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    Senior Member Fredx2098's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by derin684 View Post
    Funny, I never enjoyed Glass. What do you like in his music?
    He's not my favorite, but I'm a fan. I've seen a bit of hate for him lately. Why? Is it too minimal, not complex enough, what? What good would there be in describing why I like it? It's minimalism, I like minimalism, and I think his music is a good example. Someone who doesn't like minimalism wouldn't like him.

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    I guess minimalism was pop in the 80's. I like Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich

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    I guess you are right, it's too repetitive for my taste.

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    The 80s brought us late Cage, Feldman, Messiaen, Lutoslawski, Carter (who stayed around a lot longer), Donatoni, Dutilleux, Ligeti, Xenakis, on and on... and the younger generation that followed them - Lindberg, Murail, Ferneyhough were just getting their groove on... these composers form the core of my "new" music listening...

    I think this was a very strong period that continued through the end of the decade... and is now a reference point for younger imitators, commercial and film music etc.

    I've never accepted minimalism as more than a good thing done too persistently, from what I've heard.
    Last edited by philoctetes; Sep-22-2018 at 16:29.

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