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    I was thinking pictures because I find this rather rib-tickling, but if you can think of any funny classical music fakes, do share!


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    Never thought of it as a fake but I've always loved it...dude's in a jog and playing one of those sllly keyboards!


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    How is he playing that with just one arm?

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    Don't know if this is entirely relevant, but it is a bit entertaining - Danny Kaye Show - Beethoven (and Napoleon!)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johannes Brahms
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    I literally laughed out loud the first time I saw this on the internet, so I took it to be my Profile picture (the one other than the avatar), so I didn't actually create this just to let you all know. It's Glazunov if you don't recognize:



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    I once heard about some Haydn manuscripts discovered in someone's attic, written in ball point pen.


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    "A deaf composer known as Japan's Beethoven has confessed to hiring someone to write his most famous works, to the embarrassment of broadcasters and the chagrin of a figure skater due to dance to his music at the Winter Olympics."

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-composer-deaf

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    "A deaf composer known as Japan's Beethoven has confessed to hiring someone to write his most famous works, to the embarrassment of broadcasters and the chagrin of a figure skater due to dance to his music at the Winter Olympics."

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-composer-deaf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    I once heard about some Haydn manuscripts discovered in someone's attic, written in ball point pen.

    Ah. Now would these manuscripts be the missing 6 keyboard sonatas which Paul Badura-Skoda was persuaded to play & record? I bought the CD when there was still a bit of doubt about them. Now they're known to be fake I haven't bothered. They seemed to be reasonably Haydnesque if my memory serves. But I think the ball-point info must have crept into the story in between then & now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kangxi View Post
    Ah. Now would these manuscripts be the missing 6 keyboard sonatas which Paul Badura-Skoda was persuaded to play & record? I bought the CD when there was still a bit of doubt about them. Now they're known to be fake I haven't bothered. They seemed to be reasonably Haydnesque if my memory serves. But I think the ball-point info must have crept into the story in between then & now.
    Well, if they're good music, who cares whether they are really by Haydn? Anyway, I could make a ballpoint copy of a Beethoven sonata; that doesn't mean the music isn't by Beethoven. Perhaps the ballpoint Haydn sonatas are copies of originals?

    Some years ago, there was this lady who claimed to be in contact with the ghosts of various composers, and took dictation from them, so she came up with all manner of new works by Beethoven, Chopin etc. Now those I really am just slightly skeptical about... ;-)

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