As a few weeks back NYT published an article about 10 greatest composers that made any forum on web to come up with own list. I do not want to propose my own version of the List; I am interested in a different aspect. I post sometimes at Google Classical Recordings newsgroup and once I read in there an interesting post. The post was from a guy that I do not like but the point he expressed was very fascinating. He was 72 years old and he said that what he was in his 40s he was listening a lot of Rachmaninoff but nowadays he was listening mostly baroque and juts sometimes he does as “hard” and Haydn.
This is not first time that I heard that that with age we lose desire for spice of food or spice of composers and learn to find satisfaction in more subdued and miniature expressionism. If I sound critical and judgmental about the subject then I assure you that there is nothing in me negative about it. I take it as “it is what it is” and I would like to play along with it.
So, I come up with my List. This is an interesting List. This List is my most frequently intentionally played composers from 2010. The “intentionally played” is the key. I listen a lot of FM with “accidental” selection of composers. I subtracted my FM listening from the list. The List is not a pure objective statistic – I do not have this date. The List however is a list of composer in ascending order that gave me max pleasure in 2010:
8. Verdi / Puchini
So, I am 43 and there is my List, I am palling to return and to post a new version of the list each year… I am interesting to see how it will go…Rgs,
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche