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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 01:13 pm
Help please.
The most famous and popular musical work by a 19-20th Century French composer is based on a ballad published 100 years previsously by an 18-19th century German poet, novelist and playwright, which was itself based on a poem by a 2nd century Greek writer. What was the surnmae of the French composer?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 06:42 pm
Dukas

as in Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice based on Goethe's ballad based on Philopseudes, a story by Lucian of Samosata.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sorcerer%27s_Apprentice

Maybe I'm a half decent librarian after all....
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upandrunning
 
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Reply Wed 8 Nov, 2006 02:30 am
Good Morning hingehead, many, many thanks for your answer. I was getting nowhere on this one. Greatly appreciated. I'm sure you are a very good librarian.
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