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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 7:04pm
by brynpoeth
Bach was Welsh of course, many mountains are named after him or his brother Mawr :wink:

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 7:12pm
by DNC123
Did he write that famous Welsh song "The Saucepan's Black"?

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 7:20pm
by brynpoeth
Sospan Fawr, the big saucepan? Doubtless :wink:
Beethoven raided some scotch folk melodies too

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 7:23pm
by DNC123
Felix Mendelssohn raided Staffa.

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 7:33pm
by Oldjohnw
Wagner's music is not as bad as it sounds.

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 7:49pm
by Ray
Oldjohnw wrote:Wagner's music is not as bad as it sounds.


Ah, the old ones are the best! Aren't they?

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 9:49pm
by Cugel
Oldjohnw wrote:Wagner's music is not as bad as it sounds.


You have that backwards-oh. Wagner's music is far worse than it sounds, as it often sounds quite exciting or even stirring .... but for all the wrong reasons! Just ask Mahler. (Well, his geist).

Cugel

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 9:50pm
by Cugel
Ray wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Wagner's music is not as bad as it sounds.


Ah, the old ones are the best! Aren't they?


Yes, we are. Them younger folk are, well, so young.

Cugel

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 25 Dec 2019, 12:55pm
by brynpoeth
Sir Edward Elgar, a keen cyclist
When he learned that he was to be knighted he cycled from Malvern to Bromsgrove to tell his dad

A locomotive engine was named after him too

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Posted: 25 Dec 2019, 5:29pm
by Audax67
Robert Marchand; at least, that's the name I fling at the quack when he tells me I'm not as young as I used to be.