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Another in my occasional series on classical music for beginners …
How to enjoy classical music. Orange County Register, Aug. 7, 2014.
August 14, 2014
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I though this was the video posted along with the link. After about 45 seconds of hearing about a cat who was like a prince looking for his princess, I FINALLY realized it has nothing to do with listening to classical music. What a dope!! LOL 😉
On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 5:07 PM, Classical Life wrote:
> tmangan posted: “Another in my occasional series on classical music > for beginners …How to enjoy classical music. Orange County Register, Aug. > 7, 2014.”
Excellent primer. I especially like the commentary about attentiveness. I’m always fascinated by the folk I see at concerts who flip through their programs during the performance, and I have never been able to, say, read or write in any proper and intelligent way with music in the background—unless, I suppose, one or the other (and usually both in some way) are diminished in the process.
I think you make an excellent point about when you hear something by a composer you like, collect more by that person. It certainly worked for me when I heard Beethoven 7 and Shostakovich 1 for the first time when I was in 8th or 9th grade. I then went on a quest and quickly collected all of their symphonies. It was then that I branched out into more; similar to those online recommendations “If you like this, try this…” This method has also worked with me for authors.
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