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Wagner estate officially acknowledges that ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ lyrics are ‘Kill the wabbit’

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by BradOlson, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  2. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    The reason why this is in the Visual Arts thread is due to the Looney Tunes reference.
  3. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Marysville, WA
    The article mentions the 1930s, but "What's Opera, Doc," is from 1957.
  4. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I let them know.
  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    That is hilarious. At last, the legacies of legendary composers admit that its' affect on pop culture is a two-way street, and by showing some sense of humor and whimsy, it neither demeans the reputation of the great creator, nor shows the descendants to be aloof to the universal effects if the original material on society.

    I recall the Ravel Estate taking umbrage to both Frank Zappa's and Wendy Carlos' treatments of "Bolero", not done intentionally to diminish the work of the original composer, but to put them into context of what the then-contemporary artists were doing at that time. It showed a lack of respect for the rights of modern composers to attach their own stylistic impulses, to well-known works, almost as if the Estate were afraid somehow it would damage what work already existed. Well, if the original work cannot stand the filters of a more contemporary acknowledgement that the original work was of some value in the first place, it shows little faith of the significance of the Estates' legacy in the first place. By issuing cease-and-desist orders, the Estate did nothing for themselves but show their lack of understanding about the differences between homage and theft.

    Which is why, I suppose, instead of great composers themselves, the Estate were merely inheritors, the holders of the rights of property.
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  6. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    Put that guy on ignore!
  7. Spy Car

    Spy Car Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Hojotoho! Hojotoho! Hojotoho!

  8. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

    Detroit Mi USA
    Messed with Joe Walsh and the James Gang
  9. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Thank Godzilla, the Debussy Estate had no problem with Tomita's exquisite re-imaginings of Claude's music, around the same time as Carlos.
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  10. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    A satirical website's form of poetic license?
  11. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Mid Atlantic
    OK but who is responsible for The Ringtone of the Nibelungen? What does the Wagner Estate do about that?
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  12. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
    I'm just numb-zy from the whimsy in this thread topic. I wish to enter laughing but can't!

    Is it wabbit season or duck season?
  13. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

    South East England
    Yep, the site and article are clearly satirical. April fool every day, eh Snark king?
  14. Otlset

    Otlset under western skies

    Temecula, CA
    "Finally, some wecognition of my talent!"

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  15. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Sounds like an Onion article....:laugh:
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  16. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

    And the Fleming estate has finally acknowledged that Dark Side of the Moon was played constantly during filming of The Wizard of Oz.
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  17. the real pope ondine

    the real pope ondine Forum Resident

  18. "Those are wabbit twacks!" I'll never hear "Ride Of The Valkyries" the same way again.

    EDIT: When I typed this post, my spell check flagged "twacks", but not "wabbit". Is wabbit part of the lexicon now? Vewy, vewy stwange.
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  19. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    I'd like to thank Looney Tunes, Stars On, and Emerson Lake & Palmer for introducing me to Classical music.
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  20. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

    Detroit Mi USA
    Hooked On Classics by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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