What do you think of Classical Music?

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Do you like classical Music?
I love Classical Music! 31%  31%  [ 40 ]
I love Classical Music! 31%  31%  [ 40 ]
I like it. 10%  10%  [ 13 ]
I like it. 10%  10%  [ 13 ]
It's okay. 6%  6%  [ 8 ]
It's okay. 6%  6%  [ 8 ]
I dislike it. 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
I dislike it. 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
I hate Classical Music! 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
I hate Classical Music! 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 130

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20 Nov 2004, 2:02 pm

Mwa ha ha ha ha ha haaaa! :twisted: I'm a maniac for classical music. I almost always have in my head! But not only listen to it. I play it on my clarinet and piano. I have been taking piano for 6 years and clarinet for one year. I have proven to be a musical prodigy. As of now, I only have 2 songs on iTunes. And they are Chopin's Waltz in E-flat Major, Op. 18. and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. I'm listening to them right now. My most recent composition might be called Etude in C Major. As soon as I figure out how to post it, I will.
My favorite composers are Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, and Bach.

Three cheers for classical music! :D Hip hip Hurray! :D Hip hip Hurray! Hip hip HURRAY! :D


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20 Nov 2004, 5:41 pm

I like classical music, the big problem is music is often to load for me too enjoy it. :cry: :D :roll:



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20 Nov 2004, 6:34 pm

I heard the Egmond Ouverture, live, in a church. I was pulled apart and blown away... it was great. Can't remember a thing of it, though, except the sensation of not just hearing but feeling this music.

Fumbling for words here. It was totally, utterly... well very utterly :).

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20 Nov 2004, 7:25 pm

I enjoy Classical music, however, I know nothing about it.

I like moody pieces, and slower, more contemplative sounding stuff. Which composers would you recommend I listen to to start off?



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20 Nov 2004, 7:52 pm

I listen to classical music when I am upset. It helps calm me down. I used to *only* listen to classical music until I was 12.


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20 Nov 2004, 8:38 pm

Civet, I recommend you listen to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. I listen to it as a lullaby before I go to bed. I also think Debussy's First Arabesque is quite relaxing.

I really like classical music. I has been proven to make babies smarter when they get older.

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20 Nov 2004, 9:39 pm

Civet wrote:
I like moody pieces, and slower, more contemplative sounding stuff.


There are CDs with music specially selected for relaxation. You can play them over and over and over [STOP!] For instance, there's a CD (don't know it, but it's popular) called The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World... Ever!. (It has a "sequel", The Most Relaxing Classical Album In the World Ever, Volume II.) Many, many similar ones exist. You have to watch out, though, if you want to get more than one CD, since there are some popular pieces that are practically ubiquitous.

If you want moody, try "The Planets" by Holst. Different moods for different planets - must be moody. Also noisy in parts. A bit like Star Wars. I like the CD of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, which also has two pieces by John Williams on it (the Star Wars guy). Or maybe by moody you meant sad?



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20 Nov 2004, 10:13 pm

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Civet, I recommend you listen to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. I listen to it as a lullaby before I go to bed. I also think Debussy's First Arabesque is quite relaxing.


I am familiar with Moonlight Sonata, and I really love it.

I don't think I've heard of the other song, I will look into it.

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Or maybe by moody you meant sad?


I suppose the word I was looking for was melancholy. I am open to listening to other things, as well, though.

Thank you both for your suggestions.



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21 Nov 2004, 12:10 pm

Civet:

For melancholy, try the following:
Tchaikovsky's 5th and 6th Symphonies
Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2
the late Beethoven piano sonatas (no. 32 op. 111 in particular)
Schubert's Piano Sonata in B flat D960
Elgar's Cello Concerto



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21 Nov 2004, 1:40 pm

I like Classical Music Especialy Beethovens Work Like The One The Go's In One Of Fantasia's!! :D


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21 Nov 2004, 3:57 pm

Civet wrote:
I suppose the word I was looking for was melancholy.


Spanish guitar music. The Adagio of Rodrigo's Concierto d'Aranjuez being among the most famous and most melancholy. Naxos has a good version of that. Anyway, it's probably on many of the "classical relaxing music" CDs.

If you want to have your heart broken, listen to some stuff from the "Romantic" period. BIG emotions.



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24 Nov 2004, 4:20 am

I'm a big Beethoven fan.



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27 Nov 2004, 9:28 pm

i'm really not a classical fan. it gives me a headache... but my classical-listening sister hates my music as well. i guess we're equal hehe



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28 Nov 2004, 3:44 pm

Classical music is essentially applied mathematics...



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28 Nov 2004, 8:03 pm

Feste-Fenris wrote:
Classical music is essentially applied mathematics...


Oh c'mon. And human thought is essentially randomly dancing atoms. :roll:



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29 Nov 2004, 3:50 am

and works of art are blobs of pigment on canvas...

lol, echospectra.

however, there is a very strong mathematical element to music (i nearly did a degree in maths and music, btw). i haven't any references, but, if anyone's interested, a google search re: Bach (J.S.) would give you information about maths/music, as his music is a particularly good example of the connections between them.

i wasn't going to post here, as i have far too much to say, but as i'm here...
i love all sorts of classical music (i've posted this somewhere else, on WP i know). at present - mediaeval madrigals are a focus.

can't live a day without music. more necessary than air...

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