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|We've all heard classical music in movies and on TV. Many of the greats are so well known and people often don;t even know what they're hearing.|
It's definitely an important part of music history and the music I currently enjoy most is directly influenced by classical
it's by no means dead or forgotten and the more stuff like this happens
the more likely it will live on
Posted: 5/1/2012 7:52:08 PM
|And holy hell, because of that I found this|
Posted: 5/2/2012 10:02:23 AM
|I'm what is often referred to as a "neo-classical" guitar player. As much as I might enjoy other types of music, little of it will be listened to 100 years from now. Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and many more are timeless. One century, two centuries from now they will still be talked about. How many of the currently popular artists will still be spoken of? How many popular artists from 100 or more years ago are known? Ask the average high school student about Beethoven and then ask him about Scott Joplin, for example. I tried this and 21 out of 24 knew Beethoven had something to do with classical music. Only one knew who Scott Joplin was, and that only because his grandfather was a big Ragtime fan.|
Posted: 5/2/2012 10:10:02 AM
|The "neo-classical" artists that you're fond of won't be listened to 100 years from now either.|
Posted: 5/2/2012 3:10:49 PM
|George Frideric Handel's water music and carl orrf's Carmina Burana .|
Posted: 5/3/2012 3:49:19 PM
|Yes Debussys piano stuff is great, very interesting harmony. |
Anyone heard any John Tavaner?
Posted: 5/5/2012 10:10:41 PM
And holy hell, because of that I found this
Yes it is. I generally have a hard time listening to metal and hard rock. Thanks to symphonic rock I've been gradually introduced to some amazing otherwise overlooked bands. Strings are perfect for the intense staccato of metal and hard rock beats.
Did I mention also the hot, haughty string twang thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxzABtQ9iCA
Posted: 5/5/2012 10:55:08 PM
|If I may make a segue into jazz, speaking of classically trained composers, I love Astor Piazzolla who blended jazz and classical and created nuevo tango - |
Astor Piazzolla - Chin Chin (Live in Montreal 1984) [HQ]
Modern Classical -
The Cinematic Orchestra, Arrival Of The Birds and Transformation
Claire De Lune
|Are there ANY fans of |
Posted: 5/6/2012 10:20:23 AM
|I have a mild degree of physically-oriented musical synesthesia, and have found that classical music affects me more profoundly than do most popularly and contemporary styles. I was blown away the first few times I heard Wagner's "Pilgrim's Chorus" and Prokofiev's "Romance" from Lieutenant Kije. Rachmaninoff's piano concertos are all very nice. also enjoy Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Sviridov, Beethoven, Ravel's "Bolero," and a little bit of Mozart and Bach. I'm a bigger fan of 19th and 20th century Russian music than anything else. My Russian friends are consistently impressed by how many weird, Soviet-era songs I know the lyrics to.|
Posted: 5/6/2012 1:54:32 PM
If I may make a segue into jazz, speaking of classically trained composers, I love Astor Piazzolla who blended jazz and classical and created nuevo tango
Might I introduce you to Kapustin?
Posted: 5/6/2012 3:12:58 PM
Might I introduce you to Kapustin?
Yes. Kapustin is very easy to listen to. Chick Corea's melodies are reminiscent of this piece.
I'll be listening to more. Thank you for that link.
Posted: 5/6/2012 3:53:23 PM
Strings are perfect for the intense staccato of metal and hard rock beats.
Strings and drums, yeah.
And brass and drums are good for hiphop?
