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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:32 PM
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I don't care what you say: Mozart was a frickin' genius.
I'm not a hardcore Orch Dork like the rest of my friends, so I don't favor composers for use of instruments. So basically I just like music because I like the music.

I listen to Mozart and we play him all the time in band, and his melodies are so complex and rhythmical and beautiful. The Impresario, for instance, is a stunning piece of work.





Besides.... he's better than Pachelbel.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:34 PM
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1. Well I say Mozart was a moron.
Kidding.

Believe me, you'll find no arguments here. I'm a music major for cryin' out loud.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:35 PM
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2. Hahaha.
I really enjoy his works. Our band teacher is having us study his life (To understand the music) and it was sort of depressing.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:35 PM
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3. He was no Stravinsky
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:36 PM
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4. Don't make me bust out with a 'Your face was no' insult.
:P
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:36 PM
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5. Indeed. And Stravinsky was no Mozart.
Waz yer point?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:39 PM
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6. Just expressing a preference
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:41 PM
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7. Preference exspressing on DU?
Get outta town.











:P
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:41 PM
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8. dupe
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 12:41 PM by MiniMandaRuth
now i feel like an idiot :cry:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:42 PM
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9. hardcore Orch Dorks?
:scared:
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:44 PM
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10. Ooooh yeah.
Try having one of your friends being one of the top junior Violists in washington... as well as being severely underapreciated in her orchestra.



scary indeed.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:46 PM
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11. weird coincidence!
i grew up directly behind a girl who played with the Houston Symphony when she was 14 or something.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:54 PM
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13. Violist? Friend? Then this is the website for YOU
http://www.mit.edu/~jcb/jokes/viola.html ;-)




How is lightning like a violist's fingers?
Neither one strikes in the same place twice.
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How do you keep your violin from getting stolen?
Put it in a viola case.
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We all know that a viola is better than a violin because it burns longer. But why does it burn longer?
It's usually still in the case.
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How do you get a violist to play a passage pianissimo tremolando?
Mark it "solo."
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What's the difference between a viola and a coffin?
The coffin has the dead person on the inside.
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What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline?
You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline.


:D
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:05 PM
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18. Y'know, the only girl who ever rejected me was a violist...
although I don't think that was the reason.

She was also a floutist. :P
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:52 PM
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12. Too many notes.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:58 PM
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15. you beat me to that one! Love that line from"Amadeus"
That movie has a very special place in our hearts: it was the last thing we did together as non parents. I went into labor that night and our daughter was born the next day. So I know for sure I saw Amadeus in the theater on November 28 1984


and I adore Mozart
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:09 PM
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20. Jeffrey Jones was so great in that...
and Ferris Bueler's Day Off... too bad about his "problem" :\
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:17 AM
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21. have you seen "Deadwood"? He plays a newspaper publisher
and he is a hoot. Of course everybody in Deadwood is a hoot in one way or another.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:34 PM
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14. Best darned rat-catcher in Munich
Depressed by rats? Do mice get you down? Then why not visit Colin Mozart's Rodent Extermination Boutique. Rats extirpated, mice punished, voles torn apart by Colin Mozart, Munich's leading furry animal liquidator.





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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:59 PM
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16. Yes he was!
He's my favorite classical composer.

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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:04 PM
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17. Oh yeah? How many Grammys did he ever win?
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 03:05 PM by edbermac
Milli Vanilli won more than Wolfie did. :P
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:08 PM
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19. If he was so smart, why did he die poor?
** Brought to you by The Republican Party**
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:25 AM
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22. He wrote Apollo et Hyacinthus when he was 11
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:51 AM
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23. Too many scales. nt
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:59 AM
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24. Nice Post Classical Hitler!
I agree he was a genius

amazing truly amazing

:hi:
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