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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« on: October 25, 2013, 11:02:00 PM »
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 11:02:52 PM »
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 02:54:48 AM »
 :). Nice.

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 03:11:19 AM »
Schnittke:




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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 06:00:46 AM »
Schnittke, Liszt, Tishchenko, Gounod, Berlioz, Lili Boulanger, and I'm sure there are more.
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 06:24:31 AM »
Paganini.  Wasn't he thought of as 'resembling the devil'.....back in the day?  :D

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 05:39:53 PM »
Paganini.  Wasn't he thought of as 'resembling the devil'.....back in the day?  :D
No, the legend about Paganini was that he sold his soul to Satan, since people thought that was the only way he could play what he played. :o :P
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013, 05:52:37 PM »
Penderecki's opera The Devils, after Huxley. It's typically mild but has its moments.

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 05:58:56 PM »
So any composer who has written any piece referring to the devil, is obsessed, is that it?

(I ask only for information.)
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2013, 07:32:11 PM »
Yes.

I am not obsessed with the devil however--I am in the midst of writing an oratorio about Phil The Prince of Insufficient Light.
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 02:04:52 AM »


His favourite interval was the tritone - does that count?  And he's smoking - QED.
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2016, 04:38:10 AM »
So any composer who has written any piece referring to the devil, is obsessed, is that it?

(I ask only for information.)

I had forgotten this thread.

Was about to post something to much the same effect.

Glad to find I can simply quote a prior post . . . .

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2016, 05:23:43 AM »
Many a metal composer. :D

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2016, 06:04:21 AM »
Eh, they're just pranksters.
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2016, 06:11:55 AM »
So any composer who has written any piece referring to the devil, is obsessed, is that it?

(I ask only for information.)

If so, add the composer of L'Histoire du Soldat and The Rake's Progress.
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2016, 06:40:28 AM »
Watch out for dem tritones!

http://www.submediant.com/2016/03/15/citing-evangelical-faith-ted-cruz-calls-to-ban-satanic-tritone/

I'd like to tie Ted Cruz down, wrap a bandana around his mouth, sit in front of him, and play tritones on my electric guitar ad nauseam. :)
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2016, 06:42:17 AM »
I'd like to tie Ted Cruz down, wrap a bandana around his mouth, sit in front of him, and play tritones on my electric guitar ad nauseam. :)

Hold onto those little dreams!   ;D  ;)
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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2016, 06:44:23 AM »
Hold onto those little dreams!   ;D  ;)

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Re: Favorite composers who were obsessed with the devil
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2016, 09:31:08 AM »
I'd like to tie Ted Cruz down, wrap a bandana around his mouth, sit in front of him, and play tritones on my electric guitar ad nauseam. :)

Sounds kinky. Didn't know you were into teddy porn, John.
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