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    I always kinda liked Reger's cello suites. Of course the Bach influence is hovering over them but they're highly chromatic and Double Stop City. I also love his transcription of BWV 622:


    Beyond that I don't know much Reger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caracalla View Post
    Losing one just creates another. These worst composers have it all worked out.
    It's a conspiracy! These worst composers want to rot the minds of our youth, and worse. I wonder can we get rid of them all? by decapitating the leader of the worst composers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dissident View Post
    I only buy recordings of music that I love, so none.
    But it seems to me, that you can't love every composer in your collection equally. At least one of them, no matter how great you think they are, has to be somewhat lesser than all the others.

    So, no matter how great they are, they would still be the worst in your collection, no?
    And if there were a god, I think it very unlikely that he would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence - Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereality View Post
    It's a conspiracy! These worst composers want to rot the minds of our youth, and worse. I wonder can we get rid of them all? by decapitating the leader of the worst composers?

    Still doesn't work.

    The next worse composer would then just move up (or is it down?) to replace the former, recently decapitated leader.
    And if there were a god, I think it very unlikely that he would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence - Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    But it seems to me, that you can't love every composer in your collection equally. At least one of them, no matter how great you think they are, has to be somewhat lesser than all the others.

    So, no matter how great they are, they would still be the worst in your collection, no?
    Not really. If I have gold in one hand and diamonds in the other I wouldn't call either "the worst". There are works that I find more irreplaceable than others, but none that I'd label "the worst". Heck I even have loads of pop CDs and I wouldn't label any of them in that way either. If you have The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Curtis Mayfield, and Bob Dylan, can any one of those really be called "the worst"? I don't think so. Or at least I wouldn't say so. It's the same with Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler...
    It's like "which one of your late parents was the worst?" Neither. I love them both.
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    I mostly blame myself for not being able to enjoy some composers, only very very few musicians really disappoint me, all of them are from later than 1850 untill our time, I could name all of them here in a few lines. It is a tragedy like car crash to discredit an artist, so I do not keep their discs near my collection at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariasexta View Post
    I mostly blame myself for not being able to enjoy some composers, only very very few musicians really disappoint me, all of them are from later than 1850 untill our time, I could name all of them here in a few lines. It is a tragedy like car crash to discredit an artist, so I do not keep their discs near my collection at all.
    I don’t blame myself for not being able to enjoy some composers. Musicians are there for our enjoyment and if I don’t enjoy their music I simply go to the ones I do. If they don’t write music which I can enjoy it maybe no blame to anyone but I’m certainly not gonna blame myself as I am the consumer

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTS View Post
    I don’t blame myself for not being able to enjoy some composers. Musicians are there for our enjoyment and if I don’t enjoy their music I simply go to the ones I do. If they don’t write music which I can enjoy it maybe no blame to anyone but I’m certainly not gonna blame myself as I am the consumer
    Maybe as a very traditional minded chinese I do not have much modern individualist feelings, education is everything for our young people in social status. But in case of arts I do success in ending up enjoying a lot of things for my limited budget, I feel more and more tended to see things in a looking-up-to kind of way. But I would be acrimonious toward young-gen interpretators anyway.
    "In God I Hope, in Music I Trust."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTS View Post
    I don’t blame myself for not being able to enjoy some composers. Musicians are there for our enjoyment and if I don’t enjoy their music I simply go to the ones I do. If they don’t write music which I can enjoy it maybe no blame to anyone but I’m certainly not gonna blame myself as I am the consumer
    Have you ever come to enjoy works/composers that you previous had not?

    For me, it is not about blaming myself, and certainly not the composer, but retaining a curious and open mind. IMO, all composers have something to offer which can be valuable, if I am prepared to receive it. Sometimes it is a matter of time and repeated exposure, for others the jury is still out.

    I never give up on a composer. My general premise is something like, "I haven't enjoyed the music of Composer X .... yet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by consuono View Post
    Tchaikovsky (sorry).
    Tchaikovsky (not sorry).

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