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12 minutes ago, Noah Brode said:

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.


I like Zimmer's soundtracks.  For what they are, they generally work well as music for films. perhaps my standards are lower in that context.  I'll admit I find the Gladiator soundtrack very catchy.

In my opinion, the finest example of a soundtrack in regards to both popular appeal and high degree of originality and quality of music in their own right is Bear McCreary's music for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series.  Not a single mediocre track in the lot.

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18 hours ago, Austenite said:

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!)

I don't particularly like 1812, but if there is one piece that everyone else likes and I don't, it's Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending!


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While Tchaikovsky is my favourite composer of all time, I am not a fan of either his Piano Concerto No. 1 or his 1812 Overture. I believe his 2nd Concerto is far superior to the 1st, and I'm sure he would even agree with me in the case of the 1812.

A couple of other honourable mentions include:

Scheherazade, Op. 35 (Rimsky-Korsakov)

Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 "Eroica" (Beethoven)

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On 9/9/2017 at 8:14 PM, Maarten Bauer said:

played too frequently

On 4/27/2018 at 1:34 AM, Austenite said:

can hardly tolerate overplayed music of any kind.

On 4/26/2018 at 7:53 PM, Rabbival507 said:

everything that is played too much

Very much relate to these sentiments. Though what I more or less hate about overplayed pieces is that they are... overplayed, rather than the piece in and of itself - because many of these overplayed pieces are actually quite universally beautiful in their own ways, it is just that being overplayed makes the pieces lose their luster and even sound annoying to listeners, though at least for me I'd say that their beauty is still not to be denied.

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