Fossils!!

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At first glance, the word fossil reminds us of palaeontology and prehistory. But what does that have to do with a music post - classical music post? Did I get confused and post this video in the wrong community? It’s just as weird as if I were to tell you that this composition is, in fact, is a parody. No way! What would classical music, which was generally considered serious, and in some languages ​​is even called so, serious music instead of classical music .... what would that seriousness have to see with humour?

Well, recently I published a video where I already mentioned that there was a composer, who was considered as a serious one, and who liked to be accepted by the society in that way, who composed a suite that was kind of a parody. Carnival of the Animals. Composer, Camille Saint Saens. Do you remember it from this post ?

That composition was Swan, from the same suite, and I played with my niece. On the same day, with the same niece, we recorded some other movements too, such as this one called Fossils. This piece required a little more practice. We devoted a few weeks to practice that. Of course, we were on holiday, so we played for our own pleasure, and not as an obligation. That's why it took us so long. In the end, when we recorded it, we were happy, sincerely happy. One mutual success! Great feeling, believe me!

Let's return to the topic of this composer. Camille did not want this entire suite to be published during his life. It was written only for the friends and to be performed in a chamber ensemble, in closed circles. He forbade public performance. We cannot understand today why this ingenious, and now so well-known composition could not have come to light while he was alive. But that was his decision, maybe weird for us, even though we all have some personal weird attitudes, right?

The funny part of this movement is reflected in the use of already existing melodies, which he weaved into the new musical text. In fact, as a parody to his serious, previously written composition Danse Macabre, the main melody is actually that dance of the skeletons. Other tunes also appeared. An interesting and funny person from music history, Mozart... His melody Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman , (better known as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) is used here too. And it is not all. The French nursery rhymes Au clair de la lune, and J'ai du bon tabac, the popular anthem Partant pour la Syrie, as well as the aria Una voce poco fa from Rossini's The Barber of Seville are heard in this piece. What fun, while we were studying, we always sang those melodies separately, and laughter was inevitable. Can you see now why the title, fossils for this composition? Fossils - old tunes, are used in a funny way to make a new one. What an idea of Camille Saint Saens!

If you have taken the time to read this text, and have already listened to this composition along the way, Fossils, I would like to thank you. But, in return, I would ask you for one favour :) . Let me know, did this composition bring a smile to your face? Did you recognize the familiar tunes? If so, the comment section of this post would be the perfect place to express the feelings that this music gave you.

P.S. If you hear some sounds at the beginning of the video that is not part of our composition, they are the sounds of a piano from the next classroom of this school, where a little girl was practising the piano.


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I listened with pleasure, cheers up! :-)

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Hurray, then it was worth of our practicing and publishing here, as others can have pleasure too Listening to this piece!! Thank you dear Ludmila 🤗

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You're welcome @mipiano, that's with pleasure 😊🌹 Have a nice day!

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That's the coolest thing I've seen all day. All I got is 100%, I'd go more if I could.

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Late birthday present :)

No poetry today, I promise 😇

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I gotta say Camile has to be the quintessential postmodern composer. This idea of making pieces using his own ideas and adding others to the mix like a pastiche is the first idea of a remix in history. Pretty cool composition. I cracked a laugh when I heard the theme of Danse Macabre in major key. It made me think of skeletons dancing clumsily. And of course all that talent playing the piano makes everything better!

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Yeah, the skeletons should dance here 🤣

I am not sure was he the first who did a "remix" , if we would call it that way.
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Joseph Haydn used some tunes in his works from folklore.. Liszt, Brahms too. Liszt even made a whole series of studies based on Paganini's works. And other examples, I should check for all of them, but yes, Camille made a parody on own tune + others in the same composition 🤣

Although, the dance macabre was not written in a very happy mood, I think he wrote it after his wife's death.

Oh, the talent. You know what they say, it's about 1% of talent and 99% of studying 😁

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But making a parody and doing the compiling and different things. Of course, I'm not trying to diminish the efforts of such great names. A lot more of respect goes on for that.

I know dance macabre is sad a tune. A very beautiful tune.

Oh, the talent. You know what they say, it's about 1% of talent and 99% of studying 😁

I'm sure of it. 😜

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what a treat. thanks for sharing :)

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😍👏 Hermosa como siempre, tocas increíble, me encanto, Dios te siga dando, mucha sabiduría 🌸🤗

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Aplausos de pie para ti estimada @mipiano, bueno para ambas 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 que lujo es escucharte y tu sobrina se lució también, simplemente GENIAL 😃

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Mi sobrina es genial, te lo confirmo yo también :) Me gustó mucho tocar este verano con ella y grabar algunas piezas clásicas de piano, lo hemos disfrutado mucho. Gracias mil @fernanblog :)

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Lovely! 4-handed piano is wonderful fun, both for the audience and the performers. Schubert has a lot of great 4-handed repertoire that I adore.

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