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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001354.txt from 1999/01

From: Kate Alexander <blanerne@-----.au>
Subj: [kl] FAR TOO NOISY MOZART- FAR TOO MANY NOTES!
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 13:28:20 -0500

This little collection of insults comes from a book called "Far too
noisy Mozart" compiled by Jennifer Higgie.
Appologies to the sensitive -
Vivace.

"FAR TOO NOISY MY DEAR MOZART, FAR TOO MANY NOTES...."
Archduke Ferdinand of Austria on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

"WAGNERS MUSIC IS BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS."
Mark Twain (1835-1910) on Richard Wagner.

"WAGNER HAS BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS BUT AWFUL QUARTER HOURS"
gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868) on Richard Wagner.

"HE WAS A FIDDLER AND CONSEQUENTLY A ROGUE."
Jonathin Swift (1667 - 1745)

"PERHAPS IT WAS BECAUSE NERO PLAYED THE FIDDLE , THEY BURN'T ROME."
Oliver Herford (1863 - 1935)

"IT'S BAD WHEN THEY DON'T PERFORM YOUR OPERAS - BUT FAR WORSE WHEN THEY
DO."
Camille SANT-SAENS (1835-1921)

"AFTER ROSINI DIES , WHO WILL BE THERE TO PROMOTE HIS MUSIC?"
Richard Wagner on Gioacchino Rossini.

"BERLIOZ COMPOSES BY SPLASHING HIS PEN OVER THE MANUSCRIPT AND LEAVING
THE ISSUE TO CHANCE."
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) on Hector Berlioz (1803-1863)

"BERLIOZ MUSICALLY SPEAKING , IS A LUNATIC; A CLASSICAL COMPOSER ONLY
IN PARIS , THE CITY OF QUACKS. HIS MUSIC IS SIMPLY AND UNDISCUISEDLY
NONSENSE"
Dramatic and Musical Review - London (1843)

"I CAN COMPARE 'LE CARNIVAL ROMAIN' BY BERLIOZ TO NOTHING BUT THE
CAPERINGS AND GIBBERINGS OF A BIG BABOON, OVER EXCITED BY A DOSE OF
ALCHOHOLIC STIMULUS."
George Templeton strong, British critic, diary entry.

"I LIKED THE BIT ABOUT QUARTER TO ELEVEN"
Erik Satie (1866-1925) on "From Dawn to Noon on the Sea" from La Mer by
Claude Debussy

"BEETHOVEN ALWAYS SOUNDS LIKE THE UPSETTING OF BAGS - WITH HERE AND
THERE A DROPPED HAMMER."
John Ruskin (1819-1900) on Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

"SPLITTING THE CONVULSIVELY INFLATED LARYNX OF THE MUSE , BERG UTTERS
TORTURED MISTUNED CACKLING, A PANDEMONIUM OF CHOPPED UP ORCHESTRAL
SOUNDS, MISHANDLED MENS THROATS, BESTIAL OUTCRIES BELLOWING,
RATTLING, AND ALL OTHER EVIL NOISES....... BERG IS THE POISENER OF THE
WELL OF GERMAN MUSIC."
Germania on Alban Berg (1885-1935) Austrian composer.

"I LIKED YOUR OPERA.
I THINK I WILL SET IT TO MUSIC"
Ludwig van Beethoven to a fellow composer.

"A COMPOSER FOR ONE RIGHT HAND"
Richard Wagner on Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

"ANTON BRUCKNER WROTE THE SAME SYMPHONY 9 TIMES (TEN ACTUALLY), TRYING
TO GET IT RIGHT.
HE FAILED."
Edward Lorne on Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

"WHAT A GIFTLESS BASTARD!"
Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), on Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

"OF ALL THE BETE, CLUMSY BLUNDERING, BOGGLING, BABOON-BLOODED STUFF
THAT I SAW ON A HUMAN STAGE, THAT LAST NIGHT BEAT -AS FAR AS THE STORY
AND ACTING WENT- ALL THE AFFECTED, SAPLESS, SOULLESS,
BEGINNINGLESS, ENDLESS, TOPSITURVIEST, TUNELESS,
SCRABBLE-PIPIEST-TONGS AND BONIEST-- DOGGEREL OF SOUNDS I EVER
INDURED THE DEADLINESS OF, THAT ETERNITY OF NOTHING WAS DEADLIEST,
AS FAR AS THE SOUND WENT."
John Ruskin (1819-1900) on Richard Wagner.

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