Classical music where to start?

Discussion for other music & artists

Moderator: Mike

Classical music where to start?

Postby EddieV » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:02 am

What is the best way to learn classical music. i wanted it for very long time but how do I start??
Now junior behave yourself
User avatar
EddieV
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 7048
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:13 am
Location: Svendborg, Denmark

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby dpantz » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:42 am

Here's some of my favorite composers:
Barber
Beethoven
Bizet
Brahms
Dvorak
Mozart
Tchaikovsky

I always liked classical music and film scores. It really started by buying cd's of my favorite movies soundtracks and from there it opened a whole new door for me. It was easier to make the transition from cinema scores to actual chamber music. I like a lot of melodic pieces. I even managed to research and find out who some of my favorite artists liked as far as classical musicians.
And if I said I really knew you well what would your answer be?
dpantz
Jr. Member
Jr. Member
 
Posts: 326
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:24 am
Location: U S OF A

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby EddieV » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:55 am

Thanks dpantz
Now junior behave yourself
User avatar
EddieV
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 7048
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:13 am
Location: Svendborg, Denmark

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby JimQ » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:06 pm

Ease yourself in with working classical! completely unfamiliar classical pieces can be daunting at first, so working Classical is ideal. More contemporary classical composers like Ludivico Einaudi and Micheal Ó suilleabhain have great edge. Vaughan Williams, Grieg, Liszt and Bach and Handel are very melodic. Unlike rock songs you have to expect extremely long forgettable rambling passages which take some getting used to.
JimQ
Jr. Member
Jr. Member
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:59 am

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby mervap » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:02 pm

Bach is the MAN!! What I found most important is to relax....this is a very different musical form than most are used to....the analogy I like to use is that Rock music is a microwave dish and classical is more of a crock pot dinner. Both are very rewarding to the listener, if properly prepared.

I'd say a very familiar place to start would be to break out Disney's "Fantasia"....sounds nutty, but that movie looks just as good with your eyes closed. The music does the talking.
If love is blind, how will it ever find a way?
User avatar
mervap
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 624
Joined: Sat May 05, 2007 10:04 am
Location: Atlanta

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby lampie1970 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:07 pm

I like Mozart on the whole best...but Beethoven's moonlight sonata is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written...ever...
I love the sound of Paul screaming in the morning...
User avatar
lampie1970
Jr. Member
Jr. Member
 
Posts: 282
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:47 pm
Location: Florida, U.S.A

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby mr h atom » Tue May 29, 2012 1:03 am

FIVE YEARS LATER...
wonder if you ever got into it, eddie ?

if not...try beethovens piano concertos or the 9th symphony and/or 3rd, bach's brandenburg concertos, vivaldis four seasons (or, heck, any vivaldi...or, just as great, corelli will do just fine), wagners 'ring' cycle overtures, mozarts 25th symphony and/or any of his concertos...

mahler can be quite interesting, too

something newer..try philip glass or john corigliani..
lift up your head...and remember what your life is !
User avatar
mr h atom
Gold member :)
Gold member :)
 
Posts: 3183
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:07 am

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby EddieV » Tue May 29, 2012 11:20 am

mr h atom wrote:FIVE YEARS LATER...
wonder if you ever got into it, eddie ?

if not...try beethovens piano concertos or the 9th symphony and/or 3rd, bach's brandenburg concertos, vivaldis four seasons (or, heck, any vivaldi...or, just as great, corelli will do just fine), wagners 'ring' cycle overtures, mozarts 25th symphony and/or any of his concertos...

mahler can be quite interesting, too

something newer..try philip glass or john corigliani..


Not really. But on Sunday night they classical concerts on TV, some of them are great and relaxing!
Now junior behave yourself
User avatar
EddieV
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 7048
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:13 am
Location: Svendborg, Denmark

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby mr h atom » Tue May 29, 2012 4:45 pm

great stuff to read by as well, if you like that sort of thing...reading, that is
lift up your head...and remember what your life is !
User avatar
mr h atom
Gold member :)
Gold member :)
 
Posts: 3183
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:07 am

Re: Classical music where to start?

Postby efghijiloveyou » Tue May 29, 2012 10:48 pm

I agree with lampie1970, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is transcendent. If you wanna go light, try Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings soundtracks- especially The Two Towers or the original Star Wars (as if anyone weren't aware of that by now!) by John Williams.
User avatar
efghijiloveyou
Bronze member
Bronze member
 
Posts: 919
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:50 pm

Next

Return to Music - Other Artists

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron