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« Reply #380 on: February 21, 2019, 12:42:20 AM »
It looks like I have led Florestan on a wild goose chase.  :(
It does. Danse macabre was the more correct answer.   :-X
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« Reply #381 on: February 21, 2019, 12:50:42 AM »
It looks like I have led Florestan on a wild goose chase.  :(

Not exactly, because after posting "otomh I have no idea" I went to sleep.  :D

But the hint was indeed misleading. You might as well have chosen En saga and given Galsworthy as hint.  ;D

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« Reply #382 on: February 21, 2019, 01:06:54 AM »
(one of those books probably more talked about than actually read)

The usual suspects are the Bible, The Wealth of Nations and Das Kapital.


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« Reply #383 on: February 21, 2019, 01:51:59 AM »
None of the three, but it was written in the same language as one of those you mention (language that was not the mother tongue of the composer in question)...
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« Reply #384 on: February 21, 2019, 04:25:16 AM »
None of the three, but it was written in the same language as one of those you mention (language that was not the mother tongue of the composer in question)...

Englsih or German, then.

Now, either the composer was gay, or a woman, or the philosopher was a woman. Am I right?  :laugh:
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« Reply #385 on: February 21, 2019, 05:42:41 AM »
German (the language of the book) ... gay (the composer) ... man (the philosopher)
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« Reply #386 on: February 21, 2019, 06:54:47 AM »
Jean  Barraqué, Michel Foucault, Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil.
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« Reply #387 on: February 21, 2019, 07:00:42 AM »
Jean  Barraqué, Michel Foucault, Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil.
Told you It was easy...didn’t know you were so well versed in avant-garde composers, modern Austro-German novels, and post-structuralist  philosophy...  ;)

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« Reply #388 on: February 21, 2019, 07:10:43 AM »
Told you It was easy...didn’t know you were so well versed in avant-garde composers, modern Austro-German novels, and post-structuralist  philosophy...  ;)

I am not, actually; all I needed was a list of gay composers and the hunch that your man must be French.  :)

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Okay, easy one too: this composer was so succesful and popular in a particular genre that his name become a moniker for it. Yet of all his numerous pupils, some of whom would later become more famous than him, only one of them composed a relatively famous work in that genre. Name the composer, the genre, the pupil and the work.
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« Reply #389 on: February 21, 2019, 07:24:07 AM »
Jean  Barraqué, Michel Foucault, Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil.

I have read about one-third of The Death of Virgil and a biography of Michel Foucault, both years ago; don't recall Jean Barraque though possibly he gets a mention in the biography. All too long ago to stand an earthly chance.

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« Reply #390 on: February 22, 2019, 12:50:25 AM »
BUMP!

this composer was so succesful and popular in a particular genre that his name become a moniker for it. Yet of all his numerous pupils, some of whom would later become more famous than him, only one of them composed a relatively famous work in that genre. Name the composer, the genre, the pupil and the work.
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« Reply #391 on: February 23, 2019, 12:49:37 AM »
BUMP!

I did think Strauss waltz but "numerous pupils" ruled it out.
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« Reply #392 on: February 23, 2019, 02:35:54 AM »
Antonio Salieri, opera, Beethoven, Fidelio

No. Does not fit in "his name become a moniker for the genre". Incidentally, though, you got the place of the action right.
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« Reply #393 on: February 23, 2019, 02:51:36 AM »
Corelli, violin sonata?

Missed the hint about Vienna so probably wrong.

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« Reply #394 on: February 23, 2019, 03:09:10 AM »
I figured my guess was wrong

No, it was actually a good call.

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but wanted to get the ball rolling and maybe spark something in someone else's mind.  So, Vienna - care to offer a hint e.g. time span?

When he was born, Franz Joseph had not yet acceded to the throne. When he died, the Empire had been abolished for almost 10 years.
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« Reply #395 on: February 23, 2019, 03:25:01 AM »
So, the composer was born before December 1848, and died around 1928.

Exactly.
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« Reply #396 on: February 23, 2019, 03:27:07 AM »
How about Robert Fuchs (1847 - 1927)  aka  "Serenaden-Fuchs"

Edit: San Antone beat me to it.

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« Reply #397 on: February 23, 2019, 03:34:56 AM »
And Zemlinsky wrote Serenade (Suite) for violin and piano (1895), so

Fuchs, Serenade, Zemlinsky, Serenade for violin/piano.

Yes, Robert Fuchs, but as for the pupil, I thought about Hugo Wolf and his Italian Serenade for string quartet, which I think is more famous (in a relative way, that is) than the Zemlinsky's, which I confess to never hearing about.  :D

Anyway, you got Fuchs right, so it's your turn.

Also, congrats to Biffo for coming up with the right answer.

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« Reply #398 on: February 23, 2019, 03:42:30 AM »
Okay, this was rattling around my head yesterday - so I'll go with.

This composer wrote a ballet, which was subsequently made into a musical, which was also later made into a film. Who is the composer and what are the works?

I supppose it's not Tchaikovsky.  :D
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« Reply #399 on: February 23, 2019, 06:17:15 AM »
Leonard Bernstein’s Fancy Free, which served as a basis for the musical On the Town and the subsequent film of the same title?
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