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RE: Mozart was a bad composer...

I'm sure Mozart would lose a lot of sleep over your analysis.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Thayer A [SMTP:A.Thayer@rhbnc.ac.uk]
> Sent:	Thursday, November 04, 1999 11:53 AM
> To:	'BONG'; 'f minor'
> Subject:	RE: Mozart was a bad composer...
> > A very infantile and groundless quotation. If it's Gould, I can't
> respect
> > him any more.
> > 
> > Juozas Rimas
> > 
> > 
> Personally I agree entirely with Gould. Mozart is a very over-rated
> composer, whose music is riddled with appalling cliches (and yes they were
> cliches in his day not just ours). He has brief moments of quality, but
> the
> music always reverts to an appallingly obvious and over-used cadence,
> after
> a few brief seconds of interest. The early classical style was a case of
> musical degeneration, for me, not any kind of real advancement. It moves
> away from the tight structure and advanced counterpoint of Bach, but does
> not acheive the same emotional quality as romantic music. I regard Mozart
> as
> an important developmental composer, but this does not make him a great
> composer (same with Liszt in many ways). I think it is a case of Mozart
> having taken a step backwards, to allow later composers to take two steps
> forwards. Anyway, I'm not going to bore you by ranting on about this
> forever. These are just my basic views on his music.
> Andrew

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