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Commentary III The Student as Conductor

Commentary – III The Student as Conductor When we see Georges Pretre conduct, we get a

When we see Georges Pretre conduct, we get a very strong sense that for him, the music exits in some distant place which he is imagining, and so allowing to come into existence in the concert hall.

Think of the foreign language like that. It is a collection of elements, stacked up somewhere, packed away somewhere, and we must call them from that place to our place. The poet T.S. Eliot talks of ‘looking into the heart of light, the silence’. I think that this is what we must do, too.

Commentary – III The Student as Conductor When we see Georges Pretre conduct, we get a

Look for some silent and shining place at the heart of things, where,

somehow, all that language, stacked up, and waiting to be spoken or written by people, exists…

If I wanted a picture of what it looked like I migh choose a painting by Frank Auerbach or Mark Rothko.

Mysterious, ever- changing, inaccessible and yet profoundly welcoming… ! Life is like that! Language … is
Mysterious, ever- changing, inaccessible and yet profoundly welcoming… ! Life is like that! Language … is

Mysterious, ever-changing, inaccessible and yet profoundly welcoming…! Life is like that! Languageis like that! Yet, at times it’s cold and frightening, as well

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You asked about Ireland and island. Why does island has the s? They are both pronounced the same really, aiilllāndd . No real r

Both ASG, really, because land is a very famous ASG word. In German it is das Land, the land. See this wonderful link which is about a poem, ‘Do

you know the land (or country’) where many wonderful things may happen…?

(A poem by Goethe) sung in German and teaching you in five minutes all about ASG ; and how things are in German, and might be in English

Teaching you far better and more beautifully than anything I could ever dream of or do…. Enjoy it and let it be absorbed.

Online Etymology Dictionary shows us:

<a href=island (n.) " id="pdf-obj-2-31" src="pdf-obj-2-31.jpg">
 

1590s, earlier yland (c.1300), from Old English igland "island," from ieg "island" (from Proto-Germanic *aujo "thing on the water," from PIE *akwa- "water;" see aqua-) + land(n.). Spelling modified 15c. by association with similar but unrelated isle. An Old English cognate was ealand "river-land, watered place, meadow by a river." In place names, Old English ieg is often used of "slightly raised dry ground offering settlement sites in areas surrounded by marsh or subject to flooding" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]

and

<a href=Irish (n.) " id="pdf-obj-2-66" src="pdf-obj-2-66.jpg">
 

c.1200, Irisce, from stem of Old English Iras "inhabitant of Ireland," from Old Norse irar, ultimately from Old Irish Eriu (accusative Eirinn, Erinn) "Erin," which is from Old Celtic*Iveriu (accusative *Iverionem, ablative *Iverione), perhaps from PIE *pi-wer- "fertile," literally "fat," from root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)).

so the answer is, ‘land rising out of the water’ ; and ‘land which produces many good things like cheese, milk, butter, crops, flowers, cattle, sheep…’

Ireland certainly does. If you still want divertissement as the French say, here is another link

About ‘denotate’. R long verbs like

de notate
de notate

work from the end:

<a href=LINK Stress is first or maybe even the same for the first two syllables: DE NO tate because in words like this English speakers are actually thinking in Latin …. Like Pretre, at the end of the first movement: " id="pdf-obj-3-2" src="pdf-obj-3-2.jpg">

Stress is first or maybe even the same for the first two syllables: DE NO tate because in words like this English speakers are actually thinking in Latin….

Like Pretre, at the end of the first movement:

thinking as a percussion player, really, waiting for a slight tropical- sounding crash… ! <a href=link (we here just a flute upward rush ( yellow moment on the pianos) and at the end a simple chord made from two pianos… purple emphasis ) [see score excerpt above] He does the same at the end of the second movement (from which this clip is taken) only then it is a stronger sound, a stronger crash…. [example is at 4:28; 4:40 (lingering horn note) ; and especially about 5:03 to 5:04 – where he has waited for almost three seconds for a sustained chord to happen, before cutting it off… ] " id="pdf-obj-4-2" src="pdf-obj-4-2.jpg">

thinking as a percussion player, really, waiting for a slight tropical-

sounding crash…! link (we here just a flute upward rush (

thinking as a percussion player, really, waiting for a slight tropical- sounding crash… ! <a href=link (we here just a flute upward rush ( yellow moment on the pianos) and at the end a simple chord made from two pianos… purple emphasis ) [see score excerpt above] He does the same at the end of the second movement (from which this clip is taken) only then it is a stronger sound, a stronger crash…. [example is at 4:28; 4:40 (lingering horn note) ; and especially about 5:03 to 5:04 – where he has waited for almost three seconds for a sustained chord to happen, before cutting it off… ] " id="pdf-obj-4-13" src="pdf-obj-4-13.jpg">

