Originally posted by ThinkOfOnenowhere, I understand what you mean there, in this case I don't refer to the Classical Era, rather to the genre spanning back several centuries.
It's been my experience that it seems to mean different things to different people. I listen to some classical, but my interests primarily lie in "20th Century Classical". Where are you drawing the line?
Originally posted by SteinbergWere you looking to discuss anything in particular or just curious to see how many followers there are?
nowhere, I understand what you mean there, in this case I don't refer to the Classical Era, rather to the genre spanning back several centuries.
Originally posted by ThinkOfOneI love baroque music and like you I tend to avoid full scale orchestral music because I find that the texture is very heavy to me, I play the organ and the piano myself and so I mainly listen to keyboard music.
Were you looking to discuss anything in particular or just curious to see how many followers there are?
Some favorites are Shostkovich, Morton Feldman and Ligeti. I tend to shy away from orchestral works.
I notice from your profile that you also have an interest in jazz. This is my primary musical interest. I listen to some swing, some bebop, quite a bit of free and creative improvised music.
How about you?
Originally posted by SteinbergNot much overlap in the classical arena I think the only music I have from the baroque era is Gould playing Bach's "Goldberg Variations". I also have a disc of Scarlatti, though that's played on accordian, so I don't know if that really counts.
I love baroque music and like you I tend to avoid full scale orchestral music because I find that the texture is very heavy to me, I play the organ and the piano myself and so I mainly listen to keyboard music.
I only got into Jazz in the last couple of years after introduced to it by a history teacher, I found it instantly addictive though.
As far a ...[text shortened]... explicitly about classical music so I thought I'd kick something off and see where it went.
Originally posted by ThinkOfOneHmm, difficult... It sounds very much like Britten, but that won't help if you don't know anything by Britten! It's clearly tonal most of the time, but rarely in major-minor tonality. Rhythmically and melodically, it often has a rhetorical quality. Some of it reminds of Gregorian chants. To me the suites have something deeply spiritual. A fellow cellist told me a story he had come up with in connection with the first suite; it was about a young man on a spiritual journey, becoming a monk, then being distracted by all kinds of wordly pleasures and suffering, and in the end finding his way back to inner peace. I thought it was very fitting.
Sounds intriguing. I really like cello. I've never heard anything by Britten. Stylistically, where would you put it?
Originally posted by NordlysI actually would have sent you a picture of the painting I did, if I didn't completely hate how it turned out. I was trying something new...experimenting, and things did not go as hoped. (I was trying to create a color reproduction of a black and white still-life I'd done several months ago.)
Glad you liked it! Did it lead to some interesting paintings?
Originally posted by ThinkOfOneI absolutely love Shostakovitch. Ligeti is interesting, very varied. I have played the sonata for solo cello which was written early and is very traditional, reminiscent of Bach. When he left Hungary and was exposed to a wider range of modern music, his music changed drastically, and he always kept experimenting and using new ideas.
Some favorites are Shostkovich, Morton Feldman and Ligeti.