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    Hello and greetings from the Netherlands!

    I'm a 23 year old music lover and dabbled in some classical guitar and piano until I finally realised I have no musical talent. Lately I've been getting into classical music through some YouTube vids and now I want to learn more.

    Composers that I've listened to and like so far are Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and some Brahms. Would love to get to know more so feel free to suggest some if you want! Mostly into piano and some guitar because of my past adventures trying to play them, but I am open to everything.

    Hope I will enjoy my time here whilst also learning some new stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JW3 View Post
    Hello and greetings from the Netherlands!

    I'm a 23 year old music lover and dabbled in some classical guitar and piano until I finally realised I have no musical talent. Lately I've been getting into classical music through some YouTube vids and now I want to learn more.

    Composers that I've listened to and like so far are Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and some Brahms. Would love to get to know more so feel free to suggest some if you want! Mostly into piano and some guitar because of my past adventures trying to play them, but I am open to everything.

    Hope I will enjoy my time here whilst also learning some new stuff!
    Welcome to the forum, JW3 - hope you have a fabulous time.

    I must seriously disagree with you, however - I'm sure you do have talent, because everyone has. I hope you'll enjoy playing your piano & guitar,, if not now, in the future. You could maybe try some other genres - there's nothing to beat playing an instrument, especially in the company of others.

    I don't know a lot about composers for the guitar, but Rodrigo & Boccherini do spring to mind - I love these pieces, and hope that you might like them too.





    This is an old recording, but it's very like one that my family owned.
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    Thank you! And you can call me Jon, should have said that in the message I guess. I'm sure I'll have a great time here! If everybody has talent mine must be very well hidden. Maybe in the future I will listen to your words and try to find mine.

    Thank you as well for the suggestions, I will definitely listen to those when I'm off work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    Welcome to the forum, JW3 - hope you have a fabulous time.

    I must seriously disagree with you, however - I'm sure you do have talent, because everyone has. I hope you'll enjoy playing your piano & guitar,, if not now, in the future. You could maybe try some other genres - there's nothing to beat playing an instrument, especially in the company of others.

    I don't know a lot about composers for the guitar, but Rodrigo & Boccherini do spring to mind - I love these pieces, and hope that you might like them too.





    This is an old recording, but it's very like one that my family owned.
    I didn't quote, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post


    Again thank you for the suggestions, I enjoyed both dearly. The only thing that caught me really off guard is when the cello player started to make that clicking noise in the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JW3 View Post
    Again thank you for the suggestions, I enjoyed both dearly. The only thing that caught me really off guard is when the cello player started to make that clicking noise in the first one.
    Ooh-er!

    Sorry!

    I admit I picked that video because I couldn't find the one I was really looking for, which is this one - in which the only clicking comes from the castanets!



    I'm not into piano music in any big way either, but there are lots of people on this site who can advise you, and introduce you to other composers that you might like, based on your experience of Mendelssohn, Brahms & Rachmaninov.

    My favourite piece of classical music on piano is this work by Chopin, Prelude 6 in B Minor, commonly called Tolling Bells. But I find it beautifully evocative of Polish Forests at twilight - don't ask me why.

    This is a nice video - apart from the disembodied hand, for which I apologise!

    Last edited by Ingélou; Jan-11-2019 at 17:56.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JW3 View Post
    Hello and greetings from the Netherlands!

    I'm a 23 year old music lover and dabbled in some classical guitar and piano until I finally realised I have no musical talent. Lately I've been getting into classical music through some YouTube vids and now I want to learn more.

    Composers that I've listened to and like so far are Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and some Brahms. Would love to get to know more so feel free to suggest some if you want! Mostly into piano and some guitar because of my past adventures trying to play them, but I am open to everything.

    Hope I will enjoy my time here whilst also learning some new stuff!
    Welcome to the site. I'm a pianist but my main interest is a lot earlier. Try the Baroque on Youtube thread. As a guitarist, have a look at people like Julian Bream or John Williams - the other one - not the film composer.
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    I too like Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff. May I recommend Max Bruch and Joachim Raff? I think you would enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    Ooh-er!

    Sorry!

    I admit I picked that video because I couldn't find the one I was really looking for, which is this one - in which the only clicking comes from the castanets!

    Oh that's okay, I appreciate you helping. This one sounds nice, thank you for sharing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    I'm not into piano music in any big way either, but there are lots of people on this site who can advise you, and introduce you to other composers that you might like, based on your experience of Mendelssohn, Brahms & Rachmaninov.

    My favourite piece of classical music on piano is this work by Chopin, Prelude 6 in B Minor, commonly called Tolling Bells. But I find it beautifully evocative of Polish Forests at twilight - don't ask me why.

    This is a nice video - apart from the disembodied hand, for which I apologise!

    This one sounds amazing, I like it a lot. Thank you. And I won't ask why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    Welcome to the site. I'm a pianist but my main interest is a lot earlier. Try the Baroque on Youtube thread. As a guitarist, have a look at people like Julian Bream or John Williams - the other one - not the film composer.
    Thank you for the direction and suggestions, I'll check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    I too like Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff. May I recommend Max Bruch and Joachim Raff? I think you would enjoy them.
    You certainly may yes, I even appreciate it! I'll check them out!

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    Welcome! I think you will find many music enthusiasts without talent around here.
    This is the place for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    This is a nice video - apart from the disembodied hand, for which I apologise!

    This is no ordinary disembodied hand. That's actually a bronze made from a plaster cast of Chopin's hand. It's not exactly the same as this creepy disembodied hand:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JW3 View Post
    Hello and greetings from the Netherlands!

    I'm a 23 year old music lover and dabbled in some classical guitar and piano until I finally realised I have no musical talent. Lately I've been getting into classical music through some YouTube vids and now I want to learn more.

    Composers that I've listened to and like so far are Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and some Brahms. Would love to get to know more so feel free to suggest some if you want! Mostly into piano and some guitar because of my past adventures trying to play them, but I am open to everything.

    Hope I will enjoy my time here whilst also learning some new stuff!
    Welcome!

    I have comparatively little talent but that doesn't stop me really enjoying music. You don't have to be a talented footballer to enjoy watching the game and thank goodness you don't have to be a Horowitz to enjoy listening to great music. I'd suggest the Grieg and Schumann piano concertos next!

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    Welcome to TC. I wouldn't worry bout not being a great guitarist. I'm crap but it doesn't stop me playing. As long as I can knock out Oasis' Wonderwall I will always impress someone with less talent than me.

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