Klarinet Archive - Posting 000486.txt from 2010/11
From: Larry Paikin <LarryPaikin@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cloud Cuckoo Land
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:27:23 -0500
And do you talk that way to Elaine May, too?
On 2010-11-28 7:35 PM, Michael Nichols wrote:
> 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> It refers to an
>> unrealistic utopia where man hubristically seeks to replace the gods..
>> For too much additional information, see
>> Back when students learned Greek, every educated person would know
>> about Cloud Cuckoo Land. Now 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. The reference was spot on.
>> Ken Shaw
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