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Thread #90211   Message #1707903
Posted By: sciencegeek
31-Mar-06 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Subject: RE: Classical music - what makes you listen?
I grew up in a household that was filled with music, mostly classical. In fact, my folks met through their love of opera. just mention the name, Sam Ramy, and she'll go on and on ....:)

My first love was Tschaikovsky (age 4), but the first time I heard the Toscanni recording of the Pastorale ( Symphony #6) it was head over heels for Ludwig (ripe old age of 11). Did you know that Beethoven incorporated a number of folk tunes in his works? Especially in the Pastorale. And this goes for many other classical composers.

Both classical and traditional music have stood the test of time. Be interesting to see what comtemporary pieces will be around in the next century.