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ThomasGrace

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Are you more emotional or analytical in your tastes?
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 9:49 pm
How do you react to music the best:

With works more academic, logical and disciplined like, e.g. Bach's fugues, or those pieces that denote austerity (small ensembles, shorter lengths). Or music whose purpose is only that: to be and to express pure music in the most abstract sense of the word, where emotions are often repelled (or a great part of them). Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Boulez Le Marteau sans maƮtre, Buxtehude's motets, Rihm's string quartets, Frescobaldi keyboard pieces, or whatever akin to.

Or like with, say, late-Romantic symphonies or concertos like those by Rachmaninov or Sibelius. Works that use a larger ensemble, the way and the unashamed intense emotions they convey. Beethovenian symphonies a la Eroica or 5th, Prokofiev epic cantatas, Suk Asrael or so.

The range of expressivity in a great orchestra and the heartrendingly merciless myriad of emotions, sentiments, feelings, depictions, moods, grandeus, etc. I belong to this field. I have to admit it. Analytical is of my most admired interests, unhesitatingly so too! It works like a counterweight.

Haydn is a name that blends both features almost 50-50 in a masterly way.

I would claim in my case that I'm around 70% emotional - 30% analytical.

What about you? This is not about if analytical is better or viceversa. Just your impressions about it. Express as you feel better.
 

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