The Pianophobia Thread

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The Pianophobia Thread

Post by fredbucket » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:13 am

On the previous board, I introduced the Pianophobia concept as a counterbalance to much of the fine Pianophilia we are privileged to experience. I thought it would be instructive to look at the other end of the scale - which pieces would you have preferred the composer to have been maimed with a blunt instrument (not a piano) before he/she wrote the piece.

I didn't think I 'd be able to improve on the one I posted there, acquired from Rob, but available from the National Library of Australia. I have tried, and seriously failed, to appreciate the subtleties and harmonic nuances of the piece, and the technical demands as well. It obviously requires an Isokani or Iano to do it full justice, and so I'm posting it here is the hope these people and others can rise to the occasion where I have so ingloriously failed.
Lewis,John - Australian March.pdf
But I think I may have come across something which will give this piece a run for its money. The mention of Bendix in another thread got me searching and I came up with this
bendix - grand american fantasia.pdf
which is glorious example of structural prolixity garnished with an almost ergasiophobic harmony which, if played properly of course, can only assist in sending even the most insomniac person collapsing on their bed in sheer desperation.

I await reports of audience-delighting performances.

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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by davida march » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:57 am

I thought Bendix was a dishwasher

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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by fredbucket » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:19 am

davida march wrote:I thought Bendix was a dishwasher
Could well have been the same person.

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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:12 am

davida march wrote:I thought Bendix was a dishwasher
In my youth "going to the Bendix" meant a trip to the launderette as not everyone in those days had washing machines and that stomach churning sloshing from the wash drum has I think been perfectly captured in this glorious piece of non-Russian "realist" music.
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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by Riodk » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:17 pm

This particular composer is Theo Bendix. There is also a Danish Composer, Victor Bendix.

There is also a well known Danish Circus family called Bendix.

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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by fredbucket » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:03 am

I thought I would revive this otherwise neglected thread.
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db ... =6&seite=1
The poor composer must have had something better to do than this, surely? But I suppose there were no computer games in 1880...

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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by fredbucket » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:16 am

Anybody who admits to either desiring to perform or else to having performed this will be instantaneously banned from PP (remember ... I have the power ...)

https://urresearch.rochester.edu/instit ... onNumber=1

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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by kh0815 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:35 am

Riodk wrote:This particular composer is Theo Bendix. There is also a Danish Composer, Victor Bendix. There is also a well known Danish Circus family called Bendix. Riodk
German pop singer Ralf Bendix - famous "Babysitter Boogie" recorded in the 1960s, video from 1979: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nll6rUEQbHA - enjoy (?)!

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Re: The Pianophobia Thread

Post by thalbergmad » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:22 pm

fredbucket wrote:Anybody who admits to either desiring to perform or else to having performed this will be instantaneously banned from PP (remember ... I have the power ...)

https://urresearch.rochester.edu/instit ... onNumber=1

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Well, the lyrics are wonderful.

"February twenty second, seventeen thirty two, little George Washington, first said boo boo boo boo"

I bet Schubert wished he had thought of that.

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