barfle wrote:I think you both need to learn how to LISTEN TO MUSIC
No argument, but it's unlikely to happen in this lifetime. Maybe next time.
For me, audition is the least compelling sense. I have these multiple monitoring programs that are running all the time, because I can hear sounds from things around the corner, behind the furniture, and in the sky. I don't know if it's a mommie thing, or a general survival thing, or because I grew up under an air force base's approach pattern (let a jet engine burp overhead and I'm 100% alert, by golly!) I've never learned to focus on any one sonic event to the exclusion of all the others.
I do enjoy the music, but perhaps it's my inability to really focus on it that leaves me so unimpressed by Barber, and Glass, and those other tone-color-thingie dudes. (I can just see bignaf quivering in outrage at my barbarian insensitivities.) I like tunes I can whistle. I like compelling melodic themes that cycle and develop and complicate and then resolve. I adore a big brass band. My "subtle" seems to've got lost somewhere.