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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000338.txt from 2005/07

From: "Vann Joe Turner" <medpen@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] accounting for personal perference
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:36:51 -0400

Hi List,

I've been puzzling for a couple weeks over what it is in various
compositions that attracts me strongly to them, and not to others of equal
quality.

For example, one of my favorite compositions is the Mendelssohn Octet for
Strings. One of my least favorite is Beethoven Symphony 9. Both are fine
music, yet one appeals strongly and the other doesn't.

Among Beethoven's symphonies I really like 3 and 7, and I'm trying to
identify what common traits are shared among the works that strongly attract
me. I'm not having much success in this endeavor--I can't land on any common
factor.

If anyone has any insight or can direct me to a book on music or aesthetics
that addresses such personal attaction, I'd be appreciative.

Best wishes,
--Vann Joe

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