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Ravels Radical Rivalry

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About Ravels Radical Rivalry

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  • Birthday 09/15/1987

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    I was born and raised in Kansas around the Kansas City area. I was publicly schooled until my Sophomore year in high school. I was homeschooled Sophomore-Senior year. I have attended an ACF accredited culinary school. I play the piano as my main instrument. I can sing, but don't perform. I accompany musical productions as apart of the orchestra pit. I also bake cakes whenever someone asks. My biggest accomplishment to date is my sisters wedding cake (ask me for pictures). My favorite two things to do are to attend symphony concerts and to eat out as kick ass restaurants.
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    Kansas
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    Cooking, baking, composing, piano, video games, golf, beautiful moving music
  • Favorite Composers
    Edward Grieg, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Samuel Barber, Camille-Saint Saens, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Prokofiev, John Adams, Adam Schoenberg, Christopher Theofanidis, Aaron Copland, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jennifer Higdon
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    Piano, Voice

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  1. Hey! The Kansas City Symphony (the symphony orchestra of the town I am from) just performed this symphony a few weeks ago. The last movement is very cool.
  2. This is going to be a very simplistic post. I just found this guy online. I really like his music. It's not necessarily incredibly innovative or new. Its not the most mind blowing thing you will ever hear. However, I really like the mood and atmosphere of his stuff. I like his melodies and chord progressions. It think it is really sophisticated and beautiful. I thought I would share. He has been around in the music industry one way or another for a long time now. He is mostly known as the lead conductor of the majority of the live recordings of all the scores that get produced in Hollywood. He does write music though however. Just as a side note, he wrote the music that accompanies the fireworks show at Epcot in Florida. Recently he has been on a solo piano composition kick. He has released two albums that I think are great. The first one was in 2016 and is called "Il Falco Bianco" and the second one was released this month called "Woven". The Woven album is decidedly more minimal and modern then the 2016 album. Il Falco Bianco to me plays through like Debussy's book of preludes ... just different ... Greenaway's book of preludes. Just give it a listen. I am sure half of you will like it and the other half with think it is simplistic and not creative enough to be worth it. Some highlights of my favorite tracks to check out: https://youtu.be/ZYp1ma-i3sc https://youtu.be/wL4ofGqALwA https://youtu.be/YsxbXD8nelI https://youtu.be/I2WJsxAM4js https://youtu.be/T7nxKpt5A-4 https://youtu.be/I2MeTudmfqs
  3. I don't care for Berg's violin concerto either. I am not a fan of Mozart in general. I like his Requiem mass. There are a few things here and there in the operas and otherwise that I will admit to finding tolerable, but I really just think he is a devolution of music from what had come before him. He is so much simpler and frankly dumber in comparison to Bach and Handel and even more often I'd rather listen to other people who composed around his time like Schubert, Beethoven, Borodin and Hayden.
  4. Oh My God! Thomas Newman is brilliant. I have always wanted to hear someone talk about Thomas Newman's harmonic language. It is such a unique sound and feeling. I could never pinpoint exactly what was being done to make that atmosphere. I had never heard of this guy before this video either. Thank you for posting this.
  5. Agree. There is more to Sibelius then the general classical world's consensus would have you believe. He ought to be performed more frequently.
  6. I hear the derivation that you speak of ... if I am thinking of the same part of the Stravinsky that you speak of. That is an interesting observation that I had never been aware of.
  7. I am a huge Sondheim fan! My favorite composer of broadway stuff. Everything about this clip says Sondheim. I adore Send In the Clowns, but I love all the regulars like Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anything Can Whistle, Sunday in the Park with George, Follies and Company and all those great musicals. I think he is the greatest that genre has ever seen.
  8. Why are you worried about whether your tastes are good or bad. Your tastes are your tastes. I happen to think they are awesome musicians. I really love the style and the harmonics they have going on. It is groovy and I could listen for a long time before getting tired if ever. That's my opinion.
  9. Ok, you have had me all over Adam Neeley's youtube page all day long. His black midi of jessie j's domino is insane and so much work. I love all of it.
  10. I am a fan of a ton of different styles of music. I have gone through a Zedd phase. The one called Find You is perfect in my opinion. I love it even though it isn't very "sophisticated" or "proper music. I also really love progressive indie jazz. I love the bizarre indie electronic stuff too. So, this being a combination of all of that is pretty cool.
  11. That’s fine. It is a matter of opinion. I love his style of composition. I think it is wonderful that he is composing classical music to be performed in the concert hall venue that is lyrical, tonal, melodic, and beautiful in the traditional understandjng of the word and all at the same time it is contemporary. It isn’t Copland or Rachmaninov. It isn’t film score music. It is a conglomeration of the ideas of Steve Reich, Coldplay, Radiohead, Thomas Newman, Copland, Corigliano, etc. It fits within a new school of composing with other composers like Jennifer Higdon, Michael Gandolfi, Christopher Theofanidis, Johnathan Leshnoff, Michael Daugherty, etc. however it has a very distinctive voice of those people in that group. It happens to be something I really, really like and appreciate.
  12. San Diego Tribune's article on the piece and the composer: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-et-classical-adam-20180205-story.html Photo the article references: https://adamlaipson.photoshelter.com/image/I0000B4uLIiKC1Ro
  13. So, you all should know Adam is my favorite living composer. He has written a new violin concerto specifically for Anne Akiko Meyers to premier. It premiered in San Diego early this month. There is a recorded live stream of the entire concert on facebook that I am going to link to. I think it is a next step in his maturing as a composer. He has thrown some new ideas and sounds into this piece that you wouldn't typically hear from him. He still stays true to his style, but he is branching out. I think it is a more free piece with more development. It is gorgeous and lovely and exciting and cool. Take a listen. I think you will love it - I hope you love it as much as I do. The concerto starts around minute 22.
  14. I REALLY like this. Never had a clue about the movie or the scores or anything. Love the open airiness and the old classic sophisticated feel this sound has. It is gorgeous. I do hear the seed of how this is John Williams. However, it is a stretch out somewhere else with Williams to write this way (don't mean it is hard for him rather that it is just a little different and not typical). It is even more beautiful then a lot of his other more commonly known stuff. Very interesting. Thanks for the share.
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