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Thread #90211 Message #3950795
Posted By: GUEST
16-Sep-18 - 02:13 AM
Thread Name: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Subject: RE: Classical music - what makes you listen?
I'd possibly start with the things Pip/mum used to play on piano at home which would include some Chopin as well as Beethoven and Mozart sonatas.
While I couldn't name you any piece, I've enjoyed mandolin concertos I've heard on the radio and more generally speaking, probably find earlier/baroque stuff easier listening.
But it's all a bit of a wash and I'd like some material (at least if I can hear a melody...) of any era and dislike other bits and I never really follow up... Not sure that's too different to the way I am with "folk" really. Bits of either can move me, some can leave me cold (or worse) and some in between...
Favorite piece today would be the guitar arrangement of Granada by Albeniz
Performers. I'll go by Pip when she was a student. She reckoned that Alfredo Campoli gave the most amazing concert when she was a student in Brum.