Do you prefer contemporary or classical music? I prefer the classical musics. They seem to have a lot more work and creativity put into them, creating masterpieces of the human mind. So, which do you prefer? Contemporary music or classical music?

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How about contemporary classical?  Arvo Part? Philip Glass?  Or the Icelandic mod groups? or Bjork?

 

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I must admit, it depends a lot on which classical and which contemporary music you are refering to. I like some classical music a lot and I like some contemporary music a lot. I guess it comes down to personal taste and what we feel drawn to according to our own likes and dislikes.

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It depends on what I'm doing. If I'm playing chess, writing or thinking deep thoughts then I prefer classical music. If I'm exercising I prefer contemporary music. I also like listening to contemporary music when I'm cleaning the house or doing mindless things that don't occupy my brain.
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Classical, any day. To my ear, there is such a lack of melody and harmonization in so much of what is called contemporary music. I love listening to the interplay of instruments in a classical orchestra, recognizing themes as they recur in different sections or presentations.

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I prefer "classical" music, even the "classical" music that is also being written today, such as that of Eric Whitacre. I often find classical music very moving and profound; I just don't have that kind of reaction to much popular music.  I also don't understand why lots of popular musicians feel the need to wear unusual costumes, invest in amazing lighting effects, etc.

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I am a contemporary music listener all the way -- can hardly stand the old stuff, probably because I loathed 8 years of piano lessons. I can't be in the car without the radio on, and I am forever embarassing or annoying my kids with my signing along. I love all genres of current music: rock, alternative, r&b, pop, even some country.

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I enjoy classical music more. I agree with you that classical music is much more complex and creative. To have an orchestra play a piece is far more complicated and complex than a four or give member band. In addition, classical music has passed the test of time. In other words, contemporary music may fade, but classical music will persist.

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I personally don't see how classical music is so much more creative than "contemporary" music.  This may simply be a lack of understanding on my part, though.

If the only choices are contemporary and classical, I like contemporary more.  But what I enjoy goes from Cole Porter to Bob Marley to Hank Williams (the father, not Jr.) to Adele.  I wouldn't like to be limited to classical but I also wouldn't like to be limited to music that is popular today.

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Contemporary, generally speaking. I enjoy some classical music, particularly Beethoven and Mozart, but I can't say that it's near the top of my playlists. Jazz is a different story.

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I like some kinds of each.  There is some classical music that I really enjoy, but thgere is also some that I do not like much at all.  I don't like much contempory music, but there is some that I do listen to.  I even have some saved in my phone, both classical and contemporary.

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