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ibanezmonster

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Re: "Nervous" Composers
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2015, 05:56:54 PM »
Any of John's favourite composers are nervous composers because John may drop them at any moment without notice.
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Re: "Nervous" Composers
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2015, 08:59:54 PM »
Thanks to Vandermolen on the Milford thread

His friend Finzi was another one. I think that he repeated the same year at school for either three or four years with deliberately feigned fainting fits. According to himself he was saved from breakdown by his marriage.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: "Nervous" Composers
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2015, 09:02:32 PM »
What about Tchaikovsky? I love his music - but his biography, as I recall it, contains more stressed and nervous pages than any other composer's.

Yes, he came very much to mind. First movement of 'Pathetique' Symphony in particular.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: "Nervous" Composers
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2015, 04:00:46 PM »
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