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Some people claim they ‘don’t like’, or are ‘not into’ classical music, well, maybe not into it, but I bet everyone does like some pieces of classical music.

How often have you found yourself humming a tune from a TV advert, the Hamlet cigar ads, for instance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIckHmwZAeI

or the Hovis ad, with the boy pushing his bike up that impossible hill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mq59ykPnAE

and not forgetting the guy in the gondola singing about ‘just one cornetto’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZagCtwZcNU
(no, Elvis pinched it too).

So, do you still claim you don’t like classical music? If so just remember the world cup in Italy 1990 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sffX9Wrbw9w


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When I was young I was invited to a friends house, they were posh, they had a radiogram, it was a monster of a machine, with lots of 78 record stored within.
While I was there the farther put on one of the records, now I don’t know if it was the posh-ness of it all, or I really did like the music, but the impression has never left me.

This was it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76CGGPqI3s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Anyone that does not like classical music needs to be forced into a concert hall and made to watch and listen. Most people will enjoy the experience.

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After seeing a film, I went to a posh classical music shop, to buyt a piece of music I’d heard in the film.
All I knew was, it was by Mozart, so I asked the chap for the piece of music ‘from’ Out of Africa, and immediately realised I should’ve said ‘featured’ in the film, what an eegit!
Anyway, the chap knew exactly what I was talking about.

I like to sit in a different room, or outside when this is playing, it gives it a sort of ‘distant’ characteristic, like in the film as it was played on an old gramophone

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This can almost bring tears to your eyes.
Franz Liszt - Liebestraum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpOtuoHL45Y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Can you believe Rodger Daltrey did a vocal version of this in the film ‘Lisztomainia’?

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PuffTheMagicDragon wrote:This can almost bring tears to your eyes.
Franz Liszt - Liebestraum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpOtuoHL45Y

Can you believe Rodger Daltrey did a vocal version of this in the film ‘Lisztomainia’?
I am currently half way through learning this piece :clps

It actually means Love Dream it is the 3rd one he wrote. He is an excellent composer. He transcribed many other composers works to piano.

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One of my favourite current pianists is valentina lisitsa and valentina igoshina. And especially this piece by chopin.

fantasie impromptu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa0Z6g1XJkU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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There are other impromptus written by chopin but fantasie is my favourite. The A flat one is also great....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baZGdj0x ... 0F5FC414A0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have many favourites including Rachmaninoffs prelude in Gminor which is typical of his style in general.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QB7ugJnHgs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Liszt "La Campanella" Is truly incredible and is in my collection of sheet music and on the to do list!!! Some of this i have already mastered although i dont have a great deal of time these days. Worth a listen to it performed here by another excellent pianist Evgeny Kissin. Have also seen this performed by another pianist by the name of Adam something or other and he was also excellent!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0ATAI75b2s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Adam Gyorgy (found it!!) well worth a listen and better sound quality than the version below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGXM76s43PI&feature=fvst" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Evgeny Kissin

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Yes, some good ones there SNS, I admire you piano playing types. When I was young we a piano in the front room, don’t know why because no one could play it!!! Maybe because of that, I used to say that I didn’t like piano music very much, of course, I’ve since changed my mind.

A bit more Tchaikovsky now.
As I’ve already said, Tchaikovsky was my first real experience on classical music, he was also my first experience of ballet.
In the mid 70s a mate and myself were dragged along to the Grand Theatre in Leeds, by our respective partners, to see the Nutcracker.
They’d booked a box, so as not to inflict us upon the rest of the audience, and everything was going well until this started.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulPYzhdpStQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"
I looked at my mate, he looked at me, we both had our hands over our mouths to stop us from laughing……....Why? Because we were both waiting for Frank Muir to pop up and say “good tune isn’t it?” :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Try this for size and tell me, it’s not beautiful!
Mozarts, Laudate Dominum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51u3QBYA2EA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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