Questions related to Classical Music
Preparing a class on Diaghilev for my students in history's classical music, I'm wondering about the impact and the meaning of the russian ballets in Paris since 1913.
I'm doing a research about classical music in the cartoons of Disney ("Fantasy", "Fantasy 2000") and Soviet cartoons ("Nutcracker" 1973, "Firebird" 1984, "Night on Bald Mountain" 1998). Where can I find any information about it?
I've looked everywhere. I suspect that since this work was done before we started using the internet for this sort of thing (storing music scores online), no one ever got around to it, the principals having gone on to something else.
There were a number of performance decisions1 that I would dearly love to know Adrian Shepherd's thinking.
1. The performance in question: Thomas Augustine Arne Symphonie 1 - 4, LP later a CD on Chandos.
The "will test in music" is available as volitional test for German speaking music students. This test should be provided in different language versions. In a first step, I would like to make an introductory paper available that has been published as German-language article in the Journal "Üben & Musizieren" in 2013. The next steps are to develop different language versions of the test. I'm seeking for international colleagues who want to help me with these steps.
I have been examining the relationship between the poet-playwright Garcia Lorca and composer Falla, using motivic analysis recommended by Juan David Garcia Bacca. I would like to know of similar studies of other writers and composers.
Does anyone know whether Maurice Ravel´s music has had an impact on European music after his death in 1937? How much impact, where, and on whom?
I would like to know if serious concerts can exist without the benefit of grants. Many happenings are organised with subsidies of the city, consequently the tickets are for free or rather cheap.
Can financial support not restrict the freedom of expression.
Probably because of Baroque opera's heavy reliance on classical mythology there are several examples of allegorical characters personifying ideas -- from the muses to emotions (like love, discord, folly, etc.). Here, though, I'm looking for people who symbolize cities, countries, regions, continents, etc.
Does humor belong in music? In the West, the three B´s, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, dominate classical music and are mostly serious. What is your view? Can you provide examples of humorous music from your country if you have any? Youtubes are welcome. Also, since the West does not own a monopoly on humor in music, contributions from non-Westerners are more than welcome.