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Dept. of Music

Overwhelmed By Music

I thought I'd answer 
[personal profile] lokifan 's question of me - three of my current favorite pieces of music., and three old favorites - so I started going through past and current faves on YouTube. I had a couple of songs immediately in mind, and I quickly found them. Then I started thinking about others ....

Going down that aural rabbit hole has been wonderful, but I'm overwhelmed with the number of songs and pieces of music that I love for one reason or another, from Tom Waits' "Martha," to Patricia Barber's "White World," to "Song to the Siren" by Tim Buckley, to Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," and Chuck Berry's "Havana Moon," and Miles Davis's "So What," and The Temptations' "My Girl," to Ellington and Strayhorn's "Take the A Train," to Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Dindi," and more.

(I am also particularly fond of classical music that's from the Baroque, or before that time; of instrumental music in a minor key; of guitar and harp music, but I don't know either those who create the music or those who play it, not the way many others I know can.)

The exploration of music also led me to think about what I like in music, which connects to 
[personal profile] lydy 's question about what kinds of music I like, and why - and of course, that meant that the more I thought about it, the more complicated my thoughts got, and the longer any potential answer would be. Because I'm congenitally unable to write short. 

So this is me, telling you that I'm thinking about music, and being very happy to - but being hard-pressed to write a cohesive or coherent post about it. Sigh.


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a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 11th, 2019 04:45 am (UTC)
I think this is a perfect post! Music is enjoyable, yet undefinable. That is a universal thing, methinks.

(I am also particularly fond of classical music that's from the Baroque, or before that time; of instrumental music in a minor key; of guitar and harp music, but I don't know either those who create the music or those who play it, not the way many others I know can.)

Some of my favs as well. Though I also recommend minor songs even if not technically Baroque, though one in particular is done in style. If you have ever seen Amadeus, you would know it. The opening music is one of my fav pieces (though I do love parts of Don Giovanni as well): Symphony No. 25 in G Minor. One of his least known, but better (IMHO) pieces. The style almost makes me think Salieri (and his influence), though Mozart was heavily influenced by Beethoven and Haydyn (I believe he was friends with Beethoven?). Anyway there are a lot of questions about his relationships with Salieri and other musicians. Which makes me think of all the mysteries hinted at within the movie (sheer speculation, of course).

And lookit me blather. Anyhoo:



Hope you enjoy!

*HUGS*

Edited at 2019-04-11 04:49 am (UTC)
kaffyr
Apr. 18th, 2019 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, my dear - I hadn't commented on this, and wanted to thank you for this clip. Mozart is wonderful, isn't he? I think you know a great deal more about classical music than I do, so I may end up talking to you and asking for advice on music to listen to.

*hugs*
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 19th, 2019 06:57 am (UTC)
He is marvelous! I am a cheater though...I had to look that info up (as I could not fully remember it). But classical artists are wonderful - and a lot of the other music I love is heavily influenced by classical music. I must say, I prefer the moldy oldies (Hayden, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mozart - and Bach, the original rebel). I cannot remember musical 'names' for most of them, so Shazam has become my new best friend when I hear an old tune that I cannot remember the name to. :D

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Apr. 19th, 2019 07:07 pm (UTC)
You may have had to look specifics up - but you knew what you wanted to check out and research. It's pretty clear that you've listened to and loved numerous types of classical music. It's the music that I've least been involved in, despite enjoying it. I like Bach, Haydn and most music that's earlier than them, but if you asked me to name them? Beyond Vivaldi, I'm up a creek. Heh ....
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 19th, 2019 09:09 pm (UTC)
LOL! I must say (in an informed way), the Four Seasons by Bach was best done by Vivaldi. Guess they had 'cover music' even at THAT time. :D
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