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  • On An Overgrown Path: The Seven Last Words
    headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 March 53 The Seven Last Words Peter Paul Fuchs one path ends The art of the mosque Elitism on the world s great orchestral stages He was in every sense a good man A Karl Weigl photo album Mahler s forgotten assistant Young composers sit at their computers In search of the lost score Berlin March 28th 1933 The essence

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Peter Paul Fuchs - one path ends
    business however One is working here not with a melodic fragment of single song but rather with one of the summas of Western music specifically a work which is a compendium of all the principal developments in European keyboard up to and including Bach s time John Cage in his lecture Composition as Process defines form as the morphology of continuity The morphology of the Goldberg Variations continuity is one of a perfectly shaped and harmonious continuity Symmetry and unpredictability coexist in an environment of impertuable serenity Nice CD as well Now read about a year at the symphony Photo of Greensboro NC southern railway station from ePodunk Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Saturday March 31 2007 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels bach Best dmitry sitkovetsky goldberg variations greensboro nc greensboro symphony orchestra john adams john cage John McLaughlin Williams karl weigl north carolina peter paul fuchs No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 March 53 The Seven Last Words Peter Paul Fuchs one path ends The art of the mosque Elitism on the world s great orchestral stages He was in every sense a good man A Karl Weigl photo album Mahler s forgotten assistant

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  • On An Overgrown Path: The art of the mosque
    of whirling to celebrate Allah During the peak of the Ottoman Empire the Mevlevi Order produced many musicians and poets and much of the stereotypical oriental Turkish music heard in the West originated from the order Islam is usually perceived to be repressive of women s rights but this period saw the emergence of women in the creative sector with Ayat Sweid identified as the first female artist In 1925 the Mevlevi Order was outlawed at the start of the secular revolution in Turkey But in the 1950s the government realised the cultural and tourist value of the Whirling Dervishes and performances in Turkey and overseas were reintated The Istanbul Music and Sema Whirling Ceremony Group was founded to bring traditional music and spiritual ceremonies to a wider audience They perform Turkish classical music Tasavvuf mystical music and Sema ceremonies Whirling Dervish rituals in historically authentic performances In striking contrast to the doctrines of Islamic fundamentalism these Mevlevi rituals are centred on human love brotherhood and tolerance as advocated by their founder 750 ago Follow this link link for music and video samples from the Istanbul Music and Sema Group Also recommended is Laleh Bakhtiar s book Sufi Expressions of the Mystic Quest Thames and Hudson ISBN 050081015 Now read how music and books reflect the crisis in Islam Any copyrighted material on these pages is included for fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Friday March 30 2007 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels constantinople dervishes islam istanbul iznik Mevlana Celalleddin i Rumi mimar sinan ottoman empire rustem pasa Rüstem Pasa Camii sema sufi music sufism suleyman turkey 2 comments Giorgia said Uhm I don t agree very much I reckon is s not a matter of Muslim and Christina architecture think for example of byzantine architecture in particular of Santa Sofia in Costantinople sp sorry I know the names of these places in Italian not in English it was thought and built as a church then converted into a mosque and now is neither of both just a neutral architecture masterpiece for tourists to visit and shoot pictures to it is even forbidden to pray if one goes there You can find a lot of recurrencies between romanic architecture and muslim architecture or I d suggest even the similar chromatic use of black and white stone in romanic gothic architecture in Florence and Siena and again muslim architecture Or even think of the Palatine Chapel in Aachen I don t know really I only seem to find more points in common rather than differences 1 34 pm Pliable said Giorgia many thanks for that comment please don t worry about the English comments are welcome here in any language It is an interesting point you

