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    Not any particular composer, but mostly I don't "get" string quartets of the era where they became popular. I can even tolerate strings with piano, but just the 4 strings, no. I'm OK with baroque sonatas for a small number of strings. I like a Vivaldi disc I have by the Purcell Quartet.

    I have nearly everything composed by Sibelius on disc. I only like the one quartet in a minor key.

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    - Sprechgesang
    - Piano music that requires banging with elbows and stuff
    - That pretentious, terrible sounding music of zero substance that falls somewhere between electronic and classical (but sucks as either) that former member some guy liked (I believe he called it "new music").

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepR View Post
    - Sprechgesang
    Good one! That horrible noise is so far off my radar that I didn't even think of it.
    "It is surprising how easily one can become used to bad music" - F. Mendelssohn

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    -> Bruckner (maybe you have to be old to like him. I'll try in a decade or so)
    -> Most song cycles/cantanas, excepting ones with highly symphonic writing and structure (i.e. Das Lied von der Erde)
    -> Harpsichords (including continuos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepR View Post
    - Piano music that requires banging with elbows and stuff
    hey i love Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues!


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    De gustibus non est disputandum . For me at least , the music of Gounod is bland, insipid and often sickly sweet . Yet, his music has lots of nice melodies , but there's no there there .
    "Faust " is an utter trivialization of the Faust legend , and "Romeo & Juliettte " is cloyingly sentimental .
    His Saint Cecilia mass is as bland as vanilla pudding and pales into utter insignificance compared to the Bach B minor mass, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and the three great Bruckner masses , which are sadly neglect din the concert hall .
    The music of Frederick Delius ,for all its surface lushness and glamor , is monotonously languorous in mood and filled with the most cloyingly sentimental harmonies . I'm a big fan of other English composers such as Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss among others , but listening to the music of Delius is like being forced to consume a big bowl of treacle .

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    Last edited by janxharris; Jul-18-2021 at 17:54.

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    Anything before c.1700. I just don't like the sound of anything before Corelli, Albinoni etc. Music from drums with sackbuts, serpents, shawms etc brings to mind tedious evenings in a consumption-ridden Tudor or Stuart court dutifully watching ridiculously-dressed people doing silly-looking dances. The sound of the lute especially brings me out in a rash. I would probably be better disposed towards early church music rather than all that courtly rumpa-tump-tumpery or hey-nonny-nonny minstrel stuff, but there's already more than enough music from the last 300 years to occupy my time.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    ^ Are you also saying no to Monteverdi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    ^ Are you also saying no to Monteverdi?
    I'm actually saying no to any music from the mid-baroque and earlier - the general sound-world doesn't butter my parsnips at all and at my time of life I'm not likely to find myself on the road to Damascus. Sorry, E.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhorn View Post
    ...... The music of Frederick Delius ,for all its surface lushness and glamor , is monotonously languorous in mood and filled with the most cloyingly sentimental harmonies ,..... .
    Agreed...Delius does nothing for me.....starts nowhere, goes nowhere, ends up in same place.

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    Agree about Philip Glass and Sorabji. Not my cup of tea. Scelsi, Saunders and Lachenmann are others.
    "But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying..." Peter Sinfield

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    Of course, this thread became an embarrassment long ago ...

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    Operas sung in English. I'm not keen on opera and loathe musicals so mixing the two is like mixing liquorice and Brussel sprouts for me (two other things I dislike intensely) and induces a similar gag reflex. Peter Grimes (*shudder).
    Last edited by Merl; Jul-18-2021 at 23:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    Operas sung in English. I'm not keen on opera and loathe musicals so mixing the two is like mixing liquorice and Brussel sprouts for me (two other things I dislike intensely) and induces a similar gag reflex. Peter Grimes (*shudder).
    I listened to bits of Mackerras conducting Magic Flute in English. I LOVE Mackerras, especially in Mozart. I like the Magic Flute but the English lyrics were just...nope... for me.
    I'm realizing that my answer to the "favorite recording" question is usually Bruno Walter.

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