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    Does anyone find that people automatically stereotype you when you say you are into classical music? It really annoys me when people think it's 'uncool' or whatever! I went to this amazing thing event a few months ago which was like a late night concert thing in London where you could take your drinks in, sit on the stage and stuff...think it was called Night Shift or something..anyway I definitely think there need to be more events like that so we can shake off the old and boring stereotype that classical music seems to have!

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    Hi, classichick. Welcome to TC, the coolest place for (one of) the coolest music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    Hi, classicchick. Welcome to TC, the coolest place for (one of) the coolest music.
    Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classichick View Post
    Does anyone find that people automatically stereotype you when you say you are into classical music? It really annoys me when people think it's 'uncool' or whatever!
    And they will never fail to mention the fact that being quiet and mellow it's the perfect music for relaxation.

    I say... Lets give them some Schnittke.


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    I just found this, looking for Schnittke in Youtube (here comes the mellow stuff):

    Olga Goija plays Bach's Chaconne in viola.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Rv83px6FU

    Watching now: I can't tell yet if she has intonation problems, or if the dark sound of the instrument is confusing me.

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    Whether or not other people think Classical Music is cool or not, it doesn't really matter.

    Classical Music is cool for those who have given it a chance and those who've discovered it's wonders.

    Welcome to TC, classichick!

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    Hi classichick - Welcome to Talk Classical.

    I too experience the 'deer in the headlights' stare from people when I mention that I prefer classical music. Then I mention that the Pachelbel Canon in D is classical, and they say "oh yah ... that is classical - I've heard that tune before!". We seem to be making great strides in bringing classical music to the forefront of everyday life. It is, imho, the basis for all other music that has been created since time began.

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    Yeah I know what you mean I'm studying languages at UCL and I reckon about 80% of my lecture group wouldn't go to a classical concert just because they think it isn't cool..I don't really care what other people think of me liking it but it's a shame we can't get more people coming to concerts as the atmosphere is so much better when it's a sell out than when half full! What's that late night concert thing it sounds awesome!

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    hello everyone thanks so much for the warm welcome! I agree with you ChamberNut I guess it doesn't really matter what other people think..I just joined KCL which has an amazing music department but when you are new at uni and people ask you what music you are into and then they just judge you straight away...it gets annoying!
    Cl34 - I agree it is a shame we can't get more people into the concert halls (although the best ones are always sold out!)
    yeah the Night Shift thing was really cool, I'll see if I can find out more about it and see if they are doing any more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    "oh yah ... that is classical - I've heard that tune before!"
    Don't you mean "oh yah ... that is classical - I've heard that song before!" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    Don't you mean "oh yah ... that is classical - I've heard that song before!" ?
    Hi Opus67,

    LOL ... yes, I've heard it that way, too - I'll usually admonish them in a tactful way

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    What's that late night concert thing it sounds awesome!
    hey, I found the website it's http://www.oae.co.uk/thenightshift

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Hi Opus67,

    LOL ... yes, I've heard it that way, too - I'll usually admonish them in a tactful way

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    The stupidiest "insult" againt classical musical is that's "gay"....Didn't know that violins have an affair with viola... lol.
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    If "cool music" is defined as the repetitive toneless drivel I hear pumping forth from cars on a daily basis, I'll stick to classical, thank you.
    "Look here, I have given up my time, my work, my friends and my career to come here and learn from you, and I am not going to write a petit menuet dans le style de Mozart." - Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maurice Ravel

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