Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

Remembering Aretha Franklin, the soulful voice of our time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9rcyWmZsns

Judy Woodruff interviews Grace Bumbry & Chris Richards on PBS NEWS HOUR, 20180816.

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THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN, Ep. 13 BGM

J. Sutherland, L. Pavarotti, R. Bonynge & National Philharmonic Orch.: “Libiamo ne’ lieti” [ Verdi’s “La traviata”] 1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrqC09pom1A

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THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN, Ep. 14

New York Philharmonic: “Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 ‘From the New World'” by Dvořák
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HClX2s8A9IE

By composer of “Humoresque”

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    Dvorák (can’t get my r to do the accent) – a good Bohemian boy! And I’m thinking the New World was partly inspired by – Iowa?

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      @bbstl,

      First, a typographical digression. 😉

      I shamelessly copied and pasted to get those Bohemian diacritical marks. LOL! I used to use a dandy program called Keyman in my translating work. It’s basically a keyboard mapping and input utility. Some of the old German transliterations I had to word process stacked multiple diacritics atop a single vowel, and there were others that spanned above and below pairs of characters with stacked diacritics. I had to use Open Office and a Unicode typeface called Charis SIL (both were open source and free of charge) to pull off the typesetting gymnastics. MS-Word was unable to correctly align, stack, and render the diacritics. I continue to use LibreOffice, one of the open-source successors to Open Office. Charis SIL is a beautiful, full-fledged Unicode typeface (for display & printer) with italic, boldface, and italicized boldface fonts; its sister, Gentium, is also gorgeous and easy on the eyes, but did not have all the fonts I needed at the time.

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      @bbstl,

      Re: Roots of “From the New World” by Antonin Dvořák. You may be correct about his visit to the wide open spaces of Iowa influencing the images of America he conveyed via the music. He didn’t just stay in NYC during his 1892-1895 stint as director of the National Conservatory of Music of America. He drew upon African-American spirituals and indigenous music, as well as Bohemian folk rhythms. I was interested to read that pupil William Arms Fisher wrote lyrics for, and adapted the theme from the Largo movement into, “Goin’ Home.” It’s got pizzazz. In addition to details on American influences, there is a link to a bang-up instrumental performance of “Goin’ Home” by the US Air Force Band on this page:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._9_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k
      http://www.dvoraknyc.org/dvorak-in-america/

      Interestingly, Choctaw freedman [black slave manumitted by a Choctaw owner] Wallace Willis, originally from Mississippi, but forcibly relocated to Oklahoma, composed “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” among other spirituals. They were popularized by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (see link to a recording via the second URL below). I got the impression from the above article that Dvořák did not use actual melodies from spirituals, but conveyed similar emotional color in “From the New World.”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_freedmen
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_Low,_Sweet_Chariot

      How exciting! Dvorak’s assistant and student Burleigh sang spirituals to him that he had learned from his parents and grandparents. He also worked “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” into one of the movements… along with bits of other African-American music:
      http://www.dvoraknyc.org/african-american-influences

      Aside: Something you have to know about the Choctaw: When they arrived in the Oklahoma Territory after losing so many on the Trail of Tears, the southeastern Indians received news of the potato famine in Ireland. Understanding dawned. “Ah, they do it to white people, too.” Whereupon the Choctaw took up a collection and donated their pittances to Irish famine relief. To this day, there is a close connection between the Choctaw and the Irish. Why the heck was that left out of my history books?! I had to hear it from the former editor of The Cherokee Voice, who looked like a strapping blond viking – with a Scots surname.

      – Continued –

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      I can’t help but wonder if that other indigenous American musical tradition, shape note singing from the Sacred Harp and similar tunebooks in the fasola scale of itinerant New England singing masters, might also have exerted an influence on Dvořák. It was carried westward to the frontier, and also found a home in the South, where it was preserved in rural communities. Shape note singing has been enjoying a global resurgence in interest in the past couple of decades. I suspect that it had been brought by New England missionaries to Samoa, whose church choirs are famous for their astounding virtuosity. I think I can hear traces of the startling four-part harmonies in the church music there and in Hawaii, and possibly in other parts of Polynesia and Micronesia where Boston Missionaries have made landfall.

      Aside: During REBEL, in a discussion of the lyrics of the song that Gil-dong sang with Nok-soo before she headed off to court to be a musician, I mentioned the color of the mountains, including “purple mountain majesties” in “America the Beautiful,” starting in this post:
      http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/02/rebel-thief-who-stole-the-people-episode-7/#comment-2712309,

      and continuing here:
      http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/02/rebel-thief-who-stole-the-people-episode-7/#comment-2712846,

      and here:
      http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/02/rebel-thief-who-stole-the-people-episode-7/#comment-2713033,
      which deals with the writing of the poem and the impressions Wellesley College English professor Katharine Lee Bates took in on her way back from Colorado via the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. That was contemporaneous with Dvořák’s residency in NYC. Doggone if he didn’t conduct a concert at the White City!
      http://www.dvoraknyc.org/spitville

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THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN, Ep. 14 BGM

Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Seji Ozawa & BSO: “Humoresque No. 7 in G-flat Major, Op. 101” by Dvořák
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBDmAxSFt6A&feature=youtu.be
(more)

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    @33:10, tipsy Mr. Gong flops on the ground in Hyein Mulbit Park. Thanks, @ally-le for IDing the music and giving the link to this sweetly exquisite performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 😉

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      You’re welcome. No one plays this song better in my humble opinion. And thousands of people have played this—including me and my daughter 😜.

