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    Re: Classical music!

    My wife and I listen to a lot of classical music. Our favorite composers include...

    From the Baroque period:

    Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann

    From the Classical period:

    Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn

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    Re: Classical music!

    Bach's Goldberg Variations is lovely for its sitting-back-and-losing-ones-self-to-ness. In the novel Silence of the Lambs, we're told that Hannibal Lecter is listening to the Variations while he butchers his guards and makes good his escape. I'm not sure about the movie - I don't have a copy to hand - but it may well be different, that movie played fast and loose with a few details, famously that line about enjoying a census taker's liver "with some fava beans and a nice chianti" whereas in the novel he says the wine was "a big Amarone". Nevertheless I can imagine that the Variations would be splendid background music while one peels off a corrections officer's face and wears it as a mask to expedite one's escape.

    EDIT: After a little research (Google Is My Friend) I believe it is the Goldberg Variations in the movie. And interestingly, that isn't the only use of the Variations in the tale - check out this link to Hannibal Lecter's Guide to the Goldberg Variations.
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    Re: Classical music!

    Quote Originally Posted by Statia View Post
    But it is a classic...
    LOL! There is a certain uncomplicated "something" about the song which helps with its appeal.

    Worthy of mention: Felix Mendelsohn's "Hebrides" overture, a.k.a. Fingal's Cave. It was one of the set pieces I studied music at school back in the 1970s, as was the opening movement for Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto.
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    Re: Classical music!

    While I have an appreciation for classical music, I dont tend to listen to it just to listen to it. However I do love to play many songs on the piano such as the popular Canon in D, Fur Elise and many others.
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    Re: Classical music!

    My fav composers:

    Boccherini
    Bach
    Vaughn Williams
    Vivaldi
    Handel
    Bach
    Beethoven
    Chopin
    Ritter
    Rossini
    Ravel
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