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The Weekend Vote weekend vote: What is your favorite musical time period?

December 1, 2007 at 8:09 AM

It must be admitted, we violinists tend to live in the past. Which is the musical period you like best?

From Albert Justice
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 9:20 AM
Though I voted, I refuse to choose.
From Anne Horvath
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 2:40 PM
I like "Right Now".
From Royce Faina
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 3:32 PM
I'm with Albert. For me each period is a vital milestone for music "period". I love it ALL! :-{D
From Laurie Niles
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 6:25 PM
It's beginning to look like we're a bunch of Romantics! ;)
From Royce Faina
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 8:46 PM
lol Laurie! I wish I thought of that one!!!! ;-{D
From Royce Faina
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 8:47 PM
You mean no one has voted for the Renaissants? Somebody Has To Like Jasquin De Prez! (Not Jaqoline the cellist folks but the composer that was Martin Luther's favorite!)
From Tommy Atkinson
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 8:56 PM
it was a toss up between classic and modern for me, but i ended up going with modern.
From Ben Clapton
Posted on December 1, 2007 at 10:55 PM
Romantic for me - I love all those great big concerti. However, I am a big fan of everything from High Baroque to Pre-WW2 20th Century.
From Rick Savadow
Posted on December 2, 2007 at 3:37 AM
Where does the Romantic period end? 1900? Post Kreisler? The 20th century gets all mixed up and back again.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on December 2, 2007 at 5:29 AM
I was about to vote "Baroque," but then I realized that I really meant "Bach." I like them all except for contemporary/modern, so I didn't vote.
From Bethany Morris
Posted on December 2, 2007 at 12:44 PM
I voted, but I like pieces that I like, and don't like pieces I don't like, regardless of the period.
From Willie M
Posted on December 2, 2007 at 4:57 PM
what about impressionism?
From Ben Clapton
Posted on December 2, 2007 at 11:00 PM
Willie - impressionism is a style of music that comes from the early 20th Century (Pre-WW1), it cannot count as a period, mainly due to the fact that it was so localised mainly to France. It would be like breaking up the baroque to have three different periods all at the same time - French baroque, italian baroque and german baroque. While all different, they were all happening at the same time and had things in common.

It's the same with impressionism and the 20th Century. While impressionism was happening, there were also many different styles of music being composed in other areas, and as such it doesn't make sense to have them all as different periods - but instead have them as different styles within a period.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 3, 2007 at 9:01 AM
I had to think about what I put in the cd player the most, and when it all comes down, I listen to mostly current music, not classical.

Classical music is reserved mostly for study, not recreational time.

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