Any Classical Music Fans?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Jenn Windey, May 2, 2015.

  1. Jenn Windey

    Jenn Windey Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    264
    I know for the most part I am all about rock and metal music, but you know I do really like some classical music, I am a Schubert fan actually, I think the pieces are brilliant and don't mind listening at all. I really enjoy Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for piano, violin and cello, Op. 100, D. 929 one of the few pieces I will listen to right thru. I personally like the third and fourth movements the best. Allegro moderato so lovely, I hope to see it done live someday. I did get to see Mozart's Requiem with the BPO the year before last and that was delightful.

    Overall I am not that versed in many of the classics can anyone make some suggestions what I might like?
     
    #1
  2. Val White

    Val White Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    164
    I enjoy classical and opera and prefer the lighter rather than the heavy.


     
    #2
  3. Richard Paradon

    Richard Paradon Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    722
    Likes Received:
    391
    [QUOTE="Overall I am not that versed in many of the classics can anyone make some suggestions what I might like?[/QUOTE]

    I enjoy Beethoven. This is his Moonlight Sonata. It is the long version because I really enjoy it!



    o_O On second thought, you may wish a shorter version...I just played that and wound up taking a nap at my keyboard!
     
    #3
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
    Lois Winters likes this.
  4. Mal Campbell

    Mal Campbell Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2015
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    433
    I agree with you @Jenn Windey, I'm mostly a rock and roll kind of gal - I love contemporary/alternative the best, with a little punk and 90s thrown in and mixed with 60s/70s hard, metal and even a little folk. I love celtic music, and even bagpipes.

    But I also enjoy listening to classical, if I'm in the right mode - mellow, laid-back and relaxed. I really don't know anything about it at all, except I know what I like when I hear it. I took piano lessons about 25 years ago and there were a few pieces I learned, like Fur Elise (Beethoven), Pachelbel's Canon, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach), Dvorak's Symphony #9 from The New World, and a few others.

    I also remember the "Switched on" albums from the 70s, that combined classical music with synthesizers, for a cool classical/rock mix.

    [​IMG]
     
    #4
  5. Val White

    Val White Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    164
    2 versions of Debussy Arabesque

    Isao Tomita



    Emmanuel Pahud, Mariko Anraku

     
    #5
    Lois Winters likes this.
  6. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    14,098
    Likes Received:
    22,905
    I enjoy Beethoven. This is his Moonlight Sonata. It is the long version because I really enjoy it!



    o_O On second thought, you may wish a shorter version...I just played that and wound up taking a nap at my keyboard![/QUOTE]

    Ahhhh ...the 60 minute waltz!;)
     
    #6
    Yvonne Smith and Richard Paradon like this.
  7. Val White

    Val White Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    164
    beautiful playing by Itzhak Perlman

     
    #7
  8. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    14,098
    Likes Received:
    22,905
    Two talented Giants! Am I the only one who thinks that Itzhak Perlman could be Roy Clark's Brother?;)
     
    #8
  9. Val White

    Val White Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    164
    In case of possible litigation I will only admit to a certain tilt of the head :D

     
    #9
  10. Sheldon Scott

    Sheldon Scott Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2015
    Messages:
    2,995
    Likes Received:
    4,758
    I like the Lone Ranger theme song. I think Rossini had another name for it when he first wrote it.:p

    I like this one about Beethoven.

     
    #10
    Lambert Regenlöf likes this.
  11. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Senior Staff
    Staff Member Senior Staff Greeter Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    24,773
    Likes Received:
    43,679
    Not at all. While I can appreciate some of it as being good quality music, it's not something that I care to listen to. Classical music usually reminds me of cartoons and old movies, since so many of them used classical scores. To me, classical music is like jazz, in that I can recognize it when someone does jazz well, but I still don't want to listen to it.
     
    #11
  12. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    14,098
    Likes Received:
    22,905
    I had in mind their facial expressions and sense of humor, as they played their string instruments.
    Here is a different side of Roy.
     
    #12
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
    Lois Winters likes this.
  13. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2018
    Messages:
    6,161
    Likes Received:
    4,370
    If so, what are your favorite works? Mine are:

    Beethoven's 5th symphony. (Especially the final movement)
    Ride of the Valkyries (Wagner)
    Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony
    The "Great Gate of Kiev", from "Pictures at an Exhibition" (Mussorgsky) (I hope your speakers can take it!)
    Pilgrims Chorus (Wagner)
    Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Choral Movement (The "Grand Slam Home Run" of all choral music.)
    "War March of the Priests" (Mendellsohn)
    Concerto in F (Gershwin)
    Capriccio Italien (Tchaikovsky)
    1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky) (Watch your Woofers...)

    I have many more, but these are my 10 "Blockbusters".

    Hey...l also like Early Rock (1950's-1960's), Folk songs, and Dixieland Jazz!

    Hal
     
    #13
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018
  14. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Supreme Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    13,275
    Likes Received:
    25,275
    I was sitting on a piano stool by the age of 5 and yes, I do love classical music.
    I do like all of the pieces and composers you listed Hal but I have a very soft spot in my heart for Muzio Clemente because it was his series of Sonatinas that I first studied.

    I was either 6 or 7 when I played my first piano recital and the selected piece was the Sonatina Op 36. No. 6.
    It really anything special but I like it and it’s also a piece that quite a few capable kids are given in order to introduce them to the better works of Clemente and classical music.
     
    #14
    Bill Boggs likes this.
  15. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2018
    Messages:
    6,161
    Likes Received:
    4,370
    @Bobby, that is a very melodious Sonatina; like some of Mozart's best concertos!

    Plenty of 16th-note phrases, too!

    Can you also do the left-hand bass part?

    Hal
     
    #15
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018
    Bill Boggs and Bobby Cole like this.

Share This Page