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Comments about the soundtrack for American Journey (John Williams)

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Are you that dense?
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• Posted by: Chris Tilton   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 11:56 p.m.
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• In Response to: You Americans think you know everything, don't... (Antoinette Delerue)

> You Americans say stupid things like this "Timmy" person and
> then you wonder why the rest of the world holds you in contempt?

> The album has music for the Olympics and other world events. It is NOT
> strictly American, nor should it have been.

> Your perception is narrow.

> The reviewer surprised me. I thought when i saw the review that he would
> be just like you, being an American and all, but he saw the album through
> a bigger lense. Williams has helped make the Olympics into an
> American-only club.

> Just because the Olympics are in America this year doesn't mean that their
> music should all be John Williams and Americanized.

Right, like how this music is obviously influenced by composers such as Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Mahler, and Wagner. Gee, those damn Americans, they just infest everything don't they? Just because John Williams wrote it doesn't mean that the music is exclusively American, in fact, hardly any of it is. If you think that just because it is a Fanfare that it's automatically American, then THAT is narrowminded. You apparently know nothing about music history.

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