Is it just me?????The music of William Schuman is anything but beatiful to my ear!!! Bill keeps saying it is lovely and wonderful but to me it sounds like a kid pounding on the keyboard, like music from an insane asylum, and like fingernails on a blackboard!!! It must be an aquired taste or do people say they like it because someone else likes it and people don't want to seem not cultured so they agree even though both parties really can't stand it? I am totally confused....please help if you can!!!
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:06 pm:
I have enjoyed your show for several years, many many thanks. Last Friday, your program on 7 movie themes was outstanding and it made the evening special. Also, I especially enjoyed the Spring series on how composers set the Christian Mass. As a choral singer, two of my favorites are Mozart's Requiem and the Solumn Vespers, K339. Might I suggest a program or segment comparing the two. They are both magificent and have distinct similarities -- as you know, only the latter was actually finished by the composer. I