MITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
Took a class devoted to analyzing Vivaldi and Bach - they're geniuses. I'm a trumpet player, so of course I like classical music (if I remember correctly, Vivaldi and Bach are baroque composers.. I know what you mean by 'classical' though).
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2118 times:
No, as a general rule. However, there are some pieces that I really love; the 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites, composed by Bach and performed by Yo-Yo Ma; American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Three Preludes, and Concerto in F from George Gershwin; the Lord of the Rings Soundtracks, composed by Howard Shore; Symphony from the New World by Dvorak; Ride of the Valkyries from Wagner; 1812 Overture from Tchiachovsky (sp?), and that's all I can think of right now.
Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
I'm listening to Canon in D at the moment.... great piece of music. If ever there was a one hit wonder of the classical world, Pachelbel was him.
I also like Handel's Messiah. Always try to get to a performance around Christmas time.
There is a different dimension to this style of music that a lot of people dont understand: Because there are no intellectual property rights, anyone with musical talent or otherwise can make a recording so you get a lot of variation of quality and style even in the same original piece of music.
As a general rule I buy, if possible, the version by The Academy of Ancient Music, then second is The Academy of St.Martin-in-the-fields, then any of the German published recordings like Deutsche Grammarphon etc.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5482 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
Sure do, I'm a fan of most all the American composers of the early 20th century, especially Aaron Copland. "Appalachian Spring," "Fanfare for the Common Man," and "Rodeo" are some of the most emotional works in music to me. I also love Tchaikovsky, his Violin Concerto never fails to send shivers down my spine and I find it amazing that it was critically panned. I also like Debussy, Strauss, Wagner, and Verdi.
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SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
I'm a fan. I sing classically and have an orchestral approach to playing my trumpet. For someone who's looking to update their collection, I'd highly recommend anything Mahler performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra between the 60's and 70's. The brass section, flanked by Bud Herseth on the high end and Arnold Jacobs on the low end, was an absolute dynasty that may never be paralleled. The whole section had unmatched chemistry in terms of sound, attacks, and style. Simply incredible !!!
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
It's true, it takes a special understanding and experience to really be able to comprehend what classical music is. What it is is an expression of emotion - it's art. Just like paintings, poetry - music is art, and classical music is quite an unconcealed, raw-emotion art form.
Over the years since I've become a musician, I've come to know and understand classical music and the art form more. It's just amazing!
I used to hate opera - I didn't understand it. Now, I've come to understand it more and I absolutely LOVE opera! I'm currently working on a Rossini opera clarinet solo piece - just beautiful.
I'm also very into piano solos, and I'd have to say Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor gets me going every time. Nocturne in E-Flat major is also very nice, and Valse op.69-1 "l'adieu" brings wonderful images to mind. Albeniz's Tango is also a favorite, I'm working on that now.
Anyways, I'm done. I could go on for days talking about this stuff
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
I've been playing piano for over 10 years and because of that I am very big fan of classical music.
Enjoy playing the piano sonatas and masterpieces.
Vivaldis: 4 seasons songs (especially SPRING) rocks!
Beethovens Moonlight, Waldstein, Appasionatta, Tempest and his symphonies.
Mozarts Piano concertos Number 20 and 21 are my favorites,.
Debussy: Impressionist artist such as Clair De Lune, Cathedeal Engolutie, and Reflect Dans L'eau
Ravel: Bolero, water fountain and bateaux sur l'ocean.
Schuberts Impromtu's and Ave Maria
Pachabel.. well anything else other than canon?
Wagners Tannauser, and Valkryes
Basically anything that has piano in it is happyness to me!
John Williams is also cool too with mega movie hits.
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DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
Let's get some things straight.
George Gershwin's work is not considered to be classical music.
Anybody who doesn't appreciate classical music, is unable to properly appreciate or understand any other kind of music. The work of the classical composers is the foundation upon which contemporary music was built.
Finally, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik may very well be the most logical, brilliant, beautiful work of music ever written.
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