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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:55 AM
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24. Mozart *is* alive. That's why I've never been a big fan of singing Bach or Beethoven.
Edited on Sat Dec-18-10 01:01 AM by gkhouston
Not Bach, because most of his "choral" music sounds like instrumental music with words clumsily pasted on, and not Beethoven because all the math shows in his music. With Mozart, it's like all the underlying theory is there in the composition, but that's just the jumping off point; it's not so friggin' belabored. Why plod through a muddy field when you can dance?

And Handel... a conductor once asked me what I knew about the baroque period. I said, "it is thankfully over."
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