Posted: 6/28/2012 1:49:11 PM
|No, you are NOT the only one! I <3 them!! Most of those are favorites on my Iheart radio station.|
Posted: 9/2/2012 1:52:27 PM
|I'm glad to see that I'M not the only one! In fact I'm a professional violinist!|
Posted: 11/12/2012 2:34:36 PM
|Bumping this thread to see if there how many classical music enthusiasts are left around here. As for myself, I couldn't pretend to have a favorite or just a few favorites in the world of classical music. There is just too much good material out there, too many schools of music. I could go with Perotin, Ockeghem, Josquin de Prez, or other polyphonic church composers, or I could go with great Lutheran composers like Graupner, Telemman, Buxtehude, or J.S. Bach. And that's just early period classical music. But I will say that the Renaissance and Baroque periods are my favorite, and that my favorite form is the cantata.|
Here's my favorite quartet, by Schubert (Der Tod und das Madchen):
And my favorite cantata, by none other than J.S. Bach (Wachet auf ruft uns die stimme):
A church cantata by German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), with the cantata chorale based on the Lutheran hymn "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" ("Sleepers awake, the voice is calling") by Philipp Nicolai. The text is based on the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25:1-13, the reading of which is scheduled for the 27th Sunday after Trinity in the Lutheran lectionary. This cantata was first performed in Leipzig on November 25, 1731. Bach later transcribed the fourth movement chorale for organ (BWV 645) and published it along with the Schübler Chorales.
Wake ye maids! hard, strikes the hour,
The watchman calls high on the tower,
Awake, awake, Jerusalem.
Midnight strikes, hear, hear it sounding,
Loud cries the watch, with call resounding:
Where are ye, o wise virgins, where?
Good cheer, the Bridegroom come,
Arise and take your lamps!
Ye maids beware:
The feast prepare,
So go ye forth to meet Him there.
The Bridegroom comes!
And Zion's daughter shall rejoice,
He hastens to her dwelling claiming
The maiden of his choice.
The Bridegroom comes; as is a roebuck,
Yea, like a lusty mountain roebuck,
Fleet and fair,
His marriage feast he bids you share.
Arise and take your lamps!
In eagerness to greet him;
Come! hasten, sally forth to meet him.
III. Aria (Duet)
[Soul] Come quickly, now come.
[Jesus] Yea quickly I come.
[Soul] We wait thee with lamps all alighted!
The doors open wide,
Come claim me my bride!
[Jesus] The doors open wide,
I claim me my bride.
[Soul] Come quickly!
[Jesus] Forever in rapture united
Zion hears the watchmen calling,
The Faithful hark with joy enthralling,
They rise and haste to greet their Lord.
See, He comes, the Lord victorious,
Almighty, noble, true and glorious,
In Heav'n supreme, on earth adored.
Come now, Thou Holy One,
The Lord Jehovah's Son!
We follow all
The joyful call
To join Him in the Banquet Hall!
So come thou unto me,
My fair and chosen bride,
Thou whom I long to see
Forever by my side.
Within my heart of hearts
Art thou secure by ties that naught can sever,
Where I may cherish thee forever.
Forget, beloved, ev'ry care,
Away with pain and grief and sadness,
For better or for worse to share
Our lives in love and joy and gladness.
VI. Aria (Duet)
[Soul] Thy love is mine,
[Jesus] And I am thine!
[Both] True lovers ne'er are parted.
[Soul] Now I with thee, and thou with me.
[Jesus] In flow'ry field will wander,
[Both] In rapture united forever to be.
Gloria sing all our voices,
With Angels all mankind rejoices,
With harp and strings in sweetest tone.
Twelve bright Pearls adorn Thy Portals,
As Angels round Thy glorious Throne.
No ear has ever heard
The joy we know.
Our praises flow,
To God in dulci jubilo.
Text of the Parable of the Ten Virgins:
Matthew 25:1-13 (WEB)
'Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, "Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!" Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, "Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out." But the wise answered, saying, "What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves." While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, "Lord, Lord, open to us." But he answered, "Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you." Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.'
