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  • It's fine

    15 48.39%
  • It's OK

    6 19.35%
  • It will do

    3 9.68%
  • It's obsolete

    0 0%
  • It sucks

    1 3.23%
  • It's snobbish

    1 3.23%
  • It's top shelf

    11 35.48%
  • I don't care

    3 9.68%
  • I don't know

    2 6.45%
  • Other

    4 12.90%
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    Re: Classical music

    I can excuse people thinking it sucks if they are very young . Classical music is beautiful and like all music it can be very emotional.

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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I can excuse people thinking it sucks if they are very young . Classical music is beautiful and like all music it can be very emotional.
    You are being commendably generous, and it is a common misconception that 'classical' music only appeals to old people. I am no longer really young, but not yet old, and it has been my fave musical genre since I was like 9 or 10. I think the appeal of classical music (to all ages) is that it is both beautiful and complex. One of the things serious music (especially of the Romantic era) does is create and resolve tension in a way not possible with simpler musical forms. Listen to Der Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde for a prime example of that. The classical sonata form of exposition, development and recapitulation, found in all concerti, symphonies, etc. enables this resolution which human animals find very satisfying. This is often enhanced by the use of chromatic scales, as in Der Liebestod.

    Which is not to say that other musical traditions do not have their own unique value (I like a very wide range of music), it's just that 'classical' music is the Big Daddy of them all.
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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Who is your favorite composer? Mine is Paganini.
    I am more a Romanticist than a Classicist, so my faves are Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mahler, Sibelius, Verdi, and of course, the Classicist genius Mozart. But I must admit that I am studying music and the piano, so my exposure is much greater to composers such as Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt.
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    Re: Classical music

    I like it if i force myself to. Otherwise i prefer different instrumental types of music, like scotch/irish folk.

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    Re: Classical music

    Not a huge fan, but I like some, fav composer is Gustav Holst.
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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I like it if i force myself to. Otherwise i prefer different instrumental types of music, like scotch/irish folk.
    LOL, you cannot force yourself to like something. What you mean is you force yourself to listen to it. Folk music can be very beautiful and emotive, and many folk tunes are incorporated into more complex musical forms. I too like traditional folk music (not country and western) very much. But really, good music is good music, no matter what the tradition - it is just that more complex music can be more satisfying to some people.
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    Re: Classical music

    When we talk of Classical Music, don't forget about American composers such as Aaron Copeland and George Gershwin.


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    Re: Classical music

    I lost the name of my favorite composer when I transferred some songs of a dead ipod. I wish someone could help me identify them. =\

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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Hey, folks

    What do you think about Classical music?
    I like it.I like the Door, Led Zeppelin, Kansas and many others.
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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    When we talk of Classical Music, don't forget about American composers such as Aaron Copeland and George Gershwin.
    Why would we forget about American composers? They are as much a part of the great European musical tradition as any other. Copeland was totally awesome (who can object to Appalachian Spring?) but I don't much care for Gershwin's work (individual taste operates as much with classical music as any other,) and another American fave is Louis Gottschalk (have you heard The Dying Poet?).
    I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E.M. Forster

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