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Who's the greatest German composer ever?

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uffeviking

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2007, 10:10:54 AM »
There is only one Johann Strauss II, born in Vienna, commonly ref. to as The Waltz King.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2007, 10:25:09 AM »
This is the greatest German composer:
The sun's a thief, and with her great attraction robs the vast sea, the moon's an arrant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun  (Shakespeare)

mahlertitan

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2007, 10:38:54 AM »
This is the greatest German composer:


Ed Harris?

M forever

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2007, 10:46:41 AM »
There is only one Johann Strauss II, born in Vienna, commonly ref. to as The Waltz King.

Are you referring to Johann Strau▀ maybe?


mahlertitan

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2007, 10:51:50 AM »
Are you referring to Johann Strau▀ maybe?



ooooo.... you can type German... ooooo how impressive... i guess "StrauSS" is wrong then.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2007, 11:07:28 AM »
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The truly Bavarian Strauss, Richard (and he spelled it Strauss).
The sun's a thief, and with her great attraction robs the vast sea, the moon's an arrant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun  (Shakespeare)

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2007, 11:15:13 AM »
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The truly Bavarian Strauss, Richard (and he spelled it Strauss).


He actually did. The ▀ wasn't used uniformly through German speaking territories, and some preferred the double-s.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2007, 11:18:44 AM »
This is the greatest German composer:


I want the time this film took from my life back!!! It is incomprehensibly bad - and also steals freely from other films of the genre, including Amadeus. (An outright theft is the composing scene: "Do you have it?" "Yes, yes, I have it!" (Schaeffer should get royalties).

Worst of all were the somewhat clunky references to B's deafness.

mahlertitan

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2007, 11:23:13 AM »
I want the time this film took from my life back!!! It is incomprehensibly bad - and also steals freely from other films of the genre, including Amadeus. (An outright theft is the composing scene: "Do you have it?" "Yes, yes, I have it!" (Schaeffer should get royalties).

Worst of all were the somewhat clunky references to B's deafness.

The most ridiculous part was that it seemed Beethoven wasn't completely deaf, he can actually HEAR depend upon the situation (with the most ridiculous looking hearing-aid ever).

M forever

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2007, 11:25:53 AM »
I want the time this film took from my life back!!! It is incomprehensibly bad - and also steals freely from other films of the genre, including Amadeus. (An outright theft is the composing scene: "Do you have it?" "Yes, yes, I have it!" (Schaeffer should get royalties).

Worst of all were the somewhat clunky references to B's deafness.

I think I actually downloaded this from the binary newsgroups but never watched it know somebody who has the DVD so I could borrow it, but I am not eally interested in hearing Beethoven speak English. That's a little bizarre. Like in Germany, they dub all the movies, so you can hear Bruce Willis speak German. That's pretty bizarre, too.

Who is Schaeffer?

SKALKOTTAS

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2007, 12:20:12 PM »
tchaikovksy? lol! hehe :) in my opinion is beethoven! the greatest of all, MOZART.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2007, 01:18:07 PM »
Schaeffer wrote the original play Amadeus, from which the scriptwriters for Copying Beethoven have stolen freely.

And trust me (yes, I know that's a stretch) you do not want to waste time on this film. The opening alone will have you heaving out the window.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2007, 01:26:18 PM »
Schaeffer?

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2007, 02:25:23 PM »
He-he. You're right. Shaffer.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2007, 02:32:18 PM »
That's easy for me to remember because that's my name (except I still have the C between the S and H).
I just needed to get back at you for finding the mistake in my complex calculation 1982-1973=19. I worked that out on paper in the meantime (poooohhh), and it is indeed only 9, not 19.
The original result was spit out by my high end $1000 calculating machine which has been blind tested by some world famous mathematicians (who however prefer to remain anonymous) and they found it calculates with more punch and feel than comparable other calculating machines. How could this mistake happen?

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2007, 02:47:06 PM »
The greatest German composer, ever, is a task. Chiefly because there are such a lot to choose from, which is to the credit of German musical tradition. My life would be poorer without their contribution.

Who to pick as the greatest really doesn't get my blood going. I'm just enjoying them. Including the fact that a lot of the guys who faded away are being resurrected now - there's a lot of good music to look forward to hearing for the first time yet.

I only found out about Kalkbrenner last year, for instance. And the sheer joy of putting an interesting piano concerto I had never heard before into my CD-player was pretty good stuff.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2007, 02:49:01 PM »
If you want to discover a good German composer who is still very little known, check out Hartmann.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2007, 03:03:46 PM »
I'll follow up on that. Have none of his music in my collection ...

BTW - "Toll. Es war bl÷dsinnig eine von Tills Wanderkarten zu vertrauen."

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2007, 03:06:56 PM »
Why Till?

Larry Rinkel

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2007, 03:17:07 PM »
BTW, Mr Rinkel, did you see I added two more clips (E and F)?

I did. I will listen to them after dinner.

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