Op. 94. I was more receptive than usual to beauty this morning, and this was the beauty that was on the radio. Just complete and perfect beauty and sweetness. 2 years ago
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Classic music always touches my heart and soul. It helps me to relax, forget about vainness and fuss. Listening such music I feel like this. 5 years ago
One day I heard it on the radio. I turned it on when it was already the 2nd movement, which is very typical and easy to remember, and I did – although I hadn’t heard it for years.
Yesterday my partner put on one of his CDs, it started with Mozart’s clarinet concerto, and then something that I didn’t recognize but I was sure it was Beethoven. Turns out it was the 7th. I didn’t recognize the introduction of the 1st momvenet. When it got to the first subject, it sounded more familiar.
Weird symphony, this. All these surprising contrasts. Weird orchestration too, especially in the 1st momvement, very beethoven-like, but a little too Beethoven-like. 7 years ago
There is so much to know. And most of the pieces I do know, I would like to know better. I have to start somewhere, and so I’ve narrowed it down to the classical and romantic erras for a start; but that’s still plenty: chamber music, symphonic, vocal, choral, and there are so many composers! I need some order in this.
I think I’ll start with Beethoven symphonies. There are 9, so it’s fairly focused, and I know most of them at least a little. And they are so beautiful.
Around 2018 I expect to get to the barroque erra, later the 20th century and by the time I’m retired I may start on some ancient music… wish me luck. 7 years ago