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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 11 Jun 2017, 17:58

Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 by Orlando Figes.

During the Stalinist era the complete works of Tolstoy (and Pushkin) were issued in their millions as nineteenth century classics were held up as a model for the Soviet arts. Sharing the love and joy of War and Peace...

Have also noticed that Orlando Figes is quoted on the back of my copy of W&P "A triumphant affirmation of human life." Can really say the same back of Stalin et al.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 16 Jun 2017, 23:54

Clouds of Witness - Dorothy L. Sayers
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Re: Last book read

Post by jonimac » 19 Jun 2017, 09:41

I mentioned The Silk Roads recently, an epic work which covers the history of that region, and pretty much the world. Explains much about what the hell is going on today.

For today only, it's on Amazon Kindle deal of the day, for 99p.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... 5400977031
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 19 Jun 2017, 15:00

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

My summer project will be to read the Bond books in order of publication. I don’t think that requires a separate thread…
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Re: Last book read

Post by MULLY » 19 Jun 2017, 15:44

Bag Lady wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 15:00
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

My summer project will be to read the Bond books in order of publication. I don’t think that requires a separate thread…
Bit of a jump from Natasha to Paddington :wink:
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Re: Last book read

Post by airflamesred » 19 Jun 2017, 18:47

Bag Lady wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 15:00

My summer project will be to read the Bond books in order of publication. I don’t think that requires a separate thread…
Oh I think it does.
And that may keep you off some of those aufull threads you do seem to get entangled with!

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Re: Last book read

Post by airflamesred » 19 Jun 2017, 19:05

Principles of Orchestation
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
In essence, which instuments go well together.
e.g.
Mention should also be made of mixed timbres (wood and brass) in progression in octaves.

Examples:
Mlada, Act III, beginning of scene III

Trombone + Bass Clarinet
Tuba + Contra bassoon

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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 19 Jun 2017, 20:04

MULLY wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 15:44
Bag Lady wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 15:00
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

My summer project will be to read the Bond books in order of publication. I don’t think that requires a separate thread…
Bit of a jump from Natasha to Paddington :wink:
A natural progression as I see Natasha developing into a Mrs Bird type of character in later life with the ability to display reluctant acceptance of hairy house guests.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 19 Jun 2017, 20:05

airflamesred wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 19:05
Principles of Orchestation
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
In essence, which instuments go well together.
e.g.
Mention should also be made of mixed timbres (wood and brass) in progression in octaves.

Examples:
Mlada, Act III, beginning of scene III

Trombone + Bass Clarinet
Tuba + Contra bassoon
Sounds fascinating, do tell us more.
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Re: Last book read

Post by elvisintheclouds » 19 Jun 2017, 22:35

Bag Lady wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 20:05
airflamesred wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 19:05
Principles of Orchestation
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
In essence, which instuments go well together.
e.g.
Mention should also be made of mixed timbres (wood and brass) in progression in octaves.

Examples:
Mlada, Act III, beginning of scene III

Trombone + Bass Clarinet
Tuba + Contra bassoon
Sounds fascinating, do tell us more.
Indeed 😎
Thank you very much
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Re: Last book read

Post by airflamesred » 20 Jun 2017, 08:35

Bag Lady wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 20:05


Sounds fascinating, do tell us more.
Well, be careful what you wish for. As a matter of interest I'm working on a version of Hugh's mothra. Initially I was going with the classic staccato basses and cellos an octave above but Nosferatu leans itself rather well to double reeds, and bassoon in particular. My digression endeth here.

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Re: Last book read

Post by pigeon » 20 Jun 2017, 11:07

Birth School Metallica Death. for me.

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