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Unformatted text preview: In a sense I experienced the exact opposite effect. For most of my childhood, I listened to alternative rock radio stations and utterly despised “classical” music. It just didn’t sound exciting enough to keep my attention. But in recent years, I have developed a taste for it. I would say I agree with Ross on this topic. It makes it seem that if you’re not a two-hundred-year-old, dead composer, you aren’t worth listening to. Also the fact that he addresses the fact that the opposite of what happened to him might happen to someone else. I’m a good example of that. Before reading this essay, I wouldn’t think twice about the label of classical music. Now I completely agree with Ross. “If it is worth loving, it must be great; no more be said.”...
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- Spring '10
- Music, classical music, Alex Ross, G. Conor Music, clearly defined grouping