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Title: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music? Poll!
Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:28:15 AM
I listen between 8 and 16 hours a day. :o
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Post by: Don on April 11, 2007, 07:31:35 AM
About 6 hours is my average except for less on the weekends (my wife is home).
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Post by: BachQ on April 11, 2007, 07:36:25 AM
1 hour @ home
1 hour mobile
1 hour iPod
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: BachQ on April 11, 2007, 07:37:48 AM
I listen between 8 and 16 hours a day. :o

Too bad sleep must interfere with your listening . . . . . . .  :D
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:40:27 AM
Too bad sleep must interfere with your listening . . . . . . .  :D

Exactly my sentiment my dear friend!
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:41:21 AM
1 hour @ home
1 hour mobile
1 hour iPod

Only three hours, o, dear I would whither away from life it self.
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:42:10 AM
About 6 hours is my average except for less on the weekends (my wife is home).

You can't listen when your wife is at home? :o
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Post by: BachQ on April 11, 2007, 07:43:25 AM
Only three hours, o, dear I would whither away from life it self.

And some would say that 16 hrs/day is a bit extreme . . . . . . .  :D
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:44:24 AM
And some would say that 16 hrs/day is a bit extreme . . . . . . .  :D

Well not, if you love music as I do. :)
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: 71 dB on April 11, 2007, 07:46:56 AM
I listen between 8 and 16 hours a day. :o

When I found classical music 10 years ago I listened classic FM radio all day long, maybe 4000 hours in year 1997. Nowadays 0-8 hrs/day, 2 hrs/day in average I think.
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Post by: Don on April 11, 2007, 07:47:30 AM
You can't listen when your wife is at home? :o

That's no problem, but I do give her some of my attention.  She's at work during the week days.
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:49:15 AM
That's no problem, but I do give her some of my attention.  She's at work during the week days.

Right, I understand!
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:50:41 AM
When I found classical music 10 years ago I listened classic FM radio all day long, maybe 4000 hours in year 1997. Nowadays 0-8 hrs/day, 2 hrs/day in average I think.

So you have time to return to many of your cd's huh?
That's at least a good thing, if you don't have as many cd's as I have.
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Post by: 71 dB on April 11, 2007, 07:55:03 AM
So you have time to return to many of your cd's huh?
That's at least a good thing, if you don't have as many cd's as I have.

I don't listen to radio much anymore, I mean I listen to my classical CDs 2 hrs/day on average. I am online a lot and I can't concentrate on music while posting in English. My linguistical skills are very limited and if I wrote/read something in English most of my brainpower goes to that.
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Post by: springrite on April 11, 2007, 07:55:31 AM
There was a time when I used to listen 24 hours a day. (I put 6 CDs in my CD changer when I go to bed). Now it is down to about 4 to 6 hours a day, though sometimes it can be up to 10 hours. My car CD player is broken, which also accounted for the loss of listening time. Then again, the radio DJs here are fun to listen to as well. Not a bad idea to occasionally listen to what most other people listen to.
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Post by: MishaK on April 11, 2007, 07:55:48 AM
Nonstop. In my head.
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 07:59:26 AM
I don't listen to radio much anymore, I mean I listen to my classical CDs 2 hrs/day on average. I am online a lot and I can't concentrate on music while posting in English. My linguistical skills are very limited and if I wrote/read something in English most of my brainpower goes to that.


Gosh really, well English is my second language almost, I think and dream in English.
I thought that the Scandinavians were excellent in English.
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 08:00:58 AM
Nonstop. In my head.

Well of course that's the same with me, but I meant in real time my friend!
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 08:02:18 AM
There was a time when I used to listen 24 hours a day. (I put 6 CDs in my CD changer when I go to bed). Now it is down to about 4 to 6 hours a day, though sometimes it can be up to 10 hours. My car CD player is broken, which also accounted for the loss of listening time. Then again, the radio DJs here are fun to listen to as well. Not a bad idea to occasionally listen to what most other people listen to.

The classical radio in the Netherlands is bad, real bad, more talking then music.
All self made professors and know all's!
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Post by: BachQ on April 11, 2007, 08:03:13 AM
Well of course that's the same with me, but I meant in real time my friend!

Harry, I suspect that you "multitask" while you listen to music (i.e., listening is not your exclusive activity when music is playing).
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Post by: Todd on April 11, 2007, 08:10:34 AM
Varies widely for me now.  Between 0-10 hours per day during the week, though 0-9 of that is as background music at work.  On weekends it's between 2-6 hours per day.
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Haffner on April 11, 2007, 08:11:23 AM
Harry, I suspect that you "multitask" while you listen to music (i.e., listening is not your exclusive activity when music is playing).



