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    "Wagner is the Shakespeare of music ." John Philip Sousa .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Frankly I've always thought 'Jusaism in music' to be pretty tasteless. Prejudiced too. But I don't want to get n a war of words.
    If "Jusaism" should be spelled "Juiceaism," it may not be as tasteless as you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhorn View Post
    "Wagner is the Shakespeare of music ." John Philip Sousa .
    A surprising observation from the "Stars & Stripes Forever" guy. It reminds us that Sousa did compose other music and was a well-trained all-around musician. According to Wiki, he started his music education by playing the violin as a pupil of John Esputa, and studied harmony and musical composition at the age of six. He also studied voice, violin, piano, flute, cornet, baritone horn, trombone, and alto horn, and had perfect pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    I didn't realize that Gardiner was an idiot. Disappointing.
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    Not an idiot, Woodduck. Just doesn't share your taste in music. But it doesn't make him an idiot.
    It might not make him an idiot, but it does mark him as less of a musician.
    The lame "I don’t even like his music very much" remark, leaving the door open to saying he does like Wagner's music somewhat, is pathetically wishy-washy....he knows the power of Wagner's music, he just doesn't like it, which is fine, but his attempts to disparage it are extremely weak.

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    After a performance at the Bern Opera, in 1908, of Richard Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung,” Albert Einstein commented to his companion, ‘Wagner is, God forgive me, not to my taste.’
    He said on another occasion: “I admire Wagner’s inventiveness, but I see his lack of architectural structure as decadence.
    Reading about Einstein's violin "skills", I am not surprised to find out that he is unable to perceive the might of Wagner's structures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhorn View Post
    "Wagner is the Shakespeare of music ." John Philip Sousa .
    And Sousa is the Shakespeare of marches.
    Last edited by Larkenfield; Dec-11-2018 at 08:29.
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