Interesting ... CMG's "lurkers"

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Post by Dalibor » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:33 pm

Lance, thank you for support. The truth is I already said everything I had on the subject, so I don't think I will bring it out too often in future. But I hope there will be people here who are into more interesting hi-tech works of composers born after WWII (it's not that there is a huge scene out there, but... persumably something will keep hapening)

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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:49 pm

karlhenning wrote:And . . . had you ever heard of Pettersson before reading Paul's posts?
I had actually. We used to have a staffer at the old MSN Classical Music Forum, who recommended him to me, along with Colin McPhee, a delightful Canadian composer. Allan was Canadian. I don't recall liking the Pettersson as much as I liked the McPhee, but I had heard him and of him before CMG was a gleam in Paul's eye.
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Re: Interesting ... CMG's "lurkers"

Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:54 pm

Dalibor wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote: And you know this because . . . . ?
???

There was no kind of music Bach was alien to, is that right?
Oh, you mean musical influences. Well, I wouldn't swear to it, not bein' a huge Bach fan. I wouldn't vouch for his appreciation of Italian melody, as obsessed as he was with wringing all the counterpoint he could out of a piece. And I wouldn't want to be forced to testify to his appreciation of opera. In fact, I'd be surprised if he ever even saw one. If he'd ever tried to compose one, I guarantee you his dicking around with counterpoint so much would have been severely curtailed.
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Post by karlhenning » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:22 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
karlhenning wrote:And . . . had you ever heard of Pettersson before reading Paul's posts?
I had actually. We used to have a staffer at the old MSN Classical Music Forum, who recommended him to me, along with Colin McPhee, a delightful Canadian composer. Allan was Canadian. I don't recall liking the Pettersson as much as I liked the McPhee, but I had heard him and of him before CMG was a gleam in Paul's eye.
And what say you, Corlyss? Do we see Pettersson as retrospectively recognized as the 20th century's greatest composer by, say, 2056? :-)

The little that I've heard of Pettersson's (and Schnittke's) has not won me over.

Ironically, though, Paul's strident advocacy (where my listening tells me very much another story), together with Paul's figurative deafness to a number of composers whose work I enjoy and admire, I may perhaps take as indication that I need not pursue Pettersson or Schnittke any further, since, whatever else we may say, certainly Paul and I seem to be hearing in very different ways.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:23 pm

karlhenning wrote:And what say you, Corlyss? Do we see Pettersson as retrospectively recognized as the 20th century's greatest composer by, say, 2056? :-)
I didn't go back for seconds. This all so much a matter of personal tastes, as you know. Look at me. I plant the EM flag around here. As a friend used to say, "Why should I bother with exploring the present when there's so much more of the past to enjoy? The middle ages is rich with detail and ripe for discovery. If you've never seen that before, that's just as new as today's headlines."
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Post by karlhenning » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:32 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:. . . As a friend used to say, "Why should I bother with exploring the present when there's so much more of the past to enjoy? The middle ages is rich with detail and ripe for discovery. If you've never seen that before, that's just as new as today's headlines."
That sort of sends a "Well, why don't you people just wither on the vine for all I care?" message to living creators of art, doesn't it?

And the music from early eras which we all enjoy, would not be there for us today, or would be much reduced, if the artists who created that work then faced such a hostile environment.

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