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Who likes Classical music?

I know I can't be the only one here who is cultured...
Anybody else LOVE classical music? If so, what is your absolutelyl favorite piece or pieces. I've been trying to get back into it. My brother got me started with Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto, Octet) back in 1990. Then I got sidetracked with country music for a few years. And I'm Asian! I've probably know well over 300 pieces by heart, but like to add to the collection. I know I'm missing something great! And you probably are too.
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I couldn't name one piece from another but I do find it relaxing. Favorite has to be Mozart Dies irae
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Tchaichovsky and Chopin. Not even going to try names of the pieces.

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A Mid Summer Nights Dream has stuck with me since i was a small child...Rhapsody in Blue is a favorite and in spite of his politics, Wagner gets me as motivated and going as much as any get you moving rock song like Locomotive Breath.
I have to be in the mood for it, but when it strikes nothing will satify like an album side of good classical music.

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To those who want to give classical music a chance, I suggest doing what I did. Back in the days, I used to go to a music store and buy Sony Essential Classics tapes. Yes, cassette tapes. I would buy 2 or 3 a week. I will listen to those tapes for a week, over and over and over again.

Classical music is hard to appreciate. The first time you listen to a song, you might not understand it. You might even hate it. But if you keep listening to it again and again, suddenly you 'get it'. You fall in love with it. It's hard to explain.

Anyway, I must have collected over 100 tapes. And I would say, I LOVE 99% of the songs. The are truly 'classics'. Well, you can't buy cassette tapes any more, but I think they still sell CDs. Check it out.

A little hint. If you like part of the song (let's say a movement), you'll probably like the rest of it too. A good example of this is Richard Strauss
"Thus Spake Zarathustra". The opening theme of "2001 A Space oddesey" is the opening movement of this tone poem. Who doesn't like this song? But most people only know the first movement. There are actuallly 9 movements, and each one is awesome!

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Lots of great Classical stuff. A personal favorite is Vivaldi's Four Seasons as recorded by the Academy of St Martins-In-The-Fields on period instruments. Great import CD from Japan.

Anyone on here have a subscription to the Symphony? Chicago, or one of the metro regional ones, such as the Southwest Symphony?

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Being born and raised in Salzburg I'm guessing there is even a litlle Mozart blood in my veins, so anything Mozart is fabulous.
But my all time favorite is Beethoven's violin concerto #61

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lol just because you listen to clasical music doesn't make you cultured. That line cracked me up. Try learning piano, oboe, violin, drums. Try playing a piece by Mozart, join a choir and sing Handel's Messiah or Carmina Burana. Understand the music in the context of what was going on in current events of that time. Then my friend you will really "get it". And as far as cassette tapes, dude get a record player and buy vinyl already.

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I never could get into classical music. Just not my thing.
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i'd rather drink mercury, or set myself on fire. hows that for some culture?
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dude! asian+country music=?

right now, i'm diggin mozart's concerto for piano, no. 12, K414.

bach is a blast. when my brother, sister and i were taking piano, our teacher would tell us the most important thing is to not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. if you play the piano, you'll understand

steph, RE cello, check this out. this is more 'contemporary classical'... mark summer is still alive, and not an old dude.

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My favorite song and recording. The 2nd and 3rd movement are even better.




2nd Movement - Not my favorite recording, but can't find the good one.


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There's a lot of good music out there. I just try not to listen to the radio. I was in a Drum Corps in high school, and I through some of that in every once and a while. Anyone going to Cavie's home show tomorrow? I'll be there!

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lol just because you listen to clasical music doesn't make you cultured. That line cracked me up. Try learning piano, oboe, violin, drums. Try playing a piece by Mozart, join a choir and sing Handel's Messiah or Carmina Burana. Understand the music in the context of what was going on in current events of that time. Then my friend you will really "get it". And as far as cassette tapes, dude get a record player and buy vinyl already.







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lol just because you listen to clasical music doesn't make you cultured. That line cracked me up. Try learning piano, oboe, violin, drums. Try playing a piece by Mozart, join a choir and sing Handel's Messiah or Carmina Burana. Understand the music in the context of what was going on in current events of that time. Then my friend you will really "get it". And as far as cassette tapes, dude get a record player and buy vinyl already.
listening to classical music does make you cultured. And I did played violin (2nd) in orchestra in high school. I tried to learn piano by myself but failed miserably. Tried to play Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso...not easy. Try to learn guitar and failed that too.

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Agree with deefib on Holst - the planets ...... Awesome.

I didn't really "get" classical music fully until I saw it live .... We are season subscribers to the ESO and have been for many years. See the CSO at least a few times a year also.



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Agree with deefib on Holst - the planets ...... Awesome.
+1, except that I still don't "get" the last movement. Jupiter is absolutely my favorite movement. Has some cool asian theme (I'm Asian).

Is this a one hit wonder? I say this because this is the only piece that I ever heard from Mr. Holst.
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it's nice to see so many of you like it.

i grew up with my dad listening to it, along with some other cool music.
then played a bit of it in the years i played piano.

i still to this day love a lot of various pieces and can tell quite a few apart when i hear them. i love it when i see a commercial and can name the piece.

best of all, the goose bumps. duuuude!! the goose bumps while listening to it. priceless!!!

seen quite a few live. one of my favorites live is carmina burana.
bach, beethoven, vivaldi, mozart, tchaikowsky, verdi, to name a few.

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my favorites of 'conteporary classic' pieces are 'hosanna' and 'pie jesu' from Webber's requiem.




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