Robert Peters replies to me:
>I wonder why my dislike of Liszt bothers you so much.
It is not your dislike but the way you express it. When you say Liszt's
music is vain and self-centered, these are not properties of his music
that I can relate to, and they strongly imply things (to me at least)
about Liszt's personality, things that I do not believe are supported
by the biographical information available. I actually don't care why
you dislike Liszt's music; there's a lot of music I don't care for (even
some by Liszt), and I can't explain why, and I don't really care that I
can't, because I'm more focussed on the music I do like. But I don't
make statements about the music I don't like that strongly imply things
(specifically, personality defects) about the composer.
>Wouldnt it be a deeper and more rewarding discussion if you asked me
>where I think that Liszts vanity and egotism shows in his music?
Yes, and you've been asked this and seem to think it's so obvious it
needs no explanation.
>But playing the expert doesnt help, does it?
Who's playing the expert? I simply asked if you knew more about Liszt
and his music than the conventional stereotypes.