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dr bartolo
761197.  Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:37 pm Reply with quote

who wrote this piece of music?

761237.  Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:10 pm Reply with quote

Surely you don't think that anyone is going to say Bizet ...

Bizet thought (or at least, said he thought) that he had borrowed the tune from a traditional Spanish folk song. In fact, he had borrowed it from a song written scarcely twenty years earlier by a Basque musician called Sebastián Iradier Salaberri.

He did eventually admit his theft, and the real composer's name appeared as a footnote.

761243.  Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:22 pm Reply with quote

Henry VIII?

dr bartolo
761346.  Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:24 am Reply with quote


761363.  Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:28 pm Reply with quote

A similar unintentional plagiarism occurred with the Italian popular song 'Funiculí, Finiculá' (which is about a railway).
Six years after "Funiculě, Funiculŕ" was composed, German composer Richard Strauss heard the song while on a tour of Italy. Thinking that it was a traditional Italian folk song, he later incorporated it into his Aus Italien tone poem. Denza filed a lawsuit against Strauss and eventually won. Strauss was forced to pay him a royalty fee every time the Aus Italien was performed in public. Modernist composer Arnold Shoenberg set a version for string quartet which was used in an episode of the TV sitcom Seinfeld.

from Wikipedia

dr bartolo
761383.  Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:41 pm Reply with quote

alright, since you probably alredy know the awnser, can you name the composerof this piece?

761413.  Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:46 pm Reply with quote

Just found out it was written by Linzer and Randell.

761702.  Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:12 am Reply with quote

dr bartolo wrote:
alright, since you probably alredy know the awnser, can you name the composerof this piece?
Christian Petzold

761712.  Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:49 am Reply with quote

It may have been composed by Christian Petzold, but it was written by Mrs Bach.

dr bartolo
761715.  Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:04 am Reply with quote


you are both correct.....

762175.  Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:33 pm Reply with quote

Similarly Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny is reckoned to have composed and orchestrated many of her brother's work. She was a talented musician as well but suffered from the sexist views of the time.

One of the interesting musical copies

Be a Clown from the film The Pirate


Make them Laugh from Singing in the Rain


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