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Thread started 12/16/19 8:05am

lonelyalien

Prince and Classical music

If prince had so been inclined do you think he could have done a classical piece a symphony perhaps that would have stood up against the greats?

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Reply #1 posted 12/16/19 8:37am

TrivialPursuit

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:::waits for the inevitable Mahler reference:::

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Reply #2 posted 12/16/19 9:02am

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On a long enough timeline, if Prince would have survived what now killed him, he would have done something resembling a classical piece.

Would the Kamasutra count?

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Why can't I get the stuff beyond Parade in 24/192?

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Reply #3 posted 12/16/19 10:05am

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udo said:

On a long enough timeline, if Prince would have survived what now killed him, he would have done something resembling a classical piece.

Would the Kamasutra count?

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Why can't I get the stuff beyond Parade in 24/192?

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[Edited 12/16/19 9:03am]



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Reply #4 posted 12/16/19 10:10am

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lonelyalien said:

If prince had so been inclined do you think he could have done a classical piece a symphony perhaps that would have stood up against the greats?

No

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Reply #5 posted 12/16/19 12:56pm

TheFman

Absolutely not.

Kamasutra is your answer and prove.

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Reply #6 posted 12/16/19 1:21pm

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No. Prince was not a "long form" composer.

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Reply #7 posted 12/17/19 4:37pm

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There's a reason he turned to Clare Fischer.
He knew his limits in the matter.

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Reply #8 posted 12/17/19 5:13pm

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udo said:

Why can't I get the stuff beyond Parade in 24/192?

The Rhino records vinyl remasters deal ended with Parade.

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Reply #9 posted 12/18/19 5:14pm

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For whatever reason, he visited Mozart's place of birth in Salzburg, Austria in the mid-80's. He might have toyed with the idea of composing a long-scale piece then, because he thought of himself as being Mr Bravestrong, but there's no indication that could lead to the assumption of him becoming a composer of classical or neo-classical music.

Even if he would have flirted with that idea, it would have turned out to be a million times more bearable than him embarking on one of those cheesy orchestra-tours, which all the “greats“, the Rod Stewart's and Sting's of this world have employed to impart the boredom of their respective catalogues.

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Reply #10 posted 12/19/19 11:40am

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We should gave him credit for "Wedding Feast".

"Condition Of The Heart" is kinda flirting with the idea.
"Under The Cherry Moon" is kinda more classical than jazz, with its cadenza.

There are probably a few more examples.
"Diamonds and Pearls"? Except for the horns ascending arpeggio,
the verses melody has some sort of classical music feel.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #11 posted 12/19/19 12:21pm

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bonatoc said:

We should gave him credit for "Wedding Feast".

"Condition Of The Heart" is kinda flirting with the idea.
"Under The Cherry Moon" is kinda more classical than jazz, with its cadenza.

There are probably a few more examples.
"Diamonds and Pearls"? Except for the horns ascending arpeggio,
the verses melody has some sort of classical music feel.

Yes...kind of sort of but not quite...

I recall this article written the day after....

http://theconversation.co...usic-58270

Prince was: not in the narrow sense of his interest in Western classical music,

but in a far more liberated and liberating understanding and extension

of the varied streams of a black classical music tradition

that incorporated gospel, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, soul, funk, hip hop and more.

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Reply #12 posted 12/19/19 12:37pm

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bonatoc said:

We should gave him credit for "Wedding Feast".

"Condition Of The Heart" is kinda flirting with the idea.
"Under The Cherry Moon" is kinda more classical than jazz, with its cadenza.

There are probably a few more examples.
"Diamonds and Pearls"? Except for the horns ascending arpeggio,
the verses melody has some sort of classical music feel.


I still say Lisa played him some Debussy before he recorded that.

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