What are your Opinions on Classical Music?

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Lord Harold
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I am a real fan of classical music, in fact it is the only genre I listen to, however out of all the people in my school I am the only person who is so obsessed! I know only one other person who likes classical music to the same extent as I do.
What do you guys think of it?
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i listen to classical music.

But then I listen to nearly every genre of music. I like everything.
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I have found that while most people are enthused by a more modern genre like pop/rock/dub-step, everyone will be able to appreciate classical music. I find myself in this category too, and are more than happy to sit through listening to classical music for hours and hours, yet I won't be the one who screams my appreciation from the rooftops.
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Ah it's great although people fail to realise that, just as with modern music there are good and bad songs, in classical there are good and bad pieces.
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I listen to it, but avoid talking about it (ignoring right now :erm:) because I wouldn't want people to think I am pretentious

I am really open about how much Hip Hop I listen to though
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I listen to classical music, mainly piano (as that is the instrument that I play). I do occasionally listen to pieces on other instruments, like Bach's Chaconne.
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I listen to it, but avoid talking about it (ignoring right now :erm:) because I wouldn't want people to think I am pretentious

I am really open about how much Hip Hop I listen to though
That is one of the issues with classical music, people will quickly label you as pretentious if you like it, this puts of so many from even listening to it in the first place. I think it is such a shame that you feel that you need to hide your own music tastes out of fear as being labelled pretentious...
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I listen to classical music, mainly piano (as that is the instrument that I play). I do occasionally listen to pieces on other instruments, like Bach's Chaconne.
Ah I love Bach's Chaconne, what makes it even more amazing is that it is almost impossible to play! I've tried but failed many a time to even get past the second line!
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That is one of the issues with classical music, people will quickly label you as pretentious if you like it, this puts of so many from even listening to it in the first place. I think it is such a shame that you feel that you need to hide your own music tastes out of fear as being labelled pretentious...
You seem really reasonable and decent I must say :cool:
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You seem really reasonable and decent I must say :cool:
Why thank you, I'm flattered
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I prefer more dramatic pieces + video game classical music to the classical music you hear on classic fm

e.g.

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I listen to Classic FM all the time... love classical music
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Absolutely love Classical Music, and Baroque, and Romantic music..and opera as well. I listen to it just before bed usually when I know I won't be disturbed and I can let the music fully affect me. But like the OP I do feel like I'm the only one who seems to appreciate it. If someone does tell me that they like it, then they usually list the obvious choices, which is fair enough but still. It would be good to meet people who have a real interest, not just in the music itself but the history behind it, because the composers themselves had such interesting lives.
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lol the moment you start caring about what people think about your likes/interests/music taste/dress sense, and don't grow out of it. Is the moment you fail at life imo.
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Not really that much of a fan of Classical, I prefer Baroque and Romantic (although I guess we're talking about Classical music rather than the period )



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I don't listen to that much straight classical, normally piano/orchestral covers of anime/video game themes but some of them are really good

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Absolutely love Classical Music, and Baroque, and Romantic music..and opera as well. I listen to it just before bed usually when I know I won't be disturbed and I can let the music fully affect me. But like the OP I do feel like I'm the only one who seems to appreciate it. If someone does tell me that they like it, then they usually list the obvious choices, which is fair enough but still. It would be good to meet people who have a real interest, not just in the music itself but the history behind it, because the composers themselves had such interesting lives.
Yes exactly! I also wish I knew more people who took a genuine interest and learnt about the composers themselves, as it adds so much context to the music and really lets you understand it on a whole new level. There are certain composers, like Shostakovich, whose music means nothing without knowing about the situation in which he was composing, and then you find that his music tells you more about him and his life than any biography that I have ever read about him. You don't get that with modern music...
Classical music is such a great thing!
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I like late Classical and Romantic era stuff?
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Mine is kinda different. Here is one of my favorites.

http://www.2kmusic.com/en/webvideo/r...-julia-roberts



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Yes exactly! I also wish I knew more people who took a genuine interest and learnt about the composers themselves, as it adds so much context to the music and really lets you understand it on a whole new level. There are certain composers, like Shostakovich, whose music means nothing without knowing about the situation in which he was composing, and then you find that his music tells you more about him and his life than any biography that I have ever read about him. You don't get that with modern music...
Classical music is such a great thing!
It's a brilliant thing isn't it and I know exactly how you feel about Shostakovich. Some of his works, like his 5th Symphony become all the more poignant when you read about the terrible struggles he had to face while composing it. I'd be interested to know which composers you like best though? I prefer the Romantic music of Debussy, Wagner and Richard Strauss.
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