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Posted: 7/20/2010 7:05:39 AM EDT
Simple poll

I listen to most music out there, but lately I'm on a classical fix to relax myself a bit.  


Chopin
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:09:17 AM EDT
The 1812 Overture has cannons.  
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:09:44 AM EDT
I listen to far more classical music than anything else.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:11:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By stockshift:
The 1812 Overture has cannons.  


My life loves the 1812 probably her favorite classical piece
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:17:28 AM EDT
I also like Monty Python's version of "The Blue Danube" (the one where they "explode" the musicians during the piece).  

"Ave Maria" –– I have several versions, performed by Luciano Pavarotti and Mario Lanza, but my favorite is Mormon singer Christina England's version.

If you like classical music, Amazon.com's $1.99 "99 essential" series is a great bargain.  The mp3 quality isn't stellar in some cases, but how can you beat 99 classical pieces for $1.99?  I have the collections by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Handel and Mendelssohn.  

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:21:19 AM EDT
Beethoven's "Fur Elise" has a graceful quality that is unmatched in any "modern" music.

Yes, I am quite fond "Classical" music - the Baroque & Romantic periods as well.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:22:40 AM EDT
I enjoy classical, especially violin.  One of my favorite albums is Jay Ungar's Harvest Home.  It's a modern composition of orchestral music with strong folk influences.  You'd almost certainly recognize Ashokan Farewell, and probably Bonaparte's Retreat as well.  The Harvest Home suite was also quite good.  

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:23:41 AM EDT
I have quite a bit on the Ipod. I play it when I feel like listening to that genre.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:24:54 AM EDT
Vivaldi's Spring Concerto is one of my favorites.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:26:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:26:56 AM EDT
I listen to the local Classical station sometimes on the way home from work...

I find it helps to relax from a stressful day of work.

When I'm already stressed out and high-siding, I don't need any Death Metal screeching in my ears...
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:27:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:27:36 AM EDT
Film scores are the classical music of our time
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:27:38 AM EDT
They canceled the classical station in St. Louis recently.  I was pretty disappointed.  I've got a long commute and it was kinda nice to just let the classical play and relax a little in the car.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:28:40 AM EDT
If Wagner was alive today, he'd be in a metal band.



I like some classical for sure.
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Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:29:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HardShell:
I enjoy almost all genres of music except rap/hip-hop.

I love classical and I am trying to instill my children with an appreciation of it from a young age.  My Dad didn't care for it and I didn't really learn to appreciate it until I was in my 20s, myself.



if they are young have them watch fantasia, its one way to get them to hear the music
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:29:37 AM EDT
Yes

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Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:30:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I do, but I'm totally stupid as to who is what and what period it's from.


This.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:31:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Eazy_E:
They canceled the classical station in St. Louis recently.  I was pretty disappointed.  I've got a long commute and it was kinda nice to just let the classical play and relax a little in the car.


there's ONE classical station in St Louis?

What kind of hee haw shit is that????

I enjoy all music, provided that it involves skill, talent, or creativity. Consequently, I like everything except modern Country.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:31:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Film scores are the classical music of our time


I have a lot of these on my computer and MP3 player. Lots of Hans Zimmer and many others that I couldn't even name.
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Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:31:28 AM EDT
I do.  Every day at work.  There is nothing else quite like it.  Classical has a great ability to reach the full spectrum of emotions in one composition.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:31:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 7:33:49 AM EDT by Red_Label]
J.S. Bach
Rossini
Vivaldi
Mozart
Bethoven
Scarlatti
Albeniz
Rodrigo
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:32:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 7:33:38 AM EDT by anekrel]
Absolutely.  I used to go to see the Oregon Symphony play all the time.  I miss it.

Beethoveen's No.9 is my favorite.  All movements.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:32:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I do, but I'm totally stupid as to who is what and what period it's from.


Here are some good resources...

http://www.baroquemusic.org/

http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/eras/romantic.html
http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/eras/classical.html
http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/eras/baroque.html

Some browsing around youtube should find you a decent variety, once you find which composers pique your interest....
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:33:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By stockshift:
The 1812 Overture has cannons.  


This.  And some of Tchaikowsky's other work as well.

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:34:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bluezerosix:
I listen to the local Classical station sometimes on the way home from work...

