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Just for Fun - The Politics of the Composers

Postby BigJon » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:04 pm

Where does your favorite composer fall on the political scale?

Take the political test yourself to see where you fall on the continuum of composer politics. I am almost on top of Dvořák.

I don't think the test is well designed because of the clunky wording of the questions. I'd also like to see neutral as an option. I think my slightly "disagree" canceled out my stronger "agrees" and pushed more more towards the center than I really am.
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Postby Serenity » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:45 pm

I fall close to the Dalai Lama and I see that Wagner is on the other side of the X-Y axis. Maybe that's why "he completes me". :rofl:
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Postby jamiebk » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:48 pm

Funny stuff....I guess these composers were placed on the chart relative to the politics of their respective times...I wonder how they would do with today's brave new world!
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Postby GreatCarouser » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:49 pm

Serenity, you and I are neighbors....in my case I guess few are surprised
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Postby Serenity » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:59 pm

On November 7th I'm having a Texas BBQ and marinating my meats with Sweet Baby Rays, yee-haw! :owned:
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Postby bignaf » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:31 pm

I'm somwhere between Mahler and Britten.

thesite is BS, BTW. like the additional distinction of levels of authoritarianism v. libertaniansm, but their analysis of actual cases are BS.
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Postby Serenity » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:44 pm

Yep, I agree that it is BS. Maybe the Y axis should be re-labelled Republican and the X axis Democrat and then everyone should be a mix of these 2.
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Postby BigJon » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:05 am

Serenity wrote:On November 7th I'm having a Texas BBQ and marinating my meats with Sweet Baby Rays, yee-haw! :owned:

Wha-huh!? Did you miss the recipe thread? :P
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Postby bignaf » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:19 am

Serenity wrote:Yep, I agree that it is BS. Maybe the Y axis should be re-labelled Republican and the X axis Democrat and then everyone should be a mix of these 2.


you're joking, right?
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Postby barfle » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:08 pm

Due south of Dvorák.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:27 pm

x=-1.13, y=-1.79
Right by Smetana, a little West of Dvorak, a little North of Mozart. It's a nice neighborhood.

I disagreed with nearly all the questions. Maybe I'll be more agreeable after more coffee.
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:37 pm

Here's where I landed:
Economic Left/Right: 4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.82


The chart puts most of the right-leaning composers far too authoritarian for me. I don't know where Saint-Saens falls on the chart, though.
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