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Do you listen to classical music?

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  1. bluetele54

    bluetele54 Friend of Leo's

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    My initial impression in the early stages of the Vasks piece provided is that it reminded me of Gorecki.
    I’ll have to listen deeper, but my 4 year old is being a distraction presently.
     
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    What?!

    I'd love to read a copy!

    His fourth is wonderful, though it makes me raise my eyebrows a little to hear him repeat its chorale in other works.

    I love how he writes over a bass line descending by step (in Aeolian? can't remember).
     
  3. Robert H.

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    Yes - the usual suspects. But Beethoven symphonies - particularly the odd numbers - are heavenly. Driving to Beethoven is a thrill.
     
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    (half-way through the concerto)

    dude this is so METAL

    like at 22:00

     
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    Yes I do. And have for years.

    I don’t know that it is any better, particularly, and any other music played low in the background, for getting work or studying done.
     
  6. elihu

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    Much of classical music is subtle as opposed to pop music which is written, recorded and performed in order to capture your attention.

    Classical music asks whereas pop music demands.
     
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    That’s the Base! I studied piano, guitar, I play classics on both, as well. Let’s say like that: Bach is the grandpa of... jazz! Concerning harmonies. Need more?
     
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    I’m not sure that is true, per se. Beethoven’s 5th ain’t too subtle. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in Dm seems intent on capturing my attention. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture had cannon fire for goodness sake. Wagner had Ride of the Valkyrie, with them screaming. There is a lot of not very subtle other Opera. Even Mahler’s 3rd (I think it is) slyly changes Frere Jacques to a minor key with a dirge beat that jumps out at the listener.

    OTOH, if the Brandenburg Concertos are your epitome of classical music, I probably agree.

    My point, I don’t know that any musical style holds a death grip on subtlety or grab your attention.
     
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  10. elihu

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    Thus the word “much.”

    It implies not all.
     
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    A modern (20th century) orchestra piece written to feature the most modern and unconventional concert instrument.. the guitar?!?! Written by Spaniard Joaquin Rodrigo (a remarkable composer and man in his own right..) in 1954 with some guy named Segovia in mind. It's based on several themes borrowed from baroque music of the time (primarily Spanish baroque). Some terrific guitar playing and the orchestra pulls it's own in this rendition.

    This is John Williams version.
    21:33 play time. Enjoy.



    There are also versions up on YT from Narciso Yepes, Pepe Romero, Segovia, etc.
     
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    Yes, I love classical music. I love Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Wagner, Strauss, Vivaldi, Bartok, Holst, and a few others.
     
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    Also the other Rodrigo...2nd movement, adagio.....I played this in small chamber in college. The fun thing about guitar with orchestra is you can make mistakes and no one really notices!

     
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    I think everywhere I have lived there has been a classical music radio station. If you still have a radio, check down around 90 on the FM dial, that’s usually where they are.
     
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    I studied common practice theory, counterpoint, and composition in college (a minor) and I listen to everything from Hildegard of Bingen to Gavin Bryars, Messiaen, early Cage piano pieces.
     
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    I transcribed 4'33'' to guitar.
     
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    I wrote a canon in four parts based on the Looney Tunes cartoon theme. The professor, who was Boulanger trained in Paris, did not appreciate it.
     
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    I enjoy many of the classical composers from baroque to modern and often have a variety of classical works on as background music, but for truly intensive listening I seldom stray beyond the symphonies of Beethoven, a universe unto itself.
     
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    I like piano, cello, and violin concertos, as well as a handful of symphonies. Probably my favorite classical recording is Hilary Hahn's performance of the Mendelssohn violin concerto.
     
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