Catmando wrote:*Claims that Mozart & Haydn are not the composers of some of their best known compositions.
A bit of background on these "claims" Luchesi Authorship Controversy
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Shapley wrote:I think Caruso is legendary, as are Toscanini, Furtwangler, and Stokowski.
DavidS wrote:3 more:
* Bach's music - "non-emotional, cold, mathematical exercises"
* Schumann - "not particularly skilled as an orchestrator"
* Mussorgsky - ditto
hal 9000 wrote:navneeth wrote:Bach and coffee
Handel and food
Umm, I have no idea what these two are about. Can you please elaborate?
Please elaborate Shapley. Obviously these figures are legendary because of their talent and/or persona... but are there any incredible stories that come to mind?
Shapley wrote:Please elaborate Shapley. Obviously these figures are legendary because of their talent and/or persona... but are there any incredible stories that come to mind?
I was being flippant. I don't know of any legends surrounding them, I was just building on the title of the thread. They are, quite clearly, legends in classical music.
navneeth wrote:How could we forget this: Mozart wrote Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
DavidS wrote:That is also not a legend: the piece is 12 Variations on a French Folk Theme - on now on B.com!
hal 9000 wrote:Whether they be fact or fiction, let's find out which stories regarding classical music, composers, etc... are the most intriguing.
It is often thought that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the original writer of this melody. Reinforced by its appearance as a "correct answer" in the original edition of Trivial Pursuit and "Snapple Facts" (among others), many believe that the song was written by Mozart when he was four or five years old (as "Andante in C for Keyboard").
piqaboo wrote:There's that legend that if you dont participate in one of Hal's b.com threads, microsoft will trace your computer and you wont get a free pass to SeaWorld.
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