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Wagner or Verdi?

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Offline J.Z. Herrenberg

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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2008, 11:52:54 PM »
It all depends on whether you like spaghetti or sauerkraut. I've noticed allot of Germans like spaghetti but non tanto Italianos like sauerkraut.

Personally I think sauerkraut is more purifying and less fattening than spaghetti! There is simply more brain power behind the project.

The redemptive qualities of sauerkraut are legendary.
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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2008, 08:38:41 PM »
The redemptive qualities of sauerkraut are legendary.

Absolutely! It should have its own theme in the Ring Cycle don't you think?

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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2008, 01:05:58 AM »
Bravo, max!   ;D
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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2008, 07:30:14 AM »
1685 was the year that both G F Handel and J S Bach were born. Another odd coincidence.

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« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2008, 07:33:51 AM »
Absolutely! It should have its own theme in the Ring Cycle don't you think?

The Cabbage of Doom

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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2008, 07:50:36 AM »
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Harry Potter and the Master of Bloat (that is what happens if you eat too much sauerkraut, isn't it?).
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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2008, 08:08:38 AM »
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A quiet theme on the low brass? So quiet, in fact, you're not too sure what you've heard, but you don't want to be indiscreet about it?

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« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2008, 08:27:13 PM »
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...I'm sorry! I thoroughly missed the Harry Potter cyle. Some people are experts at only ONE thing you know! Since you brought it up, I'm beginning to wonder what the Leitmotive for the "Cabbage of Doom" would sound like?? One can ALWAYS blame it on Wagner since Verdi did not write Leitmotives!

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« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2008, 03:26:53 AM »
 One can ALWAYS blame it on Wagner since Verdi did not write Leitmotives!
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That's correct. He wrote recurring themes like the one that signifies Posa's and Carlo's friendship, for example.

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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2008, 05:09:46 AM »
Never mind the Krautmotif, what about those Wagner Tubers?


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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2008, 06:14:43 AM »
Never mind the Krautmotif, what about those Wagner Tubers?

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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2008, 02:42:07 PM »

  Wagner bashing :o on a Wagner or Verdi thread ::).....Have you no shame!.....BLASPHEMOUS  $:) $:)!

  marvinbrown  $:) $:)
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« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2008, 02:55:25 PM »
  Wagner bashing :o on a Wagner or Verdi thread ::).....Have you no shame!.....BLASPHEMOUS  $:) $:)!
Not bashing, Marvin, but even worse...HUMOR!
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« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2008, 05:53:42 PM »
Not bashing, Marvin, but even worse...HUMOR!

   :D yes I guess so too......

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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2008, 04:25:28 PM »
Never mind the Krautmotif, what about those Wagner Tubers?
  Wagner bashing :o on a Wagner or Verdi thread ::).....Have you no shame!.....BLASPHEMOUS  $:) $:)!

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That wasn't a bashing; that was a strike at the "root."  ;D ;D
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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2008, 01:11:32 AM »
Isn't the whole point of an A vs. B thread to bash one or the other?
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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2008, 01:31:09 AM »
That wasn't a bashing; that was a strike at the "root."  ;D ;D

 LOL I love that play on words jachanaan  :D!

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Re: Wagner or Verdi?
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2008, 02:46:10 AM »
Isn't the whole point of an A vs. B thread to bash one or the other?

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