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Elitism on the world's great orchestral stages
    like to be outraged about reverse discrimination in theory while covering up and lying about real discrimination in practice I urge people that have Overgrown Path blogrolled to ask themselves why they are sending traffic to a bigot and thus tacitly approving of the bigotry that is purveyed there says www agonist org presumably before reading this this this this this and countless other articles I guess I forgot that whatever side you are on to provide food for thought people actually had to read the blog Anyway thanks for the traffic 7 42 am Pliable said Interesting link 12 53 pm Dennis said How anyone could refer to that article as bigoted or racist is beyond me Did Agonist even read it Or does he just assume anyone opposed to quotas and affirmative action is a racists The article was arguing against Aaron Dworkin s attempts to force artificial diveristy into orchestras based on extra musical considerations such as race at the expense of strictly musical ability That is not racist it is anti racist Indeed one could argue that in his intense focus on all things racial it is Dworkin who is the racist here not the American Spectator author 3 30 pm Henry Holland said I m about as far politically as is possible from the ethos of the American Spectator but Dennis is correct I d say Stirling Newberry loses all credibility by not even knowing which site made the comments he s criticizing Pliable I love your blog and I ve been reading it for about 2 years now thank you Alex Ross but may I gently make a style suggestion I know by now that things in Arial font or very similar are being quoted and that your comments are in Times New Roman font or very similar I can see how that could be confusing for newcomers Maybe you could use italics to set off what you are quoting or do this Blah blah blah blah or block it in a box Just a suggestion Your faithful reader Henry Holland 10 26 pm Pliable said Also see this bigot alert 10 53 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21

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  • On An Overgrown Path: He was in every sense a good man
    he was always glad a friend remarked to get his dog collar off and go to the ballet In three attractive books of sermons The Lord Be With You 2003 Lift Up Your Hearts 2004 and Let Us Give Thanks 2005 he related without self pity how his prostate cancer had spread and he felt obliged to give up his Stanmore parish During a longer than expected remission he went to Ireland and enjoyed the most beautiful reprise of some of my happiest journeys up and down the Irish fjords He was in every sense a good man A wonderful obituary by Robert Ponsonby in today s Guardian of a truly wonderful man Cormac Rigby was an inspiration to all of us involved in broadcasting paragraph 6 says it all Read an interview with Father Cormac here The header photograph with Cormac Rigby second left was taken in the Broadcasting House control room at Christmas 1971 There is a less flattering photo of me on the same site taken a few weeks later just after I joined the BBC Now listen to Cormac Rigby s easy mastery of the spoken word this is what radio can be And now visit the Carmelite monastery where Cormac Rigby had his Christmas cards printed Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Thursday March 29 2007 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels BBC Radio 3 catholic church cormac rigby patricia hughes robert ponsonby tom crowe tony scotland 5 comments Henry Holland said Mein Gott Pliable how high did you have your pants hitched up in 1972 Nice tie though Love the pictures of the BBC control room Very Dr Who Cormac expected his colleagues to be cultivated personalities at ease with musical terminology and correct pronunciation in whatever language was called for He asked that their delivery be measured and accurately stressed Truly a lost art that is 10 06 pm Oliver said It was William Glock not Ponsonby who was Controller of Music at the BBC from 1959 and Glock not Ponsonby who appointed Boulez to be Chief Conductor of the BBCSO 7 51 am Pliable said Oliver you are of course quite correct Sorry for the error it is now corrected 9 03 am Bradburn said Would anyone know where the picture came from would love to get an original of it Thanks Rob 3 14 pm Pliable said Rob sorry but I cannot immediately identify the source of that photo I will try to find out where it came from and will post the information here if I do 3 30 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search

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  • On An Overgrown Path: A Karl Weigl photo album
    July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 March 53 The Seven Last Words Peter Paul Fuchs one path ends The art of the mosque Elitism on the world s great orchestral stages He was in every sense a good man A Karl Weigl photo album Mahler s forgotten assistant Young composers sit at their computers In search of the lost score Berlin March 28th 1933 The essence of the music itself is there Dresden February 13th 2007 Classical music flowers in springtime Britain Albert Baez scientist pacifist and parent Now that s what I call music blogging Happy Birthday Maestro Toscanini Click here for a Glenn Gould forgery Maconchy Schubert and synchroncity Music s unmerry widows Lebrecht s only show in

