Classical Music...Does Anybody like it?

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    Dec 10, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    Symphonies, chamber music, opera etc. Is it on your portable music player? Do you get a chance to go to live concerts?

    I do......Like it a lot. Currently, Handel and Mozart are grabbing me.
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    Dec 10, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    Yes I love it. I was listening to classical music on my IPod docking station last night. Great way to escape and relax. I used to listen to it while studying in University. It actually helped me concentrate.

    Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tschaikowsky, Bruckner, Sibelius, Shostakovitch, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mahler, Elgar, Dvorak, Grieg, Bach, Gorecki, Schubert, Mendelshohn make up about 95% of the playlist. I especially like Brahms and Beethoven.
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    Dec 10, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    yes. right now, i am into vaughan williams and english choral. christmas and all. still a fool for french romanticism.

    don't care for much baroque; definitely dislike it if a harpsichord is involved. sound seems designed to spark headaches.

    mozart is a tried and true (except when involving that pesky harpsichord noise).
    handel... i don't know. watermusic seems like music to eat by.
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    Dec 10, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    I listen to either streaming Classical (particularly like Baroque) or early-century Jazz in the office. Since it's streaming wireless, I don't know the composers all that well, though.
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    Dec 10, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidYes I love it. I was listening to classical music on my IPod docking station last night. Great way to escape and relax. I used to listen to it while studying in University. It actually helped me concentrate.

    Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tschaikowsky, Bruckner, Sibelius, Shostakovitch, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mahler, Elgar, Dvorak, Grieg, Bach, Gorecki, Schubert, Mendelshohn make up about 95% of the playlist. I especially like Brahms and Beethoven.


    yeah, the russians are good. burned out on scherazade i played it too much. like the sung tenor versions of 'song of india' (or indian prince-seen both).

    do you like respighi?
  • Nayro

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    Dec 10, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    Love it, Enya and so on! Great music... How can u NOT like it :O
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Dec 10, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    I love classical music, and I adore Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending - such a beautiful piece of music!!!
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    Dec 10, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    I like classical music. I guess Bach and Beethoven are my favorites right now. But I am not very educated in it, so I am only familiar with the most famous composers and works. I have been trying to study more about it.

    www.naxos.com/cme cme = Classical Musical Experience. It is an online site that has short essays on famous composers with excerpts of their famous works embedded. Or as the site puts it "...largely a discussion of a beginning basic repertoire (those compositions most often heard at orchestral or chamber music concerts) with excerpts of each online." It is a relaxing way to spend an evening...working one's way down the composers and listening to the music.

    How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition
    (48 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture)
    "With Professor Greenberg as your teacher, you will hear and understand an entire language of unmatched beauty, genius, and power."
    http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/CourseDescLong2.aspx?cid=700

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music
    (16 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture)
    "...what if we did understand how certain musical effects were achieved? What if we could learn to follow the often-intimidating language of key signatures, pitch, mode, melody, meter, and other parts of musical structure used by composers? What if we could recognize these various components at work as we listened to our favorite music? What if we could "speak" the language of Western music? ...

    In this course, Professor Greenberg offers a spirited introduction to this magnificent language—nimbly avoiding what for many of us has long been the principal roadblock, the need to read music. "

    http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/CourseDescLong2.aspx?cid=7261

    ...and this book...

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    "In this book, he gives you a set of tools you can use when listening to any piece of music in order to hear its "plot"—its story told in notes. He helps you listen to music from the inside out, from the composer's point of view, so that you'll follow the composer's musical thoughts, whether the piece is by Bach, Schumann, Stravinsky, or Gershwin.

    Kapilow starts right where the listener does—at the beginning. The book is structured like a piece of music, with topics organized as they would naturally arise in a composition—progressing from idea, to phrase, to section, to movement, to form. Whether you are an experienced concertgoer or a newcomer to classical music, the listening principles Kapilow shares will help you "get" the music you hear in an exciting, fresh new way. "

    http://www.amazon.com/All-You-Have-Do-Listen/dp/0470385448/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228943294&sr=8-1

    And it has download examples of the music discussed in the book, with a really neat player that shows the score scrolling by as you hear the music.

