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Subject: Re: Offstage instruments
From: John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:23:43 -0500
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I believe there is an off-stage band in Rossini's MOSE.  I believe it is heard during the singing of the prayer.  Sublime.

        John

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> On Sep 13, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 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:
>> [log in to unmask]>
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