Joined: Aug. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 08 2008, 16:06
|Quote (Sweetpea @ Jan. 08 2008, 18:33)|
|Rereading the older posts made me realize that Alan D has an intense dislike of several pieces that I find delightful. Whether this is due to an adherence to the highest echelons of good taste or to mere curmudgeonliness, I couldn't say, and I - a tad grudgingly - accepted that it's his right to abhor that which is fun and charming to his heart's content.|
Actually, I suspect the cause is purely physiological, in the same way as I can't help finding the sound of a piano quite unpleasant, most of the time (greatly to my loss). There's a sort of repetitive piping pipsqueakiness about a certain kind of Mike Oldfield tune that is almost painful. Nothing to do with good taste, nor, I think, curmudgeonliness. More like self-preservation.
So on the one hand, there's In Dulci Jubil Oh! Oh! Oh!
And then, quite differently (pace Ugo), there's Don Alfons Ohhhaaarrrggghhhh!