Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Thanks Michael, and what a good idea. I totally concur with your take on those works. I'll get to work on it. As you intimated, it's off-topic for Lori's thread. Michael Tauben said:
Hey Nick, why don't you start a new thread on the late sonatas and…"
Sep 18, 2011
Michael T replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Hey Nick, why don't you start a new thread on the late sonatas and quartets? I'll certainly read with interest and contribute if I can. For me, those works along with the Diabelli Variations are among the most if not the most profound musical works…"
Sep 18, 2011
Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Sorry for butting in, but:
 
The product of the fugal process, ideally, is a musical object in which content and form are inextricably woven, ie, wherein form is a direct consequence of the shape and character of the subject material.
 
Kris, I…"
Sep 17, 2011
Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Hi Lori.
 
That Kris is highly respected is one reason I’m flattered he considers me to be a friend in this community. I follow his blogs and posts - particularly when they concern our shared obsession: counterpoint. He is virtually a walking…"
Sep 17, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"I do love a musician with a sense of humor!Steve Chandler said:
ROTFLMAOSMTMN!!
The SMTMN stands for spitting milk through my nose."
Sep 16, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Kris is a highly respected composer in this community.  So have you listened and??Nick Capocci said:
Hi Lori. 
I've only just discovered this thread - a long and delightful one... like a fugue subject by Buxtehude! - (Bach's hero!)
 
I concur with…"
Sep 16, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Enjoyable Johan.  I would title that "Dixieland Wedding Fugato".  Johan Halmén said:
Here's what I did for a mini musical 20 years ago. I called it a fugato, because the parts almost follow the rules of a fugue. But it's a short intermezzo, just…"
Sep 16, 2011
Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Hi Lori. 
I've only just discovered this thread - a long and delightful one... like a fugue subject by Buxtehude! - (Bach's hero!)
 
I concur with one of your previous correspondents, Kris Emerig is the master on this topic.
 
So, I'm going to have…"
Sep 15, 2011
Johan Halmén replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Here's what I did for a mini musical 20 years ago. I called it a fugato, because the parts almost follow the rules of a fugue. But it's a short intermezzo, just before a wedding scene, hence the quote.fugato.mp3"
Sep 15, 2011
Steve Chandler replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"ROTFLMAOSMTMN!!
The SMTMN stands for spitting milk through my nose."
Sep 15, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"I suppose I should just go compose "How Jethro drowned."
 
I definitely look forward to hearing that Steve.  I'll change my title eventually.  Maybe due to this discussion I could title it "A Feud Ending in D"."
Sep 14, 2011
Steve Chandler replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Lori,
I haven't attended Harvard either, but they publishes a music dictionary. I'm sure they publish many things. I bought it used at Half Price Books. Other universities publish music dictionaries including Oxford. If you go to college to study…"
Sep 14, 2011
Livio Guerra replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"a very interesting reading on the subject matter is in my opinion Walter Piston's COUNTERPOINT ...
it is NOT a treaty about counterpoint, but rather a discussion about music conveying a feeling of counterpoint even not being strictly speaking…"
Sep 14, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Clearly I have not attended Harvard but I am pleased that you found my piece enjoyable.  I enjoy it.  I could care less if it's a fugue or not.  The fact that it's been debatable for this long makes it disectable and heard.  I should go to college…"
Sep 13, 2011
Steve Chandler replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"So let me see if I've got this right, a relatively untrained composer writes a piece that's homophonic for the most part and calls it a fugue. Then she asks if it is a fugue and a group of composers of various levels of training cannot come up with…"
Sep 11, 2011
Adrian Allan replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion Can anyone do this?
"It also depends what musical era we are talking about.
At the moment, the artistic spirit of the age is one of eclecticism and a fairly free expression.
150 years ago you would NOT have been considered a composer of any serious worth if you didn't…"
Jun 6, 2011
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  • Greetings Lori,

    I enjoyed your piano pieces very much. They are very melodic with nice musical changes. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

  • Your songs are so articulate and melodic. I especially enjoyed Fugue... and Funeral march. Thank you !
  • simply beautiful music, lori! eclectic and captivating!
  • Thanks for your kind comments Lori. I love Danny Elfman! Keep it real. :)
  • I was just enjoying your haunting music. Very nice.
  • Thank you Lori for your very nice comments....Longing is a very sweet piece...I just wonder what was in your mind when you wrote it.
  • Lori...fellow pianist...very emotive music....I like your sensitivity and grace...
  • The reason why I like it so much is because sometimes those things that appear to be simple, have a full deeper meaning inside upon of the time they were done, they have emotional tags in that can be read by somebody else later on.
  • Hi Lori, you got beautiful tracks up there, I like them all but my favourite is the Romantic one, sounds soft and has a very characteristic sweet deep melody that really got my attention when listening.
  • Thank you for your beautiful and encouraging comments, Lori. Love your style!
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