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Re: Vienna PO's New Year's Concert --- As Fake and as Anti-Viennese as it gets
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2019, 01:13:01 AM »
These types of concerts never have had much, if any, appeal to me. I mean it’s fine if you like the Strauss family’s music, but, personally, I’d rather spend a gloomy day with Shostakovich or Schnittke (not that I’m deriding either composer’s general aesthetic --- just making a point) than have to watch another Vienna New Year’s concert.
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