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    Generally, 1750-1900.

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    Most Russian composers, especially Tchaikovsky and others from the Romantic period, not so much. Though Shostakovich works very well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossyembankment View Post
    I haven't yet figured out how to appreciate any of the major Russian composers other than Tchaikovsky, and maybe certain Prokofiev - the harshness and tension of Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, Stravinsky, etc., is a bit lost on me as I don't really see the point. Besides that, symphonic works in general rarely click for me, though I often like concertos.
    I suggest Alexander Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia [1880]

    In 1880, Tchaikovsky had just finished writing Romeo and Juliet, his Piano Concerto No. 2, the 1812 Overture, Symphony No. 2, and the Italian Capriccio.

    A contemporary of Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Borodin (1833-1887) was born 7 years earlier, and died 6 years before Tchaikovsky.

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    I react badly when I hear this on the Classical radio, and when I hear it played in the house. I came to terms with it by changing a few notes around yesterday.

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    I don't think I would definitetely say no to any piece of classical music, even those by composers who are not my cup of tea such as Ketèlbey or Cage, as I like to think that I'm open to reconsider my positions with time. If the lyrics of a composition are about illegal or totally immoral issues such as white supremacy, sex with minors, apology of use of drugs etc. I won't want to hear it, but I'm not aware of anything like that in classical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xisten267 View Post
    If the lyrics of a composition are about...white supremacy, sex with minors... I won't want to hear it
    Does such music exist?

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    Of course it does. And no examples in the thread please.

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    It took me awhile to get comfortable with Messiaen ... his organ works are sublime. I listen to those in a darkened room and let the music flow into my heart and soul.

    Hindemith on the other hand ... for me, meh ... except for is organ sonata II, which I have played in concerts.

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    If a composition has melody, structure that I can understand, rhythm and is acoustical then at worst I can listen to it, but unfortunately a lot (not all) so called modern music has no melody and resembles a monkey chasing a mouse over a keyboard then I am not interested, the same applies to electronically produced (music) and I refuse to name the so called composers. I realise this will infuriate certain members but it is my opinion “right or wrong” and I rely on freedom of free speech not to be banned…
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoFlutesOneTrumpet View Post
    Count me among those who willingly subjects to Brahms' trash and enjoys every minute. I will never understand how one cannot appreciate Brahms' music but I guess we all have our blind spots.
    Agree. Calling it trash is just plain dumb

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