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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001386.txt from 1999/01

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] FAR TOO NOISY MOZART- FAR TOO MANY NOTES!
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:45:54 -0500

Aren't these ALL in Slonimsky's book?
Roger Shilcock

On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, Kate Alexander
wrote:

> Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 11:00:33 +1100
> From: Kate Alexander <blanerne@-----.au>
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] FAR TOO NOISY MOZART- FAR TOO MANY NOTES!
>
>
> 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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