1. Festive Names

    Do you want to change your name to something festive ?

    Click here for more details

    Dismiss Notice
  2. Support Soapchat.net with a contribution of any amount

    Dear Soap Chatters. Every so often we ask for your support in the monthly running costs of the forum. You don't have to contribute, it's totally your choice.

    The forums are advert free, so we rely on donations to pay for the monthly hosting and backup costs. Your contribution could also go towards any forum upgrades to maintain a robust experience and stop some of the down time.

    Donations are not to make a profit, they are purely put towards the forum.

    Every contribution is really appreciated. All contributions are done via the UltimateDallas PayPal account using the donation button.

    Dismiss Notice

Classical music on DYNASTY

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Should there have been much more of it?

    [​IMG]

    Steven played Debussy's "Maid with Flaxen Hair" in the pilot ever-so-briefly, and that first "Dinner Party" a couple of episodes later (was that Chopin in the background?) where the show proved the old Krystle-esque adage of "sometimes less is more," and they even used a little bit of Ravel's "Ode to a Dead Princess" after Fallon left.

    But mostly, DYNASTY just used those excessive, meandering woodwind compositions which tended to undermine and further unfocus the drama, in the producers' attempt to achieve an Old Hollywood 1930s feel to the show where the score seems to be telling its own story autonomous from the one in the script (but even Old Hollywood dropped that convention by the '40s).

    But for all the nouveau riche shenahigans going on with this family, did that need to be counterbalanced with the use of more classical music to establish the proper, privileged ambiance for the show?

    Certainly, to create the camelot atmosphere which DYNASTY seemed to want to aim for, it would seem a necessity.

    [​IMG]

    And for that matter, should Krystle have hosted a local TV tour of the Carrington mansion during the Season 8 gubernatorial campaign -- like Jackie did in 1962?

     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    If it's not baroque, don't fix it.

     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. Carrie Fairchild

    Carrie Fairchild Soap Chat Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    710
    Trophy Points:
    682
    Location:
    Central Park West
    Ratings:
    +1,807
    Medals:
    1
    Strangely enough, I heard the piece that they played during the wedding in Moldavia on classical station Lyric FM only this week. I've no idea who the composer is though. I kept expecting to hear a hail of machine gun fire mid performance.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. E-JULIAN

    E-JULIAN Soap Chat Member

    Message Count:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    BARCELONA
    Ratings:
    +137
    Member Since:
    EJ Carrington
    Dear Carrie, it's the Cantata 208 "Sheep May Safely Graze" from Bach



    But no "machine gun fire" please sorry!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    And there should be Bachian harpsichord concertos...

     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Oh, and cello and oboe.
     
  7. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Are they playing Chopin at S1's "The Dinner Party"?
     
  8. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
  9. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Or maybe some rainy jazz -- could DYNASTY have ever been this laid-back?

     
  10. Michael Torrance

    Michael Torrance Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,201
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Occupation:
    Instigator
    Location:
    Alexis' studio
    Ratings:
    +3,635
    Member Since:
    2017 I think (unless it is 2016)
    I have to say, no. DYNASTY can be laid back of course, but not smooth jazz laid back (Heaven forfend, to quote S1's Fallon). That sounds more new-agey and Knots Landing. :D

    But it would be nice if they had more classical music, or compositions in that same style, instead of the melodramatic crescendo that took over by season four.
     
  11. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Jazz is new-agey?


     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
  12. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    6,136
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +8,289
    Medals:
    7
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Or perhaps Dominique could slip her vocal stylings into the soundtrack more often...


     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
  13. Michael Torrance

    Michael Torrance Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,201
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Occupation:
    Instigator
    Location:
    Alexis' studio
    Ratings:
    +3,635
    Member Since:
    2017 I think (unless it is 2016)
    I didn't say all Jazz is new-agey, just that sort in the previous clip.
    But I do find all Jazz abhorrent, so I am certainly not the most trustworthy critic to ask about it.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1

Share This Page