Posts Tagged ‘quarter 2 2011’

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The Life of Beethoven

December 4, 2010

This is Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Listen for a while.

Tragic? and sad? Yes, those emotions should be in this piece, because Beethoven composed it. His life was full of difficulties, expressed very well through all his music. He lost his hearing, which was an unimaginable loss for an ingenious musician like him. Also, he was a very, very aggressive man, known to have quick temper.

He mostly composed his music in minor chords. It somehow conveys his difficulties in life. You may think he is just a bad-tempered man, but actually, there is so much more than that in him. His music has depth that even Mozart’s music does not have. Although he was not born with innate talents as Mozart, he was a very, very hard-working person and strived for the best music he could produce. As a result, his music reveals all his efforts through its depth.

This piece may seem tragic. Well, it is. It shows his distress. However, from time to time, you could also hear soft melodies that are very emotionally touching. This makes me think that although he was an aggressive man outside, he might have had a soft side inside him that he could only reveal through his music. He was really living his life in music; it was only through his creation that he could truly unveil himself and be who he really was.

This song is such a masterpiece that truly shows that aspect. Listen…

Ohh.. it is just too beautiful to be true. It almost makes me cry every time I listen to it. Was this really him? The one oppressed behind his own strong character? So deeply touching… and again, the depth in his music makes people more engaged. In a way, his music contains philosophies. It makes you look back at your life and wonder deeply.

His effort was so sincere that even after he became deaf he never stopped his music. Never. Even in his deathbed. Ahh… every time I listen to his music I remind myself of his effort and it brings up deep respect from the bottom of my heart. ❤

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Bread and Butter Waltz by Mozart :)

December 1, 2010

In relation to the previous entry…

Ohhhh….. Mozart!

Just listen. Stop reading. STOP READING AND LISTEN.

done?

Hahahaha. Pure innocence.

How could this be? Starting from the title ‘Bread and Butter’? This is the MOST ADORABLE PIECE of all classical music 🙂 Well, in my opinion it is.

Doesn’t it just pull out purity and youth from you? It has a magic; it makes you young again! (Well only the moment you are listening to it… 🙂 )

Soft piano tunes.. doesn’t it just make you imagine soft butter spreading lightly on bread? What imagery does it create for you?

Really, it is hard to say that a piece of classical music is CUTE. Ok, honestly I was going to move on to Beethoven for a while, but I COULD NOT skip without presenting this adorable cute music that reveals Mozart so well.

When listening to Mozart, it is very hard to believe that he was such a nuisance… maybe he was just too childish for his age, even in adulthood. His music makes me imagine him as an innocent, playful man.

I honestly do not know if this is true, but I heard somewhere that he composed this one when he was three. Well, if he really did, I’m not surprised. I mean, it’s Mozart. DUH. 🙂 He could play violin and piano with his eyes covered and he could play piano backwards. Yes, I am very thankful that this music genius was ever born on this earth and presented us with wonderful music.

Ok, so back to my purpose… I WILL write about Beethoven on my next entry. 🙂 He is a fun guy to explore, so be ready!!

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Mozart Sonata For Two Pianos In D K488

November 29, 2010

Ahhh… Mozart!!

Almost all of Mozart’s music is lighthearted and playful. His music contains everlasting innocence and youth. Even after his death, he has left a great legacy for centuries. This is the true beauty of classics… the beauty never fades and always remain.

Mozart was a true genius that the world had never seen before, and never was going to, and definitely never will. Even in his time, he was known as the greatest musician of his time–which gradually led to centuries. However, he was infamous for dissipation and shallowness, regardless of his talents. As a person, he was more of a nuisance to those around him.

His characters are very well shown through a lot of his music. It generally tends to have lighter emotions and mischievous innocence. It is very rarely written in minor chords. He might have been a troublesome nuisance, but his transparency with his child-like characteristics were maybe what he truly wished to reveal through his music.

And in the history of classical music, there appears another figure as important as Mozart, if not more–Ludwig van Beethoven. His life and music were completely opposite from Mozart’s. How? and how does his music reveal that? I will elaborate more on that topic on my next entry.

For now, just listen and enjoy Mozart’s Sonata for two pianos, but do not take it very seriously; remember, lightheartedness is the key to enjoy this particular piece. 🙂

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Bach Praeludium I

November 26, 2010

Just listen for a while.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Praeludium I could be described in one word: simple. No big fancy codes. Even the beginners could master this song in 30 minutes.

However, the true beauty that Bach wanted to express truly comes out from the simplicity. It brings peace to anyone listening to the music.

It is well-known that Bach was a devout christian and devoted all his music to God. It is shown clearly through a lot of his music; it gives you an insight to the heaven for a moment. His sincerity and his heart for peace and beauty are very well expressed.

For me, this music is one of my favorite. It rouses the deep peace inside my heart that no other music can–pop, jazz, rock, Mozart, Beethoven–whatever it might be. Also, it is astonishing for me sometimes how simplicity could truly be beautiful.

Please enjoy 🙂

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About Me and My Awesome Blog :)

October 18, 2010

Hello everyone!! 🙂

I’m very looking forward to starting a new blog and seeing all you guys’ awesome blogs. Last year, my blog was about Christianity, and trust me, I had a lot of fun with it. Honestly, some people thought that was a boring topic to write about. (Laugh. Out. Loud.)  This year, I am starting off with a fresh topic that could bore you again: classic music. Haha yes I know I’m boring. But just wait and see 🙂

I’ve seen a lot of people, actually most of the people, thinking that classic music is plain BORING. For me, classic music has always been an important part of my life, and my FAVORITE kind of music. Yes, it is sometimes too long and quiet, I will have to admit that I sometimes fall asleep too. However, if you REALLY feel it, if you REALLY understand it deeply with your heart, you will be able to see the joy that it brings you. Having sympathy for those of you who haven’t felt that joy yet, I really want to show you and explain how magical it could be to your life. 🙂 I will prove to you that classic music is indeed not boring, but fun and breathtaking.

Now, I am ready to “convert” you into desperate followers of classic music. 😉 Follow me through this amazing journey.

Thanks!! ❤ ❤