If you could have dinner with ONE composer, who would it be?

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  1. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

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    This is a toughie.....Think of who you would love to have a long dinner with and just spend the night talking music and life over wine and good food. I ask that specifically because I am not asking who you would like be around in a lesson situation or attend a lecture or, or, or - but consider the personality from what we have studied in music history, on our own (for us music history buffs) and performed.

    juggling...... :think:


    I have to go with the feisty one......Igor Stravinsky.

    (There are one or two that are a close second and it is killing me not to add them, but NO CHEATING! Keep it to ONE)
     
  2. Jimi Michiel

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    I'd have to say ditto, although I would want to go have a drink with him too...
    -jimi
     
  3. Alex Yates

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    You got that right Jimi!!!! Since I am a Grey Goose drinker, I think Igor and I would have a grand old time. :lol:

    :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
     
  4. PhatmonB6

    PhatmonB6 Mezzo Piano User

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    PROST!!! ;-) Myself would honestly have to say Beethoven...I dont think I have to say why. :-)
     
  5. trumpet blower88

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    I'd have to say Frank Tichelli. We played "Vesuvius" for our marching show last year, and he came as a guest speaker/conductor and talked to us about it, he seemed like a very cool guy. Plus you never mentiond in the rules that you could assume the composers are still alive, so I'm just assumeing that the composer would be like he/she is today, and I'd have to say, I'd be a litle creeped out eating dinner with someone whos been dead the last century or so...
     
  6. Solar Bell

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    Henry Mancini

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    Aaron Copeland

    I don't think there is anything he wrote that didn't move me! "Billy the Kid"..."Appalachian Spring"..."Lincoln Portrait"..."Quiet City", etc. I think, as a brass player, my favorite has to be "Fanfare for the Common Man". Every time I've had the pleasure to perform this, or even hear it performed, I get chills. You all know the feeling of when you finish playing a piece like this it always feels like you've just been a part of something VERY special. After the last note has been played your heart is pounding a little harder and you kind of feel emotionally drained. To me that's great music and I thank Mr. Copeland for providing me (and others) with moments like that!!!

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  9. bandman

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    When I was the music critic for a newspaper I did a review/interview with Marvin Hamlisch. He was such a wonderful person. I have been blessed to know, and in some cases to have become friends with, several pretty big names in the music world. Hamlisch would be #1 on my list to eat a meal with, and build a friendship. To be honest I doubt if very much of the conversation would be about music. I would want to know the man behind the notes.
     
  10. cmcdougall

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    I would have to say Stravinsky, he just seems like he would be an interesting guy.
     

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