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Joined: 7/4/2010
Msg: 49
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And here I thought I was the only one on here that was obsessed with Classical music....
Joined: 8/12/2010
Msg: 50
Classical Music
Posted: 10/24/2010 9:57:58 PM
Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Wagner!, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Paganini, Schubert, Strauss, Mendelsson, Brahms, Offenbach....modern day classicists...modern day classical singers such as Bocelli.
Joined: 4/17/2010
Msg: 51
Classical Music
Posted: 10/25/2010 4:34:17 PM
I like classical lot too.
The brain is seen to react differently while listening to Bach opposed to mozart and others too huh. As seem in fMRI. Not sure exactly in what ways...but i think just more action in general.
But Mozart is still my favorite because most of his symphonies are exactly my listening pace. String that it.

The local symph orch. has a nice sunday afternoon show 5 times a year that's about half the price of the exact show the night before. No skipping on the players or anything, it's just mostly filled with seniors. I did have season tix for a while but I mostly dragged my mom there because no one is very enthusiastic about going. I haven't been for almost a year now.
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 52
Classical Music
Posted: 7/18/2011 7:58:06 AM
Architect - You might want to check out some Schumann, lots going on with his works, really gives you something to chew on, emotionally.
Joined: 8/16/2010
Msg: 54
Classical Music
Posted: 8/28/2011 6:56:58 PM
Nope! I study them for my major and I am an avid listener. All 9 Beethoven symphonies are on a playlist on my itunes. Great paper writing music!
Joined: 8/9/2011
Msg: 56
Classical Music
Posted: 8/30/2011 10:20:43 AM
I must say Classical music has brought to my life what no other genre has. I am especially fond of the dark romantic pieces yet my favorite composer of all time is Mozart. Mozart has written more pieces than any other composer. His works are all magnificent and have a certain charm unable to be duplicated or mimicked. I also love Beethoven ...duh!.....Bach.........J.C. get my point lol
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 57
Classical Music
Posted: 8/31/2011 11:35:36 AM
There's nothing like a great night out to the symphony!!
A beautiful sophisticated woman, the musicians, the hall,,,
Ooh la la.
The last one cost me about $400, well worth it!
Looking forward to the next.
Joined: 8/10/2011
Msg: 58
Classical Music
Posted: 9/5/2011 11:15:32 AM
I'm mostly drawn to the performer rather than the piece, with obvious exceptions.

