I feel like I am in love with you, and it should be spring. I want the sun throbbing on my head like chords of music. I think of a sun like Beethoven, a wind like Debussy, and bird calls like Stravinsky. But the tempo is all mine.
have always been partial to the 1913 Rite of Spring première myself (apparently, for the french, it’s not an Important Art Event without shouting and a bit of violence…)
GOOD FOR FRANCE
really if your premiere can’t inspire shouting and a little light rioting is it even Art, I ask you
also it managed to offend the good ol’ Figaro:
Henri Quittard, a music critic at French daily Le Figaro, described the debut as an exercise in “puerile barbarity,” suggesting that Stravinsky had been corrupted by Nijinsky and Sergei Diaghilev — the impresario who founded the Ballets Russes and who had already stirred controversy for his company’s erotic interpretation of Claude Debussy’s L’Après-midi d’un faune.
imagine a version of guitar hero for orchestral instruments
some of the song choices could be mozart concertos, vivaldi concertos, the bach partitas, beethoven quartets, tchaikovsky symphonies, etc
and if you play something on easy you could play (for example) the second violin part, if you play something on medium it could be the first violin part, and if you play something on hard you would play the solo violin part
and for the bonus songs you could have some really weird “modern” stuff, like schoenberg or stravinsky or even iannis xenakis because why not
for the venue, you could start out playing at a crappy school recital and then gradually work your way up to some random opera house in germany or carnegie hall
AND IMAGINE THE CHARACTERS YOU COULD PLAY AS. you could have mozart, clara schumann, tchaikovsky, rachmaninoff, chopin, or hilary hahn idk
and you could choose between playing on a toy keyboard or a grand piano, an electric violin or a strad–endless possibilities