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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmailey View Post
    WELL THAT IS YOUR OPINION REMEMBER BEETHOVEN like other composers used other music forms in their music.Since i can read music i can tell how or what he was using.
    How rude. I was being nice.

    Incidentally, now I have a record number of people put on my ignore list this past week or so. At least half a dozen. The forum doesn't seem as friendly a place as it used to be. People should maybe chill out and just respect diversity of opinion. But I make the decision who I talk to and don't. And it boils down to attitude, not things like whether a person can read music or not.

    Anyway forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid James View Post
    How rude. I was being nice.

    Incidentally, now I have a record number of people put on my ignore list this past week or so. At least half a dozen. The forum doesn't seem as friendly a place as it used to be. People should maybe chill out and just respect diversity of opinion. But I make the decision who I talk to and don't. And it boils down to attitude, not things like whether a person can read music or not.

    Anyway forget it.
    you can ignore me if you want to it will not bother me nor will i cry either,i really see no problems i am not disrespecting anyone nor insulting anyone.EVERYONE HERE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION.I mean no harm at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    One day I walked outside and it was-NICE I DON'T HAVE TO PROVE IT WAS NICE and then I saw A WHITE EUROPEAN in an African hat area of town AND SURMISED THAT EURPOE HAD STOLE AFRICAS HATS. I have proof of this theft but I think you should look for it on google.

    On topic: Mtmailey is obviously a troll.

    Also on topic: Anyone who thinks modern opera has no emotional value should seek out Messiaen's St. François d'Assise.
    If you think i am a troll guess what?THAT IS YOUR OPINION UNTIL YOU CAN PROVE IT AS A FACT.Have a nice day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    No, but a moderator probably could.
    That is true but i see no reason to do so,i am not disrespecting people here, not using foul language nor insulting people.

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    ^Do I really need to say anything?

    So guys, how about that modern opera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmailey View Post
    You do not have to believe me if you want to-I TOOK A COURSE ON MUSIC THEREFORE I KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING.Also i write music.As stated before one can search for proof it is better to see for yourself sometimes like i did.
    I hope your music is better than your grammar, punctuation and capitalisation... :P Also I know more than you because I read it on Wikipedia.

    *do not feed the troll!*
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    Someone needs to write an opera set in a recycling plant, maybe with some item found amongst the garbage that indicates that someone working there is actually a prince, conned out of his inheritance by a local government official. Gotta have a garbage queen love interest, some comic mishaps with litter and the loss, but eventual rediscovery, of the significant item (perhaps make it a ring for traditions sake) There could be some deep melancholy arias on the nature of modern throwaway society, consumerism and how one person's crap is another person's gold. It could be great, it will antagonize all the right people and the thread title would pay off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quack View Post
    Someone needs to write an opera set in a recycling plant, maybe with some item found amongst the garbage that indicates that someone working there is actually a prince, conned out of his inheritance by a local government official. Gotta have a garbage queen love interest, some comic mishaps with litter and the loss, but eventual rediscovery, of the significant item (perhaps make it a ring for traditions sake) There could be some deep melancholy arias on the nature of modern throwaway society, consumerism and how one person's crap is another person's gold. It could be great, it will antagonize all the right people and the thread title would pay off.
    Or the Chereau Bayreuth Rheingold as it is also known,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    After Wagner, opera was pretty much done for. Strauss gave a good effort. Debussy and Schoenberg to some extent. But the writing was pretty much on the wall.
    Strauss made a brilliant effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid James View Post
    How rude. I was being nice.

    Incidentally, now I have a record number of people put on my ignore list this past week or so. At least half a dozen. The forum doesn't seem as friendly a place as it used to be. People should maybe chill out and just respect diversity of opinion. But I make the decision who I talk to and don't. And it boils down to attitude, not things like whether a person can read music or not.

    Anyway forget it.
    Boy are things ever going to hell here!
    I don't know whether to laugh, cry or look the other way.
    Just to think that when I joined I thought I would be having genteel conversations with knowledgeable folk.
    Instead I am assailed on all sides by nutcases of various persuasions.
    Last edited by moody; Aug-12-2012 at 20:26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Do rememer though, THEY STOLE CHINESE MUSIC TO PUT IN THE TURANDOT.
    Wasn't that Busoni's Turandot but it was actually Greensleeves in any case ? Or am I going round the bend ?
    Fools talk because they have to say something, wise men talk because they have something to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crmoorhead View Post
    I hope your music is better than your grammar, punctuation and capitalisation... :P Also I know more than you because I read it on Wikipedia.

    *do not feed the troll!*
    If you are looking to start trouble do not waste you time i have better things to do.Not only that you have just posted you opinion like other people.Not only that you can not prove anything about me trolling.

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    I am closing this thread down as it seems imposible to have a respectful and relevant conversation here.
    Natalie

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