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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2018, 07:54:19 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #101 on: December 29, 2018, 10:23:52 AM »
When a Finn is a Norse... Composer Finn Mortensen.

His symphony op 5 is a great work, BTW.

Offline kyjo

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #102 on: December 29, 2018, 01:33:28 PM »
Cécile Chaminade. Hard to get more elegant than that!
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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #103 on: December 29, 2018, 01:46:17 PM »
Not composers but poets and librettists, whose verses were set to music by Weber, Schubert and Schumann. I find their names exotic:

Wilhelmina von Chézy
Adelbert von Chamisso

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2018, 12:51:11 AM »
Wilhelmina von Chézy

Ah yes, the (in)famous Helmina von Chézy, about whom Heinrich Heine said that she had a full heart and an empty head --- and judging by her libretto to Euryanthe he wasn't far off the mark.  ;D


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