It's hard to picture Harry being stationary whilst listening to all that marvelous music!
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 08:21:52 AM
Harry, I suspect that you "multitask" while you listen to music (i.e., listening is not your exclusive activity when music is playing).

True!
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Florestan on April 11, 2007, 08:32:42 AM
An average of 2 hours daily applies for me. I don't like to listen while doing something else so I need time for music only.

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Post by: Lady Chatterley on April 11, 2007, 08:48:42 AM


It's hard to picture Harry being stationary whilst listening to all that marvelous music!

 Harry loves to dance.
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Post by: 71 dB on April 11, 2007, 08:53:37 AM

Gosh really, well English is my second language almost, I think and dream in English.
I thought that the Scandinavians were excellent in English.

Finns are good in English in general but my talents are elsewhere.

Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: The Emperor on April 11, 2007, 08:57:02 AM
I'm listening to music all the time, lucky for me i can listen to music in my work. ;D
Classical music, depends on my mood, sometimes 3 or 4 hours a day, sometimes i don't even listen to Classical at all, sometimes...all day.
For instance today i've heard Malher's 1st and Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano concerto. I'm warming up for next week, i'm gonna see this pieces played live!!
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 09:55:44 AM
Harry loves to dance.

With the right Lady, well yes, allthough a different dance as most would think I would dance..............
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 10:10:13 AM
Finns are good in English in general but my talents are elsewhere.



And they are no doubt excellent too, knowing the extent of your passion. :)
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: 71 dB on April 11, 2007, 10:19:12 AM
The classical radio in the Netherlands is bad, real bad, more talking then music.
All self made professors and know all's!

The Finnish Classic FM used to be fairly good 10 years ago. Nowadays it's worse.
Also, the national radio/tv company (YLE) plays a lot classical music on their radio channel 1. They play classical music all nights thru from 12 am to 6 am. I used to record interesting nights on a 4 hour VHS tape in half speed (8 hours of capacity) and listening to those tapes on the daytime. I still have around 100 hours of music on VHS tapes...
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Post by: 71 dB on April 11, 2007, 10:24:42 AM
And they are no doubt excellent too, knowing the extent of your passion. :)

Thanks Harry! Finns are good in some things but we suck big time in Football.  ;D
We used to suck in Eurovision Song Contest too but last year we won that one...
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: George on April 11, 2007, 10:27:47 AM

Harry, have you considered adding a poll to this thread? Might be fun.  :-\

Me, I listen about 3-4 hours a day. I don't listen when online or doing other things. I don't listen at work, though I could if I wanted to. I try my best in all areas of life to simply do one thing at a time. The only exceptions to this are when traveling from place to place; like walking, driving or riding the subway.  :) 
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: marvinbrown on April 11, 2007, 10:32:51 AM

  On average 2-4 hours per day.  But I do have UNUSUAL  ::) listening habits as follows:

  1) If I start an opera (Wagner included: I treat the Ring Cycle as four operas, although I have coupled Das Rhinegold and Die Walkurie on a few occasions  ;D) I listen to the whole opera in one uninterrupted go.

  2) If I start a symphony I will hear it uninterrupted and I will complete the whole symphony cycle (eg. Beethoven 1-9)  before I listen to any other peice of work.
  
   It gets worst:

  3) If I start Chopin's preludes I will listen to them uninterrupted then I will do another marathon with the noctures.

   4) Mozart after Bach and Beethoven after Mozart...but lets not discuss this one!

   Again to answer the question 2-4 hours/day

  marvin  
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 10:33:55 AM
Added a poll so vote at your hearts desire!
Of course I voted even more!
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Post by: George on April 11, 2007, 10:35:22 AM
Added a poll so vote at hearts desire!

Great idea!  ;)
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 10:38:19 AM
Great idea!  ;)

Your idea George, don't be modest! :)
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: George on April 11, 2007, 10:40:21 AM
Your idea George, don't be modest! :)

I would have not added the winky if I intended to be modest.  ;D
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Post by: The Mad Hatter on April 11, 2007, 10:48:33 AM
I don't usually listen to classical when I'm doing other things, because I find it a bit meaningless when I'm only hearing bits and pieces. I try to make an hour or two a day for listening, but I can't always get that.
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music?
Post by: Don on April 11, 2007, 11:14:51 AM
There was a time when I used to listen 24 hours a day. (I put 6 CDs in my CD changer when I go to bed). Now it is down to about 4 to 6 hours a day, though sometimes it can be up to 10 hours. My car CD player is broken, which also accounted for the loss of listening time. Then again, the radio DJs here are fun to listen to as well. Not a bad idea to occasionally listen to what most other people listen to.

