Well, there has been very little response to this in over 2 weeks, so I guess the time has come to reveal the answer. Here we go:
First, lets get the composers name. The clues for this came from the 3 pictures on the screens of each electronic equipment.
1. On the laptop: A wolf baying
2. On the PSP: The game Tic Tac Toe
with Tic Tac
3. On the TV: Vin
All of this gives:
BAY-TOE-VIN or Beethoven
Now for the composition. For this, let me first go over some of the clues I submitted throughout this thread:
1st Clue: Literal Translation
: Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.
2nd Clue: Partial congrats to treebeau, who has successfully identified the composer of Opus X. Hmm, treebeau? Is that French? If so, how does that literally translate? Beautiful Tree? I wonder...
Twice I hinted at the need to literally translate something. I was in fact referring to the title of the piece... it needs to be literally translated to English for this puzzle to make sense.
Okay, now given those clues lets consider the puzzle again:
We know the pictures inside the screens all gave the composer, so everything outside the screens should give the composition. So what do we have? A lot REALLY CHEAP electronic equipment! I don't know about you, but those seem to be really Good Buys
Now here is where the literal translation comes in. There are a number of ways of approaching this, going through Beethoven's pieces and interpreting their titles to find something to make sense for instance. But let's look at some of my other clues to help us here:
3rd Clue: Keep at it! And fare
Farewell is pretty similar to Goodbye (Good buy).
4th Clue: One thing I am surprised by is the tempest
quisite puzzle seems to be causing in everybody's minds. Though some claim to be pathetic
ally clueless, all have eX
pressed a passion
for this latest installment. 17 08 23
e up. As the wolf wI
ll always howl at the moon,
you should always get past oral
clues. 14 15
In this 4th and final clue I pretty much spilled all the beans. I reference subtitles for many of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas and the numbers at the end of each paragraph correspond to the number of each Piano Sonata referenced (The Tempest = 17, Pathétique = 08, Apassionata = 23, etc..) I also highlighted four letters in both paragraphs (originally underlined, capitalized in bold here). These letters were XXVI which is the Roman numeral equivalent to 26. Piano Sonata No. 26 is known as Les Adieux
Les Adieux , which means "The Farewell" literally translates to English as "The Goodbyes".
So now it should be clear, Opus X is:
Piano Sonata No. 26 in Eb "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven