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to mr klindt:
a wordplay can often be born out of the different connotations of a word.
but if u insist: it is possible to interpret the bumble bee as *both*
flying *and* escaping. *and* its possible to see a fugue *both* as e.g. a
plane taking off *and* as an escapism. further: the "freedom" aspect of
flying is apparent and the escapistic aspect of "freedom" is too. in norwegian 
the korsakov piece is called "escape of the bumble bee", so its not a
unnatural definition.

and: never "understand" something in a way that hinders the free
flight(hmm?) of thought.

and: i think  that the most common meaning of fugue is "somthing that is

morale: even newbies must use their brain(s)!


On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Arne Klindt wrote:

> Elmer Elevator writes:
> >I remember his (Hofstadters) largely mathematical analyses of Chopin (and of
> >Bach in GEB) as being extraordinarily fascinating...
> I totally agree, in fact I was made a Bach addict by reading this book.
> The "counterpoint" of maths and esthetics that - to me - is the basis for Bach's 
> music is very beautifully and elegantly disclosed by Mr. Hofstadter. Probably even
> my preference for GG's Bach readings can be traced back to reading the "Eternal
> Golden Braid". 
> Another thing to mention: 
> Andre Moellerhaug wrote:
> >its funny u mention "flight of the bumble bee". gould said once (in
> >connection with "so u want to write a fugue?") that "every fugue conceals
> >a secret flight". 
> I (a newbie) was confused by the aeronautical connotations 
> of "flight" with regard to the bumblebee. I had always understood "fugue" to mean "flight"
> in the sense of "escape"? Am I wrong? Or did I miss something (newbie!)?
> Grateful for any explanation,
> Arne Klindt