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hutch0
Date: 2008-08-19 23:26
Subject: for lili
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Music:elgar



'Nuff said.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-08-19 23:25 (UTC)
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Funny! You captured the expression perfectly!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-20 22:26 (UTC)
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The look on his face is exactly right, isn't it? Good-looking cat, too.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-20 22:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And of course you know what my imagination can be like...
It was just the look on his face that reminded me of Conrad Black's quote. I couldn't resist it.
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jmward14: wristpad
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-08-20 03:23 (UTC)
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Of course you're listening to Elgar. What else would follow the thin red line of Empire? Hugs and grins, Jean Marie
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Lilifae: music
User: lilifae
Date: 2008-08-20 09:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:music
I love the fact that you randomly posted about Elgar...so few peeps know him...you've made my day. x
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-20 22:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm afraid I can't claim to be Edward's biggest fan - I take my English classical music in huge doses of Vaughan Williams - but I do like The Enigma Variations.
You're right, though. Aside from the annual wheeling-out of `Land Of Hope And Glory' at the Proms, Elgar does seem to have fallen by the wayside a bit, along with Malcolm Arnold, whose Ninth Symphony I'm particularly partial to and whose film work is marvellous.
I'm most glad to have made your day, kind stranger. My work here is done. *tips hat* *leaps on horse* *rides into sunset.*
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-08-20 23:18 (UTC)
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I like Elgar. His music is so much like a window to Britain's past. I feel like I can almost hear the words to the stories he paints.
Though I confess, my dh is the music geek. He's the one who spends hours each day digitally remastering historic performances on his 78 collection for pleasure.
Yep, you never know what you'll find on hutch0's journal. :D
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-20 23:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nah, if you want a window on England's past, you want to listen to Vaughan Williams. With a few exceptions, I find Elgar a little too pompous for my tastes, but VW seems to tap into a deep vein of Englishness the way no other composer does. It's almost as though he wrote the soundtrack for the landscape.
Greg's still got 78s? He the man!
Big Hugs.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-08-20 23:32 (UTC)
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I will womanfully refrain from commenting on British pomposity. I am biting through my tongue here, but I'm a better woman than that.
Yeah, right. *snort*
Greg has so many 78s, it's scary. We've got something like 2,000 in the house and nearly that many in storage. And he's still buying. *headdesk*
Of course, we do have more books...
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-21 22:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's not that Brits are pompous - although of course we are - it's Elgar's music I find a bit pompous.
I think it's generally impossible to dislike someone who collects 78s. But surely Greg has all of them by now?
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-08-22 07:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
He may have all the "key performances" (translation: everything he wants conducted by a) the composer, b) Leopold Stokowski or c) Albert Coates), but he's always on the looking for Z-pressings and other obscure earmarks of sound quality. And if that isn't enough to fill up the house, he also collects old WEIRD TALES with Margaret Brundage covers.
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-22 22:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When my grandfather died we wound up in possession of a short stack of 78s of Scottish folk songs. I have no idea what happened to them.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-20 22:35 (UTC)
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I never thought of Elgar like that before. The thin red line of Empire. I suppose in some ways you're right; not through any fault of Elgar's, but in the way `Land Of Hope And Glory' seems to have been adopted as a patriotic hymn.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-08-20 23:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There speaks a man who never marched down the aisle to Mr. E. Of course, our organist also managed to massacre Massine's "Meditations on Thais", the inevitable Mendelsohn and something of Wagner's--though I did (just barely) manage to stop Greg and the organist from scoring the bridesmaids processional to "Ride of the Valkyrie". It was a near thing.
And before you ask, yes, it was a very memorable wedding. And that doesn't even count the guy who caught the bouquet or the tattoo convention at the guests' hotel. :D
To quote Anna Russell, who is utterly appropriate to the moment, "I'm not making this up, you know."
Hugs and big smiles,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-20 23:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We didn't have any music at all, I think, although my memory may be faulty. I was so nervous I spent the whole day just trying not to pass out. I'm with Greg - the `Ride Of The Valkyrie' would have been awesome. I'd have done that too, if I'd had the wit to think of it.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-08-20 23:27 (UTC)
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Trust me, Bogna would've stopped you. She wouldn't have wanted her family to kill you. At least, not right then.
Looking at the three--count 'em--three cousins my mother added to the wedding party, only one of whom I actually liked, I seriously considered letting Greg get away with it. My one selection (the maid of honor, thankfully) would've just snickered into her bouquet.
But my mom was behaving like the bastard love child of Napoleon Bonaparte and Josef Stalin, and I really thought it would be a good idea to have the prospective husband survive the ceremony with all his parts intact. So I stopped him. I couldn't help humming it under my breath, though.
Hugs and grins,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-21 22:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
True, playing Wagner at a wedding in a Polish town that used to be in Germany might have raised a few eyebrows, but she wanted me to wear a kilt, for heaven's sake...
Bless you, you hummed it. Good for you!
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