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Thread #90211   Message #1710476
Posted By: mack/misophist
04-Apr-06 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Subject: RE: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Classical music usually lacks the immediacy of folk and blues but, on the other hand, given the greater range of voices and instruments there is a greater opportunity for beauty in serious music. Also, the greater length - usually - of classical compositions gives more scope for elaboration and invention, development and contrast. Add to that the fact that classical composers steal from folk whenever they like and you have what should be a sure winner. Sometimes.