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    I would probably pick Beethoven. I know it’s generic, but I would like to see what he actually looked like, considering there are no photos of him, what his personality was like, and most importantly, what exactly his method was for composing music while he was deaf. Being able to experience that would be quite incredible.

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    Mahler. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    Hildegard von Bingen

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    More than one! I would want to play for him music written after his time. For example, what would Bach think of Mozart's last 2 symphonies, or what would Mozart's reaction be to the Eroica... you get the point.

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    I would meet JS and give him one theme after another to see him improvise fugues.

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    Rachmaninoff. Among other things I would like to encourage him to go back and somehow get the rights to complete the opera Monna Vanna. It's a great story. I don't think anyone else has done it. And it would give him a 4th opera. I'd also like to ask his comments on the current state of affairs here in the U.S.A.
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    Philip Glass

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    Bernstein. I'd buy him two packs of cigarettes and two bottles of wine and sit back and listen to him expound on various subjects.
    “Music makes you feel feelings. Words make you think thoughts. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

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    Haydn. By all accounts a great bloke with a sense of humour, and not only one of my favourite composers who I'd love chatting to about the quartets etc., but also what it was like playing with Mozart and tutoring Beethoven. Would be very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Bernstein. I'd buy him two packs of cigarettes and two bottles of wine and sit back and listen to him expound on various subjects.
    That'd work well with Wagner too, but maybe it was cigars in Wagner's case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurelian View Post
    More than one! I would want to play for him music written after his time. For example, what would Bach think of Mozart's last 2 symphonies, or what would Mozart's reaction be to the Eroica... you get the point.
    What would Bach think of Switched On Bach? Or Glenn Gould's WTC?

    Or this?


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    Scriabin - strange man, one of a kind.

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    I'd travel back to 1820s to meet Schubert, and bring him some Penicillin.

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    Johnny Cage. At least he spoke in English sometimes.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Beethoven. He's my idol, and I would like to know how he really was.
    “To do good whenever one can, to love liberty above all else, never to deny the truth, even though it be before the throne.” - Ludwig van Beethoven.

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