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10.24.2011

Love Me Some Beethoven

I love my Owl City, my Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Train, PINK, and everything else.

But my heart lies with the masters:

Beethoven
Bach
Mozart
Brahms
Tchaikovsky
Haydn
Rachmaninov

and the other masters of the classical music. 

Call me a geek.......but honestly, this is where it's at. These people were master composers, it's a shame so many people don't appreciate their music now, because it is amazing.
You ask someone "What's your favorite Beethoven symphony?" they will probably respond with either:
(a. The fifth because it's the most famous (especially the beginning)
(b. The ninth because it has the theme that EVERYBODY knows Beethoven for. You know....Ode To Joy? That theme.

Personally, my favorite is the fourth, but I adore the seventh almost as much.

The point of this post? Go out of your comfort zone and listen to some classical music. Just listen and let the music flow. Just try something new.

My suggestions?

BEETHOVEN'S FOURTH SYMPHONY

(a very short selection from this symphony can be found HERE)

HAYDN'S HORN CONCERTO No. 1

(First movement HERE, Third movement HERE)

TCHAIKOVSKY'S 1812 OVERTURE

(Full length recording HERE)

MOZART'S REQUIEM

(Short recording HERE)

There are so many amazing classical pieces, these happen to be four of my all-time favorites.
Check them out and tell me what you think!

3 comments:

Jennoelle said...

Ahh, I love classical music, but unfortunately I don't listen to it half as much as I should. Thanks for sharing!

Ellie said...

Ditto

A said...

Nice post!
I love the Romantic era the best - give me some Brahms, Schumann and Chopin any day!

<3
Arielle
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