I've been listening to classical music all my life. My dad used to offer us a nickel if we guessed the composer. I never won THEN but I would win some nickels now. Bach is UNMISTAKABLE. But, then so are Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, etc.
That is all I listen to now...with an occasional Mexican station when Dianne (Note the TWO "n's.")
Lickaweenie (Lol, that was my husband's name for her. She is SUCH a snob.) er, Nicolini is on the air. She has the afternoon hours on classical KDFC radio.
I haven't listened to enough classical music, myself. You have me beaten in that regard. Yet I can hear when a progression tonally resolves, replays, shifts, or as in some jazz (a wide spectrum in that genre) wanders off leaving the explored hanging a bit, to return to the investigation of those loose ends bringing them all together, resolving, making sense of it. When that occurs, well, I guess that's why some people were in past decades crazy for it.
Sorry about the other one hour lecture link...but although it could be a bit difficult to follow, the lecturer was much more engaging than at that other link, and near the end provided some insight as to how some of Bach's compositions could interface or be made to link (if just in the imagination, and by some example of principle) with the questions and discussion as to philosophy of math, which is why I sent those.
I do apologize for not having provided better explanation for the links.
I made the (possible) mistake of listening to some Stevie Ray Von a short time back... Talk about an ear worm. I've been hearing passages of his treatment of Hendix's Little Wing going through my mind for days. Part of it is that like many people, I am well enough acquainted with the original to be able to hear the departures, with those being like much like some jazz, while staying within R&B/Rock, blending those genres.
posted on 10/25/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT
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