Medieval / Renaissance (before c. 1600)
Baroque / early Classical (c. 1600 to c. 1750)
Classical / early Romantic (c. 1750 to c. 1830)
Romantic (c. 1830 to c. 1890)
Late Romantic / Modern (c. 1890 to c. 1950)
Post-Modern / Contemporary (c. 1950 to now)
Last edited by neoshredder; Mar-06-2012 at 20:47.
Classical. A total void in history lacking everything I like about Baroque and Romantic.
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I would have to say that the period that I listen to least, is probably that of the medieval and Renaissance. I will clarify this by stating that it is in no way due to an aversion to the music of the period, but rather simply due to the fact that it is the period of which has have the least music. I am actually quite enamored of the Byzantine chants sung by Soeur Marie Keyrouz, Leonin and Perotin, Hildegard of Bingen, Josquin, Thomas Tallis, Gesualdo, the music of the Eton Choirbook, etc...
Postmodern, then Renaissance, then Classical.
Classical. A total void in history...
Ha, I purposely avoided this thread for a while when I saw that you had commented, untill I was ready to cringe at a slight to one of my favorite periods
How could the period which gave us Mozart, Haydn, and early Beethoven possibly be thought of as "a void in history"? To say nothing of Pergolesi, Gluck, J.C. Bach, Luigi Boccherini, and many other composers who admittedly I have yet to explore in the same degree as I have explored those of other periods.
I voted Medieval and Renaissance. Just haven't explored it - juggling between baroque, classical, romantic, modern for last few years..
REnaissance, not from not liking it, but basically as my preference is more towards instrumental rather than vocal/choral. But I have connected with what I've heard of that era, and have a few cd's I got last year that I've yet to listen to - eg. Lassus, & more Palestrina, de Victoria, etc. Ockeghem sounds interesting, from what I've read about him. I also want to get more Tallis, haven't got/heard that much of his stuff. Ones that I've enjoyed so far are eg. Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Gabrielli, Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Schutz.
But basically, most of my listening is music after about 1800, roughly...
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress - Mohandas K. Gandhi.
My listening starts in 1607.
I just can't get my head around contemporary compositions (that are not part of a movie score). Atonality doesn't sit right with me. I'm surprised that Medieval/renaissance music got so many votes though, I think that's a very interesting field. I can listen to anything from byzantine chants to renaissance sacral/choral works to folk songs.