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Announcements => Introductions => Topic started by: Tantris on August 26, 2021, 07:41:41 PM

Title: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: Tantris on August 26, 2021, 07:41:41 PM
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.]
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: Brewski on August 27, 2021, 03:26:31 AM
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.

--Bruce
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 27, 2021, 03:32:17 AM
Greetings Tantris!  And welcome to GMG!   :)

Looking forward to reading your contributions on the various threads.

PD
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: Papy Oli on August 27, 2021, 03:37:04 AM
Hello and Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 27, 2021, 04:06:48 AM
Welcome to the forum Tantris. :)
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: DavidW on August 27, 2021, 04:22:30 AM
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.
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 27, 2021, 04:52:18 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: foxandpeng on August 27, 2021, 05:30:59 AM
Greetings and welcome. Looking forward to reading your posts.
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: OrchestralNut on August 27, 2021, 09:23:48 AM
Welcome, Tantris. Another huge Tchaikovsky fan here.  :)
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 27, 2021, 09:55:01 AM
Welcome, Tantris. Another huge Tchaikovsky fan here.  :)

Was listening to the f minor Symphony just this lunchtime.
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: OrchestralNut on August 28, 2021, 02:20:41 AM
Was listening to the f minor Symphony just this lunchtime.

Most excellent, Karl. I also listened to a symphony, the G minor.
Title: Re: How do you do fellow classical music enthusiasts?
Post by: Que on August 28, 2021, 02:55:59 AM
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!  :)