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    Dec 11, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    I love classical music. More specifically i tend to listen only to piano stuff. Its the one thing i wish i could play, and i'm fascinated by it. But yes classical music is a must in my life.
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
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    SurrealLife saidYes I love it. I was listening to classical music on my IPod docking station last night. Great way to escape and relax. I used to listen to it while studying in University. It actually helped me concentrate.

    Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tschaikowsky, Bruckner, Sibelius, Shostakovitch, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mahler, Elgar, Dvorak, Grieg, Bach, Gorecki, Schubert, Mendelshohn make up about 95% of the playlist. I especially like Brahms and Beethoven.


    yeah, the russians are good. burned out on scherazade i played it too much. like the sung tenor versions of 'song of india' (or indian prince-seen both).

    do you like respighi?


    The "Song of India" is an excerpt from one of Rimsky-Korsakov's lesser-known (and one of his best) operas, called Sadko.

    Look it up. The scene is an elaborate feast in the palace of a Russian prince, and he is serenaded by his many guests, including the Indian, and a Viking, who sings the bass aria "The Song of The Viking Guest", a less-known but evocative aria.
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    Yup....I love Bartok, Prokofiev, Arne, Shostakovitch, Schnittke, Beethoven,
    Dvorak, Stravinsky, Satie, Ravel and Hindemith to name a few.
    But my classical ear bends mostly for the Russians. Great stuff !!

    I even like some modern composers like De Simone, Reich, Glass and Stockhausen.


    I'm pretty open to most music.
    If it's good...I'll check it out !
  • metalxracr

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    Dec 11, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    I like lots of it, but my favorite by far is Gustav Holst. I've played most of his music in symphonic bands, I've even played The Planets arranged for marching band! Went to state with it also!

    My favorites are all who's music I've got to play though.
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    Classical is timeless and amazing in its ability to affect us on mutliple levels.

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    Dec 11, 2008 2:20 AM GMT
    About half of all the music I listen to is classical. Of that, the majority is music written between 1850 and 1950.
    Orchestral favorites are Korngold, Ravel, Respighi, Richard Strauss, Debussy, Stravinsky, Zemlinsky, Schreker, Bax, Holst, Glazunov, Wagner, Henze, Pendereski (sp?), Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin to begin with. There's loads of opera and solo and chamber works too.

    Slightly partial to harp for some reason.
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    love it- especially baroque

    love harpsichords :p
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 saidClassical is timeless and amazing in its ability to affect us on mutliple levels.



    ps- Disney just isn't this cool any more- those harpies had bare boobies! im amazed they'd depict a witches' sabbath, but really glad they had the balls to- pretty much my favorite thing ever icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:39 AM GMT
    HELL......NO
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    oh, yes... definitely... i adore it icon_biggrin.gif


    once in san diego i saw the most amazing open air pipe organ concert. the organist did a collection of bach's works, and one of them was a reversal of the hands and feet. he was dancing on that organ!!!

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    Dec 11, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    not at all
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    Tynificent saidHELL......NO


    I love 'em dumb!

    debussy81 saidnot at all


    As a matter of curiosity, are you joking or is your name just a teensy bit ironic?
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    TigerTim said
    Tynificent saidHELL......NO


    I love 'em dumb!

    debussy81 saidnot at all


    As a matter of curiosity, are you joking or is your name just a teensy bit ironic?


    haha trust me, they're cuter from a safe distance ;)
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    Haha. just checking. It's just my livelihood
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    i played the first part of "prélude à l'après midi d'un faun" on the flute as part of my thesis dance concert for ucla.
  • Teacherguy

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    Dec 11, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    yup...Ravelle is great to have sex too....very sensual music.
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:54 AM GMT
    oooooooooo ravel!!! i gotta get my cd's out...