It's also not a bad idea to pay no attention to what most others are up to. ;D
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Post by: (: premont :) on April 11, 2007, 11:49:35 AM
I thought that the Scandinavians were excellent in English.
What do you mean writing "thought", my friend??
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Post by: quintett op.57 on April 11, 2007, 02:43:07 PM
always
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Post by: RebLem on April 11, 2007, 03:11:36 PM
It varies greatly.  Occasionally, I listen to no music at all, all day.  I am retired and a bachelor, so the chief interruptions I have are the need to go shopping for food, take care of my dog, including an hour or so twice a week at a leash free dog park, preparing meals, eating, surfing and writing on the internet, and, most of all, watching TV--I am a TV addict.  Yesterday, Tuesday, April 10, was a little unusual--I spent from about 6 PM to 2 AM, off and on, doing my taxes online with Turbo Tax.  Finally got that out of the way with 6 days to spare.  ;D

TV competes heavily with my listening time, but I don't always watch a whole program.  I like Extreme Makeover-Home Edition for example.  What I do with that show is watch and listen for about the first 20 minutes, right up to the time they tear the old house down.  Then I put it on mute and listen to music, and then I stop the music and turn the sound back on for the last 15 minutes or so, starting with the time when they are just about to move the bus.

Some things I do multitask with.  I can cook while paying attention to music because my kitchen is very near my living room.  My living room and home office are at opposite ends of a long corridor, but there is a straight line to my ear for the music, so I will listen to music and work on the internet at the same time, especially if its music I don't care that much about.  Last night, doing my taxes, for example, I did pick out a CD I hadn't listened to yet, one from a hanssler twofer from the CBE of early Bach harpsichord music from the Cothen period, and I listened to that while I was doing my taxes.

Tonight I am going to do about 2 hours of listening, because the only thing in prime time I want to watch is Jericho (7-8 PM) and then, 8-10 PM, I will turn on HGTV, turn it on mute, and listen to music.  You can pretty much tell what's going on on HGTV without the sound.  I'm planning on listening to Simon Rattle's 2 CD recording of Szymanowski's King Roger, and & his Sym 4.
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Post by: mahlertitan on April 11, 2007, 08:13:13 PM
i have my ipod on between 1-2 hours every day. moderation is the key, otherwise, even the most beautiful music will become tedious.
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Post by: Symphonien on April 11, 2007, 09:55:45 PM
I voted 1-3 hours. I either listen to CDs as an exclusive activity or else listen to the radio at  this (http://www.contemporary-classical.com) site. Very good site indeed, and the best part is that you can request a work and it gets played an hour later. Recently, I have started always listening to this in the background while I am on the internet. Only 1900 onwards though so it might not work for some, but it suits me perfectly. ;D
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 10:06:39 PM
Let me make one thing clear, I does not matter for me wether I am listening doing other things or not, my attention and concentration is always intense, multi tasking or not.
Its a gift. :)
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Post by: Florestan on April 11, 2007, 10:15:13 PM
Let me make one thing clear, I does not matter for me wether I am listening doing other things or not, my attention and concentration is always intense, multi tasking or not.
Its a gift. :)
Goede morgen, Harry!

Does this mean you can listen to Alan Pettersson and write a love letter in the same time? :)
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 10:23:50 PM
Goede morgen, Harry!

Does this mean you can listen to Alan Pettersson and write a love letter in the same time? :)

Goedemorgen mijn vriend.

Well with Pettersson I have to make a exception. You have me there!
Pettersson is indeed a composer that will not allow you to do something else, so I don't! ;D
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Post by: Florestan on April 11, 2007, 10:33:10 PM
Goedemorgen mijn vriend.

Well with Pettersson I have to make a exception. You have me there!
Pettersson is indeed a composer that will not allow you to do something else, so I don't! ;D
This reminds me that some months ago, while at my job office, I've been listening to Mahler's Symphonies, all nine in a row, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

After the Fourth I began to change my mind about Mahler, after the Seventh I was convinced that Mozart is a far better symphonist than him and after the Ninth I just hated the guy.

Now, the truth is that I love Mahler, but this kind of listening is insane and can have adverse reactions. Never try this at home! :)
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 10:44:45 PM
This reminds me that some months ago, while at my job office, I've been listening to Mahler's Symphonies, all nine in a row, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

After the Fourth I began to change my mind about Mahler, after the Seventh I was convinced that Mozart is a far better symphonist than him and after the Ninth I just hated the guy.

