Sunday, October 16, 2011

Help!

Hello readers!

I need your help. Recently I decided I want to listen to classical music more often. But, I have no idea where to start. And this is where I need your help!

What are your favorite composers? What should I listen to? I'm open to anything, even Opera.

Comment with your favorites, link me to youtube or email me: deligtedblog (at) gmail dot com

I'm looking forward to seeing your recommendations!

6 comments:

  1. I started listening to film soundtracks when I was studying which led me on to listening to a little bit of classical music too.

    I like Dvorak's Humoresque http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBDmAxSFt6A

    And although not actually classical music, I do like listening to the Amelie Soundtrack such as this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWrxs2RDNRU&feature=related

    I'm looking forward to reading your other recommendations too :) x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hope you'll share some discoveries, my playlist definitely needs more classical music.

    As the commenter above I would suggest Amelie soundtrack. I wouldn't all categorise it as classical, classical but definitely accessible. Not certain if you also love the film but that makes it even better.

    But someone I listened to a lot when I was writing my thesis and didn't want the distraction of lyrics in any language, yet feel inspired is Ludovico Einaudi. Primarily piano (how predictable I am ;))
    I Giorni is a beautiful example http://youtu.be/Uffjii1hXzU

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh and if you really want accessible. The only actual classical music, my musical education in school had was Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. The big challenge was to discover what instrument represented what animal. Youtube-it, I bet you will recognise the tune as it's been used many a time in ad's and telly shows.
    (the BBC actually made an animation to it some years ago over Christmas)
    /trip down memory lane

    ReplyDelete
  4. @Broken Poetry...

    I had never heard of Ludovico Einaudi before but I had a listen and it's the perfect music to study to! I absolutely adore it!
    Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for your suggestions, going to have a proper listen this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi! I'm a total novice also with classical music. Recently, I've had the same urge as you and this is where I started:

    http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/courses.aspx?s=802&ps=904

    I'm not affiliated with them in any way, I just love their courses, not only in music but in other areas as well.

    ReplyDelete