Originally Posted by John Skelton
Yes, JS, I own that and have listened quite a bit to it over the years. Some really lovely stuff, but I find it... thin, somehow... I get tired of its style quite quickly.
By 'lacking depth' I mean that the music tends to be decorative rather than anything else. Handel seems to me to express some emotional or psychological states in ways Vivaldi never gets near. That's what I mean when I say Handel's music has greater 'depth'
"There is not much to see here," said I.
"Nor to hear, miss," returned Mr Vholes. "A little music does occasionally stray in; but we are not musical in the law, and soon eject it."
Bleak House, Chapter 60