[lit-ideas] Re: Why are the greatest composers all German?

  • From: JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 22:36:33 EDT

On what basis is the term "greatest" used?  What are the  criteria?
Julie Krueger

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greatest composers all  German?  Date: 6/9/06 9:35:22 P.M. Central Daylight 
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Mike: And it is nonsense.  Vivaldi, Verdi ...  Paderewsky [! 
-I mean, the Minuet in G is okay but he's hardly a composer  
at all.] not Rosetti [Who? You mean the poet/painter?]  etc.

Mike, you knee-jerked. The guy was fiddling with his theory  
about the "greatest" composers. Hence Elgar, Smetana, et 
al., weren't  considered. If you had read more of the 
article, though, I think you would  have found less with 
which to  disagree.

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