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originally posted by: MaxTamesSiva
a reply to: vernichter
I was just curious, what was the piece of music played twice in the experiment or the music that is better than itself? I can't seem to find it on the link you provided... or am I already drunk?
It was an excerpt from Brahms, Op. 68, Symphony No. 1 in C minor performed by Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Was there not something similar in the news about poetry or writing? The participants were told one was by a well respected author and the other was an unknown.
So, this basically says is that, insofar as "classical" type music is concerned, the general public is conditioned to believe that there are certain masterpieces only because there is an academic consensus that those works deserve elevated recognition.