Classical Music (Read 649 times)


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    Playing it yourself is an even better experience. Well, if you don't suck. But you can't beat the directness.


    Wandering Wally

      Yes!  I wish I could play.  So, I content myself with listening to those who can.  Besides, it's more fun to play to an audience, right?

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        Well, I don't often play for an audience, except my cats! Sometimes when I host a BBQ I am goaded and drunk enough.

          have tried over the years to appreciate classical, but i struggle with it.  yet give me contemporary stuff played by a string quartet, and i'm all, well, ears.

           

          Try Hayden string quartets or anything by Kronos Quartet

            Landowska. The instruments she played were actually very little like historical harpsichords; they were really a lot more like pianos. It wasn't until the late 20th century that the real harpsichord had its rebirth.

             

            I always cringe when I hear Bach played on piano -- but I cut Glenn Gould some slack.

             

            Don't get me wrong- that long solo harpsichord section in whichever Bach Brandendburg  absolutely knocks me out every time I hear it.

              Try Hayden string quartets or anything by Kronos Quartet

               

              nice one, Chuck.  have listened to two movements from Hayden's string quartet in D minor and they're top!  excuse this inept musical interpretation, but i found them busy and shit, mind-occupying (although a bit of underlying bass wouldn't go amiss).

               

              will check out Kronos tomoz Smile

               

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                Don't get me wrong- that long solo harpsichord section in whichever Bach Brandendburg  absolutely knocks me out every time I hear it.

                 

                5th.

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                  have tried over the years to appreciate classical, but i struggle with it.  yet give me contemporary stuff played by a string quartet, and i'm all, well, ears.

                   

                  Give Beethoven's late quartets a shot.  I think too many people dismiss the big guy because of the popularity of his symphonies.  

                   

                  Also Bartok's string quartets... all of 'em. 

                   

                  MTA: And, of course the famous Ravel and Debussy quartets! 

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                  Wandering Wally

                    It's amazing how many snippets and phrases one hears in popular music that come from classical pieces.

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                      Give Beethoven's late quartets a shot.  I think too many people dismiss the big guy because of the popularity of his symphonies.  

                       

                      Also Bartok's string quartets... all of 'em. 

                       

                      MTA: And, of course the famous Ravel and Debussy quartets! 

                       

                       

                      cheers, Jehu.  a few more additions to my Spotify to-do list Smile

                      I bought my nephew an elephant for his room. He said, "Thanks". I said, "Don't mention it".

                        Orff's Carmina Burana is a great work, and I think it is well accessible for neophytes.

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                          Orff's Carmina Burana is a great work, and I think it is well accessible for neophytes.

                           

                          just had a quick listen, it's the music from the Old Spice ad; sweet Smile

                          I bought my nephew an elephant for his room. He said, "Thanks". I said, "Don't mention it".

                            just had a quick listen, it's the music from the Old Spice ad; sweet Smile

                             

                            It's really nice to block off an undisturbed hour and sit down with headphones and a translation. Smile

                            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              Try Hayden string quartets or anything by Kronos Quartet

                               

                              Which reminds me...I could listen to Clint Mansell's stuff all day long.  His music pops up on Pandora a lot.  It's a lot of film scores, but it all stands well on its own.  I find this is true for a lot of John Williams' music, too.

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                                And for the record, it's Franz Josef Haydn.

                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.