Except there are a few gems like Mozart's Symphonies 40 and 41.
That’s actually crazy. I think at least 80% of classical canon is from pre-20th century. But I’m sure you tried many times but if you don’t like it you don’t like itI have made it pretty clear over the years here on TC, that I am not at all interested in classical music from any earlier that the early 20th century.
But I would not say that music from those eras (or any other pre-20th century era), is 'lame'. I would only say they do not interest me.
Music from earlier than the 20th century, is certainly not lame. I just personally do not like it.
While I like the answer of "leave it alone if it doesn't interest you," this does provoke the question of how you think music communicates deep thoughts and emotions to begin with. I find all kinds of music (including Classical and Baroque music) PROVOKES in me deep thoughts and emotions, but this is is distinct from saying the music expresses such things. It also then becomes a question that if it can (and it obviously does) provoke deep thoughts/emotions in some why it doesn't for you. Maybe it's because you don't "understand the language" (so to speak)? Just things to ponder.I just find it really unartistic. It doesn't communicate deep thoughts or emotions for the most part.
Let me take this back. All art communicates ideas and emotions, not all of them are unique and individualistic. That's what I prefer and call Genius. You can do something that's never been done before, and still have it be something bland.It communicates thoughts and emotions, unlike a lot of pop, just not interesting ones most of the time.
I have tried quite a few times, and continue to try. I actually have a fairly sizable collection of Classical era recordings that I return to from time to time, to see if they will click for me.That’s actually crazy. I think at least 80% of classical canon is from pre-20th century. But I’m sure you tried many times but if you don’t like it you don’t like it
This was just ok. I do enjoy Trifonov's playing though.Could not resist this (I do hope it's still allowed to post a clip of a Russian pianist): thanks to the fact that Franz Liszt did not consider much of the 18th century's music lame at all, people who do not appreciate the organ can still listen to Bach's BWV 542 on a Grand Piano.
We are all gonna help fellow member Captainnumber36 to make this a lengthy thread!