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The classical music boredom factor

Several of the nation's leading music critics have admitted that some classical music is thoroughly boring.

Michael Tanner, opera critic of the Spectator, and Fiona Maddocks, music critic of the Observer, debate why some pieces are hopelessly "waffly and vague".

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