Now, the truth is that I love Mahler, but this kind of listening is insane and can have adverse reactions. Never try this at home! :)

Most interesting! The transition from loving Mahler to hating him, caused by overdose. Hmm! And the Mozart bit, fascinating.
I did this once with the complete works of Chopin, I think I played that box for more than 30 times, listening 20 hours a day.
I could not sleep in that period of my life. No ill side effects though!
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Post by: Florestan on April 11, 2007, 10:57:13 PM
Most interesting! The transition from loving Mahler to hating him, caused by overdose. Hmm! And the Mozart bit, fascinating.
My thoughts then were: Mahler need 2 hours of heavy, over-orchestrated and sometimes plain kitschy rhetoric to achieve what Mozart had in 20 minutes with an airy chamber orchestra of the utmost elegance and refinement.
I was of course wrong but I was over-reacting to an overdose. And that cured me forever of such crazy listening ordeals.

I did this once with the complete works of Chopin, I think I played that box for more than 30 times, listening 20 hours a day.
Oh my God! I love Chopin but I think I would have reacted in the same way, going back to some good ol' Scarlatti! :)
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 11:00:53 PM
My thoughts then were: Mahler need 2 hours of heavy, over-orchestrated and sometimes plain kitschy rhetoric to achieve what Mozart had in 20 minutes with an airy chamber orchestra of the utmost elegance and refinement.
I was of course wrong but I was over-reacting to an overdose. And that cured me forever of such crazy listening ordeals.
Oh my God! I love Chopin but I think I would have reacted in the same way, going back to some good ol' Scarlatti! :)

I would have done that for sure, but..........Chopin was the only and first classical composer I had at the time! :)
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Post by: Harry on April 11, 2007, 11:12:47 PM
What happens to me, from time to time, if I do not vary in the music I play, than my mind refuses to accept sounds. So then I search for something without to much dynamics, like lute music, and balance. It helps!
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Post by: Valentino on April 12, 2007, 03:29:36 AM
I manage almost one concentrated hour a day. My wife is no screaming banshee, but my two sons (2 and 4 1/2) emulate one each.
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Post by: marvinbrown on April 12, 2007, 04:17:28 AM
I manage almost one concentrated hour a day. My wife is no screaming banshee, but my two sons (2 and 4 1/2) emulate one each.

  The only thing I can say about that is familiarity helps me concentrate.  I can go two hours with complete concertration if the piece of music is new, any more and my mind starts to fade out.  However if I know the works very well then my complete concentration can last up to 4 hours....strange isn't it?

  marvin
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Post by: Lady Chatterley on April 12, 2007, 08:02:51 AM
Chopin was the only and first classical composer I had at the time! :)

 But could you dance to it Harry?
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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:11:24 AM
But could you dance to it Harry?

Some of the Mazurka's, well yes I could, and a few rounds of waltzes would do quite nicely. :)
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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:12:07 AM
  The only thing I can say about that is familiarity helps me concentrate.  I can go two hours with complete concertration if the piece of music is new, any more and my mind starts to fade out.  However if I know the works very well then my complete concentration can last up to 4 hours....strange isn't it?

  marvin

Strange but not uncommon! ;D
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Post by: springrite on April 12, 2007, 08:17:38 AM
Some of the Mazurka's, well yes I could, and a few rounds of waltzes would do quite nicely. :)

Now, you just put that image in my head of you dancing the Mazurka or the Polonaise under a windmill! I can't get it out of my head now!!!
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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:22:36 AM
Now, you just put that image in my head of you dancing the Mazurka or the Polonaise under a windmill! I can't get it out of my head now!!!

Windmills! This image is false my friend from the great country.
We have little of them, and not even in my neighbourhood, so that is really a bad idea, windmills and me dancing! ;D
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Post by: springrite on April 12, 2007, 08:26:06 AM
Windmills! This image is false my friend from the great country.
We have little of them, and not even in my neighbourhood, so that is really a bad idea, windmills and me dancing! ;D

OK, no more windmills. But would put a few pretty Dutch girls in their pretty Dutch traditional outfit, holding huge wheels of Gouda cheese in the background when you dance?
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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:30:51 AM
OK, no more windmills. But would put a few pretty Dutch girls in their pretty Dutch traditional outfit, holding huge wheels of Gouda cheese in the background when you dance?

