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Posted By: GUEST,Paul Burke (anyone seen my cookie?)
01-Apr-06 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Subject: RE: Classical music - what makes you listen?
What I call orgasmic music- the slow movement from a Corette organ concerto, some quirky CPE Bach pieces that I can't remember the name of offhand, that Giuliani guitar concerto, almost anything except opera by Mozart, Geminiani's Scottish arrangements....

Early music through to early classical. I rather think that typhus or Salieri killed the genre in 1791, and that the rot set in with Schubert and Beethoven. No opera, sod lieder, ballet in tiny doses. I think it's the classical voice training that turns me off, the plum in the mouth style.

I find Romantic stuff a big turn off. Mahler sounds like a big Irishman to me ("I'll mahl ye!"), and our Rafe just makes me giggle. And as for that Geordie stuff Schoenberg wrote, you know, the Toon Row stuff....