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Favorite piece by Wagner?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by imageWIS, May 22, 2006.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    What is your favorite piece of music by Richard Wagner?

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

    Jon.
     


  2. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    "Are you Jewish?"
    "You want to check my penis?"

    /curb
     


  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    "Are you Jewish?"
    "You want to check my penis?"

    /curb


    Huh?

    Jon.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    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
     


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    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    "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
     


  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    "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.
     


  7. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i'm partial to that one that goes "kill the waaaabbit, kill the waaaabbit..."
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I read somewhere that Wagner is unofficially banned in Israel.
     


  9. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    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.
     


  10. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    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.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    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.
     


  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  13. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    I used to watch that show all the time...

    [​IMG]
     


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    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.
     


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    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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