Schubert - the poll
The utter extremes of views here, as elsewhere, suggest a poll might be useful. I will try to construct some options which are as nuanced as possible (like Schubert/hate Schubert -ssss , like total immersion/hate total immersion, thought this one was good, thought it was terrible - and all stations between).
I hope as many members as have views will contribute. And if you have any suggestions as to the kind of poll option to offer, please let me know. This is for information gathering, not for pursuing an agenda.
Oh, yes, and I'll make the votes secret so you need not fear a duffing up!
Hmmm that looks a difficult task to have set yourself, French Frank!
Some way should be portrayed of how much of the actual week posters devoted to the Schubertathon.
That said, it might prove difficult adducing opinions on that basis. For instance, I personally thought the Schubertathon A Bad Thing for the same reasons I opposed the Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Tchaikovsky/Stravinsky weeks, namely Too Much Of A Good Thing inasmuch as they elbowed everything and everybody else off Radio 3, though in my case I am not a fan of Schubert in general, and for both of these reasons gave last week a complete miss.
I quite agree S-A. But I being one who thinks the 'thons are a bad thing and therefore didn't listen at all, people are free to evaluate my view as they wish. It still conveys a reaction even if I can't say anything, good or bad, about the current jamboree.
I hate this total immersion approach -
I hardly listened to the Beethoven- Bach and Mozart weeks (as the works of these composers are very well present in my collection), missed unfortunately the Tchaikovsky/Stravinsky for the best part through family circumatances
I liked quite a lot of what I was able/choose to listen to, especially on TtN (the operas particularly)
I completely disliked the usual inane Breakfast twatter and that of Essential Classics, not to mention the trailers
For those really interested: the playlists are not encouraging to listen selectively. Many pieces are not announced in advance, if at all. If this type of back-to-back programming is meant to be taken seriously, this is a serious omission.
Ultimately -despite disliking the format- I listened more to R3 than I usually do -sooo much to discover, sooo much unknown pieces- that my final judgement here is positive.
How about an option for "Total immersion is OK but nine days is too long"
Well, let's be honest, they have a point (as far as it goes). But it's still 'valuable' to show how many people so oppose the fundamental concept that they don't listen. No?
Originally Posted by Serial_Apologist
But what about the twitter, tweets and witter (and perhaps twats and weets for all I know)?
Originally Posted by Roehre
Well, no disrespects whatever to our good friend Roehr, but his #5 does rather illustrate my point...
Originally Posted by french frank