Date: 19-06-24  Time: 14:35 pm

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I think I must be getting old I think I might like classical Music.
 
Don't Stop Me Now, Queen (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's cover)

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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #1 on: 14 October 2011, 11:51:52 pm »
It's downhill to opera then slippers , pipe, box, in the ground.

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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #2 on: 15 October 2011, 11:15:32 am »
My Father-in-law does a lot of choir work and is doing a Queen concert soon. He knows nothing about Queen!
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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #3 on: 15 October 2011, 12:52:48 pm »
Therapy. Troublegum is a great album :b
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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #4 on: 15 October 2011, 01:31:07 pm »
Reminds me of Classic Rock: Rock Classics by the LSO, a copy of which I had back in the 1980s.

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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #5 on: 15 October 2011, 11:30:16 pm »
I was introduced to classical music by my wife when I was in my early twenties,  but I really started to appreciate it when I watched Apocalypse Now and Platoon with audio through a mission amplifier and speakers super loud.   I got into Country music a while ago,  and find that it, and Classical are good soothers whilst riding.  I also like it when on the bike  :D
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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #6 on: 16 October 2011, 10:55:54 am »
I was weened onto classical subliminally while watching Looney Toons.


Then at Grammar school I was converted when I sat and listened to Beethoven's 5th for the first time.
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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #7 on: 16 October 2011, 04:20:52 pm »
I certainly don't like the stereotypical biker music (metal, rock etc). Apart from that, my tastes are eclectic (e.g. Elbow, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, Bjork, Blr, The Beatles...).

I like a good dose of classical music though usually have no idea what it is I'm listening to. My other half is a classically-trained musician and has increased my knowledge and appreciation of classical music.

I recommend you listen to "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" composed by Ralph Vaughn Williams in 1910. It's astoundingly beautiful, lasting around 15 minutes. It's well worth a listen.

There's an audio player of it on the wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_on_a_Theme_by_Thomas_Tallis


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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #8 on: 17 October 2011, 08:24:33 pm »
Peterjca, a good suggestion I enjoyed that.

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Re: Never thought it would happen, is it serious or will i pull out of it.
« Reply #9 on: 18 October 2011, 10:53:11 am »
I love all sorts of music, one minute I can listen to Prodigy, then the next album could be 16th century renaissance music by messers Byrd and Tallis and the next could Iron Maiden, depends on my mood really.
 
I sing in a choral society and love choral music.
 
If you like Queen try this, some of it is a bit heavy, but the adagio (slow movement) which is essentially "who wants to live for ever" is beautiful.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kashif-Queen-Symphony-Tolga/dp/B00006JC6Q
 
Have to agree about the  "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" it's a nice piece.
 
Try this too Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium it's a choral piece and gives me goose bumps every time.
 
Another modern composer who does beautiful choral work is Eric Whitacre, check out his "virtual choir" performing "sleep" on Youtube.
 
A lot of film music is a good way to get into classical music, John Williams and John Barry have both written some lovely music for films.
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