We’re doing a documentary about why classical music isn’t popular for school and we did random interviews on the streets. It seems most people that listen to CM do it because it relaxes them for sleep or studying
Goldberg would have been the keyboard player, not the insomniac. The whole story is highly dubious (Goldberg was only about 15 and it seems more likely that one point of the Goldbergs might have been to serve as a virtuoso demonstration piece for Wilhelm Friedemann, most likely all this was secondary, though) but even if there is a relation to the insomnia there is an alternative reading that the music was not to put the count to sleep but to entertain him while he was awake anyway.Whether classical music is exciting or relaxing is like how you listen to or play the Goldberg Variations. Did poor insomniac Mr. Goldberg listen to the music in the hopes of being lulled to sleep? There are some fairly soporific performances that subscribe to that view. Or did he listen for the fun of unravelling each variation?
Are the CM enthusiasts listening to it because it's relaxing, or is that the casual listeners?We’re doing a documentary about why classical music isn’t popular for school and we did random interviews on the streets. It seems most people that listen to CM do it because it relaxes them for sleep or studying
ClassicFM is certainly irritating, but as others have said, some people do find some CM relaxing to listen to."John Brunning presents our brand new programme - two hours of relaxing classics to help you wind-down at the end of each day."
"Annie-Marie Minhall presents the perfect blend of classical music to make your weekend a relaxing one."
etc etc etc...
I'm sick of Classic FM, and how it has shoved a flippin' great syringe in to the heart of Classical music's image and sucked out of all the passion, vigour, bombast, fireworks, dazzling virtuosity and thunderous power.
There 's always that poxy woman, the one with the really annoying "smiling while talking" voice constantly wittering on about "relaxing and unwinding" with the world's most "beautiful music".
They could have focussed on the great dramatic power, the profound nature of much of the music, the darkness, the light, the endless nuances, the incredible complexity, vibrancy, the awe inspiring genius behind the greatest compositions.
It's about how "relaxing" it is.
What they are saying is they think that your brain is too small to buy in to all the passion and the huge emotional scale of classical music, so we're going to concentrate our marketing on the bits that will put you in to a stupor, or help you "clear out your mind" while doing your homework.
The best music stirs the soul. It doesn't give it a blanket and hot water bottle.
(BTW - hello!)
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