[ExI] Objective standards?

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 07:06:52 UTC 2015

On Oct 1, 2558 BE, at 11:40 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In terms of music, Beethoven has certainly done much much better than Hummel, though during their lives both were thought of as equals, at least early on. Hummel is not without influence, and you can certainly find recordings of his work. But he's at a much lower rank in popularity. Why?)
> ### Hummel's music tends to be rather boring, easily slides off my mind into nonbeing. Beethoven is so distinctive, there are so many moving parts that fit perfectly, and have never been used before.

I feel the same way, though, to be sure, I've only heard a tiny bit of Hummel. 

> The race between the pedestrian and the genius may take a long time but the result tends to be definitive.

I don't know enough about Hummel to say that he's pedestrian, and it's kind of harsh comparing him to Beethoven. One can still be at a very high level in musical composition and originality and be outshone by Beethoven, IMO.


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