I find it helps to relax from a stressful day of work.

When I'm already stressed out and high-siding, I don't need any Death Metal screeching in my ears...


+1.  sometimes the talking heads are just too damn annoying as well.  

vivaldi's four seasons is a good cd.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:36:13 AM EDT
Yes, but hate opera.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:36:57 AM EDT
I voted no just to piss all of you off!!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:38:28 AM EDT



There's a good reason it's been around for 500 years.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:39:59 AM EDT
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Got a shitload of classical on my computer, listening to Mozart as I type this  (Piano concerto in C major)

One of the younger guy I work with that knows I listen to classical gave me some Skorpions with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and it's pretty interesting.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:41:51 AM EDT



Originally Posted By UBB:


Vivaldi's Spring Concerto is one of my favorites.


One of my favorite disks:








 





Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:43:28 AM EDT




Originally Posted By Ciraxis:



Originally Posted By HardShell:

I enjoy almost all genres of music except rap/hip-hop.



I love classical and I am trying to instill my children with an appreciation of it from a young age. My Dad didn't care for it and I didn't really learn to appreciate it until I was in my 20s, myself.







if they are young have them watch fantasia, its one way to get them to hear the music


THIS.  My kids love both of them, the original and Fantasia 2000.



Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:44:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By andrasik:
If Wagner was alive today, he'd be in a metal band.

I like some classical for sure.


Wagner was the Megadeth of his era!

Wagner - Die Walküre: "The Ride of the Valkyries" (Boulez)

Apocalypse Now - The Ride Of The Valkyries
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:48:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I do, but I'm totally stupid as to who is what and what period it's from.


This.


Same with me.  However, I did have the presence of mind to go see Wagner's grandson give a lecture about his grandfather's musical influence with regard to WWII and it was great.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:49:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Film scores are the classical music of our time


I beleive this is true.  There are a few modern 'classical' composers out there, but most of the classical style new material written today is for film.

My buddy, a high school music teacher, says Philip Glass is the closest thing to a modern classical composer he can think of.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:51:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hoodooman:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
If Wagner was alive today, he'd be in a metal band.

I like some classical for sure.


Wagner was the Megadeth of his era!

Wagner - Die Walküre: "The Ride of the Valkyries" (Boulez)

Apocalypse Now - The Ride Of The Valkyries


Classical and metal are sometimes best together:
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:53:16 AM EDT
I listen to it at my range when I shoot 22lr off my bench.


GM
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:55:33 AM EDT
Yes.  Been listening to more of it lately, too.  Today's music is 99.999% garbage.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:57:12 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:03:03 AM EDT
Absolutely. Who couldn't like "The Ride of the Valkyries?"
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:03:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
Originally Posted By HardShell:
I enjoy almost all genres of music except rap/hip-hop.

I love classical and I am trying to instill my children with an appreciation of it from a young age. My Dad didn't care for it and I didn't really learn to appreciate it until I was in my 20s, myself.



if they are young have them watch fantasia, its one way to get them to hear the music

BTDT. Yep, they love it.

It helps that we're Disneyholics (5 week-long trips to WDW in less that 4 years, probably go again this winter ).



Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:06:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By eracer:

Originally Posted By UBB:
Vivaldi's Spring Concerto is one of my favorites.

One of my favorite disks:



That's on of my favorites also. Perlman is great on Vivaldi.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:06:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By andrasik:




If Wagner was alive today, he'd be in a metal band.
I like some classical for sure.




He'd be a film director like Francis Ford Coppola or Sergio Leone. Huge, epic films with epic scores.
The man focused just as much on the visual aspects of his operas as he did on the music. Really ahead of his time.





His operas are amazing.





"About a half mile out we put on Wagner, the boys love it!"
 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:08:53 AM EDT
I like me some Debussy.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:11:26 AM EDT
I like true classical music - Mozart, Beethoven, Johann Strauss.

Not big on Baroque and Romantic era stuff is hit or miss.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:11:51 AM EDT
I can always listen to Mozart, and I'm partial to chamber music.



That said, on a rainy day I open the windows and crank opera.  
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:13:01 AM EDT




Originally Posted By stockshift:

The 1812 Overture has cannons.




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