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    All my life when listening to the music of Antonio Vivaldi I have felt like I have eaten it. With his music I don't actually out the sheet music in my mouth, chew it up and swallow (I do that with Beethoven), but I imagine the sound entering my mouth and being chewed up and swallowed. It seems to give me joy, imagining his music as food. To me, his music is food. I imagine, depending on the style of the work, the flavours of the music in my mouth. I don't have that whatever it's called thing where I associate sounds, numbers etc. with colours or flavours, I only think of Vivaldi as food.

    I eat Vivaldi. Do you eat Vivaldi? Do you eat music by other composers? Or perhaps you like to sniff, touch or look at music?

    To me, Vivaldi is delicious. Sometimes I crave his music because I enjoy eating it so much. Recently I haven't been though. I have been injecting my ears with Ligeti and other twentieth century avant-garde composers and the drugs that they produce.


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    I think you need to sleep and maybe you shouldn't be drinking so much coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    All my life when listening to the music of Antonio Vivaldi I have felt like I have eaten it. With his music I don't actually out the sheet music in my mouth, chew it up and swallow (I do that with Beethoven), but I imagine the sound entering my mouth and being chewed up and swallowed. It seems to give me joy, imagining his music as food. To me, his music is food. I imagine, depending on the style of the work, the flavours of the music in my mouth. I don't have that whatever it's called thing where I associate sounds, numbers etc. with colours or flavours, I only think of Vivaldi as food.

    I eat Vivaldi. Do you eat Vivaldi? Do you eat music by other composers? Or perhaps you like to sniff, touch or look at music?

    To me, Vivaldi is delicious. Sometimes I crave his music because I enjoy eating it so much. Recently I haven't been though. I have been injecting my ears with Ligeti and other twentieth century avant-garde composers and the drugs that they produce.


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    Once you listen to his concertos you discover that listen to one is like listening to all. All are the the same, a friend made me an mp3 cd with many many concertos. I wrote on my CD music for cooking. It is kind of intrascendent music. But I am glad you listen to a bit more than atonal musc, it is a good debut.

    I discovered Antonio Vivaldi being very young... I was never attracted by his music. I think that I am more and more an opera guy.


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    I like Ligeti, but I avoid overdose. I have to say I can recognize Ligeti very well. But his style is too strong... I guess that listening just Ligeti for 3 hours can get me saturated. The same sounds keep coming over and over, his music is insistent, good but insistent. As you may know I think I have all his recorded opus. http://www3.bell.net/svp1

    I am sure nobody will go. People are quite indifferent here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    Once you listen to his concertos you discover that listen to one is like listening to all. All are the the same, a friend made me an mp3 cd with many many concertos. I wrote on my CD music for cooking. It is kind of intrascendent music. But I am glad you listen to a bit more than atonal musc, it is a good debut.

    I discovered Antonio Vivaldi being very young... I was never attracted by his music. I think that I am more and more an opera guy.


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    I like Vivaldi more for his vocal works and operas than concerti. I don't think all his concerti sound the same, but they all follow the same format. Tell me one thing, Vivaldi wrote hundreds of concerti, a lot of chamber music, over fifty operas and many cantatas and other choral and vocal works as well. How much of his stuff have you really paid a lot of attention to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleazk View Post
    I think you need to sleep and maybe you shouldn't be drinking so much coffee.
    I don't sleep. I drink coffee instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    Once you listen to his concertos you discover that listen to one is like listening to all. All are the the same, a friend made me an mp3 cd with many many concertos. I wrote on my CD music for cooking. It is kind of intrascendent music. But I am glad you listen to a bit more than atonal musc, it is a good debut.

    I discovered Antonio Vivaldi being very young... I was never attracted by his music. I think that I am more and more an opera guy.


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    You are wrong. That is just a stereotype. Yes they might have some similarities but they are not the same.

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    Vivaldi is awesome. But I don't eat him. I tend to do the "normal" think and see colours, pictures etc. I must try eating.

    As to the thing about all his concertos sounding the same, that's not true. Out of all the composers I've probably listened to him the most, and his music is (mostly) always different, full of different ideas and very colourful.
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    Last time I tried eating a composer, I got heartburn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoshredder View Post
    Last time I tried eating a composer, I got heartburn.
    Who was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Who was it?
    Mozart's Symphonies. All that flowery taste was just too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoshredder View Post
    Mozart's Symphonies. All that flowery taste was just too much.
    The way to eat them is slow movements only. Never finales or you'll choke yourself.

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    Are you a fast eater or a slow eater? Do you like to linger over and savor every tasty morsel and enjoy every last note? Do you take time to let what you ate digest? Do you eat reasonable portions or do you gorge yourself until you can't eat anymore? Are you a musical bolemic or anorexic? Please tell!



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    Quote Originally Posted by neoshredder View Post
    Mozart's Symphonies. All that flowery taste was just too much.
    NEVER listen to all of his violin sonatas at once, you'll end up bloated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pearson View Post
    Are you a fast eater or a slow eater? Do you like to linger over and savor every tasty morsel and enjoy every last note? Do you take time to let what you ate digest? Do you eat reasonable portions or do you gorge yourself until you can't eat anymore? Are you a musical bolemic or anorexic? Please tell!



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    The speed I eat music depends on the the speed of the interpretation. Sometimes I regurgitate the lot when I don't like the performance. I like Vivaldi cooked by Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert, medium rare, still sizzling and nice humble flavours. Vivaldi cooked by I Musici is sloppy, greasy, cold and mushy. All the flavours taste the same and they all taste revolting. I don't ever eat in reasonable portions though. I am a glutton. I just eat and eat and eat until I cannot eat anymore. Then I sleep until I can eat again.
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