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June 12, 2011 2:51 PM   Subscribe

(TumblrFiltr): Have you checked out the new Brahms yet? Did you catch Saint-Saëns at the Grossherzogliches Theater last week? Then hie thee to Melophonic, "a collection of semi-historically accurate, rock concert-style posters for dead composers' original premiere dates." 
posted by Nomyte (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
The visual style has a touch of Chopin à la Moog.

Which lead to a nice Les Baxter Chopin montage video.
posted by ovvl at 3:12 PM on June 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is nice. Great find.

That Dvorak show totally kicked some ass. I lost my wallet in the ensuing ruckus, but I made out with this hot chick from Prague afterwards.

Also, I heard Big A was all high on coke during the show.

NewWorld4Life
posted by hal_c_on at 3:14 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


for some reason i find the dates just hilarious
posted by nathancaswell at 3:17 PM on June 12, 2011


also nice with the Saint Saëns... Allegro non Tropo fucking rocked am-i-rite?
posted by nathancaswell at 3:19 PM on June 12, 2011


These are great fun.
posted by sfred at 4:17 PM on June 12, 2011


I love the concept. However I wish he would branch out from every single one featuring the face of the composer. The indie rock posters he is taking off on don't always feature the faces of the band; in fact it's pretty rare. It would be a lot cooler and funnier if tried some with the esoteric type of graphics actually used on rock posters.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:20 PM on June 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


What? No Mendelssohn?
posted by jim in austin at 4:28 PM on June 12, 2011


Phoney Lisztomania has bitten the dust...
posted by Ian A.T. at 4:47 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love the concept. However I wish he would branch out from every single one featuring the face of the composer. The indie rock posters he is taking off on don't always feature the faces of the band; in fact it's pretty rare. It would be a lot cooler and funnier if tried some with the esoteric type of graphics actually used on rock posters.

I was thinking this too. Some posters could tie in very well with the theme of the composition instead of the composer.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 4:54 PM on June 12, 2011


FORTEPIANOS
FIVE THALERS
2 DRINK MINIMUM
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:20 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Glad to see someone has already made the Lisztomania joke.

These are great, although I agree with other commenters that I'd like to see a broader approach to the poster sensibility.
posted by immlass at 5:44 PM on June 12, 2011


Sadly, I'm totally into the concept, but totally unenthused about the execution.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 5:51 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sadly, I'm totally into the concept, but totally unenthused about the execution.

I agree 100%. He could have studied the Fillmore/Bill Graham posters from the 60s for one thing, but especially some of the amazing rock poster art work of Bob Masse.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 6:14 PM on June 12, 2011


Cold Lurkey: "Sadly, I'm totally into the concept, but totally unenthused about the execution."

The same with the many of the single tumblr metafilter threads, lately.
posted by oxford blue at 7:31 PM on June 12, 2011


Also should have Googled Pearl Jam Posters... That's a complete study in the art of the modern rock concert poster right there, for free.
posted by hippybear at 7:35 PM on June 12, 2011


These are great fun. - What sfred said!
posted by Twang at 3:12 PM on June 13, 2011


@jim in austin:
Yeah, shabby... Mendelssohn only got credit for conducting the Schuman. If it helps, the first public performance of the (slightly revised) Octet in Eb was on Jan 30, 1836.
posted by Twang at 3:28 PM on June 13, 2011


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