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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Vale Sir Charles

    I read with much sadness that the wonderful Sir Charles Mackerras died quite recently.

    A conductor for whom I hold the highest of esteem really. Love his insight into music and loved working under his baton in the early 1980s when I played viola with the ABC Sinfonia (a now disbanded orchestra). I still remember the program: Brahm's 4th Symphony and Dvorak's New World Symphony. He was the most wonderful man. I had the pleasure of seeing him conduct the Sydney Symphony a couple of times and remember when he was their Chief Conductor, also in the early 1980s, he did a single concert where he presented the six symphonic poems that make up Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) of Bedrich Smetana, such an amazing experience.

    Vale Sir Charles
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Oh Good Lord - Thanx for the news CT64 - I very much enjoyed his musicianship. Another great one has fallen asleep...

    Вечная Память!!!(Eternal Memory).
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art":

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    That is sad news indeed, the heavenly choir is lucky to have him. May he rest in peace.


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