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Liz Atems posted a discussion
I am absolutely stymied.On 21 June, two things happened on my system: (1) Sibelius suddenly hung on startup, a problem that could not be fixed even by trashing the file containing my global Sibelius settings. I was about to give up, when I was…
yesterday
David replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"yes sorry, the guy waffled for ages about what was being played and was talking about the WTC but the actual piece was various sections lasting almost half an hour from Kunst der Fuge. As you know, I'm not terribly interested in Bach and wasn't…"
yesterday
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"I assume that he refered to the Finale of the Art of Fugue ..."
yesterday
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"Which fugue was that? I don't recall a triple fugue from WTC, nor any based on B-A-C-H from those two sets."
yesterday
David replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"incidentally, by sheer coincidence, I was at an oboe quartet private garden concert yesterday which had B-A-C-H as the theme, starting needless to say, with Bach's interminable own triple fugue from the Wohltemperiertes Klavier."
yesterday
David replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"like a number of your Beethoven re-imagings, this one is a good deal of fun once we get into the Allegro and the orchestration seems generally apt. Occasionally I again hear some harmony which seems odd - for instance is the F in violin 1 bar bar…"
Saturday
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"In case I wasn't clear, what I was getting at is that anything implying a prolonging of the note makes no sense over a pizzicato note. I was wondering if you wanted those to be bowed - though if you wrote a ritard instead, that would clear up the…"
Wednesday
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"Thank you, Liz, I am glad that it speaks to you. Regarding the fermata, you may be right. I should have written "ritard" instead. I just wanted to take a breath here ..."
Wednesday
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"Hi Gerd,
I quite enjoyed this! There were a few places during the introduction where I thought things were dragging a bit, but the main Allegro completely banished any such thoughts. The unfolding of the development is fresh and unpredictable, and…"
Wednesday
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion
Hi, I'd like to present to you my new overture on the fascinating notes B-A-C-H, inspired by some sketches by Beethoven . Please read the remarks in the video description ... I hope you will enjoy…
Jul 9
HS Teoh replied to Rowy's discussion Why do you write music?
"I write music because...
... well, it used to be because I had this orchestra playing in my head, and I wanted to capture at least some of it so that it's not lost forever. It all began when I first heard Beethoven's 6th symphony, the 4th movement…"
Jul 8
David replied to Rowy's discussion Why do you write music?
"I was being slightly facetious when I said the works are autobiographical as this is only very loosely true.Although they tend to express the moods I felt at the time of writing -- which are pretty varied -- the hope is that they are a bit more…"
Jul 7
Liz Atems replied to Rowy's discussion Why do you write music?
"David, that's so funny! Writing a symphony to fulfil a vow made "under the influence"... wow!
I remember as a high school student discovering the classics, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Nielsen, and having several symphonies sketched out in…"
Jul 6
David replied to Rowy's discussion Why do you write music?
"when I was a student, I told a friend --- probably while drunk -- that I would write a symphony by the age of 35. When I was 35, I suddenly remembered this foolish statement and got to work acquiring a keyboard with a rudimentary orchestra built in…"
Jul 6
Rowy posted a discussion
I'll go first. I like to make things—not to express myself, but because I want to understand how things work. By writing music, I get to see the layers underneath. How does a brain work? After decades of profound drinking and thinking, I realized…
Jul 6
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  • Indeed, it has been solved. Thanks for the prompt response!
  • HS, I believe I've isolated the HTML issue mentioned, and I believe it's now resolved. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
  • Thanks HS. I'll investigate the matter.
  • Hmm, interesting. I just noticed that replies under the Discussion Forum do allow full HTML capabilities, but replies under Analysis & Critique don't. Maybe this is a section-specific setting that needs to be toggled?
  • It's been a while since somebody wrote something here. So I thought I'd bring up this request to allow links and attachments in comments, not just in posts. It would make it easier to have in-depth discussions without needing to create a new thread every time somebody wants to attach something to illustrate their ideas.
  • ok - that sounds like a good setting so will be interesting to see what the explanation (if any) is.
  • David, puzzling, because the site's settings at present bar members who aren't "friended" from sending private messages. I'll look into it.
  • As newest member Erica Woodward sent a message to at least one member wanting to urgently discuss something privately, it is to suspected that we have another spammer. If I remember correctly, on the old forum, prospective members had to submit a couple of sentences (which weren't posted publicly) explaining why they wanted to join the forum. I suspect spambots and others who are not serious about contributing would fall at this hurdle and I suggest something like this for possible consideration by the membership.
  • It seems the consensus was reaching a crescendo, so I had to dust off the Gold Codes:)
  • Anyone else having issues posting links/embeds in replies? I can't for the life of me get them to work in responding to Rowy's Halloween thread... I just get an error message each time. Seems to work ok posting a new thread?
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