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Classical music

  1. May 22, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    I am trying to like it but it hurts on my nerves, all the sharp notes, tobias in
    what ever, how can you like it?
     
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  3. May 22, 2006 #2

    Astronuc

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    To what are you listening?!? Start with some adagios or nocturnes. :rolleyes:

    Try Ralph Vaughn Williams!

    Or Samuel Barber, especially his Adagio for Strings.
     
  4. May 22, 2006 #3

    Hootenanny

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    I am particulary fond of the Goldberg Variations by Bach. Also Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A.

    ~H
     
  5. May 22, 2006 #4

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    Can you give me an online rendition of some thing that is not so, painful ?
     
  6. May 22, 2006 #5
    skip to sec 3.3 (expression of the score)
    http://www.geocities.jp/imyfujita/goldberg/goldtxte.html
     
  7. May 22, 2006 #6

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    If you stick with Mozart, your ears should not be pained. But after you have got the habit of listening to longer musical lines than pop tunes or rock anthems provide, you should branch out. I recommend for your second step, Schubert, and then some of the French late romantics (Franck, Saint-Saens) and Dvorak. All of this is as sweet on the ear as classical music gets. Oh, Smetana's The Moldau is popular with a lot of people who don't like listening to symphonies.

    Have you got access to a public library? Check out their CD collection.
     
  8. May 23, 2006 #7
    Or listen to an online radio station. I've been listening to Beethoven.com for the past two months and it's great!
     
  9. May 23, 2006 #8

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    Good idea, i will give it a try.
     
  10. May 23, 2006 #9

    Evo

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    What on earth were you listening to?
     
  11. May 23, 2006 #10

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    wolram, you are such an enigma (I was going to say 'strange bird' but enigma is more polite).

    Sometimes you seem as familiar as the guy next door, and sometimes you seem so ... alien?

    I'm dying to know your story.
     
  12. May 23, 2006 #11

    wolram

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    :confused: Me, i am as common as muck, a bit scatter brained at times i
    know, but alien?
     
  13. May 23, 2006 #12

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    Tobias, thats all i heard, anyway i have had classic FM all day and must say
    :uhh: i like some of it.
     
  14. May 23, 2006 #13

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    Tobias Picker? I don't know how they can call that classical music, it's "contemporary classical", new music, not what one thinks of when one mentions "classical".

    http://www.tobiaspicker.com/
     
  15. May 23, 2006 #14

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    Try Pachalbel's Canon, very soothing.

    And stay far, far away from opera - even I can't stand it.
     
  16. May 23, 2006 #15

    wolram

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    My sophisticated bro goes to opera, i am sure some of those singers have a
    compresd air line up the ***, how do they hold those notes so long
     
  17. May 23, 2006 #16

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    I like Madame Butterfly. It makes me cry. :cry:
     
  18. May 23, 2006 #17

    wolram

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    Trust me to get it wrong.
     
  19. May 23, 2006 #18
    "contemporary classical' is crap. It is not even close to the same level.

    I like Dvorak 9th, From the New World.
     
  20. May 23, 2006 #19

    wolram

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    :confused: You still call it the new world, i thought all these guys came from europe, or about.
     
  21. May 23, 2006 #20
    You have much to learn about classical music.

    The New World is the United States, because Dvorak imigrated there from his native bohemia. He liked to ride the steam engines up and down the United States.
     
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