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Nikola Bijeliti
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Unlike Mozart, Beethoven lacked a keen understanding of women. He wanted to marry a woman who was his equal, and, since he considered himself the greatest composer ever, only sought out women of the highest class. He simply didn't understand that women want to marry up. If he had lowered his sights a notch, he could have easily found a wife. Sadly, he never married.

His opera Fidelio reflects his lack of understanding of women. In the opera, the heroine rescues her husband who is being held in a dungeon. But the opera falls flat because the man is supposed to rescue the woman, not the other way around.

Here is "O Gott! Welch ein Augenblick!" from Beethoven's opera Fidelio. Notice how the heroine is emotionally overwhelmed after rescuing her husband. Even though she rescued him, he still has to comfort her.

 
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To what lengths will a woman go to protect her lover? In this scene from Puccini's Girl of the Golden West, Minnie's lover Dick Johnson has been shot and is wanted by the Sheriff. Sheriff Jack Rance agrees to let him go if she beats him at a poker game, but if he wins, she must marry Sheriff Rance.

Here is the Poker Scene from Puccini's Girl of the Golden West:


And, yes, her lover's name really was Dick Johnson. Did the playwright David Belasco, upon whose play the opera was based, understand the modern connotations of those names, or was it a mere coincidence?

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MEGADETH- Dystopia



just saw a vid where Dave talks about guitar always being primary to Megadeth music and lyrics come second,
makes sense since he such a great guitar player..
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Vyacheslav Mescherin's Orchestra of Electronic Instruments - "Azure Sky"





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