and has a beautiful choral final movement. I like Svetlanov's recording. But, as opus23#10 mentioned in his hints, Scriabin's tone poem "Prometheus" is probably more famous, as is his 4th symphony, the "Poem of Ecstacy." These are later works, more modern, and are the works that so heavily influenced all of the Russian composers who followed -- Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, et al.

As for the glow that opus refers to, Scriabin had scripted for Prometheus to be accompanied by colored lights in the concert hall. The premier (in Moscow I think) did not include the light show, much to his disappointment. But the US premier in NY in 1915 did, with colored lights flashed on a screen above the orchestra during the performance and it was a "sensation." (Pardon my pun.)

The colors were written into the score. It called for a keyboard, with notes coinciding with colors to be displayed. The lights and colors projected to the beat and harmony of his music. Alexander Scriabin - the Pink Floyd of classical music. :D
"Life without music is a mistake." Nietzsche

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Postby morakeo » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:16 am

As is written in the original score: Clavier a Lumieres.
Ave Scriabine!

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Postby Marie-Lyne » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:07 pm

And that was only the beginning: Scriabine wanted to create a piece that would involve all 5 senses...but unfortunately he could not continue this project. Just because of a bloody insect.......life is a very fragile thing.....
Être vaut mieux qu'avoir.


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