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Mahler's forgotten assistant
    American classical music animal spirits this otherwise culturally overcast day Google even helped me with a discount on my otherwise yellow alert CD purchase Best wishes to you both 6 59 pm Pliable said Email in from John McLaughlin Williams I d add a couple more notable students Csielaw Marek and Peter Paul Fuchs Marek is better known but Fuchs was an estimable composer in his own right and was Bernstein s assistant at the US premiere of Peter Grimes Two corrections The 6th Symphony has no subtitle Old Vienna is a separate work a suite of waltzes done Wiegl s way which is to say with a minimum of schlagobers The Artis Quartet recording is excellent but it s not the world premiere recording That was done by The Christopher Quartet in 1988 as I recall in association with Indiana University An amazing thing about Weigl is that immigration didn t slow him down It brought some other composers to a virtual halt the great Zemlinsky here coming to mind Weigl was fertile till the very end and indeed wrote some of his best music in exile Trivia note I did the music preparation and Finale engraving for the BIS recording of the 6th Symphony Karl Weigl s grandson also named Karl Weigl lives in California and the family sponsors a Karl Weigl Foundation 7 34 pm Pliable said John thanks for that additional information Garth also spotted my mistake about the sub title for Weigl s 6th Symphony and I ve corrected it together with the wrong statement about the premiere recording of the quartets 8 30 pm Garth Trinkl said It brought some other composers to a virtual halt the great Zemlinsky here coming to mind JMW John this is of course a very important point when one is considering both Zemlinsky and Schoenberg as well as others in the U S Kurt Weill perhaps provides a counterpoint to the loss of compositional productivity but one must question what non Broadway composing Weill might have returned to had he lived longer The Library of Congress hosted the Boston based MONTAGE Music Society last October in an interesting program opening with Schoenberg and Zemlinsky settings of symbolist poems of Richard Dehmel followed by the North American premiere of Zemlinsky s Cello Sonata and the Steuermann piano trio transcription of Schoenbert s Verklarte Nacht And earlier this month March 2007 Vienna s ARON String Quartet gave an interesting program featuring Haydn SQ in D minor op 76 no 2 the Schoenberg SQ 3 premiered at the LOC and Korngold s String Quartet no 3 in D Major op 34 which was apparently a late 1945 holiday gift to his wife in which he broke his long self imposed silence on composing serious music excluding film music until Hitler was out of power The Schoenberg and Korngold were interesting contrasts with the Korngold incorporating themes from The Sea Wolf and other film scores that Korngold had recently completed There have

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Young composers sit at their computers ...
    get to practise their instrument which is a skilled professional band that can actually play the piece Bear in mind that we the players don t want to appear in public as cannon fodder for inexperienced or weak conductors What s the answer Cellist Anthony Sayer tells it like it is on the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra blog and as I ve said here several times before they are a band on a roll after a near death experience My header photo from NMC shows Ilan Volkov composer Stuart MacRae and violinist Christian Tetzlaff at the recording sessions in Glasgow City Halls in 2006 for MacRae s Violin Concerto which was a BBC Proms commission I hasten to add I am sure Anthony Sayer s comments about young composers don t apply to Stuart MacRae it just happened to be a nice shot that fits the story Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Wednesday March 28 2007 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Alex Gibson Andrew Davis bbc scottish symphony orchestra Bryden Thompson Christopher Seaman contemporary composers contemporary music ilan volkov simon rattle 2 comments JW said Oh how woefully true about what supposedly can and cannot be done on the pro conducting circuit I had a meeting with a well known manager at a premiere New York management agency Said manager inquired about my predilections to which I answered a number of composers including Karl Weigl He responded matter of factly you can t do Weigl The incredulous look upon my naive visage probably explains the subsequent course of my musical life 5 59 pm Pliable said Now REL nofollow read about Karl Weigl 7 55 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September

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