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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #960 on: April 06, 2013, 05:11:27 AM »
A blogger suggests what Greatness in Music is.
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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #961 on: April 06, 2013, 02:06:38 PM »
A blogger suggests what Greatness in Music is.

This is very reasonable really but it does suggest another category, viz - Might have been great music - if it had ever had the chance to enter the public consciousness.
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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #963 on: July 15, 2013, 05:44:37 AM »
And bump some more!
 
An opinion piece in The New York Times, "Mozart VS. The Beatles":
 
But the danger for many of us is that love of popular art is so easy, so comfortable, so insisted on by our commercialized environment that the less accessible world of high art is ignored.

From the above, this cartoon



Who's the guy, I wonder? Alfred Brendel? Maurizio Pollini? Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli? Claudio Arrau?...  ;D
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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #964 on: July 15, 2013, 06:05:11 AM »
Not mad about the cartoon.
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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #965 on: July 15, 2013, 06:13:49 AM »
Not mad about the cartoon.

Yes, it's utter rubbish and rather at odd with the content of the article.

This, instead, to which the article alludes --- is a gem.
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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #966 on: July 15, 2013, 06:24:21 AM »
Not mad about the cartoon.
Me, too.
And if you notice, the backgrounds don't make sense- there should be an orchestra behind him, rather than a curtain. He's driving home in the daylight, even though most concerts are at night.

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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #967 on: July 15, 2013, 06:34:30 AM »
No greatness in that cartooning . . . .
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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #968 on: July 15, 2013, 08:14:35 AM »
Me, too.
And if you notice, the backgrounds don't make sense- there should be an orchestra behind him, rather than a curtain. He's driving home in the daylight, even though most concerts are at night.

It should be a Niel Diamond CD, since it was Niel Diamond to stole the melody from PC21 for is pop tune, Song Sung Blue.

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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #969 on: July 15, 2013, 08:36:48 AM »
I can't begin to knowin'
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Re: Greatness in Music
« Reply #970 on: July 15, 2013, 08:37:19 AM »
What's wrong with an afternoon concert?