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RES: Mozart was a bad composer...

I think it doesn't matter if GG didn't enjoy Mozart. I love both GG and
Mozart, so what's up???? Of course it's important to discuss the aesthetics
aspects of the  music, both romantic or classical. But who is the expertise
to do that? Sure, not me. And to do it without taking it as a personal
It's not personal. You can enjoy both of them, no problem!
sao paulo, brasil

-----Mensagem original-----
De: Williamson, Mark [mailto:MWilliamson@alston.com]
Enviada em: Quinta-feira, 4 de Novembro de 1999 16:45
Para: 'f minor'
Assunto: 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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