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Topic: Let's Heat Things Up.  (Read 916 times)

Offline winsto7

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Let's Heat Things Up.
on: February 27, 2022, 06:34:13 PM
What are the most overrated classical pianists or classical compositions out there? (Classical referring to the overall era rather than the specific one). I'll start:

Pachelbel's Canon in D
Handel's Hallelujah Chorus
Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart's Rondo alla Turca
Anything Profokiev  ;)

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Offline perfect_pitch

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Re: Let's Heat Things Up.
Reply #1 on: February 27, 2022, 10:32:38 PM
Easy - I'd say none of the above. They're not overrated and have continued to be a staple of the classical music genre because they are easy to listen to to, and have melodic beauty.

They are a product of their time mainly. Yes, some are a little older and not as harmonically interesting, but they are still great. You want someone who is overrated???

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Re: Let's Heat Things Up.
Reply #2 on: February 27, 2022, 11:06:51 PM
Anything by Rachmaninoff.

*Runs away and ducks for cover*

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Re: Let's Heat Things Up.
Reply #3 on: February 28, 2022, 01:57:11 AM
Pitch Perfect was right, with their overrated post. I just realized I think there's a difference between overplayed and overrated. I'd put Claire de Lune in the overplayed category but far from overrated. Debussy is a sheer god. La Campanella also overplayed but still a great piece.

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Re: Let's Heat Things Up.
Reply #4 on: February 28, 2022, 08:38:21 AM
Pitch Perfect was right, with their overrated post. I just realized I think there's a difference between overplayed and overrated. I'd put Claire de Lune in the overplayed category but far from overrated. Debussy is a sheer god. La Campanella also overplayed but still a great piece.

I'd add the Grieg Piano Concerto - I can't listen to it, even to this day. I've heard it many times and it's uninspiring for me. Give me Henselts Piano Concerto any day.
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