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Now with more nuts. Saw this is an upscale grocery this afternoon. Minor league blasphemy.

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I'm not sure if you are aware that there is something called a "Mozartkugel". For whatever reason, Mozart already had a confection named after him in the 19th century. From Wikipedia:

"The Mozartkugel (English: Mozart ball), originally known as the “Mozartbonbon”, was created by the Salzburg confectioner, Paul Fürst, in 1890 and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The confectionery Fürst still produces the original Salzburg Mozartkugeln by hand according to the original recipe and only sells them in its shops or over its website. As the Fürst confectionery does not own a trademark for Mozartkugeln, there are numerous imitation products, most of which are produced using industrial techniques."


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We have Mozart Bakery stores near us. Really good desserts and they also sell coffee. I admit I don't seen any connection between the product and the composer, but I accept it on a product marketed upscale.

Sadly, when I see a composer's name as a piano brand, I have come to associate it with the lowest quality instruments.


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Originally Posted by charleslang
I'm not sure if you are aware that there is something called a "Mozartkugel". For whatever reason, Mozart already had a confection named after him in the 19th century.


My wife's cousin did her Ph.D in Vienna, and thanks to her, I can assure you that their taste do not do injustice to the name!

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I didn't know if the OP was reacting to use of "Mozart" or use of "Piano Bar."


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Oh that candy sounds so yummy. I can put up with the heresy. wink


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It does sound pretty darn tasty.


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Gee, somebody should tell Vince Grantano about this.

In his 20's Vince was a close personal friend of Mozart.

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There a Polish torte called a Chopinka that involves marzipan and marmalade but I've never been able to find a recipe.

There's also a Scherzo gingerbread referencing Chopin.
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Y'just never know.
How many children will look at that and want to know more about Mozart or piano's?

The "problem" comes from the loss of copyright on these names, and indeed, their music. If the company concerned had to pay a fortune in royalties they would have probably called them something else, but anyway, you just never know...

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The Mozart Kügel are immensely popular and accessible in Germany, and they have been for decades I have been there.

Be thankful some Asian piano company hasn't named their pianos MOZART or BEETHOVEN or CHOPIN. They'll probably do it in time, in desperation to sell.


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Originally Posted by Rusty Fortysome
The Mozart Kügel are immensely popular and accessible in Germany, and they have been for decades I have been there.

Be thankful some Asian piano company hasn't named their pianos MOZART or BEETHOVEN or CHOPIN. They'll probably do it in time, in desperation to sell.


Rusty,

I am reasonably sure that each of those names have already been used as a way to sell pianos.

Don't forget the Mendelssohn. It seems that the name ofa great composer on the fallboard has always been a guarantee that the piano is carp. smile


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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Originally Posted by Rusty Fortysome
The Mozart Kügel are immensely popular and accessible in Germany, and they have been for decades I have been there.

Be thankful some Asian piano company hasn't named their pianos MOZART or BEETHOVEN or CHOPIN. They'll probably do it in time, in desperation to sell.


Rusty,

I am reasonably sure that each of those names have already been used as a way to sell pianos.

Don't forget the Mendelssohn. It seems that the name ofa great composer on the fallboard has always been a guarantee that the piano is carp. smile


I forgot about the Mendelssohn. Uhg. There is also the Cristofiori, which all of the ones I played were furniture with sound. Wait until the Beatles become public domain.

It's bad enough when a company throws on an umlauted German name to make the pianos seem legit. You know whom I speak of.

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As my son would say,

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blah, completely uninviting. (Oh, and I know my chocolate!)


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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Originally Posted by Rusty Fortysome
The Mozart Kügel are immensely popular and accessible in Germany, and they have been for decades I have been there.

Be thankful some Asian piano company hasn't named their pianos MOZART or BEETHOVEN or CHOPIN. They'll probably do it in time, in desperation to sell.


Rusty,

I am reasonably sure that each of those names have already been used as a way to sell pianos.

Don't forget the Mendelssohn. It seems that the name ofa great composer on the fallboard has always been a guarantee that the piano is carp. smile


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I went to the Hello Deli, right next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, where David Letterman does his show. It's the deli owned by Rupert G. While there I enjoyed a very tasty Paul Schaefer sandwich.


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Originally Posted by Pianolance
...While there I enjoyed a very tasty Paul Schaefer sandwich.


Does anyone consider Paul, or Dave, sacred?
Would anyone admit it, if they did?


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At Christmas, Cost Plus World market stocks all the various Mozart candies. No stocking would be complete without at least a few of these marzipan laced goodies.


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