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posted 07 October 2002 05:14 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gotta ask, anyone heard of this guy?

I didn't until yesterday. I asked if maybe buddy was the "Led Zeppelin" of classical music and the response I got was, "no, definitely Pink Floyd."

Oh, and another question, as best I can tell there is no difference between "symphonic" and "philharmonic" orchestras now, but back when, there was a slight difference in that "symphonic" orchestras specifically played "symphonies". The tags are about as different as "pop" and "rock" currently.

Anyone disagree?

[ October 07, 2002: Message edited by: clockwork ]

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posted 07 October 2002 05:27 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
According to the resident classic music expert here, he was a composer of note but mostly an educator of music.

BTW, you might find this interesting:,11913,804928,00.html

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posted 07 October 2002 05:54 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He did the soundtrack for Abel Gance's Napoleon. That's pretty much all I know about him, besides the music school.
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posted 07 October 2002 05:57 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If you like Berlioz you will probably also enjoy
Dvorak's symphony no. 9 or the "New World Symphony".

In the case of the latter it is impossible for me to hear it without remembering a fellow from Yugoslavia that I met in Egypt -- who had walked all the way to Egypt after fleeing the cataclysm in his homeland.

He had his prescious walkman, with one cassette -- Dvorak's New World Symphony -- and tragically, he was insane, but the thought of this hollow man shoplifting batteries to continue the soundtrack to his exodus -- just one more day -- is, well, one that I haven't recalled in a long time...

Predrag said he'd been a serious student of music and before I left Cairo he announced that he was going to return to Israel to get his strength back and then he was walking on... to India.

Crazy diamonds that saw too much of the horror the world at once.

On a lighter note "The New World Symphony" is a modern meditation on hope and courage and 'looking forward' that also looks over its shoulder at times in nostalgia and longing.

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