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Thread: Was Tchaikovsky a Homosexual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Yeah, gay or straight or bi like the other 7 billion humans on the planet.
    It's good that people know that now.
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    Are there stars in the sky?
    "That's all Folks!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    Are there stars in the sky?
    What do you mean by that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouds Weep Snowflakes View Post
    What do you mean by that?
    It’s an old expression meaning yes.
    "That's all Folks!"

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    Couldn't care less. What really matters are his quality of works that were unique and absolutely beautiful

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    I am sure that Tchaikovsky's music could "sound gay", if that's what you want, but I'd have thought that's more a reflection on the listener than on the man himself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    Are there stars in the sky?
    As in:

    Is the Pope a Catholic?
    Is Betty Ford a clinic?
    Do bears s%*t in the woods?

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    Are bears Catholic? Does the Pope poop in the woods?

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    The fact that he was does not mean that someone puts a judgment on it. But he did have an emotionally turbulent life and that was probably part of it by having to keep it secret in Russia. I believe that some of that emotional turbulence can be heard in his later symphonies, perhaps even as a message of his suffering to the world. But does a judgment have to be placed on it? No. What composer was ever more emotionally courageous, sensitive, and open? And what a huge influence he was on some of the other Russian composers, such as Rachmaninoff, who was also quite similar in his emotional directness and openness. That emotional courage was a huge factor in Russian music. But to be a homosexual then was looked down on, and it’s still officially looked down on in Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becca View Post
    Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti were a couple.
    A couple of what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    I am sure that Tchaikovsky's music could "sound gay", if that's what you want, but I'd have thought that's more a reflection on the listener than on the man himself....
    C'mon! Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies is... well, very fairy like.
    “Music makes you feel feelings. Words make you think thoughts. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

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    I have it on good authority that Bach was gay. He really wanted to hide it so he kept having children so people wouldn't discover his gayness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    I am sure that Tchaikovsky's music could "sound gay", if that's what you want, but I'd have thought that's more a reflection on the listener than on the man himself....
    What does gay music sound like? What parts of his music sound gay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoFlutesOneTrumpet View Post
    What does gay music sound like? What parts of his music sound gay?
    None of it. It's a stupid topic.
    “Music makes you feel feelings. Words make you think thoughts. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    It’s an old expression meaning yes.
    right. by asking a different question with an obvious yes answer.
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
    --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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