Klarinet Archive - Posting 000485.txt from 2010/11
From: Michael Nichols <mrn.clarinet@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cloud Cuckoo Land
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 19:35:55 -0500
Eh-eh-eh-ego sum abbas, sum abbas, sum abbas....Cuckaniensis!!!
On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 4:02 PM, K S <krsmav@-----.com> wrote:
> "Cloud Cuckoo Land" comes from "The Birds" by the Greek comic
> playwright Aristophanes.
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_cuckoo_land>=A0 It refers to an
> unrealistic utopia where man hubristically seeks to replace the gods..
> =A0For too much additional information, see
> Back when students learned Greek, every educated person would know
> about Cloud Cuckoo Land. =A0Now it's a learned reference, which fits
> perfectly with the subject -- that modern musicians do not and cannot
> know about early performance.
> Congratulations to Jennifer. =A0The reference was spot on.
> Ken Shaw
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