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Offline Symphonic Addict

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Re: Unpopular Opinions
« Reply #3040 on: September 23, 2022, 08:56:09 AM »
What is interesting about Messiaen is the titles of his works or movements, not the music in itself.

Just found out he wrote an opera, almost 4 hours long. Holy sh...  >:D
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« Reply #3041 on: September 23, 2022, 09:31:49 AM »
What is interesting about Messiaen is the titles of his works or movements, not the music in itself.

Just found out he wrote an opera, almost 4 hours long. Holy sh... >:D

An amateur., honestly There is this guy who wrote several operas which, though not exactly four-hour long, sound as they are six-hour long and some of which must be performed on four consecutive nights.  ;D
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Re: Unpopular Opinions
« Reply #3042 on: September 23, 2022, 09:52:24 AM »
An amateur., honestly There is this guy who wrote several operas which, though not exactly four-hour long, sound as they are six-hour long and some of which must be performed on four consecutive nights;D

My ears must be burning.  ::) :D
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« Reply #3043 on: September 23, 2022, 10:43:27 AM »
An amateur., honestly There is this guy who wrote several operas which, though not exactly four-hour long, sound as they are six-hour long and some of which must be performed on four consecutive nights.  ;D

Even if the operas by the guy you're invoking lasted more than 4 hours each, I'd be very happy listening to them instead of the Messiaen.  ;)
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« Reply #3044 on: September 24, 2022, 04:07:18 AM »
Even if the operas by the guy you're invoking lasted more than 4 hours each, I'd be very happy listening to them instead of the Messiaen.  ;)

I'll have belcanto over both, thank you.  :D
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« Reply #3045 on: September 25, 2022, 11:54:59 PM »
The scenes with The angel are magical though...and I look forward to any new production of Saint François over any Traviata or Butterfly or Rheingold.

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