Talk:An Alpine Symphony

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Title[edit]

... should be An Alpine Symphony, not just Alpine Symphony. This is recognised in the opening sentence, in both English and German (Eine Alpensinfonie). -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 11:32, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Quite correct. Unless someone wants to argue to the contrary, the page should be moved. Vilĉjo (talk) 00:12, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Oops. That's going to require an admin. There's already a page with that name - it's only a redirect, but it has an edit history, which means a simple move is not possible. Vilĉjo (talk) 00:06, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Done. Vilĉjo (talk) 00:43, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I missed this. Thanks for taking action. -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 11:17, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Instrumentation[edit]

Is a harp really a string instrument? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.202.64.170 (talk) 16:46, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes. -- Jack of Oz [Talk] 11:55, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Not a "symphony"?[edit]

I take issue with the opening statements. Strauss called this work a symphony, not a symphonic poem. This article says that it doesn't conform to "traditional" symphonic dimensions. So what? First, what does that really mean? Second, why should it matter in the end? Many kinds of symphonies have been written since the 17th century, and many of them are not "traditional" in any fixed sense. There is no set standard for a symphony that stands for all time. Furthermore, how many other works called "symphony" in the 20th century, especially, thoroughly flout "traditional" expectations? Loads. I vote that the opening should be changed to reflect less "genre bias." — Preceding unsigned comment added by MR41981 (talkcontribs) 14:45, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Strauss quotes Bruch's Violin Concerto[edit]

See source. This is quoted from Bruch's Violin Concerto

 \new Staff \relative c' {
  \clef bass \time 2/2 \key b \major \tempo "Immer lebhafter." 2=72 \partial 4
  fis4-\f(dis) fis(cis) fis(b,2 fis4 e8. fis16 dis4 fis dis' cis8. b16 fis'2 eis)
}

Might be worth adding it. Triplecaña (talk) 14:33, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Good idea. There is a quote from Strauss about using the Bruch in Kurt Wilhelm's intimate portrait - I will look it up. On the music, I think that it is in C major (at least "at the peak"): horns do no tlike B major. Will get back.Byronmercury (talk) 10:50, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
This is the theme in C major just after rehearsal mark 80, played by horns in unison:

 \new Staff \relative c' {
  \clef bass \time 2/2 \key c \major \tempo "Allegro Maestoso."  \partial 4
  g' -\( e2.) g4(d2.) g4(c,2 g4 f8. g16 e4 g e' d8. c16 g'4)
}

I know the theme appears in various forms, but this is its main "statement". Will dig out the strauss quote.Byronmercury (talk) 15:54, 15 February 2017 (UTC). Got the quote on page 40. "At a rehearsal, he asked the orchestra ironically, "please start from the Bruch violin concerto again! They new exactly qwhere to start"[1]. Byronmercury (talk) 16:47, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Selected discography[edit]

What's the point of this section, when it's followed by the comprehensive discography right after? howcheng {chat} 15:48, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ Kurt Wilhelm, Richard Strauss - an intimate portrait. Thames and Hudson, London, 1989. (Translated from original 1984 German edition by Mary Whittard)