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    Default That music which you just, "no".

    For me, a few examples:

    Almost if not the entire output of Sorabji and Brian, I don't think I need to explain this one.

    The ultravirtuosic works of Liszt and Paganini.

    Much of Messiaen is strange or even against to my musical intuition, as in, his taste in choosing from all options possible to him is contrary to mine.

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    I'm quite fond of Brian, but can see why others may not care for him.

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    Anything by Nono is a no-no

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I'm quite fond of Brian, but can see why others may not care for him.
    He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

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    Operas by Rameau, Lully, Vinci and that sort of Baroque composers. Since those works are often performed on original instruments, for me it would be endlessly tortuous!!

    Piano sonatas by Boulez and piano music in that style. I've tried music like that with unsuccesful results.

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    I have a minimal interest in minimalism.

    Also, most works by Cage, as well as Boulez' Structures, tend to make me want to escape.

    Paganini was already mentioned.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Jul-17-2021 at 21:06.

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    Bach is my #1 composer, but I don't need to hear anything by Handel ever again.
    I like operas by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Puccini, but Verdi's operas don't do it for me.
    I love lots of Mozart, but his operas - no.
    There's plenty of Beethoven I love, but I loathe the ninth symphony, triple concerto, and basically everything he wrote that includes voices. In general, I quite like works that include substantial parts for voice(s), but not from him.

    I know, it does not make much sense, but that's how my brain is wired apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Bach is my #1 composer, but I don't need to hear anything by Handel ever again.
    There's plenty of Beethoven I love, but I loathe the ninth symphony, triple concerto, and basically everything he wrote that includes voices. In general, I quite like works that include substantial parts for voice(s), but not from him.

    I know, it does not make much sense, but that's how my brain is wired apparently.
    Interesting how tastes are so different from one person to another. His Missa Solemnis is one of my all-time favorite pieces by anyone. I also like his 9th Symphony, but its overexposure becomes annoying and tiresome. I don't remember the last time I heard it, perhaps more than 3 or 4 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammeredklavier View Post
    Anything by Nono is a no-no
    The only music i'm actually repulsed along with john cage's

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    Boy there's a lot, some already mentioned. I cannot abide baroque trumpet concertos. Can't stand the sound. All of them irritating and annoying - and so is the godawful Haydn Trumpet Concerto.
    "It is surprising how easily one can become used to bad music" - F. Mendelssohn

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    Not a composer, but Lang Lang. I just can’t.

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    Frankly, the majority of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies - dull, bombastic, and overlong. There’s plenty of music I don’t care for, but probably the only other composer that fits the bill of this thread topic for me is anything by Satie. I would always be willing to give the vast majority of music another chance even if I didn’t originally care for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbhaub View Post
    Boy there's a lot, some already mentioned. I cannot abide baroque trumpet concertos. Can't stand the sound. All of them irritating and annoying - and so is the godawful Haydn Trumpet Concerto.
    I share this sentiment. I think, Bach notwithstanding, baroque music is the worst music ever made in the West. Yes, there are some great and original composers, Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, Couperin, and Bach of course (although perhaps my favourite Bach works are not everyone elses, the masses and passions I can do without really, and please no concertos)... And I'm surely forgetting some others. But everything after the end of the 16th century is just so uninspiring in general. For me music really got something back with Mozart and Franz Haydn's late works (especially his last set of quartets). From then on, in my opinion, we've been riding a good wave.

    I want to make clear that I don't hate baroque music, but it's just the first thing that I would throw in the fire if it had to come to it. And the closest thing for me that I'd just generally say, No, thank you, please give me something else.

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    Three pieces get the "no" from two of my favorite composers: First, Brahms' Piano Quintet, for which I have no aesthetic attraction, and second, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 and his Symphony No. 40. I also derive little enjoyment from Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

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    PHILIP GLASS!

    I feel like I have repeatedly uttered my dislike for his music in many similar threads throughout the years but since we`re talking about Glass, I don`t feel guilty for repeating myself.

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