Musical Tastes Expanding since Endeavour and Inspector Morse

MikeT.

Senior Member
Pandemic TV watching has done a great deal in expanding our musical tastes. We have been binge watching British crime dramas and love and particularly like Endeavour (prequel) and Inspector Morse. Morse’s character loves opera and my wife and I have begun to listen to more and more, realizing just how beautiful they are and how difficult they are to perform.

I never knew I had it in me. Now I’m listening to this.

 

rogerfederer

Junior Member
how it started: i started becoming an opera fan a few years ago when i tuned in the sat AM met broadcast on FM. it was wagner and i was really impressed how good it sounded coming out of my altec rig.

how its going: now i listen to the sat AM met and a local DJ plays opera every tuesday night (mostly rarities). today i spent $1,750 on opera tickets for the santa fe opera! can't wait.
 

MikeT.

Senior Member
@rogerfederer , Chicago Lyric Opera has announced its reopening. Wife and I are trying to decide which first live opera to attend. And congrats on your tickets, what are you going to see/hear.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
I didn’t know how much I loved opera until I saw an opera (lyric opera, Chicago). I liked the music alright but visually I was blown away. Among the most visually incredible things I have seen in my life.
 

Doghouse Riley

Junior Member
As they say, "each to their own."

I can't stand the music by Barrington Pheloung in Endeavour. It's just mostly "noodling" up and down a scale. Often a series of four notes in one or two bars. Though it's sad that he died relatrively early in 2019.

The "opera" content is in my opinion is overdone and gets in the way of the drama. "Endeavour" as a character, could "bore for England," though the stories are good. But the series have been repeated endlessly on British TV.
 

MikeT.

Senior Member
As they say, "each to their own."

I can't stand the music by Barrington Pheloung in Endeavour. It's just mostly "noodling" up and down a scale. Often a series of four notes in one or two bars. Though it's sad that he died relatrively early in 2019.

The "opera" content is in my opinion is overdone and gets in the way of the drama. "Endeavour" as a character, could "bore for England," though the stories are good. But the series have been repeated endlessly on British TV.
@Doghouse Riley , good to know. Still, I enjoy the shows and the soundtrack was really the starting point to reaching further into the genre.
 
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