Manfred Goop replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Musical songs
"Lawrence,  It's a nice revised piece, with a certain gaiety and whimsy. I thought it was fine even when there was a clear similarity to the age-old tune of the three-pointed hat.
On the lyrics I can't comment since I just don't relate to them. 
I…"
Apr 20, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Musical songs
"Anyway, it is a variation, not really the same. And as far as variations on this theme go, you are in excellent company. 
I've liked several of your dance themes and their fun developments. Lawrence Aurich said:
Manfred,
     You are right, it does…"
Apr 19, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Musical songs
"Hello Lawrence, I will try to read the lyrics later, but the tune to my ear sounds a lot like the children's song "My hat, it has three corners." Do you agree? Since many people, maybe most famously Jean-Baptiste Arban (who used it as the basis for…"
Apr 18, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A fun piece
"I love it. Great surprise that choppy and sticky part. Really enjoyable, Lawrence!"
Apr 5, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Julie Harris's discussion Shortnin' Bread - Finding an American Voice
"There was a period in european history when every composer felt obligated to represent their country by producing music that was unique to that country. There is an enormous number of examples. Europe was obsessed with defining "national character".…"
Apr 5, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Julie Harris's discussion Shortnin' Bread - Finding an American Voice
"Julie, I don't think that being a composer needs to be ego based. A lot of artists and writers do what they do because they feel they "must". Art flows through them and feels imperative. There's a poem about that which I wish I could remember."
Apr 5, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Do you agree or disagree with this quote?
"A man who was born to be an artist and abdicates from following his dreams, to take on a meaningless job behind a bank counter in which he has to kiss his boss's behind for 25 years, because that's the job that feeds his children to adult age and…"
Mar 27, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion My Very First Post: "Sins of the Old Testament" for Violin, Clarinet, Bassoon, Tuba, and Percussion
"Rod,
I hope you don't mind I brought up your old-ish thread. This is such fantastic storytelling! Excellent music, really touched me (even though I admit I do not appreciate religious topics). I would never have guessed that there were any set…"
Mar 19, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Greg Lostracco's discussion Looking for advice - Composers contract for Indie Film
"Congratulations on obtaining that work! Are you permitted to share the music here? 
Congratulations also on the good will and trust you have with the film producer. I think you are right, this can serve as a learning experience in terms of how to…"
Mar 13, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Polka
"Lots of fun. The opening (first 22 seconds) were especially enjoyable with so much fresh air! Made me think of mountain meadows in the spring. "
Mar 5, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Alma Deutscher
"I like your use of the term "contemporaries". I dislike time stamps in music. There's no expiration date.
Some music transmits something more permanent and fundamental than the specifics of the time period when it was composed. 
I'm listening to…"
Mar 2, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Alma Deutscher
"Huh! Now I'm curious, Dave. As an aside to this conversation, do you mind sharing what "the very best by (your) standards" was? And what's some of the best that's happening right now, to your taste?"
Mar 1, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Contemplative piece for guitar and orchestra
"Strikes me as very sincere and beautiful."
Mar 1, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Alma Deutscher
"I'm probably not alone in my thought that the phenomenon worth debating here is not this child and her talent, but rather... her audience. Large numbers of people buying plane tickets to attend her concerts at distant locations. Do they spend that…"
Mar 1, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Alma Deutscher
"Julie, I'm glad we agree on the "whole piece" perspective as opposed to dividing into melody and harmony.

Yes, I know all of Chopin's preludes. I just watched the excerpt you sent of "Autumn Sonata". Thanks. 
I would be curious to read the dialogue…"
Feb 27, 2018
Manfred Goop replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Alma Deutscher
"Does the e minor prelude qualify as microtonal?  Because every time the left hand switches to a new chord, there seems to be sound wave interference with the way the right-hand note is still resonating that shifts the frequency of the resonating…"
Feb 27, 2018
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  • Welcome to Composers Forum, Manfred.

    We look forward to getting to know you and to hearing some of your melodic classical music!

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