No one hates the Strauss family. Who mentioned the family?
Mango wrote:How can anyone hate the Strauss family?
Says who? That's hardly an axiom in my world. It's hardly a statement... And what kind of a nickname is Mango?!
Mango wrote:The programme was a million times better than all the Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Brahms put together.
Thank you for this. Taking each of your comments:
1. The New Year concert programme comprised, inter alia, music by members of the Strauss family. Earlier in this thread there were mentions of the Strauss "family" by a few posters:
- GK wrote: "Most of these Vienna New Year's concerts are somewhat more varied than the all Strauss family program offered by Barenboim".
Lance wrote: "I heard Seiji Ozawa conduct Johann Strauss and family. Totally uninteresting ... ";
Febnyc wrote " I enjoy music by the Strauss family. But I cannot take any more Neujahrskonzerte ...";
alpsman wrote: " At first about 25 years ago I hate all that Strausses. But after a while learning something about the culture and history of Vienna and visiting the town and country many times I grow a great sympathy. Now I really adore this whole repertoire( also Lehar and the likes) and i am a great fun of New Year concert.
If you would like further assistance in locating these posts please let me know. I did not quote any of these posters or refer to their comments. However I had read them and thought that enough had been said about the Strauss "family" that I saw no inconsistency in framing my comment accordingly. I trust this clarifies the matter to your satisfaction.
2. Next you quote my second sentence and ask whose opinion this is, and you assert that my sentence is a hardly a statement or an axiom. It is certainly a statement, and I clearly wasn't laying down any axiomatic rules. I do not know whether you may be dyslexic but if you had endeavoured to read my following two sentences you would have seen that I was giving my impression of the likely opinion of those who tend to watch/listen to such broadcasts. I wrote: "At least that's the probable opinion of 99% of the people who watch/listen to this annual event on their tv/radios. It is not designed for classical music buffs but is obviously classical music for the masses, a sort of elevator music with a zing for New Year's day at home."
Perhaps you didn't like me pointing this out, and indeed you may possibly have thought that the whole purpose of my post was to point up the vacuity of yet another of your threads.
3. You ask about my nickname. It is one that begins with "M" and ends in "o", just as yours begins with "S" and ends in "h". Like yours, mine is pretty meaningless but there are lots of other meaningless nicknames on this Forum. If my name bothers you perhaps you would care to propose to Management the setting up a name approval committee and possibly seek membership of it yourself. With your degree of tact I'm sure it would be a hugely popular among would-be new members. Never mind that with a bit of luck it may only add a couple more weeks in addition to the delays they already face in joining this Forum.