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#1359609 - 01/27/10 05:32 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: gerg]
Schubertian Offline
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Not only could the musical cousins wear the same clothes, but since they had the same names, they could pass in the same homework, eat the same birthday cakes, and date the same boyfriend! A darker note is suggested when Viennese driving records show that Fur Elise made Chocolate Elise pay the fine when she got caught on a DUI citation.
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#1359754 - 01/27/10 08:14 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: Schubertian]
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Originally Posted By: Schubertian
A darker note is suggested when Viennese driving records show that Fur Elise made Chocolate Elise pay the fine when she got caught on a DUI citation.


Driving what? A coach and four?

Or driving Beethoven mad?

Short trip.

One way.

JF
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#1359794 - 01/27/10 09:01 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: currawong]
Horowitzian Offline
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Originally Posted By: currawong
Originally Posted By: keyboardklutz
I always find an umlaut and paste and copy viz Ü. I'm not sure I'd bother for that piece though.
With a Mac an umlaut is option-u, then type the letter you want the umlaut on (u,a,o) ü ä ö smile


Thanks, you just saved me the trouble of typing that. laugh wink
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#1359935 - 01/28/10 12:03 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: Schubertian]
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Originally Posted By: Schubertian
Not only WAS there an Elise, student of Beethoven, but there were TWO ELise's who were his students.


great history lesson. ha
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#1360081 - 01/28/10 09:14 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: BenPiano]
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Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have in my possession a CD that might shed some light on the history of this piece, as well as settle the song vs. piece debate. The CD is entitled "Beethoven's Wig: Sing-Along Symphonies," which I purchased yesterday to help the youngsters in my group music classes learn about classical music. Sing the following lyrics to the theme of Für Elise:

Here's a short Beethoven piece
He wrote this piece just for Elise
It's all about a fellow named Maurice
Who came from Greece with a valise
Maurice loved Beethoven's piano piece
He loved this piece more than Elise
And nobody could keep it from Maurice
He fleeced Elise and took her piece
He did her wrong, he took her song
It's all he cared for all along
And when Elise saw that Maurice
Had fleeced her piece she called the police
They found the piece in the valise
They all went to the Justice of the Peace
Who sent Maurice right back to Greece
It was all right to her delight
Elise can play her piece all night
And if you hear Beethoven's piece
Played by your nephew or your niece
Nephew or niece perform this piece
Please tell them to remember that this piece
This little piece is for Elise.


That should clear up the matter.

Sincerely,

Heidiv, PhD*
(Purveyor of humorous Deceit) wink


Edited by heidiv (01/28/10 09:14 AM)

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#1360103 - 01/28/10 10:07 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: heidiv]
loveschopintoomuch Offline
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Loc: Illinois
Gosh, all I can add is that I have been wonderfully informed and highly amused. But, in the end, I still hate that piece. mad And I don't give a darn how to spell it. smirk

All all you are super!

Kathleen
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#1360106 - 01/28/10 10:11 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: loveschopintoomuch]
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heidiv: this was AWESOME! LOL!
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#1360144 - 01/28/10 11:12 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: Nikolas]
landorrano Offline
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Loc: France
Originally Posted By: Nikolas
if you hit alt+numbers you get all the different symboles you need:

é: 131
ù: 151
ö: 148
etc, etc... (the above with the alt pressed down and then releasing).

FùÖ¥Ær Elise! laugh


Wow, how about that. Nikolas, would you know where to gind a listing of these all of these sorts of symbols?

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#1360202 - 01/28/10 01:09 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: heidiv]
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Did Maurice from Greece take the piece from the furry Elise or the chocolate Elise?
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#1360209 - 01/28/10 01:16 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: landorrano]
stores Offline
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Originally Posted By: landorrano
Originally Posted By: Nikolas
if you hit alt+numbers you get all the different symboles you need:

é: 131
ù: 151
ö: 148
etc, etc... (the above with the alt pressed down and then releasing).

FùÖ¥Ær Elise! laugh


Wow, how about that. Nikolas, would you know where to gind a listing of these all of these sorts of symbols?


Just google ALT character and you'll find whole sites providing numerical sequences
All the best...Stores™ haha
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#1360228 - 01/28/10 01:49 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: Crippy]
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Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 68
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Crippy
Is this Elise?



Wow.

Forget about what that says about the furry Elise.

What does that say about Beethoven?

Wait - he did compose the 'Moonlight' Sonata . . . I'm thinking werewolves here folks. . . . .
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#1360255 - 01/28/10 02:26 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: gerg]
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Too funny, Crippy!
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#1360304 - 01/28/10 03:58 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: LaRate]
Ludwig van Bilge Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Originally Posted By: LaRate
So it would be "Fuer Elise" rather than the furry girl ;-).

That's a very great relief to my mind. Thanks for sharing that. Now I may be able to sleep again.

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#1360455 - 01/28/10 08:10 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: crusadar]
MacMacMac Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 3799
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Nikolas
if you hit alt+numbers you get all the different symboles you need:é: 131
ù: 151
ö: 148

Have you tried alt 1 4?
Here it is ... ♫
smile

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#1360463 - 01/28/10 08:21 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: MacMacMac]
AnotherSchmoe Offline
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Registered: 02/15/06
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Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: MacMacMac
Originally Posted By: Nikolas
if you hit alt+numbers you get all the different symboles you need:é: 131
ù: 151
ö: 148

Have you tried alt 1 4?
Here it is ... ♫
smile


Don't forget alt 1 3 ♪ laugh ♪♫♪♫♪♫
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#1360486 - 01/28/10 08:53 PM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: gerg]
heidiv Offline
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Registered: 04/21/09
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Loc: piano bench, usually
Originally Posted By: gerg
Did Maurice from Greece take the piece from the furry Elise or the chocolate Elise?


Oh, you're killing me! Please cease!

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#1360624 - 01/29/10 12:45 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: heidiv]
Mike A Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 520
Loc: So.Cal.USA
Note the cover story of this month's Scientific American magazine ...


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#1360638 - 01/29/10 01:10 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: DancinDigits]
Ferdinand Offline
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Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 936
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: DancinDigits
Elise just might have been furry - how do you know she wasn't Beethoven's dog? wink

Such a thing is not unknown. A certain Beatles song was inspired by Paul McCartney's sheepdog.

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#1360708 - 01/29/10 07:31 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: Ferdinand]
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
Quote:
A certain Beatles song was inspired by Paul McCartney's sheepdog

"Martha my Dear"? (White Album)? laugh

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#1361370 - 01/30/10 01:02 AM Re: Elise was not an unshaved girl! [Re: Chardonnay]
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Loc: California
Right!
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