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Not trying to be arrogant here, but who listens to this?

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My father, who founded the Boston Classical Orchestra etc, hated modern classical. Why is classical music all but dead? Garbage like that. But, such things can be said about modern jazz, rap, country, etc. I can't believe what some listen to as music. Even among those modern genres, I occasionally hear something I like. Can't say I have heard any modern classical I liked, but have not looked much either.

I'm sorry to hear that. Luckily not everyone in Boston feels that way and we have the wonderful Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP).

 

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Sounds similar to Górecki Symphony no. 3 at about 9:00 (but even before that)
It's certainly coming from a similar place.
 

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Can you post a vid of a favorite?

A favorite Pärt recording is Fratres in the version for violin and piano on ECM:


Some other "ECM artists" that come to mind are the composers Tonu Korvits, who writes beautifully for chorus and orchestra, and Dobrinka Tabakova, who writes beautifully for strings.


 

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If that was playing as Muzak on an elevator, many more people would take the stairs.
One could say the same of anything by Metallica.

Different strokes, right?
 

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I'm sorry to hear that. Luckily not everyone in Boston feels that way and we have the wonderful Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP).


That's why there's horse racing as they say.
 

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One could say the same of anything by Metallica.

Different strokes, right?
I find most music tolerable (but not opera or cursing hip hop). For time in an elevator going 3 floors or more, I would tolerate whatever kind of music it was.
 

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If that was playing as Muzak on an elevator, many more people would take the stairs.
It's actually more entertaining without the audio.
Such a fine line between banal and sublime, I suppose (apologies to David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel).
 
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Since we're having a spiritual minimalism love/hate fest, here's my pick:
 

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If that was playing as Muzak on an elevator, many more people would take the stairs.
It's actually more entertaining without the audio.

Perhaps not the most elevator friendly Ligeti, but I think the third of the 6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet would make for a pleasant elevator trip:

 

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Perhaps not the most elevator friendly Ligeti, but I think the third of the 6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet would make for a pleasant elevator trip:

That was the opposite, the visuals would be nothing without the sound & the sound would be nothing without the visuals. Together, they ain't half bad.
 

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I'm not familiar with the saying, and Google is worthless on the subject as usual.
Choices, it's about making choices. You like modern classical, drive on. It's not for me, at least not most of it. On my father, about the closest he got to modern was maybe Erin Copeland. His orchestra did do a few pieces from Copeland that were very nice. Not sure how old you are, but the Boston Classical Orchestra performed at Faneuil Hall. Here's a Mozart Sonata. Mozart was his favorite for sure:

 

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Choices, it's about making choices. You like modern classical, drive on. It's not for me, at least not most of it. On my father, about the closest he got to modern was maybe Erin Copeland. His orchestra did do a few pieces from Copeland that were very nice. Not sure how old you are, but the Boston Classical Orchestra performed at Faneuil Hall. Here's a Mozart Sonata. Mozart was his favorite for sure:

Just a note here - that's Aaron Copland.
 
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