For me, it was a piece titled Final Alice by David Del Tredici, and it was on one of my favorite programs on classical radio to listen to back in the day, the Saturday night Philadelphia Orchestra concerts which were pre-taped. Ordinarily, I'd listen to almost any piece by any composer from any period back then (I was young, I had am impressionable mind :)), but Del Tredici's music had a dissonance that I wasn't prepared for, and to me it sounded like very jarring with a loud orchestra and a half-spoken word, half-sung soprano part--It made me quite uncomfortable, so I changed the station! I don't recall ever doing that any other time while listening to classical radio, and definitely not during those concert broadcasts, so it was too much for me back then--I'd probably like it now, though!
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