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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2016, 09:32:01 AM »
Eh, they're just pranksters.

Many of them.

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2016, 10:03:03 AM »
Sounds kinky. Didn't know you were into teddy porn, John.

If you think aural torture is kinky, then, yes, I guess it's 'teddy porn.' :)
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2016, 12:22:37 PM »
Probably the tying up part was what was considered kinky.

(My first thought as well. >:D)

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2016, 12:25:31 PM »
Many a metal composer. :D
I think it's called casting.  0:)
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2016, 03:51:25 AM »
Vaughan Williams's 'Job' features music depicting the Devil. I would not describe him as obsessed with the Devil though. I think that the British composers Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine) and Bernard van Dieren (actually Dutch) may have been involved in some kind of Black Magic/Devil worship group as was the conductor Eugene Goossens. Constant Lambert was a friend who said that the first movement of his ballet Hororscope was dictated from beyond he grave by Van Dieren.  >:D
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2016, 05:11:48 AM »
The devil is such an interesting character. I'm not religious or anything, but if I were to become religious, satanism would probably be my go to cult/religion.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Satan the only angel to stand up to the tyrannic God? That sounds terribly heroic.

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2016, 05:18:11 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2016, 05:29:07 AM »
I have no clue where they got the numbers from ;) but I think tradition holds that about 1/3 of the angels joined the rebellion.
As for whether this was "standing up to a tyrannic God", if you have not read it, I'd recommend Tolkien's take on it in his creation myth "The Music of the Ainur" in the Silmarilion.
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2016, 07:17:39 PM »
...I'd recommend Tolkien's take on it in his creation myth "The Music of the Ainur" in the Silmarilion.
Second the recommendation, although perhaps not for the same reason :) Melkor, the leader of the "rebellion" there, becomes Morgoth the Dark Lord, and does not get a sympathetic treatment. 8)
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2016, 05:29:03 AM »
In more recent times. Lucifer is 1 of the 3 central characters/melodies for Stockhausen's massive LICHT cycle which occupied about 25 years of his life .. Lucifer's Dance from this cycle is a particularly amazing work (orchestral concerto) for a gigantic wind band, easily one of the greatest things of the 1980s and of his entire later output. Ligeti's Study No. 13 - The Devil's Staircase is a truly demonic piece .. one of the best!
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