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Picture of Beethoven conducting. Like Bach and Mozart, another indispensable figure in the history of music. I often think of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart as the "Big Three"... just like GM, Ford and Chrysler used to be. Beethoven went deaf and apparently kept trying to conduct until it became painfully obvious that it just wasn't happening any more. Sad. What a great, emotionally rich composer.


Richard Ashcroft is the inspiration for 'Cast No Shadows' by Oasis.


"And when she hit the ground black wings burned into the asphalt around her, spread as if they were still in flight. Another fallen Angel graced the depths of hell that day."


When it comes to the referendum – l am IN with the ‘in’ crowd. I will never listen to a counter argument that asks me to turn around and face the past rather than embracing the fu…


Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist of the Romantic era. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah (Opera), Violin Concerto No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto No. 1, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and his Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)


Ludwig van Beethoven. The man became completely deaf. Yet, he STILL composed music and an hour-long symphony at that.