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Do you listen to classical music?

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  1. Telekarster

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    IMO this is probably one of the best performances of the Queen of the Night Aria in Mozart's Magic Flute that I've ever seen/heard. IMO Diana Damrau is the supreme epitome of the perfect marriage of both beauty and talent.
    Enjoy!

     
  2. notmyusualuserid

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    Telemann, not Talmann. Which is sort of apposite :)
     
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  3. lousy13

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    I do listen to classical along with a lot of Bebop. I'm a neophyte at both but will spend more time learning about it now that I'm retired. I discovered an app called Idagio which bills itself as the Ultimate Classical Music App.
     
  4. Telekarster

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    Oops! LOL!!! Thanks for the correction ;) Spot on!
     
  5. Randypttt

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    You're starting out right but when you're ready to really listen check some Arvo Pare. He's a contemporary composer, whose still alive btw, a lot choral music but easy on the ears.

    Have fun
     
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    I have well over 1000 classical CDs and I love to sit in a comfortable chair and blast classical music through a good sound system. It helps if my wife is out of the house! I particularly like English romantic composers like Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Bax, Butterworth, Bridge, etc. but anything by Bach, Mozart or Beethoven is fine too.

    Compared to NJ/NYC where I live now is a bit of a cultural abyss but we always had subscriptions to the NJSO and went to lots of concerts in NYC.
     
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    I was raised on a diet of country, rock & roll, R&B, classical, soul, funk & whatever else was going on.

    I learned & played cello from age 11 to age 15; was in an 85 piece orchestra the last 2 years.

    Most folks don't 'get' classical music but the architecture, the construction of the music, the soothing moments, all can be sublime & can offer an appreciation of music that may otherwise never offer the listener that particular musical nugget. It is an acquired taste but IMO it is worth the time investment.
    YMMV .............
     
  8. bluetele54

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    My 4 year daughter’s been obsessed with Igor Stravinsky’s ballet scores, so the “Rite of Spring” as well as “Petrushka” have been on constant play.
    The aforementioned English composers, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn-Williams, as well as Frederick Delius, Cyril Scott, George Butterworth, Edward Elgar.
    I LOVE the Catalan composer, native of Barcelona, Federico Mompou, and if you like or need contemplative and meditative sounds, he’s one for you.
    Dvorak, Vitezslav Novak, Bohuslav Martinu (I’ve many recordings of Martinu, and he was brilliant).
    Alan Hovhaness, Darius Milhaud.
    LaMonte Young, Moondog (Louis Hardin)
    Janos Starker performing the Bach Cello suites.
    Maurice Durufle’s glorious Requiem.
    Furtwangler conducting Beethoven’s 6th.
    Celibidache conducting Ravel’s “Bolero”
    Ivan Moravec’s recording of Debussy’s “Images” and “Preludes”
    Recommended!
    The Borodin playing the entire Shostakovich String Quartets.
    Pierre Fournier’s 1962 recordings of both the Dvorak and Elgar cello concertos, which I’ve listened to multiple times recently.
    Anatoly Lyadov’s “Enchanted Lake”

    And although Vaughn-Williams has been mentioned, specifically his “A Lark Ascending” as recorded by violinist Iona Brown with Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields IS FLAT OUT GAWGEEOUS!!!
    There’s so much more to hear.

    ...and if you want to hear a pianist truly rip, try the recording of Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G” on the RCA Living Stereo label, as played by pianist Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer with Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony.

    re Holst, we were in Wellington, New Zealand last year and heard the “The Planets” performed by the New Zealand Symphony and it was MASSIVE!
    That’s truly a piece of music you have to hear live, although there’s a brilliant 1971 recording conducted by Zubin Mehta and the LA Philharmonic that’s worth searching for.
    It’s an audiophile quality recording by a Masterful English DECCA engineering crew.
    The brass section truly shines.

    I’ll stop now...
     
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  9. 985plowboy

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    Yep.
     
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    You're fortunate because there are fewer and fewer of them every day. Both classical and jazz seem to be on the endangered species list. :(
     
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    Dig into 20th Century composers.

    Lots of good contemporary composers as well.

    I prefer small ensembles to full symphonies.
     
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    Have you ever listened to the “Carl Stalling Project”? He’s the one who created all those brilliant musical moments for those great Warner Brothers cartoons.
    There’s several cd’s worth of material and it’s truly inspired.
     
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    Yawn. Nope. Just can't do it ... to my wife's chagrin. Five years of playing classical violin and a big baroque fan back in high school, I just moved on. Even though my current study into early blues is surprisingly fresh, it still makes classical music seem very dated. I get nothing from ancient classical music and actually perturbed by the lack of it's creativity. Perhaps good stuff for people who have a hard time going to sleep, but I don't have that problem.
     
  15. greenhornet

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    Yes.

    As Beethoven said: "Nicht Bach, aber meer."

    My music listening habits are 50 percent Classical (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, R.Strauss, Mahler, Wagner, Ravel, Debussy, the Russians, etc)

    And 50 percent Jazz: Ellington, Bird, Miles, Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Wes, Monk...

    I pretty much don't listen to rock or country, unless someone else is playing it.
     
  16. StevesBoogie

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    Similar tastes right here fella. My single classical playlist on Amazon Music features 82 compositions by Vivaldi, Manfredini, and 'Bach Trios' featuring Yo-Yo Ma. The Baroque station is pretty darn good as well. I absolutely love having it on lowish volume while working.
     
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    Yes, but I have no idea what I'm listening to.
     
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    Yup, fairly regularly in fact. But, if I start going into detail I'll never shut up.

    So, I'll just say: Bach (JS, 'the man'), Barrios and Rodrigo get listened to the most.
     
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    I just realized that, once I recognize who I am listening to, then perhaps what the piece is, then the music drops into a different part of my brain and my innocent appreciation of the music is sacrificed for another sort of appreciation.

    I like listening to stuff more like a small child would. Leave out all the expectations, the past listening experiences. It is fun, a novel kind of amusement.
     
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    I like it if the volume is balanced well. There's really some great stuff out there
     
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