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Re: romantic, adj. (a.) (b.) (c.) ...

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From: "M Wicks" <wicks_m@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: romantic, adj. (a.) (b.) (c.) ...

>    It is true that there is often a very vague understanding of the term
"romantic", although it seems to be generally connected
> with human feeling and emotion.

To my mind, the usage of "romantic" with regards to music must be connected
closely with the term "Romaticism": it is usually agreed that it started with
Beethoven (who is sitting on the two chairs - Classical and Romantic). Wouldn't
it be handy to have this kind of agreement? :) Otherwise "romantic" is really
too vague - I bet there was romantic music back in Ancient Egypt.

As to GG it's fine by me to regard him as a pianist who was not specialising in
Romantic music. ;)

Juozas Rimas Jr (not the one playing)
http://www.mp3.com/juozasrimas (oboe, piano, strings)