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Subject: Re: Offstage instruments
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:42:23 +0000
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The piano was very well served in the 1996 Met Fedora production.
The role and the piano were played by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Bob

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 13:22 Jean Michel Pennetier <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> During the second act of Giordano's Fedora, there's a pianist (Boleslao
> Lazinski !) and he doesn't play banjo !
> The piano piece is not very long but it's a good one.
> Of course, there are many stage "bandas" in Rossini's operas (Barbiere,
> Donna del Lago  ...), Meyerbeer's Crociato, Verdi's Ballo in maschera (and
> in the french original version Gustave III by Auber), in Don Carlo's
> autodafé,first act of Rigoletto, Don Giovanni (playing Mozart and Amrtin
> Soler), first act of Traviata, second act of Tosca...
> In The Daughter of the Regiment, the Marquise plays piano during Marie's
> singing lesson.
> Aida's trumpets are played on stage.
>
>
> ----- Mail original -----
> De: "Niels Christian Hansen" <[log in to unmask]>
> À: [log in to unmask]
> Envoyé: Mardi 12 Septembre 2017 22:49:35
> Objet: Offstage instruments
>
> Dear collective wisdom (with apologies for cross-posting),
>
> For a research project at Ohio State University, School of Music, we are
> currently assembling a database of musical pieces in which composers call
> for one or more instruments to be played "offstage".
>
> Classic examples from the Western symphonic repertoire include: (1) the
> offstage trumpet in Ludwig van Beethoven's Leonore Overtures Nos. 2 & 3,
> (2) the offstage oboe in the third movement ("Scène aux champs") from
> Hector Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, and (3) the offstage female choir in
> "Neptune" from Gustav Holst's The Planets.
>
> We would be very grateful for your kind help in drawing our attention to
> as many other examples as possible that you may be aware of!
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Niels Chr. Hansen & David Huron
>
>
>
> Niels Chr. Hansen (PhD, MSc, MMus) | Postdoctoral Fellow in Music
> Cognition | Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory<
> http://musiccog.ohio-state.edu> | School of Music<https://music.osu.edu/>
> | Ohio State University<https://www.osu.edu/> | [log in to unmask]<mailto:
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