for instance, Glenn Gould literally changed the direction of my life. I once did a 32 painting series based on Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 59
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Classical Music
Posted: 9/5/2011 4:42:13 PM
I am mostly a rock/jazz guy, but I enjoy classical as well. Some of my favorites are Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overature; the Nutcracker Suite; Night on Bare Mountain, Orff's Carmina Burana, Holst's The Planets, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Copland's Rodeo, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, lots of stuff by Debussey, Beethoven, Bach. Also enjoy Andres Segovia (Spanish guitar) and Vladmir Horowitz (piano).
Joined: 10/18/2011
Msg: 60
Classical Music
Posted: 11/2/2011 2:44:21 PM
Hmm, well, I adore Shostakovich (did a big research paper on him), Schubert, Stravinsky, Bach and Berg. I recently got into Russian liturgal choral music, and there is a piece from Tchaikovsky's St. Johns Liturgy that is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Joined: 2/5/2012
Msg: 62
Classical Music
Posted: 4/21/2012 6:28:13 PM
Love Classical. Movie Classicals like Kiss of the Spiderwoman themesong. Mozart is my fav. Modern composer - John Barry. I have listened to the Out of Africa Soundtrack for 20 yrs. Still my favorite soundtrack. And piano classics are my favorite. Orchestra is good, but piano is so moving.
Joined: 5/31/2010
Msg: 63
Classical Music
Posted: 4/22/2012 2:08:10 AM
I'm not only a Classically trained musician but I also have a job. LOL. It is in music by the way... I heard Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist and conductor recently on NPR interviewed in which he said he disliked the term, "Classical Music." He preferred to call this type of music, "serious music." I'm somewhat in agreement with him. I don't know if Beethoven thought all the music he wrote was serious though. I don't think so. All the same, Classical music is really music of the Classical era in music history - music of the 18th century. Personally, I call it "good music." It is for me. I've spent my life in it. Love to practice the piano. The hours just go by without my noticing. People sometimes ask me who my favorite composer is. I find that impossible to answer. It is like asking what is your favorite time of day? Personally, I love the whole day and am grateful for every day I live. I feel the same way about all great composers' works. They are all good in their own way.
Joined: 5/5/2011
Msg: 65
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Classical Music
Posted: 4/27/2012 11:46:32 PM
AnOther fairly Good Thread &on Arts
Music-ClassicalMusic.Music alone with no vocals just instruments/others is sweet itself.My apologies if maybe incorrect/not full info etc. Here are some I like as its/they,well somethings of it/them just does something that has me to feel/be soothed,alive,&its thoughtful strong creations that exist no matter how old &many changes &EtcsToBCont:
Liebestraum No.3
Pastoral From Symphony No.6
Braham's Lullaby
Schubert's Trout Quintet
Schubert's Wiegenlied
Te Deum Laudamus
-Now few have parts I like if not entire piece.
&Here is abit of Oriental ones:
Ballad of Willows-&which has lyrics
&There are Others,&unsure if even deemed classical etc but hope its OK:
Aura Lee,My GrandFather'sClock, WaterMusic,Le Coucou,Kalinka,The Water Is Wide,The Conventry Carol,
Joined: 10/28/2007
Msg: 66
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Classical Music
Posted: 4/28/2012 9:43:32 PM
I enjoy lots of classical music, and played violin for many years. I like Baroque music very much and adore the Brandenburg Concertos. Vivaldi is overused in elevators and shopping malls but that doesn't detract from the purity of his music. I like Mozart's horn concertos too. Huge fan of classical guitar and love Villa Lobos. My favourite
stand-alone piece of ballet music is the march of the montagues and the capulets by Prokofiev. I love the whole score actually. Saw the Royal NZ Ballet perform it here a couple of years ago, unfortunately just a sound track, not with an orchestra. Was lovely anyway!!

Not a huge opera fan, and cannot abide Wagner as I feel like I am being bludgeoned over the head with insistent Germanic musical precision!!!!
Joined: 1/5/2007
Msg: 67
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Posted: 4/30/2012 1:21:53 AM
Joined: 5/27/2011
Msg: 68
Classical Music
Posted: 5/1/2012 7:04:43 AM
I'm also a trained pianist with a Bachelors degree in music, and am now a full-time piano technician with lots and lots of work. So naturally classical music is a passion of mine, and I've been surrounded by it every day for over 10 years.

I tend to prefer the "weird stuff". Scriabin and Bartok will always be favourites, as well as other composers from that era (Stravinsky, Shostakovich, etc). Not big on John Cage or Philip Glass, but I absolutely love Steve Reich. Also have a soft spot for Ravel and, more recently, Fauré.

However my favourite pieces of all time are Beethoven's last 3 piano sonatas and Schumann's Carnaval.

Never liked Mozart that much. As a pianist, I lack the delicate touch necessary for a good performance, and as a technician, it REALLY brings out the flaws in my tuning!
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 69
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Posted: 5/1/2012 7:46:24 PM
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
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 70
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Posted: 5/1/2012 7:52:08 PM
And holy hell, because of that I found this

Mind blowing
Joined: 1/9/2012
Msg: 71
Classical Music
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.
Joined: 5/27/2011
Msg: 72
Classical Music
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.
Joined: 5/5/2011
Msg: 73
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Posted: 5/2/2012 3:25:08 PM
A nice choice on Water Music
Joined: 8/11/2010
Msg: 74
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Posted: 5/3/2012 3:49:19 PM
Yes Debussys piano stuff is great, very interesting harmony.

Anyone heard any John Tavaner?
Joined: 11/20/2009
Msg: 75
Classical Music
Posted: 5/5/2012 10:10:41 PM
And holy hell, because of that I found this

Mind blowing

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:
Joined: 11/20/2009
Msg: 76
Classical Music
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

Claude Debussy
Claire De Lune

Joined: 4/28/2012
Msg: 77
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.
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