H. S. Teoh replied to Richard Spencer's discussion Competing or Consorting?
""Concerto" means different things to different people... A Beethoven concerto is indeed a contrast ("competition") between the soloist and the orchestra, but a Rachmaninov concerto is more like piano with orchestral accompaniment. And I don't agree…"
Jun 7, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Richard Spencer's discussion Competing or Consorting?
"Bob is correct, of course, especially now that a poet such as Charles Bukowski has raised the status of the bar room brawl to that of a supreme work of art. He did this well before the success of films like "Fight Club," which is itself a superb…"
Jun 6, 2015
Tyler Hughes replied to Richard Spencer's discussion Competing or Consorting?
"I wouldn't say Bluffer is correct in his assumption of the concerto. One has to look at the concerto in context of when it was written. We have a shift from equal parts orchestra and soloist in the romantic period starting with Beethoven because…"
Jun 6, 2015
Spiros Makris replied to Richard Spencer's discussion Footwork
"Richard, I fully agree with you on the matter.
I have noticed that among fellow musicians, and often, composers, the subtle possibilities of a piano are unnoticed at best, or even completely unknown. The pedals are a crucial part of any piano…"
May 19, 2015
Richard Spencer left a comment for Gavin Brown
"Hello Gavin, Thank-you so much for your welcome. I read some of your comments and you sound thoughtful and intelligently critical, and also kind.

Richard."
Oct 31, 2014

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