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ZauberdrachenNr.7

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« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2014, 05:43:02 AM »


Henri Sauguet changed his name from Poupard to Sauguet . (Un) poupard =   childlike or even "a chubby child", a child with fat, rosy cheeks......


THANKS, pjme, that's quite an amusing compendium!  You could have a coupla' hours worth of an interesting radio show discussing those!  :) 8)

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« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2014, 06:08:10 AM »
I'm so glad I'm a vegetarian. 

So am I. More for the rest of us.  :)

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« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2014, 05:51:41 PM »
Does anyone remember Jenó Blau, conductor of the Fabulous Philadelphians?  And the great Bruno Schlesinger, outstanding champion of Mozart and Mahler?

And today there's Franz Leopold Maria Möst, better known in some circles as "Frankly Worse than Most." :D ;)  (A most interesting case.  According to Wikipedia, he "assumed the stage name Welser-Möst on suggestion of his mentor, Baron Andreas von Bennigsen of Liechtenstein, thus paying homage to the city of Wels where he grew up."  And at age 26, he was adopted by the good baron--and then proceeded to marry the baron's ex-wife, Angelika.)

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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2014, 11:48:17 AM »
  For me, one conductor's name had special significance - Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.  It conjured-up the very image of a confident, worldly grandee with a distinguished Spanish, German and Italian patrimony. 

Here he explains how he got his interesting name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByHFpFBJ4H8
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2014, 11:50:10 AM »
Bill Brian's Gothic Symphony doesn't quite have the same ring to it.  8)

I've read that Franz Schmidt's music teacher informed him that if he wanted to be noticed as a composer, he should change his boring name.
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ZauberdrachenNr.7

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« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2014, 04:48:33 AM »
Here he explains how he got his interesting name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByHFpFBJ4H8

Thanks, Velimir!!

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« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2014, 12:24:37 PM »
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