Again a cliche my friend. They are only in Gouda, and only for the tourists.
Give me a nice Chinese girl anytime, about my height, in traditional outfit, with a little bowl of rice, and a few sticks to...........with, and that would be a fine realistic image me thinks. ;D ;D
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Post by: Florestan on April 12, 2007, 08:33:25 AM
put a few pretty Dutch girls
Harry, my friend, I don't mean any offense, but I can't resist: the appropriate answer would be this:

We have little of them  ;D

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Post by: springrite on April 12, 2007, 08:36:33 AM
Again a cliche my friend. They are only in Gouda, and only for the tourists.
Give me a nice Chinese girl anytime, about my height, in traditional outfit, with a little bowl of rice, and a few sticks to...........with, and that would be a fine realistic image me thinks. ;D ;D

I am sure you are kidding when you appear to be picky about height, outfit (which I assume to be optional), food, and other accessories.
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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:37:12 AM
Harry, my friend, I don't mean any offense, but I can't resist: the appropriate answer would be this:

We have little of them  ;D



Well yes that's true no doubt. :)
I know a few though, but no, that's Danielle, and she is from Romania, but has a Dutch pasport now, and she is pretty, and Dutch, well sort of!
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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:38:47 AM
I am sure you are kidding when you appear to be picky about height, outfit (which I assume to be optional), food, and other accessories.

True my friend, there is no deceiving you I see! ;D
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Post by: Florestan on April 12, 2007, 08:42:39 AM
Well yes that's true no doubt. :)
I know a few though, but no, that's Danielle, and she is from Romania, but has a Dutch pasport now, and she is pretty, and Dutch, well sort of!
I was just kidding naughty. Actually, I've encountered quite enough pretty girls in Netherlands during my stay there. I assume they were native Dutch because they were tall and blonde and spoke Dutch perfectly. :)

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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:51:30 AM
I was just kidding naughty. Actually, I've encountered quite enough pretty girls in Netherlands during my stay there. I assume they were native Dutch because they were tall and blonde and spoke Dutch perfectly. :)



Tall and blonde you say, oke I will look around ;D
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Post by: springrite on April 12, 2007, 08:53:50 AM
Tall and blonde you say, oke I will look around ;D

Tall and blonde? Don't just look around. Occasionally, do look up as well.  ;)
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Post by: Harry on April 12, 2007, 08:55:18 AM
Tall and blonde? Don't just look around. Occasionally, do look up as well.  ;)

Don't have to, I make them look up to me! ;D
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Post by: Robert on April 12, 2007, 09:51:04 AM
THREE
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Post by: Solitary Wanderer on April 12, 2007, 02:53:59 PM
1-3 hours a day for me.

Depending on what I'm doing in my studio I'll listen to 0-4 hours music during the day. Mainly non-classical, lighter selections that are part background.

In the evening I listen all most exclusively to classical music, usually learning whatever pieces are coming up at the next NZSO concert.
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Post by: m_gigena on April 12, 2007, 03:35:35 PM
Approximately four hours a day. I spend lots of hours studying, with music as background. The music only stops if the contents turn into something really hard, requesting absolute concentration.


Well not, if you love purchase music as I do. :)
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Post by: Greta on April 12, 2007, 07:01:14 PM
About 3, give or take. If I'm at my computer or studying, I always have music on, about 90% of the time classical.  In the car, classical isn't great to listen to because of road noise obscuring the soft dynamics.

When I'm doing technical or brain-twisting work, I often go for minimalist/atonal pieces. I am sure this is a strange quirk of mine. :) But oddly, it seems to keep my mind alert and in the zone, whereas music with big themes demands my whole attention and I'll get so caught up in it I forget what I'm doing. Mahler especially, I really have to drop everything to listen to, and find him much more rewarding that way.
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music? Poll!
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2007, 08:06:16 PM
If we are to include listening whilst engaging in other activities, (i.e studying), then I'm in the 4-5 range. As for dedicated listening, somewhere in the 1-3 range fits me.
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music? Poll!
Post by: Haffner on April 13, 2007, 03:05:03 AM
At least 5 and sometimes 12 hours a day.
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music? Poll!
Post by: Harry on April 13, 2007, 03:10:31 AM
At least 5 and sometimes 12 hours a day.

That's my man, almost as obsessive as I! ;D
Title: Re: How many hours a day do you listen to classical music? Poll!
Post by: Haffner on April 13, 2007, 03:18:18 AM
That's my man, almost as obsessive as I! ;D



When something give me so much, on a daily basis, I see absolutely no reason to skimp on it. Music gives and gives...