25. January 2009 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

I have been meaning to ask: Does anybody out there have any suggestions for somebody who wants to get into classical music?
I’ve always been interested in all types of music but I have never gotten the bug for any classical music, which out of sheer ignorance I have always associated with people who are independently wealthy, old and distinguished. Oh, and White! But as I listened to John Williams’ classical composition “Air and Simple Gifts” during the inauguration (I know, its past, its history and I didn’t want to mention it but for accuracy sake… you know) I found myself feeling as relaxed as a control freak gets. It felt good. I thought it might also be good music for writing. But where to start? I can’t tell you Chopin from Tchaikovsky-though apparently I seem to have a gift for spelling Russian names.

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patricia emerson mitchell

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Here are just a few recordings from the past. It's rare I have anything I'm allowed to share, due to union rules.

Mozart Adagio & Rondo

Swan Of Tuonela

Piazzolla Suite for Oboe and Strings