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    Yehudi Menuhin. I appreciate that he is a fantastic musician and I enjoy listening to him; however, in regard to musicians I don't like he goes right to the top of my list, simply because of what he did to Beethoven's 9th and Haydn's creation whn he conducted them... Oh and Hayley Westenra. She and her voice irritate me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
    Hayley Westenra. She and her voice irritate me.
    Hard luck ! I met her last week, and she spokes well of you…
    She told me you were so nice…

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    Aw I feel so mean now She's coming to my hometown in a few weeks too. Perhaps I should give her a chance to redeem herself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
    Perhaps I should give her a chance to redeem herself?
    I think she can’t.
    In fact, I agree with you, and wrote it just to be provocative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
    Yehudi Menuhin. I appreciate that he is a fantastic musician and I enjoy listening to him; however, in regard to musicians I don't like he goes right to the top of my list, simply because of what he did to Beethoven's 9th and Haydn's creation whn he conducted them...
    What did he do exactly?
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    Ludovico Einaudi's vapid little musings do nothing for me except cause vague irritation.
    And as for Myleene Klass... her manager must be a genius.
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    I do not have issue with Andrea Boccelli himself, however, the accompaniment on his albums is awful. The accompaniment music is frankly weak, repetitive, and uninteresting. It sounds as if someone just threw something together with a sick notion that it would do. No, I rarely listen to Andrea Boccelli because of his accompaniment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaciDeeLeBlanc View Post
    I do not have issue with Andrea Boccelli himself...
    I also have nothing against Boccelli himself, but I have something against the Industry that makes a star out of a mediocre, out-of-tune singer.

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    ha! No one has mentioned such pioneers of the pseudoclassical genre such as Kenny G and Yanni. As a matter of fact, Im tired of seeing about 3 dozen of their albums every time I shop for CDs in the store. They should get their own little section!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric683 View Post
    ha! No one has mentioned such pioneers of the pseudoclassical genre such as Kenny G and Yanni. As a matter of fact, Im tired of seeing about 3 dozen of their albums every time I shop for CDs in the store. They should get their own little section!!!
    Blahh!! You are so right!!! I can't believe I didn't think of this. I don't really know what to think about Yanni but Kenny G has none of my respect as a musician.
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    At least Kenny G's a really good golfer...
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    =/ I'll have to say Lang Lang. Kung-fu style piano playing. Just... weird O_o
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikepie View Post
    =/ I'll have to say Lang Lang. Kung-fu style piano playing. Just... weird O_o
    The first (and only) time I've watched Lang Lang was in a Youtube video taken from his masterclass with Barenboim. He was trying to play the Appassionata... the results were so awful I promised myself not to get any of his cds.

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    I'd agree with previous postings about Lang Lang. Superficially, his playing his impressive but when you listen to him playing music you know, its clear that he is often not understanding its meaning OR playing the right notes. As someone who worships the playing of Clifford Curzon and Claudio Arrau, I can't stand hearing Lang punish the piano as he does.

    I have a particular dislike for singers who are marketed as opera stars but have never even sung a complete role on stage. Step forward Bocelli, Potts, Watson, and Jenkins as prime suspects. They all lack real vocal quality and they just don't show any understanding of the characterisation of the music. I've read so many people praising Bocelli's ability to communicate, but to me he sounds completely souless and cold and his atrocious vocal technique only makes matters worse.

    Another musician I can't get on with is Ivo Pogorelich because he takes far too many liberties and imposes himself on the music to the point of suffocation.

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