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Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:45 pm

I don't listen to it very often, but sometimes I like so much to listen Strauss, Verdi, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, Rossini, etc.

They're great!!!
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:08 pm

it's music of great value. Unfortunately the lack of consistent rythm that today's western music has makes me prefer the latter
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:22 pm

I don't like it. My father plays it often, so sometimes I am forced to listen to it but I don't mind...
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:29 pm

I'm probably to young to understand it. However I sometimes appreciate it when I'm having a hangover...

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:42 pm

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).
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:48 pm

It's got it's good points, and it's low points.


Betoveens 7th and Wagners "Ride of the Valkyries" are two of the high points.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:14 pm

Yes, especially Bach.
But as said MITaero, Bach is not a "classical" composer. He's older than that, from the "baroque" era.

Try the "Klavierkonzert BWV 1052", that's great. Or the famous "Well-Tempered Clavier".

I also listen to Mozart and Schubert.
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:22 pm

Great composers listed above.
My favorites are Bach, Stravinsky, Mussorsky, Debussy and Scarloti.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 10:13 pm

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.

So, I guess I am a little bit of a classical fan.

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:23 pm

Yes!

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.

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Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:59 pm

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:32 am

I don;t know enough about it but I love it.

even the off beat stuff, like Mozart Camerengo.(latin classical)

Debussy from OCEANS 11

Um, there is another that comes to mind,...I posted about it a while ago, a rather sensual classical song but it escapes me right now.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:56 am

I sure do like the stuff - pieces by Mozart, Vivaldi and later (not strictly classical) composers like Puccini and Verdi are just splendid. Much of what is listened to today can't compare.

However, the stuff I listen to most is probably Celtic music. I have a large collection of it and play some (bagpipes).
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:09 am

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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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:35 am

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 Wow! !!!
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:22 am

I love classical music, singing in a chamber choir (25-30 members). We regularly do oratoriums and passions.

Currently we are working on the Elijah (Mendelssohn), some pretty difficult stuff there!


Favorite pieces that we have performed in the past:

Handel's Messiah
Bach's St Matthew and St John's Passions
Telemann's St. Matthew Passion
John Rutter's Feel the Spirit. (We actually had the privilege being conducted by the composer.)
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:03 am

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.

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:35 am

Yes, but generally the later stuff from the Romantic period on up to more early American music (Copland's era). Also symphonic music (think John Williams)

Beethoven's 7th, 3rd movement

Beethoven's 9th, 4th movement

John Williams himself playing the piano in E.T. The Extraterrestial

Copland's Rodeo Hoedown and Morning on the Ranch

Popular works that the Boston Pops perform (like Final Fantasy VII and Olympic Fanfare and Theme)

Variations on a Korean Folk Song

An American Elegy (Frank Tichelli)

Early Light (Carolyn Bremer)
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:35 am

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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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:07 am

That was the one I was thinking of Ravel's Bolero!!! Thanks!
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:24 am

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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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:42 am

DeltaSFO:
What about Arthur Feilder?


He was a modern 20th Century composer that went out in style. (a white polyester suit)  Smile
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:12 pm

"George Gershwin's work is not considered to be classical music."

Really. And what section of the record store would you find Gershwin?

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:21 pm

I have to listen to it. You have to when you play the violin, piano, cello. I personally like Corelli. But i do like listening to it

 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:40 pm

Really. And what section of the record store would you find Gershwin?

Since when were record stores considered to be authorities on classification of music by genres?
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:09 am

DeltaSFO, if Gershwin isn't classical, what genre could you include him in then?


BTW, I'm speaking as a musician who plays professionally.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:17 am

I like it sometimes

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:47 am

I love almost all of Mahler's symphonies, but in particular No.6. Almost all I listen to is classical, I think it helps that I play the Violin too (7 years now).
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:31 am

DeltaSFO, if Gershwin isn't classical, what genre could you include him in then?

Symphonic jazz or popular, depending on which of his works we're talking about.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:34 am

I really like it, specially being a paino player. My favorites are Tchaykovsky and Wagner...

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:11 am

"Symphonic jazz or popular, depending on which of his works we're talking about."

Ok, Porgy and Bess is "symphonic jazz" and/or popular. Perhaps even the same is true for Rhapshody in Blue and American in Paris. But the Three Preludes and Concerto in F are definitely classical.

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Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:16 am

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:22 am

Yes, I simply love it. I admit not to be a super expert in the matter, but I'm always amazed by classical music, especially when I have the chance to hear it played live. It's a pity that many famous theme I have in mind are actually nameless (for me)... by the way, I'd a great fan of the cello (and I hope one day I'll can try the instrument), can you suggest me some composition with this instrument in the leading role?

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:34 am

It's a lot better than the chanting and hip thrusts that the currently most popular so-called "music" is in the US today.

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:08 am

You can just scroll down to the classical stuff on my website:

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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:50 am


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.


Indeed Johann Pachelbel's Canon is a beautiful piece, and for me I really never get tired listening to it. Big grin One CD I'd recommend is Pachelbel's Greatest Hit: The Ultimate Canon. It has 15 renditions of Canon in D and I love listening to it especially when I need something calming.

My other favorite composers are Chopin, Bach, Handel, Schumann, Mozart, and Vivaldi.

My friends consistently ask why I listen to classical music......as much as why I like aviation.  Nuts Of course while my friends head out to Wango Tango, I'd be vouching to listen to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Big thumbs up
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:29 am

What? Tango is great too! Big grin
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:24 am

Ok, Porgy and Bess is "symphonic jazz" and/or popular. Perhaps even the same is true for Rhapshody in Blue and American in Paris. But the Three Preludes and Concerto in F are definitely classical.

No, they're not.

Not only were they not written in the classical time period, they use arrangements, structures, devices, and chords that would be considered completely unacceptable to classical composers.

They're contemporary works of symphonic jazz or popular music.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:20 pm

Perhaps a better question would be, "do you like orchestral or band music?"
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:02 am

I personally like classical music. Some of my favourites are Chopin and Liszt.
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:05 am

The only three times per year I listen to classical music (as in REALLY listen - not just having it as background music), is The Last Night of the Proms, the annual perfomance of Händel's Messias and New Years concert from Vienna (that along with ski jumping from Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the ultimate New Years hangover cure).
 
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:14 am

I am a high school cellist and since about a year and a half ago I LOVE classical music. Quickly becoming my all-time favorite symphony is Dvorak's 8th in G major, which we are working on in class right now. Some of my other favorites from this year and last year are the works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Bruch, Verdi, Sibelius, Holst, Copland, Telemann, and Vivaldi.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:20 am

DeltaSFO,

If you mean "Classical" as the music period (as in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary) then of course Gershwin isn't classical, he would be in the Contemporary-Jazz period. But while he has written jazz and symphonic jazz, he definitely has written some music that can be considered in the classical music genre itself. Don't forget he's written musicals, which could also be considered a modern version of Opera, which is also classical music.
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RE: Do You Like Classical Music?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:22 am

Symphonic Jazz is a weak term to describe Gershwin. I'd replace that with "Pops". I've studied this in a class I was required to take in Classical/Pre-Modern music. However, though it is a crossover art form I still stand that it should be classified with earlier music. I regularly play jazz and classical music, and I've found Pops to be somewhat closer to early music than modern music.

Pops music is generally the marches and contemporary-oriented stuff that's shorter in length and a lighter program. The Boston or Cincinatti Pops are two great orchestras of this nature. Check out both groups sometime!
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