Joined: April 2007
||Posted: Jan. 09 2008, 02:01
|Quote (Alan D @ Jan. 08 2008, 16:06)|
|I can't help finding the sound of a piano quite unpleasant, most of the time|
For a long time, I thought there was something wrong with me for finding the sound of a piano grating to my ears. How strange that I am not bothered by it in MO's music. For example, "Daydream" has a running piano line - sometimes in the foreground and other times in the background - but at no time did I wish it weren't there. In fact, I adore "Daydream" to bits. Alternatively, I love quite a few works by Saint-Saens, but I won't listen to his piano pieces, and - dare I say - the pianos almost ruin "Carnival of the Animals" even with an orchestra.
|So on the one hand, there's In Dulci Jubil Oh! Oh! Oh!|
And then, quite differently (pace Ugo), there's Don Alfons Ohhhaaarrrggghhhh!
"Ohhhaaarrrggghhhh!" is evidently an undesirable reaction, but "Oh! Oh! Oh!", to my way of thinking, is complimentary - conjuring up all sorts of yummy goodness. So now I'm confused - do you like "In Dulci Jubilo" or don't you??
And I've just noticed, Alan, that my previous post, while intended as good-humored ribbing, could have come across as presumptuous. My apologies if it did.
"I'm no physicist, but technically couldn't Mike both be with the horse and be flying through space at the same time? (On account of the earth's orbit around the Sun and all that). So it seems he never had to make the choice after all. I bet he's kicking himself now." - clotty