After observing threads about how people hate rap music, terrible movies and games, it’s about time to admit what classical music we just can’t stand. IMHO, all music deserves a great deal of respect, and so does the composer. But once in awhile, there’s a song so boring and unexciting that I just plain don’t enjoy.
To name a few:
Monteverdi’s operas. All of them. The same goes for any operas written by any composer up until Mozart and the Classical age. In fact, Monteverdi in general isn’t to high on my list of favoured composers.
Though ancient music, middle age music and renaissance stuff is interesting to listen to, it usually consists of boring chansons, monotonous Gregorian chant and those melismatic, imitative and jumbled up motets where you can’t even distinguish the melody (if there is one). Masses aren’t as bad. By the time DePrez and Palestrina show up, things get better.
Orff: Carmina Burana. Sure the “O Fortuna” is great, but have you ever actually listened to the whole thing? Orff’s strange version of neo-classism, or whatever the heck it is, is not for me.