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    Default When you're NOT listening to classical, what do you listen to?

    We all love classical, but I am sure that all of us have some variety, I know I do. 90% percent of what I listen to is classic, or classic orientated.

    However, somtimes, especially when I am angry, or frustrated, I will turn on some very heavy metal, or even some melodic death metal.

    What do you listen to?
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    Hello Geheris ... and welcome aboard Talk Classical.

    My "off classical" listening pleasure is Soft Rock, and the Swing Era (Big Bands - Tommy Dorsey, etc). The split is about even between that and Classical - and there are times when I just enjoy silence, too.

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    Silence.

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    Classical music accounts for 99.9% of my listening time now, but I did recently go to a concert to see OMD (Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark) who were big in the 80s. I loved it and danced all night. I think I pretty much like all music types except for Jazz (I think I'm missing the gene that allows one to appreciate it)

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    Well, I listen to 99% classical now. At home, it is less because my fiancee loves to listen to some rock, hip hop, folk. She does enjoy classical as well, so she doesn't mind when I put it on.

    All my rock/metal CD's are packed away in boxes and have been for the last 2+ years.

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    Almost all classical, but sometimes jazz as well.

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    I listen to a lot of very early music, and I'm never really sure whether or not to class it as 'classical' in the broad sense. This includes both choral and early church music and medieval minstrels, which are my favourite. Do minstrels count as classical? Any comments would be welcome as I'm really unsure- I buy the CDs from the classical section, but they are very different to anything else (e.g. Beethoven or Bach). I also love metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
    I listen to a lot of very early music, and I'm never really sure whether or not to class it as 'classical' in the broad sense. This includes both choral and early church music and medieval minstrels, which are my favourite. Do minstrels count as classical?
    Hello Amy,

    yes, I think so - this is classical music.

    I also like this music and have some recordings of Mediveal music, Gregorian chant and early music for several voices.

    When I don't listen to classical music, I like to hear some jazz music (Bebop, Cool Jazz, Modern Jazz, Big Band). My fiancee is a fan of ABBA, so I have to listen to their music, too

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    I have to say, I like Manuel's answer!

    As for myself, progressive metal and some oldies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
    I listen to a lot of very early music, and I'm never really sure whether or not to class it as 'classical' in the broad sense. This includes both choral and early church music and medieval minstrels, which are my favourite. Do minstrels count as classical? Any comments would be welcome as I'm really unsure- I buy the CDs from the classical section, but they are very different to anything else (e.g. Beethoven or Bach).
    Just thinking this probably comes under Renaissance (1400-1630) includes secular and church music, polyphony which is particularly lovely if you like that sort of thing. Look up Palestrina or Tallis (Spem in Allem, motet for 40 voices (8 choirs of 5 voices)

    I also love metal
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    Jazz... Ornette Coleman & Ahmad Jamal
    Indy... Björk, Sigur-Rós & Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    Black Metal... Silencer & Dodheimsgard

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    Several things, but mostly 1920s jazz, sometimes jug bands or Ken Colyer .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aigen View Post
    Classical music accounts for 99.9% of my listening time now, but I did recently go to a concert to see OMD (Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark) who were big in the 80s. I loved it and danced all night. I think I pretty much like all music types except for Jazz (I think I'm missing the gene that allows one to appreciate it)

    I loooooooove OMD. It's too bad they've never toured anywhere near me. I'm jealous ...

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    Alot of old folk, old blues, old jazz, and some bluegrass.

    The enegry and passion those old guys put into thier music is amazing.

    I swear i should've been born at least 100 years ago.

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    About 80% classical with the remaining listening taken up by jazz, old bluegrass, folk... and now and then some pop.

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