Shostakovich is

a genius I love him
OK in small doses but too discordant
Like cats sharpening claws on blackboards

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Offline legro

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Re: Shostakovich
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2017, 07:51:54 PM »
To me classical music is one of the last spaces where these experiences are available.

Love your posts, sir.

At the risk of repeating myself, but what you are looking for can be found in rock/pop/ jazz/ blues etc as well. Unfortunately, these uncommon gems have to be searched for and discovered yourself.

Throwing you in at the deep end, but music like this https://youtu.be/Nvoyrc6L624 is, in my opinion, comparable to the best classical can offer. ( stay with it, takes around 90 seconds to get going).

You will also note that it's uncontaminated by my least favorite musical instrument, the human voice. ;D

As for the good Mr Shostakovich, been trying me best but eventually always return to Arvo Pärt.

As sacred and spiritual as one gets in the modern classical repertoire.
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Re: Shostakovich
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2017, 09:04:07 PM »
Thanks Legro - I'm a wholly a Part fan - I have the paino and violin version of that Fratres piece but I must say this orchestral version is stunning. Thank you - lovely indeed.

His choral music is my favourite and I've posted the jewel in the crown of my Part collection before - http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68056

His Berliner Mass also has a special place in my playlists.

And this is a stunning disc too - perhaps known to you? http://www.eclassical.com/part-arvo-2/part-spiegel-im-spiegel.html

The greatest living composer perhaps?

I used to have a far more eclectic taste - rock, pop, electronica but I find that I might from time to time enjoy a track but I seldom listen more than once. No doubt there are gems I overlook.