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Offline Symphonic Addict

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Re: Unpopular Opinions
« Reply #2860 on: August 15, 2021, 02:16:30 PM »
I share your opinion. Does that disqualify it as unpopular?

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Why should it? A perfectly valid statement.
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« Reply #2861 on: August 15, 2021, 02:47:30 PM »
Why should it? A perfectly valid statement.

Ah, if two of us hold such an opinion, it is gaining popularity 😁

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« Reply #2862 on: August 15, 2021, 03:09:13 PM »
Ah, if two of us hold such an opinion, it is gaining popularity 😁

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« Reply #2863 on: August 15, 2021, 06:39:04 PM »
Ah, if two of us hold such an opinion, it is gaining popularity 😁

Trends and percentages measure different things...
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« Reply #2864 on: August 16, 2021, 04:29:01 AM »
Bach's solo organ works are better than the ones for harpsichord.

Sacrilege!

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« Reply #2865 on: August 16, 2021, 08:58:51 AM »
Sacrilege!

Ok, let's exclude Well-Tempered Clavier and the Goldberg Variations;D
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Re: Unpopular Opinions
« Reply #2866 on: August 17, 2021, 10:59:41 AM »
I like Ravel's Bolero.


I still like Bolero.

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« Reply #2867 on: August 17, 2021, 01:06:35 PM »

I still like Bolero.

I really like the Boléro too, though it's far from my favorite of Ravel's works.

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« Reply #2868 on: August 17, 2021, 01:45:42 PM »
There should be more recordings of Renaissance & early Baroque music on modern piano.

There should be more recordings of Romantic piano music on Hammond organ.
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« Reply #2869 on: August 17, 2021, 05:24:06 PM »
There should be more recordings of Romantic piano music on Hammond organ.

There's unpopular, and then there's deranged.
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« Reply #2870 on: August 18, 2021, 01:29:20 AM »
There should be more recordings of Romantic piano music on Hammond organ.

Haha, I realise this is a protest, but I'm game! Recommendations please!  8)

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« Reply #2871 on: August 18, 2021, 02:12:55 AM »
Haha, I realise this is a protest, but I'm game! Recommendations please!  8)

I don't love the sound of the Hammond B3, but I'm game for recommendations on Fender Rhodes. :P

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« Reply #2872 on: August 18, 2021, 04:46:47 AM »
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« Reply #2873 on: August 18, 2021, 07:27:27 AM »
Classical music lovers (probably an unnecessary qualification, as this probably never happens out among the "laity") in 2021 who get off on bashing Schoenberg are in a time warp of their own luxuriance, and need a damned hobby.
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« Reply #2874 on: August 18, 2021, 07:42:03 AM »
Didn't some Art Rock bands in the 1970s (ab)use Beethoven and Mussorgsky? They probably used a Hammond or similar contraption.
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« Reply #2875 on: August 18, 2021, 07:55:51 AM »
I stop listening to the Eroica after the funeral march most of the time. I am very much not one of the enlightened souls who understands the finale.

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« Reply #2876 on: August 18, 2021, 08:05:03 AM »
Classical music lovers (probably an unnecessary qualification, as this probably never happens out among the "laity") in 2021 who get off on bashing Schoenberg are in a time warp of their own luxuriance, and need a damned hobby.

lol that is like 90% of concert goers.

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« Reply #2877 on: August 18, 2021, 08:20:20 AM »
I stop listening to the Eroica after the funeral march most of the time. I am very much not one of the enlightened souls who understands the finale.

It's not supposed to be understood but to be listened to.
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« Reply #2878 on: August 18, 2021, 08:25:22 AM »
I'm one of those guys who uses "don't understand" as a polite euphemism for "I didn't like it", hah

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Re: Unpopular Opinions
« Reply #2879 on: August 18, 2021, 11:34:38 AM »
I really like the Boléro too, though it's far from my favorite of Ravel's works.

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Yes, I agree.

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