Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Tylar, Feb 10, 2009.
Are there any other classical music lovers out there? Or is it just me? :smile:
I like it, and listen to it while driving sometimes.
I'm not the sort that can recognise many things and say who it's by or what it's called though.
I see. So you overall like it?
I like some, dislike others :twisted:
I like Classical music. =)
Speaking of music this test is kinda fun.
NoHints - What do you like?
OMG I LOVE THIS THREAD ALREADY!!! <3 <3 xD
I like classical music, along with a whole lot of other music.
I listen to it fairly often. I found that when I first got into it that I liked more the big, dramatic snippets that everyone can hum, but now I'm more into opera than anything else. I think once you have been to the opera and heard those big, perfect voices coming from those people, you really appreciate the skill and work that goes into it. It's also fun to blast out in the shower and annoy the neighbours
We have a really nice opera house in Stuttgart and some of the newish interpretations of the classic old operas are really interesting. We went to see a modern 'Carmen' a while back which was nice. It was set in the slums rather than in the typical 'town square' or 'gypsy camp' and it worked, although I did miss the dance aspect, and the beautiful costume design.
I'm not a fan of chamber music, or of baroque in general, which is a shame as my mother-in-law plays violin in a chamber music ensemble. I think my favourite composer is Puccini - I walked down the aisle to a piece from his 'Gianni Schicchi'.
A lot like Hinty and Vik, I like some and not others... I suppose it's much like any kind of music, if you like rock, it's not usually all types (back off thrash metal, lol)
I love this piece...
and this one...
Some pieces of music are just moving. I quite like Spring from Vivaldi's four seasons too... it's cheery. :biggrin:
This was my walking down the aisle song
It's about a women, pleading with her father to let her marry her sweetheart. The lyrics are a bit dramatic, really - but I love the melody so much it had to be that one.
I listen to all sorts of music. Classical music can bring out a whole range of emotions, which sometimes cannot be seen. I don't have any particular favourite artists, composers or songs, I will listen to any classical.
It can be quite uplifting in times of sadness and very calming in times of worry and stress.
the first one is from some movie... star wars maybe? i recognise it and moonlight sonata is really nice to play at night and u just want to relax its like a nocturne xD
and i'm a bit like vik, i'm not really a fan of baroque music- but i do love romantic and impressionistic and a little bit of classical ^_^ i love this thread!! <3
LOL, I doubt it's in Star Wars.. prolly been used in a few TV ads though. :biggrin:
It's from The Omen!! :twisted:
I don't really know of very much classical music but I guess I like the "popular" pieces like Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata, Turkish March etc..
Hmm yeah, same , though I'm not that familiar with the genre, I'm partial to Beethoven and Mozard, and the lord of the rings soundtracks <3
I have a sister who sings Opera stuff a lot. She and her husband both just recently graduated with a bachelors in music. She for singing and he for piano. I think it is sweet how he proposed to her. He took her to see The Marriage of Figaro and during intermission he took her out and proposed. They both know a lot more than I do about classical music. I know I love the classics like Beethoven and Mozart and Tchaikovsky and the such but when it comes to names of songs and whatnot I usually cannot tell you what songs specifically I like. I just know I do like classical music and Opera and the likes. =)
Two obvious ones that spring to mind are Ode to Joy and In the Hall of the Mountain King. Both fairly well known for being on things (Alton Towers advert long ago)
I used to listen to them both when I was little because Ode to Joy was one of the songs that our keyboard played by itself, and Mountain King was a song that was on our first computer when we bought it.
* NoHints feels he should use youtube tags at least once, just for the sake of it:
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There's also plenty of good classical-type music made recently, mainly things made for films like people have already mentioned. Lux Aeterna by Clint Manstell in 2000 is a great song, which in my opinion is just as good as many of the old classics, although the LOTR version of it is possibly better for listening to.
One I really like just now is Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Part. It's fairly quiet and doesn't do much from start to finish (compared to others) but I really like it. I first heard it on Classic FM in my car and had to stay in my driveway until it was finished so I could find out what it was.
Ah, I don't listen to classical music that much but I do rather like it. I really like Erik Satie's "Gnossiennes No.1" and "Gymnopédies No.1". Umm... and Camille Saint-Saens, and most of the other usual suspects too... Beethoven and that. I don't listen to that much of it though.
So what does Tylar like?
I don't really like Mozart or Beethoven. Mozart's works seem to bore me. :sad:
There's WAY too many to list, so I'll just list some of the standards I like. :smile:
Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ works, St. Matthew Mass, B minor mass, the Well-Tempered Clavier, and all fugal and contrapunctal music.
Fryderyk Chopin - ALL WORKS. I'm a pianist, and I've always loved his work.
Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka, Firebird Suite, etc.
Gustav Mahler - Symphonies, almost all! Especially Symphony No. 5.
Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune (obviously), Children's Corner, and symphonies.
Eric Satie - Gymnopaedies!
Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphonies No. 1 and 6. Nutcracker Suite, and anything of his that's chordal, really.
FACT: Eric Satie was considered the most lazy student at the Paris Conservatory, yet look at his beautiful music!
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