....now that I have sorted that one out, got to go to the dentist to get my teeth done. Will be back with an E question later today - probably around 1430.
OK - a bit delayed - the tea is no longer dribbling down my chin. What E connects St James's Hall, London, Tristan O'Donnell and 1 Corinthians?
Enigma Variations ?
Originally Posted by Lateralthinking1
Unless subcontra's got it, that seems tough. The only Es I can relate to 1 Corinthians are that it's an Epistle or that it was written in Ephesus. I've never heard of Tristan O'Donnell and know zilch about St James' Hall. Even these with clues are too hard for me!
That's really weird. I'm seeing two words Epistle, yet when I go back to edit there's only one so I can't delete! Surreal.
Google is your friend. Elgar's "Enigma Variations" was first performed at St James Hall. Tristan O'Donnell has written a work called "Enigma Variations". I Corinthians 13:11 is sometimes stated as referring to an enigma.
Originally Posted by Simon
Hello to both of you. I hope you are having a good day.
Yes, it is the Enigma Variations, first performed at St James's Hall, London in 1899, and, of course, confounding the critics.
In the twentieth century, some critics, most notably Ian Parrott in his book on Elgar, argued that the Enigma could be linked to 1 Corinthians 13:12 : "For now we see through a glass, darkly but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."
Tristan O'Donnell is the young man from Brooklyn who calls himself "Guilty Ghosts" and recorded his own Enigma Variations this year in his home. He says that his music "fuses somber washes of drone guitar with minimalist drum programming, creating a unique style of lo-fi instrumental bedroom pop. Guilty Ghosts’ songs are the kind fit for rainy days, everlasting evenings, and melancholy moments in solitude.”
Next question (an easier one, I hope):
What F links 133, 401 and 578?
Well, for an organist the third is easy - it's Bach's Little Fugue! But I've had to look up the others and apart from BVW 401 being in F, they don't seem to fit.
Then I thought of Mozart - and K401 is also a fugue, though I wouldn't have recognised the K number without checking.
But 133 has got me stumped: D numbers don't help, so it isn't Schubert. Scarlatti?
But my answer has to be Fugue, unless the Bach/Mozart connection is coincidental.
Ah - Beethoven - Op 133 - that blasted Gross Fugue that I dislike so much!!! Got it!
Nice one, subcontra!
NB I posted all the above over 15 minutes or so, whilst I thought. So you all have an example of how my mind works, if you'll pardon the overstatement.
Well done. All Fugues in G to lead you on to your next question.