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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000703.txt from 2003/06

From: "LARISA DUFFY & DAVID DOW" <DUFFYL@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: [kl] Political postings - ON topic?
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 14:29:48 -0400

Does the fact Reshigi remained in Italy during the Fascist Regime there
detract from his greatness as a composer?..... No. As a man maybe..

.Does the fact Richard Strauss remained in germany during the Hitler years
detract from his music...no...

Does the fact Prokofiev returned to Marxist Russia under Stalin lessen his
music? No.

In fact, I really think that if one looks at this political postings boards
a really strange convoluted lack of thought remains.....

Does the Israel Phil play Wagner

No. Its there loss.

I think political correctness has gone to a point where everyone is
judged....GREAT MUSIC IS GREAT MUSIC.....

Reminds me of the story of when the great operatic soprano Elisabeth
Schwartzkopf came to the US(from Germany on tour) in the 40s and went on bus
ride. She had never seen blacks before. The driver told her it was best to
sit at the front of the bus "because the back is for F------ Niggers".

Things in the world have changed but how much? We have equal rights and
finally in North America a person can be what they want to be. Before we
assume we live in the promised land one has to look at the problems in our
own culture before we become cultural imperialists....AND EXPORT A BRAND OF
MORALS THAT IS EMPTY....

Politically
Original Message ----
From: "Patricia A. Smith" <patricia@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] Political postings - ON topic?

>
>
> DAVID DOW wrote:
>
> >We could bomb them with 40 Eb clarinets playing Stranger on the Shore and
win in 5 minutes....
> >
> Hey, I think that would be more effective than Aerosmith 24/7. Anyone
> got an eefer they want to sell? ;-)
>
> Patricia Smith
>
>
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