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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000032.txt from 2010/11

From: Curtis Bennett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] What's Wrong with "Contemporary Classical"?
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 11:02:46 -0400

I Don't think you'll find me arguing in favor of the musical merits of
"pop" music, though I admit I do like some.

I do love this group, however:

But within the realm of "Classical" - I'll take Shostakovich or
Stravinsky, or even Penderecki over Mozart any day.

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Matthew Lloyd
<> wrote:
> Whilst not wanting for a moment to pretend that the early Mozart symphoni=
> are works of genius, to say that they are "as boring as shit" really is a
> little juvenile. They are charming little pieces that deserve more attent=
> - and for what it is worth they are all on my iPhone. And I listen to the=
> Any and all of them display far more mature musicality than 99% of
> pop/rock/etc music.
> Matthew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Curtis Bennett []
> Sent: 02 November 2010 21:08
> To: The Klarinet Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [kl] What's Wrong with "Contemporary Classical"?
> Look at how much Mozart gets zero play time these days.=A0 When was the
> last time an orchestra scheduled a performance of Mozart's - I don't
> know, any numbered symphony below 20.=A0=A0 Or anything by Haydn below
> #98. Hardly ever?=A0 You think an orchestra would have a sell-out
> performance with works by Telemann, early Hadyn symphonies and other
> lesser known early Classical composers?=A0 I doubt it. That stuff is
> boring as shit!
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