How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby Catmando » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:44 pm

I'm amazed at how my musical tastes have changed, in just the last 2-3 years.

I've gone from pop,light rock, hard rock, classic rock, light metal and heavy metal.

My past favorites in the rock/pop/metal genres were Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osborne, AC/DC, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd, Beach Boys (Pet Sounds is awesome!), The Police, Supertramp and the list goes on....

Now it's Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Bach, Berlios, Wendy Carlos, Chopin, and on and on and on!! :D

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby Jane » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:35 pm

I started falling in love with classical music when I was 11 and started orchestra in school.

My Mum and Dad had four CD's that I'd never touched before because they were "old people music." (I thought.) Then one day, I discovered that I actually recognised some of the songs because we were playing them in class (simplified versions at first of course.) Said CD's were quickly confiscated by me (no one else listened to them) and still reside in my care. Once I could hum along to each part of the orchestra for all the songs on those four CD's, I decided I should probably begin to expand my collection.

I think the biggest thing was playing the music. I just LOVE to feel the music shake your whole body and soul as you play it. And there were so many good songs that we played. It's one of those things that just stick with you.

I've been addicted ever since. :D :D

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby bignaf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:07 am

Originally posted by Jane:
songs because we were playing them in class
I'm confused. these were songs for orchestra? who sang?
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby balky » Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:47 am

i owe my love for classical music to my father. he has this collection of casette tapes in the early to late 80's when i was very young. associating the william tell overture to the lone ranger also got me interested. and i laugh very hard when a looney tunes cartoon features classical music. i remember rotfl when i saw bugs bunny (with elmer fudd) pulled off music from the barber of seville. several years ago, i started to go to performances, initially by the philippine philharmonic orchestra. i've even met someone who loves classical music and asked her to go with me in one of the performances. the last performance i went to was by the san miguel philharmonic orchestra. they played the pathetique symphony by tchaikovsky. with a russian conductor, the performance made me fall in love more with classical music. sadly, the philippine philharmonic orchestra seems to be having some financial problems, and some of their performers are going to the san miguel philharmonic orchestra. and the only classical music radio here in the philippines has reduced air time.

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:55 am

Perhaps this is a regionalism too, but I sometimes use the word songs when I mean tunes.
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby ai4i » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:32 pm

It was having enough classical music to select from to never bore me.
My story is one of regret: regret that I just embraced the genre in my early fifties and have so much catching up to do. I played bass and alto clarinets in high school but only well enough to get passing grades. Some popular pieces held my attention (the Beethoven piece played with the Huntley-Brinkley NBC Nightly News close credits, the 1812 overture, etc.) but never sucked me in. Even when I worked at WTMI (Miami) I was neutral toward the music. I wish I had spent more time with their announcers especially their PD, the late Allen Corbet.

Fast Forward about twenty years.
Two days after WTMI (Miami) changed to a dance format on New Years Eve, '01, I got XM Satellite Radio which has three classical streams plus one eclectic one, my then favorite. I soon found that the best tunes I heard on the eclectic stream were classical ones and I began spending more time with the classical ones. Then, XM added a folk stream, which I spent some time on, which was and is run by the same person who programs the vocal classical stream.

And thus, over a two year period, I went from listening to pop/rock/jazz to almost exclusively classical music. Vocal classical music, which always sounded alien to me, has become my favorite subgenre because the XM stream has so much more than basic opera, plus, the interviews make the singers come alive.

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:59 pm

Originally posted by bignaf:
Originally posted by Jane:
[b] songs because we were playing them in class
I'm confused. these were songs for orchestra? who sang? [/b]
[Cheap seat commentary alert] All melodies are songs. Why? Voice is the only instrument I can play. [/Cheap seat commentary alert]
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby DavidS » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:13 pm

Selma - each to his abilities.

The thing about music is the capability of ear and mind to appreciate and enjoy it.
And I feel grateful to Whoever is up there for that gift - it gives my life and soul so much meaning.
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby Jane » Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:11 pm

Originally posted by bignaf:
Originally posted by Jane:
[b] songs because we were playing them in class
I'm confused. these were songs for orchestra? who sang? [/b]
:D :D

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby bignaf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:21 pm

well, it's a pet peeve of mine. :p
song (sông, sng) n.
Music.
A brief composition written or adapted for singing.
The act or art of singing: broke into song.
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby Jane » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:33 pm

But I did break into song! Just because the original composition didn't contain any words, it didn't stop me from singing right along anyway! I still can't figure out why people give me funny looks for doing it though. I sing a great cello part!

At any rate, I apologize for petting your peeve. I'll be careful not to tread on it any longer. :D

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby bignaf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:00 pm

woohoo!!! I won!!! :D
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:04 pm

Originally posted by bignaf:
woohoo!!! I won!!! :D
Hey *ig, are you sure you're not a tenor?!

That competitiveness.....

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:05 pm

I'm still singing along with the song the orchestra is playing. I'm that way.
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby bignaf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:20 pm

Originally posted by OperaTenor:
quote]Hey *ig, are you sure you're not a tenor?!

no, I'm male. :p
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby bignaf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:22 pm

Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
I'm still singing along with the song the orchestra is playing. I'm that way.
no! you're singing the song along with the piece the orchestra is playing .
:mad: :roll eyes:
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:26 pm

A couple of most posts, and I believe he'll start issuing death threats[again].

Originally posted by bignaf:
Originally posted by OperaTenor:
[b]quote]Hey *ig, are you sure you're not a tenor?!

no, I'm male. :p [/b]
Just remember, tenors are secure enough in their masculinity to not feel the need to sing low.

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby bignaf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:27 pm

OK, I'm going home now (from work), so I'll take a break from my sudden BBB productivity.
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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby ai4i » Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:02 pm

Originally posted by analog:
Mine's dull but here it is......the old Miami Auditorium...WVCG, (FM was still a novelty)...My '49 Buick had a really good radio with push-pull 6V6's.
WVCG (Wonderful Voice of Coral Gables) had a good day signal but dropped by 13dB at night. What years are we talking about? I would guesstimate the early sixties. I think WVCG-FM, eventually WYOR, now WHQT, played some light semi-classics before they joined the Beautiful Music bandwagon for a few years (Every year they published a WYOR dial card/sticker featuring all the Miami FM stations with WYOR in bold). Somewhere around then, 93.1 became WAFM, WKAT-FM, WTMI. I personaly ignored all those stations, being a WQAM/WFUN type kid.

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Re: How did you fall in love.......with classical music?

Postby DavidS » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:19 am

Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
I'm still singing along with the song the orchestra is playing. I'm that way.
(Bearing in mind bignaf's correction) I do that too all the time, and it irritates those surrounding me.
I've been compared to a dog howling when he hears music...
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