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    Happy Birthday to the Master Orchestrator of them all...

    Today is Big Day 200 for the GrandDaddy Orchestrator yet born. Here's a video in his honor:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9QIEvARo1M&fmt=18

    Happy Birthday to The Man from Leipzig...

    And another one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UubmRHolrXc&fmt=18
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    Even Jimi Hendrix talked about Wagner.
    Somehow the Valkerie evolved into "Little Wing".

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    Both good works CD but I really do prefer the orchestral version, to me they sound quite thick with the organ not wishing to offend the Organ nuts on MIMF
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMB View Post
    not enough thumbs up!
    True, but then again this is a Wagner Year, and, a Verdi Year too...So, ample enough time to celebrate The Man of Bayreuth...
    *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": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I picked this up from TC poor old Wagner was a short arse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    I picked this up from TC poor old Wagner was a short arse!
    Well, maybe not so much- at least not in context, anyway...
    As a man he was not tall, but neither was he the dwarf he is sometimes made out to be: his Swiss passport of 1849 records his height as 5ft 6½in. (1m. 69.16cm). Barry Millington, The Wagner Compendium
    By 19th Century Continental European standards, he wasn't too far away from male average.

    In fact, the BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) notice concerning his status as a fugitive in the Dresden insurrection cited 'average' height. It is said that his then-wife Minna was relieved that the would-be details were so non-descript. ["could be anybody- thank God" was the (possibly apocryphal) declamation she is purported to have uttered.]

    I hypothesize that the 5'5" figure for Wagner is a "time-of-death" statistic. [Height of course decreases with age, due primarily to disc compression- although other factors are involved, as well.] Random musing- how many people would have figured that Wagner was 3-4 inches taller than Beethoven?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_townPhilly View Post
    Well, maybe not so much- at least not in context, anyway...By 19th Century Continental European standards, he wasn't too far away from male average.

    In fact, the BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) notice concerning his status as a fugitive in the Dresden insurrection cited 'average' height. It is said that his then-wife Minna was relieved that the would-be details were so non-descript. ["could be anybody- thank God" was the (possibly apocryphal) declamation she is purported to have uttered.]

    I hypothesize that the 5'5" figure for Wagner is a "time-of-death" statistic. [Height of course decreases with age, due primarily to disc compression- although other factors are involved, as well.] Random musing- how many people would have figured that Wagner was 3-4 inches taller than Beethoven?!
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