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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000962.txt from 2000/07

From: Spike Spiegel <jnohe@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re:Learning practices (was Mozart's wife and Carl Maria
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 16:06:47 -0400

On Thu, 27 Jul 2000 HatNYC62@-----.com wrote:

> I will take this as a legitimate question and not merely an attempt to annoy
> me.

Oh, it certainly was.

> I hope I will not be the first person to point out to you the incredible
> similarities between Dvorak's 7th symphony and Brahms's 3rd Symphony.

I'm afraid your hopes have been dashed. My sincere apologies for my
amazing lack of education. Would you like to continue to insult me
further? Please, really, I like being belittled.

> I hope some of this will be identified with what you are learning in school.
> I know I learned very little in music school, in the academic sense. I was
> hoping other schools were better,

Unfortunately, my professor made it clear during my 1750-present class
that several composers would be rather glanced over, as he felt 3 hours a
week was hardly enough time to cover everything he would have liked to.
We did however, spend two classes on Wagner alone, and two classes on
Brahms alone. Perhaps he felt that the musical developments that Dvorak
made were better presented in Brahms and Wagner. But what do I know,
right?

J. Shouryu Nohe
http://web.nmsu.edu/~jnohe
Professor of SCSM102, New Mexico State Univ.
"Never put passion before principle. Even when win, you lose."
-Miyagi-san, KKpt.II

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