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Old 09-17-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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Are any of you hooligans cultured enough to appreciate classical music? Most of my close family looks at me funny. They can't believe someone like me at my age likes classical music. I always sort of liked it, but only became really passionate with classical music 3 or 4 years ago. Most of the time when I am at home, my Pandora is on some type of classical station blasting away. I prefer the Baroque Period stuff. Vivaldi, Handel, Couperin, Corelli, Bach and Purcell being amongst my favorites. Just curious as to how many of you guys appreciate classical.

Here is a video I have been watching on and off for the last week or two. I just love it! One of my favorites from Bach. Nothing beats a well tuned old church organ.



Laugh if you want, but like I told my mother, this is where most of our music evolved from. She doesn't understand...

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Does this count?

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I actually really like classical music thanks to my parents and my piano teacher. I'll go see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra anytime they have a free show, which is fairly often.
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I played six years in an orchestra. Violin, Viola, and Cello I think an old buddy of mine posted on youtube a video of me playing Bach's Prelude to suite No. 1, I cant find it though, one of my all time favorite popularly performed by Yo-Yo ma

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I actually really like classical music thanks to my parents and my piano teacher. I'll go see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra anytime they have a free show, which is fairly often.
I might have to make the drive out to see that. Would be worth it if its free. Gas wouldn't cost but maybe $30 both ways.
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I listen to many kinds of music and I listen to classical when the mood strikes me.
My favorites are baroque and chamber music.

I dislike most pop music, so much so that pretty much the only FM stations I can stand are the jazz, classical, and college radio stations.

buffon and Braineack, thanks for those youtube vids, I like leads that help me find music that I like.
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Huge ex-band geek here. 10 years of elementary, middle school, high school, all northwest, all state, metropolitan youth philharmonic, and band camp. Clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and all saxaphones in jazz bands. I'm more into the modern classical, like PDQ bach and Eric whitacr. But I appreciate it all. That's some good **** right there...
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buffon and Braineack, thanks for those youtube vids, I like leads that help me find music that I like.
You might also be interested in Bond. These girl are very good, and hot. They play just as good as they look.







YouTube - bond (Explosive)

YouTube - Bond - Victory
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Huge ex-band geek here. 10 years of elementary, middle school, high school, all northwest, all state, metropolitan youth philharmonic, and band camp. Clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and all saxaphones in jazz bands. I'm more into the modern classical, like PDQ bach and Eric whitacr. But I appreciate it all. That's some good **** right there...
Damn son You were all up on that ****. I played as a Hobby, I tried out for the all-county and didnt cut it. I decided to play at school shows and **** like that why was lots of fun. I wanted to join my college's ensemble but I have no time -_-
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Good to see I'm not alone. I also listen to all kinds of music, its not like classical is all I listen to, though when I am at home, its whats playing probably 40% of the time. I don't like pop or rap/hip hop and I can't stand bluegrass. My dad tries to make me like bluegrass but it just isn't going to happen. Hillbilly banjo and **** gets on my nerves, but pretty much everything else is fine. Buffon, the Cello is one of my favorites. Always very haunting and very beautiful sounds.
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I was a bass-trombonist in highschool and 3-semesters of college which makes me a Berlioz addict. I also played quints in marching season, then palyed euphonium for my senior HS year marching season because I thought I wanted DCI.
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I was a bass-trombonist in highschool and 3-semesters of college which makes me a Berlioz addict. I also played quints in marching season, then palyed euphonium for my senior HS year marching season because I thought I wanted DCI.
Damn, thats hardcore as ****. I had to look up what a Euphonium was Quints/Quads FTW! I left band before I got a chance to play them, or changed schools. Never got back into band after that. Love the sound of a good player banging marching quints.

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I was actually into dirty, nasty wind ensemble anything. State band sophomore year, state jazz senior , state jazz senior year. I really miss it but don't have the commitment that I needed to be competitive.
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Played violin growing up then found my real ability is voice. Sung in several choirs, acapella groups, university mens chorus and local (eugene OR) opera chorus. Haven't done a damn thing with it in the last 20 years. Can't play a lick on the violin anymore either. I really liked old church music, Gregorian chants and such along with classical and opera. Really need to start singing again.


Not exactly shocking that Hustler plays the "trombone".
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Not exactly shocking that Hustler plays the "trombone".
"Dirty Trombone" , If you know what I mean.


EDIT: Here's the definition in case you wonder:








dirty trombone- v. Blowing into your partner's arsehole while reaching round and wanking him off. With your lips pursed around his ringpiece and hand movement you will resemble someone playing a trombone i.e...Give me a Dirty Trombone, baby, and I'll buy you 20 cigarettes
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He is all about tooting on the horns. Like a circus seal.
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I was a massive band geek. Primary instrument was clarinet which I started learning in 3rd grade. In high school our marching band won a state championship, and I was second chair in the all-state wind ensemble. I picked up tenor sax in 8th grade and played bari & tenor sax in the junior & high school jazz bands, and a few of us formed a combo and even managed to do a few paid gigs before we went our separate ways for college. I stuck with it all through college but stopped playing once I got to grad school, just not enough time in the day I guess. Now I just play my guitar every now and then.

Being exposed to classical music from a young age, I've heard most of the well-known stuff many times over, and played much of it. It's more fun to be playing than to be merely listening, but I have a decent collection on CD. I like most of it from the three Bs, Mozart, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky. For some good powerful **** I like some of Wagner's stuff. Everybody knows Ride of the Valkyries but my favorite piece of his is Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral (from Lohengrin). A massive wind ensemble playing this in an auditorium with lively acoustics is quite an experience.

Don't know what's up with the art montage, but whatever. The recording is okay considering it's youtube.


@hustler- not much call for clarinets or saxophones in DCI, but I had friends who were in Cadets of Bergen County, Phantom Regiment, and Blue Knights way back in the day (mid 1990s). Sitting in a stadium in front of a football field full of brass redefines "loud." Here you go, complete with trumpet holdover ------ry.
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i prefer Frans Liszt over most composers

nice clips though
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Love Classical music, old school rock like ZZ Top and Skynyrd, and a lot of the soft tunes from the 60's and 70's, ie Bread.

One of my favorite songs of all time "Ashokan Farewell" performed by Jay Unger and Molly Mason. For those of you that are history junkies, it was prominent on the Civil War series on PBS.

Here is the song used as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln.

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Never the band-geek, but very much into music.

My maternal great-grandfather was an opera singer, leading to a very heavy classical influence from mom's side of the family. Dad was influenced by 40s-50s C&W (when there *was* a distinction between the two) and then moved into the west-coast car-culture influences in the 60s.

I have an early DDD CD produced by Telarc from the mod-80s when they were trying to find the dynamic limits of a truly digital recording. They found a cathedral with the appropriate organ and bells, gathered a full symphony and topped it off with 19th centure field pieces and recorded a performance of the 1812. - I used to vibrate the foundation of the apartment building I lived in holding stereo-wars with the college kids upstairs...

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