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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:40 am

Say....

HOW 'BOUT THAT CLARA SCHUMANN?!!

:D
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Shapley » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:50 am

RE:Man, that would have SUCKED if TicketMaster had sold out before he got there.

I suppose he could still have watched the simulcast on PBS, but it's just not the same. [sigh]
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:51 am

Porcelain plumbing pilfered from driveway
The long, strange trip continues for Jerry Garcia's toilet.

:eek:

well, this seems like fun to me. I had to share, and this seemed like a logical thread..
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby DavidS » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:49 pm

Originally posted by Bones:
I think you mean Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart, Wolfgang's sister, or Constanze Mozart, his wife. Cosima was Lizst's daughter and was married to Wagner.

Of the three, only Nannerl was a high-level musician and composer.
Yes I meant Nannerl. <<kick myself>>
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby treebeau » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:04 pm

[quote]Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
[b] Porcelain plumbing pilfered from driveway
The long, strange trip continues for Jerry Garcia's toilet.

:p B.
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Jeff Dutton » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:55 am

Originally posted by OperaTenor:
Say....

[b] HOW 'BOUT THAT CLARA SCHUMANN?!!


:D [/b]
Whoa! :D

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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Shapley » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:33 am

Jeff,

Welcome back!

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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Jeff Dutton » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:38 am

Thanks, Shapley!

It's almost like I never left ;) .

Seriously, though, I've really missed the music, the cameraderie and the discussions.

(not to mention hijacking threads at every opportunity :cool: )

Jeff

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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Shapley » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:46 am

Jeff,

I think Homeland Security (aka Nicole Marie) has taken steps to prevent hijacking. She's even enlisted someone named Sarge to help her.

We'll see how successful her efforts prove to be...

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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Nicole Marie » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:02 pm

Sorry Shap, I'm not part of the Bush admin...

Yeah, I called in the Marines. This group can get out of line so I figured the Marines were the best choice for the job! Thanks Sarge! ;)
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:16 pm

[whine]Whaddaya mean we get out of line? I don't think we were ever in line![/whine]
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:58 pm

Hi Jeff,

Truth be told, the Clara Schumann joke hadn't been used for quite some time. I just have a memory Haggis alleges will get me into trouble.

I think I like the CS joke as much as the "can belto" joke.

Hey *ig! I did it again! :D
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby shostakovich » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:13 am

Judging from pictures of Sibelius as well as sculpted busts, one might think he was serious all his life. Not so. In fact, he was a flake in his early days, and quite irresponsible. He had met Busoni in Berlin, and they became the closest of friends. When they got together they lost all track of time. If they were together on a day Sibelius was scheduled to conduct or appear for an event, the theater manager hired people to follow them to be sure Sibelius made his appointment.
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby bignaf » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:39 pm

When Puccini was a teenager he was an organist in a church in Luca. He took some organ pipes out and sold them in order to buy cigarettes. he then had to improvise at the organ in order to avoid the notes from which pipes were missing.
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Hexameron » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:51 pm

I apologize that this is not a succint little fun fact, but I thought Liszt's account of his own meeting with Beethoven very charming and interesting:

'I was about eleven years of age when my venerated teacher Czerny took me to Beethoven. He had told the latter about me a long time before, and had begged him to listen to me play some time. Yet Beethoven had such a repugnance to infant prodigies that he had always violently objected to receiving me. Finally, however, he allowed himself to be persuaded by the indefatigable Czerny, and in the end cried impatiently: "In God's name then, bring me the young Turk!" It was ten o'clock in the morning when we entered the two small rooms in the Schwarzspanier house which Beethoven occupied, I somewhat shyly, Czerny amiably encouraging me. Beethoven was working at a long, narrow table by the window. He looked gloomily at us for a time, said a few brief words to Czerny, and remained silent when my kind teacher beckoned me to the piano. I first played a short piece by Ries. When I had finished, Beethoven asked me whether I could play a Bach fugue. I chose the C-minor Fugue from the Well-Tempered-Clavier. "And could you also transpose the fugue at once into another key?" Beethoven asked me. Fortunately I was able to do so. After my closing chord I glanced up. The great master's darkly glowing gaze lay piercingly upon me. Yet suddenly a gentle smile passed over his gloomy features, and Beethoven came quite close to me, stooped down, put his hand on my head, and stroked my hair several times. "A devil of a fellow," he whispered, "a regular young Turk!" Suddenly I felt quite brave. "May I play something of yours now?" I boldly asked. Beethoven smiled and nodded. I played the first movement of the C-major Concerto. When I had concluded Beethoven caught hold of me with both hands, kissed me on the forehead, and said gently: "Go! You are one of the fortunate ones! For you will give joy and happiness to many other people! There is nothing better or finer!" Liszt told the preceding in a tone of deepest emotion, with tears in his eyes, and a warm note of happiness sounded in the simple tale. For a brief space he was silent, and then he said: "This event in my life has remained my greatest pride -the palladium of my whole career as an artist. I tell it but very seldom and only to good friends!'
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Shapley » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:56 pm

Hello, Hex,

Welcome to the B.com BB!

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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby DavidS » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:09 pm

Hi Hex, and welcome!
About Liszt - he is considered a Hungarian patriotic composer (like Chopin was to Poland, Sibelius to Finland etc.), but I have heard doubts expressed as to how much he really knew the Hungarian language!
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby bignaf » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:27 pm

Hex, nice.
David, those doubts seem to be very well founded.
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby Hexameron » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:24 am

Thanks for the welcomes =)

Oh, and regarding Liszt's Hungarian heritage, he moved to Paris at a young age and French became his preferred language. So he never really had a chance to learn the Hungarian language completely, which upset him later on in his life.
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Re: Anyone know any fun facts?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:04 am

Hi Hexameron, welcome to the Pit! :)
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