Bach or Beethoven?

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Bach or Beethoven?

Bach
6
86%
Beethoven
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

PeterG
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Re: Bach or Beethoven?

Postby PeterG » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:13 am

ohio jones wrote:A point of clarification: J. S. Bach or P. D. Q. Bach?

Johann Sebastian was the one I had in mind.

Maybe my next poll can be "JS, WF, JC, JCF, CPE, or PDQ?"
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Re: Bach or Beethoven?

Postby appleman2006 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:15 pm

Like them both but am extra partial to Beethoven.
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Re: Bach or Beethoven?

Postby Sudsy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:51 pm

mike wrote:
Josh wrote:Neither: both involve instruments...


For you, we have... The Swingle Singers.


Hmmm, is this singing in an unknown tongue ?

Shouldn't take long to learn the words.

Sorry, struck my funny bone.
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Re: Bach or Beethoven?

Postby JimFoxvog » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:17 am

ohio jones wrote:A point of clarification: J. S. Bach or P. D. Q. Bach?

I enjoy both!
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Re: Bach or Beethoven?

Postby appleman2006 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:10 pm

So on Saturday evening my wife and I took in a concert that started out with a piece from Verdi and ended with
Beethoven's fifth. As always I was totally struck with the fact of how a man who was almost totally deaf could compose such beautiful music.

I was also reminded of a question that I always have when I hear this piece. I always wonder if the author of the hymn or gospel song "Is my name written there? " was inspired by the second movement of Beethoven's fifth? Or is the similarity a total accident? Anyone else ever notice it?
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Re: Bach or Beethoven?

Postby appleman2006 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:12 pm

Mind you I see from the poll that I was the only one that choose Beethoven so maybe I am speaking to the wrong crowd. Looks like there are no other Beethoven fans here.
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Re: Bach or Beethoven?

Postby PeterG » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:55 pm

appleman2006 wrote:Mind you I see from the poll that I was the only one that choose Beethoven so maybe I am speaking to the wrong crowd. Looks like there are no other Beethoven fans here.

On the contrary, I was starting to feel bad for Beethoven, and I was glad to see him get a vote.

appleman2006 wrote:I was also reminded of a question that I always have when I hear this piece. I always wonder if the author of the hymn or gospel song "Is my name written there? " was inspired by the second movement of Beethoven's fifth? Or is the similarity a total accident? Anyone else ever notice it?

:!: I'd never noticed that before, but you're right. There is a noticeable similarity.
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