yellow moment

on the pianos) and at the end a simple chord made from two

pianos…purple emphasis ) [see score excerpt above]

thinking as a percussion player, really, waiting for a slight tropical- sounding crash… ! <a href=link (we here just a flute upward rush ( yellow moment on the pianos) and at the end a simple chord made from two pianos… purple emphasis ) [see score excerpt above] He does the same at the end of the second movement (from which this clip is taken) only then it is a stronger sound, a stronger crash…. [example is at 4:28; 4:40 (lingering horn note) ; and especially about 5:03 to 5:04 – where he has waited for almost three seconds for a sustained chord to happen, before cutting it off… ] " id="pdf-obj-4-24" src="pdf-obj-4-24.jpg">

He does the same at the end of the second movement (from which this

clip is taken) only then it is a stronger sound, a stronger crash…. [example is at 4:28; 4:40 (lingering horn note) ; and especially about 5:03 to 5:04 where he has waited for almost three seconds for a sustained chord to

happen, before cutting it off…]

(1) Wait and listen

(1) Wait and listen (2) Start playing the chord… (3) Stop playing the chord… *

(2) Start playing the chord…

(1) Wait and listen (2) Start playing the chord… (3) Stop playing the chord… *

(3) Stop playing the chord…

(1) Wait and listen (2) Start playing the chord… (3) Stop playing the chord… *

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Ireland
Ireland

can actually be thought of as a special case of hard consonant

squeezing: and a copy in sound of one or two similar Emglish words

like fire, mire, ire

(For Powerpoint see link ; and

download
download

and play to get the

animations…which are great fun…!)

 

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More ‘primordial’ vowel sounds:

mid lid sit cit(y) did rid kid for i low blow no know for o

 

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Also remember that English spoken fast deletes the word from the end as

much as possible

significant=> significntl

here fic (meaning ‘make’) and

ant (meaning, ‘what we just had was an adjective, by the way…!’) cannot be allowed any stress (think of them as just the HOUSE NUMBERS in

the address ) the main meaning is in the word-part

Ireland can actually be thought of as a special case of hard consonant squeezing: and alink ; and download and play to get the a nimations…which are great fun…! ) * More ‘primordial’ vowel sounds: mid lid sit cit(y) did rid kid for i low blow no know for o * Also remember that English spoken fast deletes the word from the end as much as possible significant=> significntl – here fic (meaning ‘make’) and – ant (meaning, ‘ what we just had was an adjective, by the way…!’ ) cannot be allowed any stress ( think of them as just the HOUSE NUMBERS in the address ) the main meaning is in the word-part s i g n but if you pronounce it with a long vowel i aiii the word stop !!! will just stop !!! … just * Georges Pretre would not do that so you must not do it either! Aerial view of Poul enc’s place in France (it was his music we enjoyed!) " id="pdf-obj-6-73" src="pdf-obj-6-73.jpg">

s i g n but if you

pronounce it with a long vowel i aiii the word stop !!!

will just stop !!! just

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Georges Pretre would not do that so you must not do it either! Aerial view of Poulenc’s place in France (it was his music we enjoyed!)

This is Poulenc when he starts playing his own music: Finally a picture of the JavanesePowerpoint I mentioned just now. provident, prevalent, imminent current, accident and national would have starting stress to, but desti na tion " id="pdf-obj-7-2" src="pdf-obj-7-2.jpg">

This is Poulenc when he starts playing his own music:

This is Poulenc when he starts playing his own music: Finally a picture of the JavanesePowerpoint I mentioned just now. provident, prevalent, imminent current, accident and national would have starting stress to, but desti na tion " id="pdf-obj-7-6" src="pdf-obj-7-6.jpg">
This is Poulenc when he starts playing his own music: Finally a picture of the JavanesePowerpoint I mentioned just now. provident, prevalent, imminent current, accident and national would have starting stress to, but desti na tion " id="pdf-obj-7-8" src="pdf-obj-7-8.jpg">

Finally a picture of the Javanese gamelan instruments

which

inspired Poulenc, and a picture form the Powerpoint I mentioned just now. provident, prevalent, imminent current, accident and national would have starting stress to, but destination

not, probably because it sounds like ‘nation’ and de and sti sound like (propositional) prefixes, even if they are not…. Anyway, R.

not, probably because it sounds like ‘ nation ’ and de and sti sound like (propositional)
Thank you for your attention during this very musical lesson!
Thank you for your attention during this very musical lesson!