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#16 Mel Johnson

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 03:46 PM

His name was Alphons Czibulka - he was from Hungary, and became chief musician of the Austro-Hungarian army. He was a rough contemporary of Johann Strauss, Jr., and that gavotte is probably the one titled "Stephanie". My mother always used to play his mazurka "The Tsarina" when she wasn't thinking of anything else.

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 04:43 PM

I actually love it when a teacher uses eclectic music. One of my favorites was John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things" . Then there was the grand pirouette combination when the pianist played "I Could Have Danced All Night." The teacher said to us before the repeat, "now remember, you're all Audrey Hepburn." And it worked!

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