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    If it's about spiritually enlightenment, I respectfully submit to replace Mozart and Beethoven by the Dalai Lama and the Pope. Bach as fifth Evangelist might be given a pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellerophon View Post
    If you had to de-throne one if the big three, Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, which would you choose?

    And who would you put in his place?
    Mozart was physically the most petite person out of the three, so I would ask him to share a chair with Beethoven. Then there would be a spare chair, which I can ask Haydn or Handel to take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I would dethrone Beethoven. I don't find him as spiritually enlightened as the other two, and while I don't love him nearly as much, I'd put Debussy in his place.
    This is very true. Bach and Mozart channel the divine, while Beethoven encapsulates the trials and triumphs of what it means to be human.

    That said, dethrone the three of them and install Wagner.
    Last edited by Couchie; May-19-2021 at 23:17.
    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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    dethrone Beethoven, and put Chopin in his place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brahmsianhorn View Post
    I would dethrone Mozart and put in Brahms.

    We will never know how much more mature his writing could have become had Amadeus lived 5-10 more years.
    How much more mature can you get than K516, or Le Nozze Di Figaro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandryka View Post
    And too much sex in Don Giovanni



    (I think this is brilliant staging -- it fits the music so well. A revelation.)
    Somehow I don't find a guy nuzzling the crotch of a floozy in a slinky metallic miniskirt and a leopard top in a dark, grungy barroom especially compatible with the lightness, brightness and genteel symmetries of 18th-century high Classical music. Couldn't we at least have a sax and an occasional blue note?
    Last edited by Woodduck; May-21-2021 at 02:20.

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    Of course JS Bach, what throne? of the mongols or chairman Borats?
    "In God I Hope, in Music I Trust."

    "I Do Not Want to Be The Master of My Life, But The Magician of My Life."

    Me.

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    Before this gets out of hand, I am temporarily closing the thread for a cool down period.
    Last edited by Art Rock; May-21-2021 at 19:39.

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    The moderators/admins team decided to delete a number of recent posts. Once more a reminder:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brahmsianhorn View Post
    I would dethrone Mozart and put in Brahms.
    This is the only way to stop Brahms from taking over someone else's property:
    Last edited by hammeredklavier; May-22-2021 at 16:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    This is very true. Bach and Mozart channel the divine, while Beethoven encapsulates the trials and triumphs of what it means to be human.
    That said, dethrone the three of them and install Wagner.
    This is very true. Wagner channels the divine and encapsulates the trials and triumphs of what it means to be human.
    Last edited by hammeredklavier; May-22-2021 at 14:26.

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