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  1. Anyone else feel a bit isolated with their love of classical music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meaghan View Post
    Because I can't say it better myself:
    (A friend sent this to me yesterday and I thought it was apropos.)
    A brilliant cartoon depicting the "transporting power of music" and its ability to "communicate over space and time". Thanks Meaghan!
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  2. Haydn's Piano Sonatas

    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    I'll be the first to admit that I've never been the biggest fan of Haydn's music. Though most of his symphonies are pleasant, only a few of them have actually ever stood out to me in my listening (#88, 103, 104) and even these I could never find myself to listen to as much as Mozart's Jupiter or 39th, Beethoven's Eroica or 9th, Bruckner's 9th, Mahler's 2nd, Brahms's 4th and the such. And after an attempted foray into Haydn's daunting oeuvre, I found that my initial enthusiasm with his music had
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  3. How I finally came into terms with Vivaldi (A call to simple love)

    For those of you who know me well, you probably know that I can often have the elitist attitude of looking down on more mainstream classical works simply because I feel that I have moved on to something better, an intellectual step higher from where I was before. The natural idea of progression has become so infiltrated in society since the Enlightenment that it dominates even the way many of us "appreciate" art.

    So some of you will be surprised that my first blog post
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    Updated Apr-16-2011 at 20:51 by Air

    Tags: concerto, vivaldi
    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music