Role model: who is yours?

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Nov 2019, 7:04pm

Bach was Welsh of course, many mountains are named after him or his brother Mawr :wink:
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby DNC123 » 1 Nov 2019, 7:12pm

Did he write that famous Welsh song "The Saucepan's Black"?

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Nov 2019, 7:20pm

Sospan Fawr, the big saucepan? Doubtless :wink:
Beethoven raided some scotch folk melodies too
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby DNC123 » 1 Nov 2019, 7:23pm

Felix Mendelssohn raided Staffa.

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Oldjohnw » 1 Nov 2019, 7:33pm

Wagner's music is not as bad as it sounds.
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Ray » 1 Nov 2019, 7:49pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Wagner's music is not as bad as it sounds.


Ah, the old ones are the best! Aren't they?
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Cugel » 1 Nov 2019, 9:49pm

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).

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Cugel » 1 Nov 2019, 9:50pm

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.

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Dec 2019, 12:55pm

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
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Audax67 » 25 Dec 2019, 5:29pm

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.
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