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Well, it's a new set at a reasonable price with no useful reviews. Doing a quick glanceat the tracks it probably has about 80% duplicates with the 99 Most Essential Dvorak album. Too bad none of the 99 cent Dvorak albums have all 9 symphonies. The 99 ME set is missing 1, 3 and 4 which I would like to get. Not that Dvorak is consistently great, but even the average composers of the 19th century are infinitely preferable to me to modern music, i.e. the cesspool of dreck since the quality rock/pop music of the 50's to 80's died.
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Love the one star review on Jwalkers "my ears will never be the same"
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Well, it's a new set at a reasonable price with no useful reviews. Doing a quick glanceat the tracks it probably has about 80% duplicates with the 99 Most Essential Dvorak album. Too bad none of the 99 cent Dvorak albums have all 9 symphonies. The 99 ME set is missing 1, 3 and 4 which I would like to get. Not that Dvorak is consistently great, but even the average composers of the 19th century are infinitely preferable to me to modern music, i.e. the cesspool of dreck since the quality rock/pop music of the 50's to 80's died.
You know with the plethora of recording and production tools available to the artist today, I find the quality, creativity and variety of today's music far greater than it was in the 50's to 80's. Maybe you listen to too much radio and watch too much morning TV. Try looking for good music with an open mind and you will find it.
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Is this a recording about the alternate keyboard layout?
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You know with the plethora of recording and production tools available to the artist today, I find the quality, creativity and variety of today's music far greater than it was in the 50's to 80's. Maybe you listen to too much radio and watch too much morning TV. Try looking for good music with an open mind and you will find it.
I'd say the problem with music today, is that there is so much of it, and most of it is crap and\or not your cup of tea. You could say something like 98% of all music today is crap, but the immense volume of music out there means there is still a ton of gold to find.
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Free New Age MP3 album at Amazon:

Message From The Soul by Deva Epica [amazon.com] (15 tracks, 55:13 min, genre: New Age / Christian)

It sounds like a combination of Vangelis / Gregorian / Adiemus and... Two Steps From Hell / Audiomachine (?) Wink

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You know with the plethora of recording and production tools available to the artist today, I find the quality, creativity and variety of today's music far greater than it was in the 50's to 80's. Maybe you listen to too much radio and watch too much morning TV. Try looking for good music with an open mind and you will find it.
No, I listened to too much classical and 50's to 70's music. If I can't find a theme or melody in it, it's not worth it. For instance, I just watched The Greatest Showman (thankfully no extra charge with Moviepass) because Jumanji was full. I didn't realize it was a musical, and I disliked all of the songs because they are a great example of modern music. They were almost hip hop at times and I felt like I did watching a bunch of medieval peasants in A Knight's Tale stomping We Will Rock You as I did seeing a bunch of circus freaks doing modern dance to thumping almost hip hop music. Well, at least I like Queen's version of We Will Rock You, but that type of music doesn't belong in a medieval tale nor does almost hip hop music belong in a story about PT Barnum.

Maybe there's a melody in those songs somewhere, but not one I care about. Take Elvis Presley's catalog of songs, virtually every one of them has a memorable melody. Nowadays I can't find melodies or themes: just tones, motifs, moods. Even Moana's songs which are above average don't impress me like The Little Mermaid's songs do. It's all about the melody.
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I'd say the problem with music today, is that there is so much of it, and most of it is crap and\or not your cup of tea. You could say something like 98% of all music today is crap, but the immense volume of music out there means there is still a ton of gold to find.
I would love to know where that gold is in the 2% of too much music. Another example is I listened to the samples of the free Messages from the Soul album listed above. It's not bad music and it would be perfectly acceptable as background music for a video game or if you were making a family slideshow, but I could never see myself purposefully listening to it when I have nearly complete catalogs of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, et. all. Or I would rather listen to virtually any 70's group, even KC and the Sunshine Band's repetitious I'm Your Boogie Man or Shake Your Booty has more melody than 98% of all modern music could even dream of having.

The point of this was to say that Dvorak is vastly superior compared to what's available today even though he pales in comparison to the true masters like Beethoven.
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Well, it's a new set at a reasonable price with no useful reviews. Doing a quick glance at the tracks it probably has about 80% duplicates with the 99 Most Essential Dvorak album. Too bad none of the 99 cent Dvorak albums have all 9 symphonies. The 99 ME set is missing 1, 3 and 4 which I would like to get. Not that Dvorak is consistently great, but even the average composers of the 19th century are infinitely preferable to me to modern music, i.e. the cesspool of dreck since the quality rock/pop music of the 50's to 80's died.
Just remember that the "classics" are the 2% of the 1600's-early 1900's. Plus at least during the earlier periods, they were the pop music for the affluent of the day. There has been brilliant symphonic music written by more modern composes, it's just that most of the brilliant composers of that type of music have moved to where the money is - instead of for the courts of the nobility they write movie sound tracks.

When it comes to movie sound tracks, the brilliance ratio may be closer to 1% which makes sense given that inspiration often does not work well with deadlines. I'm no expert on modern cinema (we have Persian Mafia for that Smilie ) so I'm hardly the person to list all the most brilliant scores/soundtracks, and my problem is that I've not really separated out the composers/dates. I suspect you've paid closer attention to that than I have. Just saying that well paid symphonic composition still exists to this day, but that like everyone else, composers have always needed to eat. hug

BTW nice overview of Dvorak's symphonies. I've always found him to be an acquired taste.
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If it's anything just half of Two Steps From Hell, it's worth it. Upvoted
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All the songs sound the same. also, it borrows from Gladiator score
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If it's anything just half of Two Steps From Hell, it's worth it. Upvoted
Of course, this is not the level of Two Steps From Hell, therefore I wrote that sounds like a combination of Vangelis / Gregorian / Adiemus and... Two Steps From Hell or Audiomachine. To a certain extent, of course. Wink Because, generally it's a different music. Robot However, In my opinion, some tracks sounds a bit like epic trailer music from TSFH or Audiomachine. Bye
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