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fartcatcher

Classical music

Wednesdays I work in the bike shop and whoever gets into the workshop first gets dibs on the radio. So Martin got in first today and we had Classic FM all day.Six feckin' hours of it.

I always imagined when I was a kid that when you got older you got bored of the frivolity of popular music and started listening to classical. It hasn't happened to me and I hope it never will.

Most of it still sounds like stuff you'd play at a funeral or incidental music from a bad Italian film.
I never want to hear another bleeding clarinet in my life.

I'd rather listen to Thrash Metal or Country and Western.

Anyway. I'll make sure I get in first next week and we listen to Radio 6.
Dock

I like classical music. I don't own any (Mrs D has some long-players) but if there is a concert on the telly I'll watch it and listen intently at the sheer dedication and hours that have gone into the mastering of an instrument, especially the pianists. Impressive stuff if you ask me.....I know you won't.
fartcatcher

I just think it's dead -like Latin. Maybe it should be taught at school.

If you had to listen to it all day you'd go nuts. It's nothing but cover versions of old tunes by a different orchestra or pianist. If Radio 6 or Radio 2 played nothing but covers there would be a riot. Although it could improve Radio 1.
And as for the chart show- the top 40 has remained the same for the last 80 years since Elgar and Vaughan Williams died. Most of the new stuff sounds like a fire engine crashing into a pan factory.
Classic FM is clearly aimed at coffin dodgers, as all the ads are for Saga, Incontinence Pads and Funeral Plans. You can't even ignore it as every now and then some bastard starts up with a flugelhorn or bassoon.

I'd love to hack into it and shout 'Now you old feckers - listen to this' and put Prince's 'Lets Go Crazy' on with the dial turned up to 11. That would wake them up a bit.

Don't get me started on Opera.
Dock

What do you think of opera FC?
fartcatcher

A bearded fat man bellowing hard enough to divert the jet stream at a bearded fat woman with a voice like a rabbit being lowered into a pan of boiling water. All repeated three times in a foreign language for the benefit of a bunch of braying Mayfair swan munchers.

As much fun as eating a stranger's underwear. At gunpoint.

But more expensive.
Grind

I'm guessing this might not be quite to your taste then, but I'm currently playing this with a couple of fingers of Oban.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2zc0wTORSI
Grind

Not quite Mayfair, but I did live in South Kensington for a while.
Late Doors

I've always been troubled by the term "classical". When did it turn from being just music to "classical" music.
Plastic Man

Grind wrote:
I'm guessing this might not be quite to your taste then, but I'm currently playing this with a couple of fingers of Oban.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2zc0wTORSI


I assume that Oban is a type of whisky, and not some sort of device to assist playing a musical instrument.

The music started off a bit Fiat advert-ish, but when the singing started, the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end.
Dalek

FC - Try going to a live concert.  

There is a Classical Spectacular on at the Albert Hall 19- 22 March.  You will have heard the "tunes" before in many contexts and the percussion of the live cannons firing in the 1812 Overture will stay with you for life-you feel the pressure wave hit you (or it did when we saw it in Sheffield about 20 years ago. Unfortunately, they do not seen to tour any more.

The sound of a live orchestra and chorus brings the music to life -better than listening on the radio or recorded media.

You do not have to like all classical music the same as you do not have to like all modern music.  I like some classical music, but also some leaves me cold.  But in every genre, there are pearls to be found - even if this is only part of the work.

Good luck!
Grind

Plastic Man wrote:
Grind wrote:
I'm guessing this might not be quite to your taste then, but I'm currently playing this with a couple of fingers of Oban.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2zc0wTORSI


I assume that Oban is a type of whisky, and not some sort of device to assist playing a musical instrument.

The music started off a bit Fiat advert-ish, but when the singing started, the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end.


Pergolesi will do that to you.

Andreas Scholl is (presumably) not a (lack of?) bona fide castrato, but I suspect he's about as close as you can get.

It's probably not strictly appropriate, but I nearly always play that album (seems the wrong term) with Christmas din dins here.

I guess "Classical" music is much like "Regular" music - there's good stuff and bad stuff aplenty and even the good stuff can sound totally shiote if played by the wrong musicians.

I've never quite got comfortable with Jazz and I'm still slowly developing some vague appreciation for Country.

Only Radio Three or Radio Four were allowed in my house growing up so perhaps that might explain why I quite like a bit of a Bach rub.
fartcatcher

I realise I'm a bit of an inverted snob as far as all this cultural stuff is concerned.

Never been to a classical concert or an opera. Been to the ballet once. It was shit. Never seen a Shakespeare play live - despite living fairly close to Stratford. Only ever read one 'classical' novel - David Copperfield - 1000 pages of tedium.

I think part of it is a concentration problem. I never really like prog rock either. If you can't say what you want to say in 3 1/2 minutes then popular music is possibly not the right medium for you.

My dad liked classical music and jazz. My mum listened to Country and Western all the time.
I guess I went the opposite way. However, since they both died over thirty years ago, I've had ample time to re-assess my position. I suspect I'm too set in my ways now. Even Mrs FC has given up.
Grind

I wouldn't sweat it as there would be no piss taking entertainment to be had if everyone liked the same stuff. There's not enough time to like everything.

I'm not sure if he's still there (probably long gone?), but I used to go see the CBSO under Simon Rattle whenever possible back when I was in Birmingham.

I'd sit up in the paupers' seats, but the music was still the same. Not always great music to listen to, but always interesting.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Dead music like Latin?

Do me a favour!

Listen to this - it's one of the most beautiful pieces of music every composed

http://youtu.be/Les39aIKbzE
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
Dead music like Latin?

Do me a favour!

Listen to this - it's one of the most beautiful pieces of music every composed

http://youtu.be/Les39aIKbzE



Ironically written by an Austrian Jew and conducted by a German ex-Nazi
smiling badger

Only time that ive had to listen to it was at school and listened to Holst, The Planets.
Wasnt really too bad if i remember rightly.
But have never had the urge to listen to it again though im afraid.
Perhaps i should..
fartcatcher

sheeps

Love a bit o' classical and opera.

Over n' out.
Dock

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Grind

Papa Dock preach.
Grind

Like a bovine.

* Stops, while the going's good. *
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Grind

That's why I stopped.
Dock

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Don't just stand there
Let's get to it
Fry some chips
And grill some suet
Vogue!
Dock

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Forest

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Over the beltline
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