Author Topic: Bernstein says that Beethoven was the greatest composer  (Read 34568 times)

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Offline (poco) Sforzando

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Re: Bernstein says that Beethoven was the greatest composer
« Reply #240 on: March 15, 2008, 06:08:04 AM »
Is that permitted?

You are allowed to like a maximum of two, e.g., Handel and Beethoven.
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Re: Bernstein says that Beethoven was the greatest composer
« Reply #241 on: March 15, 2008, 06:11:20 AM »
You are allowed to like a maximum of two, e.g., Handel and Beethoven.
What a corkin' idea!

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Re: Bernstein says that Beethoven was the greatest composer
« Reply #242 on: March 15, 2008, 06:18:53 AM »
What a corkin' idea!

(Sorry, couldn't stop myself.)

Pray, continue.
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Re: Bernstein says that Beethoven was the greatest composer
« Reply #243 on: March 15, 2008, 06:26:02 AM »
Quote from: Sforzando
You are allowed to like a maximum of two, e.g., Handel and Beethoven.

Quote from: edward
What a corkin' idea!

I disagree - as far as favourites go, you can have only one, and that Saul.

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Re: Bernstein says that Beethoven was the greatest composer
« Reply #244 on: March 25, 2008, 04:13:18 AM »
Honestly, I can't be bothered. You can take this as that it doesn't exist (but it does), but it would take a long time. Plus, one of the big sites where this happened no longer exists; it was the site where I first encountered Larry Rinkel, but I can't remember exactly what it was called. Classical Insites or something like that, I think. After that, I didn't come near these types of websites for several years. The level of childish malice toward "inferiors" there was impressive, to say the least.

I think you're kidding, though, if you say you haven't witnessed such things yourself. I've even seen some of it go on here. I don't think I'd have to look far, but really, neither would anyone else if they want to see it, besides which, everyone already has seen it.

Is that anything like the childish malice you showed when you threatened to kill someone because they didn't elevate Mozart to your level of "greatness?"