Music: Unpopularity Poll

Bored with popularity polls, the New York Herald Tribune's records editor invited readers to submit lists of the five most boring "acknowledged masterpieces" on records. Readers responded with "enthusiasm and unconcealed joy," reported Editor Herbert Kupferberg. Their "most tedious ten": 1) Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, 2) Franck's Symphony in D Minor, 3) Ravel's Bolero, 4) Wagner's Parsifal, 5) Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, 6) Brahms's Requiem, 7) Dvorak's Symphony No. 5 ("New World"). 8) Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Choral"), 9) Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, 10) Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

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