Most pieces are disliked by the majority?
Recently I was thinking about the absolute diversity in musical taste exhibited by people.
So many styles of music. So many different artists, each with their own following. The Internet highlights the issue and makes it apparent when you see all that's out there.
It struck me that in any given genre, most of the good pieces are perhaps favored only by an actual minority of all the listeners of that genre...perhaps with the exception of a very few absolute "classics".
I mean, when you buy an album of a favorite of yours, how often do you truly love every piece on it, or even the majority of the 12 songs or so??
And if it is true that even a very popular piece of music is actually liked by less that half of all the listeners, then why would we ever feel badly when a given person doesn't enjoy our newest composition when they hear it!
Perhaps that's to be expected!