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hal 9000 won the last Top Ten Poll because...

Poll ended at Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:13 pm

He is a computer and had an unfair advantage
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Duh! Most of his picks were Beethoven!
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No wait! Most of navneeth's picks were Beethoven too and he came in 5th... hal just got lucky
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He cheated! He cheated! He cheated!
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Hmph! hal didn't win! Sure his list had the most matches, but mine was clearly the best!
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Total votes : 8

Postby Catmando » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:16 am

Catmando wrote:*Claims that Mozart & Haydn are not the composers of some of their best known compositions. :shock:


A bit of background on these "claims" Luchesi Authorship Controversy
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:40 pm

Shapley wrote:I think Caruso is legendary, as are Toscanini, Furtwangler, and Stokowski.


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?
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:44 pm

DavidS wrote:3 more:
* Bach's music - "non-emotional, cold, mathematical exercises"
* Schumann - "not particularly skilled as an orchestrator"
* Mussorgsky - ditto


I'll include these in the nominee compilation, but to me these seem more like opinions than they do legends regarding these figures.
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:46 pm

navneeth wrote:Bach and coffee
Handel and food


Umm, I have no idea what these two are about. Can you please elaborate?

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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:48 pm

By the way:

Nominee count: 31

Keep 'em coming!® (the nominees, not lists! :P )

:D
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Postby navneeth » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:09 am

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?

:dunce:


I had read that Bach had an affinity for coffee, and hence wrote the Coffee Cantata. (But the article at allmusic.com seems to suggest that this was more of a satirical nature)

I also read that Handel was a glutton. He used eat the food meant for four people at a single sitting, or something like that. :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Postby Shapley » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:50 am

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. :)
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Postby Catmando » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:54 am

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. :)


Just as Shapley & Hal 9000, among others, are BBB legends. 8)
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Postby navneeth » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:43 am

How could we forget this: Mozart wrote Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. :mrgreen:
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Postby DavidS » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:08 am

navneeth wrote:How could we forget this: Mozart wrote Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. :mrgreen:

That is also not a legend: the piece is 12 Variations on a French Folk Theme - on now on B.com!
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Postby navneeth » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:18 am

DavidS wrote:That is also not a legend: the piece is 12 Variations on a French Folk Theme - on now on B.com!


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hal 9000 wrote:Whether they be fact or fiction, let's find out which stories regarding classical music, composers, etc... are the most intriguing.

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Misconceptions

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").
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Postby Shapley » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:32 am

David is right. Mozart did write the music for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, he just didn't write it first. :D
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Postby Catmando » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:33 am

In 1838, 10 years after Schubert's death, Schumann visited Vienna and found the dusty manuscript of the Schubert' Symphony No. 9
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Postby DavidS » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:47 am

Felix Mendelssohn was one of the most instrumental ( :wink: ) in reviving JSB's flagging reputation.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:28 am

Just catching up...

Has anyone added Rostropovich?


and

Segovia????
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:30 am

from the trumpet side...

:mrgreen:


Rafael Mendez
Maurice Andre
Winton Marsalis
William Vacchiano

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Postby piqaboo » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:23 pm

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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Postby navneeth » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:44 pm

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.

I've participated only in two and I use Linux. :P
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Re: Top Ten Legends in Classical Music

Postby Catmando » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:15 pm

Whatever came about the Top 10 Legends?

I have another idea for a Top 10 list.....How about Top 10 most requested/played Beethoven Radio works? :D
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Re: Top Ten Legends in Classical Music

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:36 pm

You can try, I suppose. But how will you score without hal's scoring algorithm? I never did quite figure it out... :dunce:
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