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Thank you for posting.


So much genius, talent and beauty comes from the crucible of suffering.

You're welcome. Accidentally stumbled on that medical article. Need more like it.

Very true about suffering and the arts in general. Reminds me of writers like Lord Byron and others, who suffered manic-depression but still managed to write masterpieces. The prototypes for me are still Beethoven (deafness) and Schubert, in the musical realm.

btw, 2020 is Beethoven's 250th anniversary, and much of Europe will mark it with concert events and educational programmes at museums etc. A good time for me to revisit Germany and Austria, I think. Looking forward to it. Bonn, Vienna. With Munich, Leipzig and Dresden tossed in for art viewing (and Bach -- Leipzig). A pilgrimage of sorts.

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https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2019/09/arthur-honegger-symphony-no-2-michael-de-sapio.html


I’d like to experience more WWII compositions.

“Honegger’s music, it’s worth noting, was banned in Nazi Germany but performed in his beloved Switzerland, which was a blessed release after the rigors of occupied Paris.”
Thanks for this. I wasn't even aware of Honegger til now. Downloaded this #2 (Karajan/BPO) and I like it. Few modern symphs post-war, interest me.
 
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Thanks for this. I wasn't even aware of Honegger til now. Downloaded this #2 (Karajan/BPO) and I like it. Few modern symphs post-war, interest me.
Honegger's third symphony Liturgique is also a great work. There is a good live recording from RCO Live with his third coupled with Poulenc's Gloria.
Available both as download and on cd/SACD.
Recommended listening.
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Honegger's third symphony Liturgique is also a great work. There is a good live recording from RCO Live with his third coupled with Poulenc's Gloria.
Available both as download and on cd/SACD.
Recommended listening.
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Thanks. I've heard the 3rd, by Herbert von Knazi and his Berliner Philharstormtroopers. Pretty musical for a modern work.

(it's been a rough week so far here...)

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The deeper I go with orchestration & opera, the more repetition of pop with the same line & chord progression disinterests me.

This includes new releases that, in years past, I would have pounced on.

Others find a similar pattern?

I’ve not listened to a pop album since last year.

I blame Qobuz.:ksc75smile:
 
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The deeper I go with orchestration & opera, the more repetition of pop with the same line & chord progression disinterests me.

This includes new releases that, in years past, I would have pounced on.

Others find a similar pattern?

I’ve not listened to a pop album since last year.

I blame Qobuz.

I'm totally out of it as far as current pop goes -- anything post-1990 is black box for me.

I did binge on some videos (iTunes) last summer. Mostly ELO in concert at Wembley, Styx, and Neil Diamond at MSG. Radio music from my high school days. It's true that people tend to like the tunes they listened to back in their youth. :)
 
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The deeper I go with orchestration & opera, the more repetition of pop with the same line & chord progression disinterests me.

This includes new releases that, in years past, I would have pounced on.

Others find a similar pattern?

I’ve not listened to a pop album since last year.

I blame Qobuz.
Yea, I stilll listen pop/rock sometimes, but never very long, I get bored after the initial nostalgia fades
 
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In the last year, even nostalgia began to lose its shine.

Listening for complexities was hard to turn off.

I also began to take note how the same phrase is repeated...over and over again.
 
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