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October 19th, 2006, 12:24
Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
'Contemporary Classics' - what is that? Are we talking 12-tone stuff, minimalism, or ? That is the stuff I like in classical - Beethoven is the *earliest* of the composers I love
Well, I meant 20th+ Century composers, like my favorite Brits (Vaughn Williams, Elgar, Holst, Britten), the 12-toners like Schönberg and Schreker (in sense), Shostakovitch and others.
Originally Posted by chamr View Post
Good God! How can you like any classical music and not love Bach?!?!?!
It's a matter of definition. I (for example) love Bach, but he is a Baroque composer and thus not a 'true' Classical composer of the Vienna period (which was truly short, as Beethoven - the last in line - was more of predecessor of the Romantics than anything else).

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