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Thread: Is classical music really better than popular music?

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    Commander, Assistant Conductor Fretless's Avatar
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    To the original question I would say "yes", if we're talking about Popular Music as the kind of music we hear on Top 40 radio. Most definitely.

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    Sure classical music is better-it tends to make one think,which alot of people do not want to do these days.

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    yes thought. This is what sepereates people from gorillas. (No offense to our fuzzy friends)
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    Who are we to judge? We like what we think is best, and what we think is best we like.

    I like both classical and some popular music. I see that a lot of popular music has very little merit, but some is great. From somebody who likes classical music of course it is better, but anyone who doesn't like it would hastily disagree!
    Last edited by rojo; Mar-05-2008 at 06:27. Reason: plz check rules

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    Ensign, Principal Deeru Piotr's Avatar
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    I agree with Christine, Harnonkourt said "there's only two kinds of music, good or bad" and you could find both of these in pop or anywhere (mmmmmmmmmm, maybe including some classical music)

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    Ahahaha...Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his aphorisms...He also uses them in his ways of performing and no matter how people thinks he is he never cares and continues on the way he feels best.I respect the man a lot but he is sometimes ridiculously know-it-all.

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Hi Kromme,

    WOW!!! You and I share the same opinion about Harnoncourt - he is a wonderful interpreter but at times I feel he goes overboard with his aphorisms.


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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

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    Vice Admiral Virtuoso methodistgirl's Avatar
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    Folk music is what people play locally for their own entertainment.
    However, folk music like Irish, Israelian,or even bluegrass can be
    classic. Take polkas for example; Strouse who wrote classics as
    Blue Danube and Roses From the South also wrote polkas and
    polkas are played in that part of Germany as folk music.
    judy tooley

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