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Mynheer Peeperkorn
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« on: October 03, 2012, 10:57:40 pm »
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJRHht55E1M


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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 04:29:29 pm »
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By "classic music", do you mean classical music?
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 10:54:02 pm »
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I'm reviving this thread for continuity's sake.

I hate populist pandering like the below. It doesn't get anyone interested and just serves to annoy existing people with an interest in classical music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kmUbSud9Jk

But let's talk about Walton otherwise. Do you like Walton? I quite like his 1st Symphony. It's up there with Shostakovich's 7th. I'd say I feel like his later works (especially No. 9) come of as a bit movie-scorish, but I feel Walton is guilty of the same offense.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 09:22:27 am »
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Walton was talented - Belshazzar's Feast is a genuinely impressive work - but unfortunately he was a total hack, so most of his output was hackwork. And, frankly, not very good hackwork at that.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 09:12:23 pm »
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What little I've heard of Walton here and there has been pretty consistently boring, and I've zero desire to dig deeper.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 10:01:50 pm »
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Outstanding. I like work for the piano, although I need to formally brush up on classical music. There are folks here who know vastly more than I do. I only know this and that, really major pieces of music, and whether or not I like something if I hear it. That particular piece is good.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 10:14:26 am »
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What little I've heard of Walton here and there has been pretty consistently boring, and I've zero desire to dig deeper.

Yes, most of his output was terrible. He was a hack, alas.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 11:04:53 am »
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It holds zero appeal to me as I'm not a dilettante.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 11:08:34 am »
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Walton's choral music is nice; Coronation Te Deum + The Twelve.

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 09:35:02 pm »
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Thank you all... no.









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