Anne Midgette: Popularity Versus Obscurity

WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO: There’s a certain branch of snobbism in classical music that thinks that something particularly obscure is of more value than those pieces that are popular. But taste changes. When you hear unfamiliar music you’re not sure what you should think. There’s a certain comfort in hearing something you know.

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  1. Anthony L. says:

    There is something to be said about the familiar. Knowing where a piece is going. I love surprise variations to classics because you are not expecting them. When I listen to a new piece of music I rarely fall in love with it during the first listen. If it gets my interest I listen to again finding new things each time.

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