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Offline Bonehelm

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The most boring music you've heard
« on: July 31, 2007, 11:00:27 PM »
What pieces of music, while not being a lullaby, easily puts you to sleep?

For me, I only have one: Bolero. JUST HOW MANY TIMES MUST THAT COUPLE BARS OF SIMPLE MELODY REPEAT?

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 01:01:36 AM »
Not sure about the most boring, but it's definately not the bolero. Sometimes I can find listening to Mozart, things like his lesser known symphonies etc, to be almost painfully uninteresting.

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 01:20:24 AM »
La Boheme. YAWNNNNNNN

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 01:24:45 AM »
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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 01:27:26 AM »
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Seconded.

Seriously, though, I think Dvorak's early symphonies are pretty hard to listen to.
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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 01:30:19 AM »
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That's probably true for me as well.

Oh how could I forgot Haydn! Out of his massive output of 104 symphonies, I only like 2 of them -- the 94th and 45th...(O God I hope 71dB doesn't see this and make another 3000 word essay defending the composer)

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 02:40:10 AM »
Elgar: Sym#1, #2, Cockeyed and In the South Overture
Dittersdorf: Symphonies after Ovid's Metamorphesis.

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 02:50:53 AM »
That's probably true for me as well.

Oh how could I forgot Haydn! Out of his massive output of 104 symphonies, I only like 2 of them -- the 94th and 45th...(O God I hope 71dB doesn't see this and make another 3000 word essay defending the composer)

And have you actually heard all 104 symphonies, 83 string quartets, 50+ piano sonatas, 12+ masses, 2 oratorios, and doubtless more I'm forgetting? Would you pay any attention if I wrote a 3000-word essay defending the composer? (I won't, however.)

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 02:52:06 AM »
What pieces of music, while not being a lullaby, easily puts you to sleep?

For me, I only have one: Bolero. JUST HOW MANY TIMES MUST THAT COUPLE BARS OF SIMPLE MELODY REPEAT?

Twelve.

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 02:53:48 AM »
And have you actually heard all 104 symphonies, 83 string quartets, 50+ piano sonatas, 12+ masses, 2 oratorios, and doubtless more I'm forgetting? Would you pay any attention if I wrote a 3000-word essay defending the composer? (I won't, however.)

I have, several times. And just planning to do it again. Plus the 45 or so piano trios... :)

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2007, 03:56:40 AM »
Seconded.

Seriously, though, I think Dvorak's early symphonies are pretty hard to listen to.

Really? the 3rd is lovely.

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2007, 04:53:15 AM »
Elgar Symphony no. 1

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2007, 05:10:08 AM »
Most of Saint-Saens (apart from a few really enjoyable pieces, e.g. the 2nd piano concerto or the danse macabre)

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2007, 05:15:21 AM »
Classical: Symphonies by Leopold Mozart.  ;D
Non-classical: monotonic underground techno.
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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2007, 05:16:39 AM »
Everything I've heard by Elgar more or less puts me to sleep.  If non-classical is included, one must mention "smooth" jazz and country. 
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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2007, 05:19:06 AM »
Elgar Symphony no. 1

Do you really mean that?

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2007, 05:23:28 AM »
If non-classical music is allowed, then I'd say "world music", Yani, and "smooth jazz" as Todd mentioned. I find most broadway to be boring as well.

In terms of classical music, I find much of Mendelssohn and Schubert to be rather boring. While Franz Josef Haydn is one of the most interesting -- never boring composers there is, the "Uncle of the Symphony" -- Michael Haydn, is boring as hell.

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2007, 05:45:37 AM »
Anything out of a beginning band method book.   ;)

"Hot Cross Buns" gets old really fast.

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2007, 05:46:56 AM »
Henri Collet's output is agressively boring. Specially that trash he named as "Concierto Flamenco".

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Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2007, 05:57:48 AM »
Most of Saint-Saens (apart from a few really enjoyable pieces, e.g. the 2nd piano concerto or the danse macabre)

Samson and Delilah is a good opera! On the contrary, the piano concertos (including No. 3) really upsets me. The Cello concerto doesnt strike me much also. But i the bassoon, oboe sonatas, the organ symphony etc are great!

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