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    Quote Originally Posted by hammeredklavier View Post
    Shouldn't avant-garde be a separate genre from classical music, like how jazz is?
    Okay, I'll go along with that, if you're willing to accept all genres as being equally valid. This includes polka music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bach View Post
    Well, perhaps not physical violence but violent perturbed thoughts.
    As far as violence in music , this is what Mozart had to say on the subject (from Spike Hughes "Mozart's Great Operas", Mozart was writing to his father about his opera,"Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.")
    "For just as a man in tremendous rage oversteps all bounds of order, moderation and decency and completely forgets himself, so the music must forget itself. But passions, whether violent or not, must never be expressed in such a way as to inspire disgust, and as music, even in the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear, but must please the hearer, or in other words must never cease to be music..." (he goes on with a technical discussion about the keys he employs.)

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    Excuse me if the above quotation has already been posted in this long and quite old thread.

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    One thing about Mozart is his appeal to people from all walks of life.
    I didn't realize this at first, and one day I had a workman in my house fixing something, and he started humming a piece from Le nozze, quite to my surprise.
    He said he loved Mozart.
    I think that is one of the greatest things about him, an understanding of human nature, and his ability to express it in music.
    So evident in his great operas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Elvira View Post
    Excuse me if the above quotation has already been posted in this long and quite old thread.
    It is always refreshing to see a post in a manner that describes Mozart and a comment on music from a master of it. Around here I read too many wanderings of the mind, too much time on the hands, and just mere ramblings on any old subject.....

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