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Old 02-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #2625
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
As for living composers, I am fond of Arvo Pärt.

Haydn is a recent infatuation of mine. I almost like it that everyone under-rates him. I can thus discover many hidden, overlooked treasures in the symphonies, piano sonatas, string quartets, and piano trios. His work is rather subtle--no wild swings of emotional range (therefore little popularity).
hoodjem, "not wild swings of emotional range": That's excatly why I cannot like Haydn. Music is at his best when giving deepest felt emotions...
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