Re: Classical music!
Do I like classical music?
I'm one of those way-over-the-top classical music listeners you read about. I was transfixed by Bach when I was 2 years old. I've been listening to Classical Music non-stop all my life. Went to conservatory of music and passed out of music history. Studied composition. Wrote fugues and canons. Studied piano and violin. Decided I was better at listening to music than composing or playing it.
I was a classical music buyer for one of the defunct CD chains in the 90's.
If you play a piece I've never heard I can usually tell you when it was written within 5 years. I can usually tell you where the composer lived and who he (or she) was influenced by. I would *love* to have Philip Wilby's talent. < --- Jealousy. He's probably someone few have heard of; but he's the go-to musician who does many reconstructions of lost and partial Mozart concertos (did them for the Phillips Complete Mozart Edition). Nobody can fake Mozart's voice and textures the way Wilby can.
Mid to late 20th century "classical" is my kryptonite though. I don't listen to it and so I'm not as familiar with it. I find jazz, rock, blues, etc... to be the better music in the 20th and 21rst century.
Anyway, my fav composer is and has always been JS Bach. I have a soft spot for CPE, JC, WF and Johan Ludwig Bach and many other minor baroque, rococco and classical composers, like Fasch, Dittersdorf, Zelenka, M Haydn, Schobert, etc., etc.... This is the era that I love the most.
Last edited by VTPoet; January 1st, 2013 at 03:10 PM.
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