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        @ally-le,

        I figured you had a reason for selecting this rendition. As a non-violinist, I don’t know about any of the technical stuff. But I recognize soul when I hear it expressed. Watching two masters at play is touching and wonderful. I’m biased about the “backing band” because it’s from my hometown. Truth to tell, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the BSO live, but I have heard the Boston Pops in Symphony Hall and outdoors at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, back in Arthur Fiedler’s day. 😉

        This must have been recorded quite a while ago as Maestro Ozawa left Beantown in 2002 after 29 years for the Wiener Staatsoper.

        Any idea when this performance took place?

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    Seeing Dvořák’s name here makes me feel proud as a Czech.
    This was beautiful.

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    This is wonderful.

    It takes me back to my piano lessons.

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THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN, Ep. 13 BGM

Joshua Bell, violin; Samuel Sanders, piano: “Romance, Op. 78, No. 2” by Sibelius
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaCvhszmYiU

@28:30 as Mr. Park gags (more)

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    @28:30 as Mr. Park gags on his wine after Woo-jin spikes it with Tabasco.

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    Joshua Bell—all the orchestra girls had a crush on him when I was in jr.high/high school. Lol. He was also in Mozart in the Jungle for the pilot episode. (Random, I know, but a great violinist.)

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      LOL! I think his version was the only available one. Glad to know he’s a great violinist as well as cute. Gotta love those classical fangirls. 😉

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    This and Calvin and Hobbes might be my favorite comics.

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      Glad to meet a fellow fan, @ndlessjoie mugyuljoie. 😉

      Calvin and Hobbes is another of my faves, too. I also loved B.C., and even had a t-shirt of the brontosaurus saying “Gronk.”

      I love Opus, and am tickled to see that the vintage strips are once again viewable online, along with the new series of “Bloom county” cartoons.

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        Yes, Opus was wonderful and I’m happy to be able to read them all online. The Far Side was another good one.

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THIRTY NOT SEVENTEEN, Eps. 13-14

Definitive diagnosis for both Mr. Gong and Chan:

“… you’re carbonating my hormones.”
https://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2018/07/23

Leave it to Berke Breathed…

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 8

Park Won 박원: “Stranger” 이방인 HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ924NrnJms

Male vocal. Moody jazz piano & bass. Exquisite.

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 7

Ha Hyun Sang 하현상: Becoming The Wind 바람이 되어
HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d1fmZGVfkQ

Male vocal. Lovely & melancholy.

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 6

Savina & Drones 사비나앤드론즈: “My Home (Eugene’s Song)”
HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYOUUp1bYc8

Female vocal. Variations on “Greensleeves.” (more)

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 5

MeloMance 멜로망스: “Good Day” 좋은 날
HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyoLae2t1_A

Male vocal. Lovely orchestration.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/MeloMance

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 4

Lee Soo Hyun 이수현 of Akdong Musician 악동 뮤지션: “Sound” 소리
HAN/ROM/ ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR6Cu-iHpuU
Female vocal
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Mr._Sunshine_OST

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 3

Kim Yoon Ah: “Days Without Tears” 눈물 아닌 날들 HAN/ROM/ ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTy16m3ACNY

Female vocal. Lovely piano.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kim_Yoon_Ah

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 2

Elaine 일레인: “Sad March” 슬픈 행진 English lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEPMUWHGeaI

Female vocal. Lovely cello/viola on refrain.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Mr._Sunshine

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MR. SUNSHINE, OST Part 1

Park Hyo Shin 박효신: “That Day (Original Ver.)” HAN/ROM/ ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TObWnc7fegk

Male vocal.

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Mr._Sunshine_OST

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YOUR HONOR / DEAR JUDGE, OST Part 2

Kim E-Z 김이지: “Shine” HAN/ROM/ENG lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeI3mIyeb4U

Female vocal. Beautiful piano and strings. (more)

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LET’S EAT 3, OST Part 4

Yang Yo Sup 양요섭 of Highlight 하이라이트: “I Thought” 그래도 나 HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkPIaflOWdY

Exquisite. Male vocal. My track favorite so far. (more)

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LET’S EAT 3, OST Part 3

Yoo Joo 유주 of GFRIEND 여자친구: “Just This Song” 이 노래만 HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKTVbkZtjmQ

Female vocal. Beautiful. Love the piano.

LET’S EAT 3, OST Part 2

EDEN 이든: Curious 궁금해 HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoLYF4t0VFE

Male vocals.

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LET’S EAT 3, OST Part 1

ONF 온앤오프: “Your Day” 축제 HAN/ROM/ENG Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aMqKemmfLM

Male vocals.

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