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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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    Classical music

    Hey, folks

    What do you think about Classical music?
    Last edited by Canell; 04-06-11 at 12:10 PM.

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    Re: Classical music

    Why isn't there a, "its amazing" option?

    I've been brought up on Bach, Haydn, Mozart and the like, and its better than the crap we have today.
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    Re: Classical music

    Usually when that crap is on NPR, my opinion is usually "where did I put my ipod? I want to listen to something I like."

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    Re: Classical music

    Always like Classical music...
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    Re: Classical music

    To the gentleman who referred to the advanced structural and theoretical considerations of the European musical tradition, as 'crap', might I suggest a passing acquaintance with the musical forms he is denigrating so roundly.

    'Classical music' is probably rather too wide a designation to be meaningful in any specific sense, but we all know to what is being referred in general. If one is to be punctilious, the Classical period ran from circa 1750 to 1820 AD. It was preceded by several earlier forms, including the Mediaeval, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. And it was followed by the Romantic, the late Romantic, and Contemporary serious musical forms. The Classical period was probably the most defining era for the western musical tradition, and many basic musical forms became highly developed, from sonata form, to symphonies and opera. One of the great legacies of western civilisation is what we term Classical music. The surviving range of works is vast, and dwarfs any other musical traditions, and the complexity of its structure is truly awesome.

    By way of comparison, a popular song creates a single mood - be that happiness, nostalgia, or sadness. A symphony, tone-poem, or concerto creates an entire range of emotions. To discount one of the most important musical experiences of mankind - stretching back over centuries - as 'crap' is to truly expose one's ignorance. To do so on a public forum is even more incredible.
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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Why isn't there a, "its amazing" option?
    My bad, I guess you should stick with the "top shelf" option.

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I've been brought up on Bach, Haydn, Mozart and the like, and its better than the crap we have today.
    I agree, Mozart rules over Justin Bieber.

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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    I agree, Mozart rules over Justin Bieber.
    Who is your favorite composer? Mine is Paganini.
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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Who is your favorite composer? Mine is Paganini.
    Well, I'm kind of a dilettante but I'd say Vivaldi, Chopin, Bach. Paganini is excellent too.

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    Re: Classical music

    I love classical music.
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    Re: Classical music

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    To the gentleman who referred to the advanced structural and theoretical considerations of the European musical tradition, as 'crap', might I suggest a passing acquaintance with the musical forms he is denigrating so roundly.

    'Classical music' is probably rather too wide a designation to be meaningful in any specific sense, but we all know to what is being referred in general. If one is to be punctilious, the Classical period ran from circa 1750 to 1820 AD. It was preceded by several earlier forms, including the Mediaeval, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. And it was followed by the Romantic, the late Romantic, and Contemporary serious musical forms. The Classical period was probably the most defining era for the western musical tradition, and many basic musical forms became highly developed, from sonata form, to symphonies and opera. One of the great legacies of western civilisation is what we term Classical music. The surviving range of works is vast, and dwarfs any other musical traditions, and the complexity of its structure is truly awesome.

    By way of comparison, a popular song creates a single mood - be that happiness, nostalgia, or sadness. A symphony, tone-poem, or concerto creates an entire range of emotions. To discount one of the most important musical experiences of mankind - stretching back over centuries - as 'crap' is to truly expose one's ignorance. To do so on a public forum is even more incredible.
    To each their own. By the way, I love your comment, I found it quite funny

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