How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?

Started by Tantris, August 26, 2021, 08:41:41 PM

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Tantris

I'm happy to be here with you. I've been bewitched and thrilled by classical music (and very soon opera) since 9th grade which was many, many decades ago. You see, I learned to play the clarinet between 8th and 9th grades taking summertime lessons in the public school system where I lived. Once marching band was over (due to the end of football season), we had indoors concert band. We played all sorts of music but I was instantly smitten by the lighter and heavier classical music we played. My parents, who weren't much educated, never listened to classical music so I have to say that maybe the best thing that happened to me in life was the immediate love for classical music. I just can't live without it and I tell people I only live for my music. [I mainly listen to the Romantic period composers but also to various 20th century composers. And I like the music of Philip Glass too.]

Brewski

Hello, Tantris, and welcome to GMG. Lots of Tchaikovsky fans here (including me), and you'll also find some more clarinetists, too. And your story about discovering classical music in high school will likely resonate with many.

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Pohjolas Daughter

Greetings Tantris!  And welcome to GMG!   :)

Looking forward to reading your contributions on the various threads.

PD

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DavidW

Welcome!  I recently listened to Tchaikovsky's string serenade and his string quartets.  In the past several months he has been in frequent rotation for me.

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

foxandpeng

Greetings and welcome. Looking forward to reading your posts.
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people ... then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour — such is my idea of happiness"

Tolstoy

OrchestralNut

Welcome, Tantris. Another huge Tchaikovsky fan here.  :)

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: OrchestralNut on August 27, 2021, 10:23:48 AM
Welcome, Tantris. Another huge Tchaikovsky fan here.  :)

Was listening to the f minor Symphony just this lunchtime.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

OrchestralNut

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 27, 2021, 10:55:01 AM
Was listening to the f minor Symphony just this lunchtime.

Most excellent, Karl. I also listened to a symphony, the G minor.

Que

Welcome!   :)

I can relate to your non-Classical family backround: my parents had no interest in Classical Music whatsoever.

And socially Classical Music is a very hard sell: even trying it seems too intimidating for many...

Anyway, here you are amongst like minded - enjoy!  :)


KlassiskDronning

Hey there. I actually come from a family with music background but I was the only one who really cared about classical music. Since my parents mainly listened to mainstream rock music, I am German and I grew up playing piano which gave me the interest for classical and eventually classical-based rock and metal.

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

vandermolen

Welcome from me too. I hope that you enjoy your time here.
:)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Mirror Image

Quote from: vandermolen on June 27, 2022, 12:51:39 PM
Welcome from me too. I hope that you enjoy your time here.
:)

He's made two posts since joining last year. I think it's safe to assume that he won't be back. ;)
"Humility is society's greatest misconception."

My "Top 5" Favorite Composers: Debussy, Mahler, Strauss, Sibelius and Bartók


Szykneij

Quote from: Mirror Image on June 27, 2022, 04:23:18 PM
He's made two posts since joining last year. I think it's safe to assume that he won't be back. ;)

Since KD who bumped the post is located on Uranus, it probably took about a year for it to reach him.  :)
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige