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Old 01-12-2004, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Am I the only one that feels that Classical music sort of fits a certain type of person (not always, but most of the time I mean). Such as either doctors offices, rich people or in like stores? Is there still a decent sized younger generation who listens to it?
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think there's a significant audience of young listeners of Classical music. But I think anyone who is in love with music has to respect Classical music as being the roots of the music we listen to today. Many musicians draw influences from Classical music and for that alone it cannot be overlooked by the young listeners of today. The problem is that there aren't many good Classical musicians alive and therefore it's hard to get into it.
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think there's a significant audience of young listeners of Classical music. But I think anyone who is in love with music has to respect Classical music as being the roots of the music we listen to today. Many musicians draw influences from Classical music and for that alone it cannot be overlooked by the young listeners of today. The problem is that there aren't many good Classical musicians alive and therefore it's hard to get into it.

I totally agree. I think it's maybe because it hasn't kept up the with mainstream music world.
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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People who like Metal (not the Metal you hear on the radio, the stuff you have to look hard for, like Opeth) often are big Classical fans, because the genres are similarly symphonic and musically complex.
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Classical is where music orginated, and some of the greatest musical compositions are by far the most difficult to reproduce to their original beauty
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I question the validity of deeming something classical. What does that mean exactly? The the piece is enriched with violins and cellos? Classical music, or the way we think of it, is dead. In that it has transformed so much that the classical music of the 20th century is far from the classical music of say, Beethoven's time. When one says a classical composer would you then group someone such as John Adams in the same category as Bach. They are two different music genres, yet they both use orchestras and such. So if Bach is classical music, which cannot be denied, and the composers of today are using the same tools of classical music but getting quite a different sound, how can the "classic" classical music be valid today? I say that classical music does not portray a genre of music in any sense of form or style, but in music at its greatest expression, at its most impressive zenith. The deeply and immortaly passionate composer of today would be deemed a classical composer in my mind even if his music, which it ultimately will not, does not sound anything like the "classic" classical music.
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Old 07-17-2004, 03:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You would be very surprised at how many young classical musicians there are , because i happen to be one of them. I have found that I love listening to classical more than anything else even though I love all kinds of music. It does sort of depend on the person. Musicians( usually) have an melancholy temperament. We are sort of deep people if you get what I mean. But I know lots of unmusical people who love to
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Old 10-08-2004, 07:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with abakabub. Classical forms the base for metal.
I am a young classical musician as well. Perhaps if you stopped skimming the surface and stopped looking for your stereotypes, you'd find the others.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't think it fits a certain type of person. You just need to be educated about music
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