I’m continuing my journey of discovery in the world of classical music. It really is becoming something of an obsession. I even joined a meetup group today for classical music lovers. I’m hoping to go to some concerts in the coming months. I discovered another composer I really like in Dvorak. Now I’m going to seek out more of his work. It was suggested that I try his Symphony No 9 and I did. It was wonderful. There’s a piece of music in the second movement that a bread company called Hovis used to use in one of their commercials in England, my home country. I always loved that piece of music but never realized it was classical. It goes to show, many people actually like classical music without even knowing it. I’m exploring the music on YouTube as well as the internet radio station, Pandora. The good thing about Pandora is it plays the music randomly so I get to hear music I might never have heard because I wouldn’t know to go look for it.
I’m still waiting anxiously to get my first classical cd’s. We’ve been stuck at home since last Wednesday because of snow and ice. We tried to go out last night but the car kept getting stuck. I dug out a lot of ice today so tomorrow we’re off out. Hopefully we’ll get to B&N because I have a B&N card that i’m longing to use. The upside of this is I have more time to listen to classical music, and more time to work out what cd’s I want. Working from home is a good thing at times like this.
Oh, I also heard a piece of music from Strauss today that I really liked. On The Beautiful Blue Danube. I knew the tune but hadn’t known the name of it or who composed it. What a beautiful tune. That’s another composer I have to check out for more. And I haven’t started on Brahms, Liszt, Vivaldi, Ravel (though I love Bolero!) and so many others. I’ve listened to some of Bach’s music and liked what I heard so far. There’s just so much new music waiting to be discovered. Well, I meant new to me. But you knew that, didn’t you? 😉 Now I think I know what it feels like to be a kid locked in a candy store.
One last note, I know a lot of writers discuss what music they listen to when writing. I never really had anything until now. But with the wealth of incredible classical music out there I should find music to suit whatever mood I want to invoke in my writing.
And to anyone who thinks classical music is boring or old fashioned, maybe you just haven’t listened to the right ones yet. There is such a variety of music to choose from. Light and airy, bold and brassy, tranquil, sad, angry you name it. There’s a piece of classical music to suit every emotion you can think of.