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I'm a big Dvorak fan but I also never warmed to the cello concerto. 

I also never got into Brahms' symphonies, except for the first.

I'm also not a huge fan of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.  I recognize that is an impeccably constructed work but it is just too "clean" for me if that makes any sense.

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2 hours ago, bkho said:

I'm also not a huge fan of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.  I recognize that is an impeccably constructed work but it is just too "clean" for me if that makes any sense.

I'm pretty okay with the Mendelssohn, but never really got into the Tchaikovsky. I don't think I've listened to it all the way through on account of me getting too bored...

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The first piece that comes in my mind is Canon in D - Pachelbel...

I don't like Brahm's compositions (particularly his symphonies). They sound weird and unlogical to me. I have the same with R. Schumann. However, I like his chamber repertoire, except his piano music.

Actually, I like almost all music, but in a different way. I listen to Mozart and Schubert to relax, I ''listen" to Baroque music while studying, except Bach. I listen to mostly Romantic composers to be astonished. I listen to all music to learn and get inspiration.

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I can't stand popular music.

I have many reasons but I don't want to talk about it.

Basically everything that is played too much...

Idk things like Mission Impossible theme, Pirates of the Caribbean theme, Rocky theme.

Also all of these Zimmer things.

Barok music too.

Most of this site is going to want to murder me for saying that but...

I also can't stand Bach's music.

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Indeed, I can hardly tolerate overplayed music of any kind.

I particularly dislike over-pretentious Latin Jazz and most pop music - except for Romantic ballads.

I'm ambivalent about jazz in general - it's as if I should love it because I love classical as well, but I can't. I don't even get the relationship.

I am also supposed to like modernist, avant-garde music, because we all must like that (or at least fake it) to get any kind of credibility as serious musicians - but I hate it, and I know most people hate it as well despite the snobbery.

I could go on and on...

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I don't like Alban Bergs violin concerto... The beginning I find ugly and boring. Just a bad start to begin a violin concerto. Berg never did it for me, none of his works. The strange thing is: I do like avant-garde music. I'm more of a Webern person. 

I'm neither a great fan of Berio. I should, I know... I like Nono more. 

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I don't care for Berg's violin concerto either. I am not a fan of Mozart in general. I like his Requiem mass. There are a few things here and there in the operas and otherwise that I will admit to finding tolerable, but I really just think he is a devolution of music from what had come before him. He is so much simpler and frankly dumber in comparison to Bach and Handel and even more often I'd rather listen to other people who composed around his time like Schubert, Beethoven, Borodin and Hayden.

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On 4/26/2018 at 10:34 AM, Austenite said:

I am also supposed to like modernist, avant-garde music, because we all must like that (or at least fake it) to get any kind of credibility as serious musicians - but I hate it, and I know most people hate it as well despite the snobbery.

Are you sure that you just haven't listened to the wrong recordings of avant-garde works?  I just love Lutoslawski Symphonic Variations and Concerto for Orchestra which are among his more tonal works (but I don't like his more atonal stuff).  Also, I found a recording of these pieces on YouTube that I totally despised in comparison to what I'm used to - the tempos were totally off.

I personally always find a way to enjoy most music even if I've heard it hundreds of times.  Plus it depends on which day you catch me on.  I was never really crazy about Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony either though - especially since I had to perform it on horn and he writes for horns too high for too long which is very tiring to play.  I much prefer his 6th and 4th Symphonies (although the 1st and 2nd are nice too - especially the Scherzo of the 2nd).  The Pizzicato Ostinato movement of the 4th is great also.

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Quite possibly - although Lutoslawski has his fine moments to be fair.

 

I seriously believe I can never get tired of Tchaikovsky - but honestly I have to switch from one piece to another, and perhaps find something I haven't heard before from him (don't take me back to 1812!)

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5 hours ago, Austenite said:

Quite possibly - although Lutoslawski has his fine moments to be fair.

If you want to dip your toes into his less tonal stuff, I might suggest the cello concerto. It's extremely dramatic and self contained despite not ascribing to a standard tonality.

4 hours ago, Left Unexplained said:

all strictly diatonic music... there, I said it

What do you mean by this? Music with no chromaticism?

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Someone before said Hans Zimmer's music, and I second that 100%. Very overrated, in my opinion. 

Of course, most pop music too, but I assume we're mostly talking about art music / concert music pieces.

I will say I often get fairly bored when listening to pre-Baroque / Renaissance / medieval music. To me, it's more of a history lesson than something I actually enjoy.

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