Posted: 11/12/2012 2:51:52 PM
|Now, why bother with classical music, you might ask? It's not at all trendy, probably sounds stuffy, or up it's own arse. But it's not at all about taste for me. It's about the themes, about how this music expresses the culture and history of the west succinctly. Art music is an emotional index of the history of man. It reflects the philosophies of it's time, refers to us the literature of the time, it beguiles everyone who is educated in it. The charm of it isn't merely in the finding sounds that you like, but in engrossing yourself with the narrative, the developments in music theory, the masterful way in which they express themselves. The conventions and instruments they used were more incidental than was their coming to terms with them and using them to paint an image with sound. Prokofeiv and Bach may have used different aesthetics and musical devices to express revulsion, but they both did nonetheless.|
And one of my main other motivations for studying classical music, is the prevalence of church music in this tradition. I feel ministered to by Bach, Graupner, Pachelbel, and Buxtehude, with their inspiring text and reverent music. This must truly be the greatest tradition of church music. It covers the entire bible, reflects the different theological traditions, and it employs so many different musical devices to bring the text to life right in front of you. Modern church music doesn't employ onomatopoeia, implied characters, story-like narratives, theme and variation, contrapuntal figures, etc. This classical church music doesn't apologize at all for what it is by meeting with trends. It is simply religious fervor in it's purist form. It is sound taken form as emotion. Popular church music doesn't even quote the text of the bible any more. This tradition that I love not only quotes the bible, but uses overlooked texts, things you don't even see discussed in church any more. Bach once said that all music ought to be made for glory of God.
Posted: 11/12/2012 9:35:11 PM
|Most people listen to "classical" music without even realizing it. It's in cartoons, tv shows, movies, commercials, radio announcements, etc. Even if it's composed by a modern composer, it can still be considered classical music because of the orchestration. Styles such as 12-tone, atonality, and minimalism grew out of earlier styles such as Impressionism which is a natural evolution of classical harmony. Some composers even compose in a neo-Baroque or neo-Classical style. A lot of the ideas I get for my rock music comes from classical music. I find it easier to learn about proper voice leading and use of extended harmony from Bach or Mozart than from Nickelback.|
Posted: 11/12/2012 10:13:44 PM
|I recently got into Sciabin's works. It brings back the joy of listening classical I have lost for years.|
Posted: 11/13/2012 8:39:46 AM
|Sure you're not the only one. There are many people out there of all ages who appreciate classical music. I am a classically trained musician and teacher of music and I receive a lot of interest from students both young and old interested in studying classical music. It's interesting though to see the amount of women on here who state on their profile 'I love any music except classical'. Sigh...|
Posted: 11/13/2012 1:11:48 PM
|The unfortunate thing about classical music is that while I can be enjoyed by everyone, it really takes a lot of dedication to truly understand it. There's a reason Bolero, Canon in D, Moonlight Sonata, etc. are so popular...because they're relatively simple. But when you get into the real meaty stuff, the more you know about the form of the piece (form is everything), the history of the composition and composer, the harmonic language he's using, the orchestration the composer chose, etc., the more enjoyable it becomes.|
For me, anyways. I'm a music nerd. I once took out the score for Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe from the music library and studied the harmonies and orchestration for a week instead of writing a music history paper. Ahh, the 'ol music school days...
Posted: 11/14/2012 7:52:44 PM
Sure you're not the only one. There are many people out there of all ages who appreciate classical music. I am a classically trained musician and teacher of music and I receive a lot of interest from students both young and old interested in studying classical music. It's interesting though to see the amount of women on here who state on their profile 'I love any music except classical'. Sigh...
Yes, that is really unfortunate. And I find it very attractive when a woman likes classical music.
Posted: 11/23/2012 4:41:00 PM
|i like Mozart Bach Beethoven and Brahms , chopin .|
but now i canot play ,,just can play Czerny
Posted: 11/24/2012 10:47:07 AM
i'm a Mozart addict..
don't get why people are hostile to it..
there's nothing like it!
I'm not an expert,just love it!
Posted: 11/24/2012 11:32:11 AM
|On Halloween I went with my musician nephew to a "very scary" organ recital by the American Guild of Organists at a local church that has a 1.5 million dollar organ. Everyone dressed up. (My favorite was a guy that came dressed as the Big Bad Wolf, huge head and giant tongue hanging out). The place was decorated for Halloween. Naturally, it was all classical music (and not just the scary Bach's Toccata and Fuge), and was spectacular! This year I didn't, but next year I'm going in costume - hopefully with a date!|
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