Chagall pieces introduced thus far? Do you happen to know the order in which they are being produced? One seems more beautiful than the next! Simply gorgeous! Thank you, Eddy
07/29/2012 - 20:53
07/29/2012 - 23:40
You are correct Ed, the next which will go to a Lounger will be rather
07/29/2012 - 23:40
surprising! I think the order of production is the order clients have reserved the dials
I was under the impression that Anita Porchet set the order
07/31/2012 - 21:57
and they are grouped by the five predominant colors of the mural. She started with the yellow section and moved to the next color from there. Perhaps that is incorrect but it is what I read somewhere.
What will be the final number?
07/30/2012 - 05:37
I've read references to eleven, twelve and fourteen additional dials...can you please tell us the real number?
12 is my understanding.
07/30/2012 - 08:20
I was confused at first, but what I know now is: 1. The original watch, that VC will keep for its museum - this has the entire Chagall painting 2. There are 14 composers and 14 operas represented in the Chagall Painting. The original thought was to have 14 seperate watches, one for each composer/opera 3. 4 of the composers/operas are represented in the very center of the painting. For aesthetic reasons, VC has decided that it would be better to leave the center intact (not broken up into 4 seperate artworks). 4. Therefore, there will be 11 seperate watches that are dedicated to the composers/operas. Add the original, and we have a total of 12 watches. Five watches have been released so far: The original Chagall tribute to the Paris Opera House Tribute to the composer Tchaïkovski and the opera “Swan Lake" Tribute to the composer Adam and the opera “Giselle” Tribute to the composer Moussorgski’s and the opera “Boris Godounov" Tribute to the composer Mozart and the opera “The Magic Flute” Alex, please let correct anything that I may have gotten wrong. BR, Dan
You are correct sir!
07/30/2012 - 10:47
Thanks Dan :-)
07/30/2012 - 18:57
Picking nits, Dan, but
07/31/2012 - 00:10
Giselle and Swan Lake are ballets, not operas. :-) And if you really want to piss a purist off, call one of Wagner's pieces an opera instead of a "Music Drama." Ho jo to ho! Bill
07/31/2012 - 02:16
And The Magic Flute was not really an opera but a "Singspiel". So there! (LOL) JB
The Marx Brothers would have had a flop....
07/31/2012 - 03:11
If they titled their movie "A Night at the Singspiel." :-) Bill
Re: The Marx Brothers would have had a flop....
07/31/2012 - 05:12
But the Marx Brothers did Verdi's Il Trovatore, Bill, a REAL opera with Kitty Carlyle as Leonora and Alan Jones (father of Jack Jones) as Manrico. (How's that for trivia??! I think its the funniest movie they ever made. Regards, Joseph
Great trivia, indeed!
07/31/2012 - 07:00
And I agree about Night at the Opera being their best. Another movie with operatic content that I just saw is Moonrise Kingdom, which features Britten's music, almost in a starring role along with the fabulous cast. Check it out. Bill
Thanks for the tip, Bill
07/31/2012 - 17:03
I'll check it out Best, Joseph
Keeping in line with the Marx Brothers and the opera you guys should
07/31/2012 - 20:35
see the latest Woody Allen, From Rome with Love, its great!
It's on my short list.....
07/31/2012 - 21:44
Woody Allen has had a string of good movies since he's been based in Europe. I adored Midnight in Paris last year. Bill
Re: It's on my short list.....
07/31/2012 - 22:34
...me too. I enjoyed Midnight in Paris too especially recognizing the sites (Same with French Kiss), but I'm not a big fan of... is it Owen Wilson? Interesting premise, though.
You are correct!
07/31/2012 - 03:27
Daisy gave me crap for it after she saw what I posted! Her aunt is a famous classical music conductor in China, so Daisy grew up with this....she is quite embarrassed to say she knows me, BR, Dan
Even more interesting is Berlioz whose Romeo and Juliet is depicted.
07/31/2012 - 05:21
It was neither opera nor ballet but a symphonic work for orchestra chorus and soloists. Why he chose that instead of Les Troyens (The Trojans) about Dido and Aneas (Carthage) is a mystery. Its probably the greatest French opera. If he was interested in the play itself as opera he could have gone to Charles Gounod's opera. But Gounod is nowhere to be seen. I don't know if there was ever an interview with Chagall about his choices, but I'm sure there must have been. JB
For you Joseph
07/31/2012 - 05:40
http://www.ina.fr/art-et-culture/arts-du-spectacle/video/CAF89020759/le-plafond-de-l-opera.fr.html Please share any interesting tidbits from this video clip
07/31/2012 - 06:31
A very interesting video clip. There isn't much there to explain his choices of composers except for Mozart whom he loved (his favourite composer). He had a perfect tecnique and at the same time was "angelique" (like the angels). The ceiling itself was an hommage to Garnier. Initially he was overwhelmed and didn't know what to do. He didn't say yes or know but at the urging of his wife he did maake some sketches since he was was obligated to make a decision sooner or later. There is more of course but its a very intersting video on the actual construction of the ceiling in panels. Too bad it black and white only. Very good find, Dean. I knew you would find something! Regards, Joseph