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Giant Communist Robot wrote:it's boring
piqaboo wrote:I spent much of the only Wagner opera I've attended thinking "this guy needs an editor like Dickens needs an editor. You've said it already- move on!"
Schmeelkie wrote:Ah, but you can't deny the appeal of his most famous work, What's Opera, Doc. Condensed version - good. Adding Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd - divine!
"Bugs Bunny Cartoons"
Yup, me too. There was an early Warner Bros. cartoon that had a caveman (voice by Jack Benny sound-alike??) and a magpie (big black bird). Every time the bird came on screen they started playing the overture from "Fingal's cave" and I was absolutely captivated from a very early age.
It was probably 20 years until I realized the few notes played actually belong to Mendelssohn's Hebridean overture and there was a lot of other music surrounding those few notes.
Something similar happened when I heard notes from the Greig’s anvil chorus from “Hall of the Mountain King” I loved that part but then found out there was lots of other notes around that
I didn't really get into all classical until my late 30's early 40's.
I think Wagner's words are more important than his music.
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