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Offline lisa needs braces

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Re: Which five composers do you wish had another five years to live?
« Reply #80 on: August 24, 2018, 10:43:52 PM »
Instead of lamenting dead composers let's ask why contemporary composers are incapable of equaling them.  >:D



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Re: Which five composers do you wish had another five years to live?
« Reply #81 on: August 24, 2018, 11:16:52 PM »
Robert von Bahr, who recorded his orchestral works for BIS Records, has a sad story about Sumera. The man was so addicted to alcohol that the sound booth reeked of it just from his presence. RvB agrees with you about the tragedy of it...

That is very sad. I think his Second Symphony is great.

The fine Russian/Soviet composer Gavril Popov faced similar issues and was under 70 when he died.

Ever shorter lived was Vissarion Shebalin who would be another candidate in this thread.
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"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: Which five composers do you wish had another five years to live?
« Reply #82 on: August 25, 2018, 02:27:12 AM »
Instead of lamenting dead composers let's ask why contemporary composers are incapable of equaling them.  >:D

Feel free to start a thread on that.
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