Poll: Who actually listens to Classical Music?
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View poll results: Who actually listens to Classical Music?
Yes
533 64%
No
124 15%
I have listened to some
304 36%
Ehhhhh
98 12%
Voters: 837.
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#1
So after listening to lots of neo-classical, i find myself lately venturing into the realm of classical music. i heard that many guitarists were influenced by it and found it interesting. and i have listened to many classical composers and i have fallen in love with some of debussy's works along with paganninis 24 caprices. So yeah who actually listens? were not talking about knowing just like 1 or 2 pieces here.right now i cant stop listening to Debussy's La Fille aux cheveux de lin. so beatifull and emotional it actually brought tears to my eyes. embarrassing yes but i dont care. and Paganini's 13th caprice is also quite amazing. and incredibly technical too. i suggest you check them out.
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#3
I will on occasion. I don't have any on my iPod or anything, but i have a couple of CD's laying around that i'll turn on when i want to just have a chill, calm environment to work in.
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#4
I do occasionally
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#6
Only the baby mozart, bach, beethoven collections with my baby.
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#7
Holst is my favourite, Elgar coming in second.

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#8
i think a lot of people will say yes just cuz they wanna seem well rounded or something, i dunno. but really, im a major Pachelbel fan.
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#9
poll adds up to somewhere near 150%
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#11
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So after listening to lots of neo-classical, i find myself lately venturing into the realm of classical music. i heard that many guitarists were influenced by it and found it interesting. and i have listened to many classical composers and i have fallen in love with some of debussy's works along with paganninis 24 caprices. So yeah who actually listens? were not talking about knowing just like 1 or 2 pieces here.right now i cant stop listening to Debussy's La Fille aux cheveux de lin. so beatifull and emotional it actually brought tears to my eyes. embarrassing yes but i dont care. and Paganini's 13th caprice is also quite amazing. and incredibly technical too. i suggest you check them out.


Paganini's stuff sucks, to be completely honest. He was a great violinist, but not a very good composer.

Debussy's one of my favorites, though. "La fille aux cheveux de lin" is one of my favorites, too.

I listen to mostly 20th century stuff, but I love Bach, which is kind of weird, because I don't really like much else from the Baroque period.

You want technical? Check out Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues.
#12
I find a lot of it to be really boring. Just because it was written a couple hundred years ago doesn't make it flawless. There's plenty of garbage classical out there. I do however love the vast majority of Bach's work and most of Mozart's symphonies (40 is my favorite). I really just don't like the romantic period at all though. Where is the melody?
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#13
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Paganini's stuff sucks, to be completely honest. He was a great violinist, but not a very good composer.

Debussy's one of my favorites, though. "La fille aux cheveux de lin" is one of my favorites, too.

I listen to mostly 20th century stuff, but I love Bach, which is kind of weird, because I don't really like much else from the Baroque period.

You want technical? Check out Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues.

i really like la campanella by paganini. but i know what you mean. i find his stuff amazing playing wise but a lot of his stuff seems kinda repetitive like his famous 24th caprice.

but anyway, i dont listen to it as much as i do blues and rock, but i do listen to it.
#14
i haven't listened to classical in awhile ....

think i'll go do that soon :-)

gotta love orchestra Beethoven no way that dude is deaf...... not buying it :-D
#15
Quote by Holy Katana
Paganini's stuff sucks, to be completely honest. He was a great violinist, but not a very good composer.

Debussy's one of my favorites, though. "La fille aux cheveux de lin" is one of my favorites, too.

I listen to mostly 20th century stuff, but I love Bach, which is kind of weird, because I don't really like much else from the Baroque period.

You want technical? Check out Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues.

well i enjoy his stuff.ill check out shostakovich's stuff.
yeah bach is one that i plan on listening alot more too. once i get more reccomendations. what do you like mostly? tell me about some of the more melodic stuff with slow tempo.
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#18
Yeah, I'm mostly a fan of the Romantic period onwards, but I do have Mozart + Beethoven + Bach (who doesnt?).

Favourite composers are probably Debussy, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff.
#19
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yes! his stuff has made me wanna learn to read above first position lol
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#20
Any of Bach's cello or lute suites are amazing. Maybe a bit of violin's, but outside of that I'm not interested.
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#21
I have a Chopin compilation, the Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and a 4 CD's Classical compilation that I use to study. Really love it.
My favorites are Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and Handel.
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#22
I wake up everyday to classical music on my alarm clock. Right now I've got Haydn cello concerto #1 in C starting out my day.
#23
Yes. Yesterday, I didn't listen to much music, but my playlist consisted of Mozart's Requiem and Brain Drill. Lately I've also been listening to some Vivaldi and Beethoven.
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#25
Quote by Zep_shizzle
well i enjoy his stuff.ill check out shostakovich's stuff.
yeah bach is one that i plan on listening alot more too. once i get more reccomendations. what do you like mostly? tell me about some of the more melodic stuff with slow tempo.


My favorite composers are probably Steve Reich and Olivier Messiaen. I also like Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Hindemith, Bartok, and Shostakovich. If you want more melodic stuff, I'd recommend Aaron Copland, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, or John Adams. Their works are pretty approachable. Also, Reich, Glass, and Adams are all still alive, so that's also cool.
#26
I hate neoclassical.

some of my favorite composers are Handel, Bach, Grieg, Vivaldi, Chopin, Beethoven etc.
#27
Tocatta and Fugue in Dm>All.


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#28
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19 Century Romantics > Classical Music


He's not talking about the Classical period, he's talking about Western art music, more commonly known as classical music.

Oh, and 20th century > Romantic period.
#29
I really like classical music. But it's really hard to find as I only know of Bach, Beethoven, the popular ones. If I had a bigger list of composers I'd listen to it a lot more
#30
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I really like classical music. But it's really hard to find as I only know of Bach, Beethoven, the popular ones. If I had a bigger list of composers I'd listen to it a lot more


Most of the composers named in this thread are good bets.
#31
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Most of the composers named in this thread are good bets.

Yeah, I'm looking em up right now. Thanks for your huge list
#32
I also recommend Mike Oldfield's Music Of The Spheres, incredible album.

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#33
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Yeah, I'm looking em up right now. Thanks for your huge list


Stay away from Schoenberg, Berg, or Messiaen if you don't like dissonance. They're great composers, but they aren't exactly beginner material.
#34
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#35
I do Music 2 at school (NSW high school music students will know what I'm talking about) which is based on classical music, as opposed to Music 1 which is based on more modern music.

I don't mind classical, but I'd rather listen to rock 'n' roll. For example, Mozart is my sleeping pill: I fall asleep as soon as Mozart is played at a concert or through speakers. I dunno why, it's just mind-numbingly boring to me I guess.
#36
I listen to it for the ladies.

You have no idea of the amount of girls who find a guy who's into classical music incredibly sexy!!

But my absolute favourite composers are tchaikovsky and beethoven. I like most Romantic (period) classical music.
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#37
I got into classical music through neo-classical as well, though now i realize that there's a massive difference between them, at the time it was curiosity. Anyways, my favorite composers are: beethoven, paganini, chopin, liszt, bach, tchaikovsky, vivaldi and mozart . I do admit that I don't have too much of an idea about this, because my knowledge goes as far as the names i commonly hear. I do know the artistic periods and movements which composers were influenced by but only because I took AP European history and it was part of the course material. I'm currently googling the names Holy Katana typed.
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I really like classical music. But it's really hard to find as I only know of Bach, Beethoven, the popular ones. If I had a bigger list of composers I'd listen to it a lot more



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