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Favorite piece by Wagner?

post #1 of 91
Thread Starter 
What is your favorite piece of music by Richard Wagner?

Personally I think the overture to Tannhäuser beats anything else, hands down.

Jon.
post #2 of 91
"Are you Jewish?"
"You want to check my penis?"

/curb
post #3 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Renault78law
"Are you Jewish?"
"You want to check my penis?"

/curb

Huh?

Jon.
post #4 of 91
I love the Siegfried Idyll and the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. From my days at Caltech, the Ride of the Valkyries still gives me the willies.

--Andre
post #5 of 91
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Originally Posted by Renault78law
"Are you Jewish?" "You want to check my penis?" /curb
"Every time I listen to Wagner, I am overcome with a desire to invade Poland." - Woody Allen
post #6 of 91
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
"Every time I listen to Wagner, I am overcome with a desire to invade Poland."
- Woody Allen

To quote Victor Borge:

"And now Wagner, Richard Wagner, or as you call him in America, Dick"

Jon.
post #7 of 91
i'm partial to that one that goes "kill the waaaabbit, kill the waaaabbit..."
post #8 of 91
I read somewhere that Wagner is unofficially banned in Israel.
post #9 of 91
Sorry Jon, didn't mean to derail your thread. I was referring to a Curb Your Enthusiasm reference, where Larry gets accosted and accused of being a self-hating Jew for whistling Wagner in a public place.
post #10 of 91
God damn do I love me some Wagner. Someday I hope to be able to sit through the entire Ring Cycle. It's only 16 hours or so. Maybe I'll make it into a sixteen hour long special effects trilogy like Lord Of The Rings. That would rule. There have to be Nazis. It doesn't make any sense, but they make any movie better.
post #11 of 91
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
God damn do I love me some Wagner. Someday I hope to be able to sit through the entire Ring Cycle. It's only 16 hours or so. Maybe I'll make it into a sixteen hour long special effects trilogy like Lord Of The Rings. That would rule.

There have to be Nazis. It doesn't make any sense, but they make any movie better.

Yeah, you can't go and watch the Ring Cycle at Bayreuth without some Nazi's in the audience and Daniel Barenboim directing the orchestra...

Jon.
post #12 of 91
I enjoyed his work on Hart to Hart.
post #13 of 91
I used to watch that show all the time...

post #14 of 91
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I read somewhere that Wagner is unofficially banned in Israel.
I believe it's officially, actually. Stupid, really. Still waiting for them to get around to banning Chaucer.
post #15 of 91
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
I believe it's officially, actually. Stupid, really. Still waiting for them to get around to banning Chaucer.
I feel Franz Lehár would be in line first.
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