11. May 2008 · 6 comments · Categories: Links, Ramble

Many of the best tracks in aggressive classical music are great introduction to the Classical genre for anyone who might be experiencing Classical music for the first time

I dunno. Just made me laugh. Not sure why. (Maybe one of you can explain that to me?) But anyway, you can see the list here. Perhaps you’ll puzzle over it as much as I did. Ravel’s Bolero? A couple of numbers from The Nutrcracker?

I guess my idea of aggressive is just different than that writer’s. Hmm?


  1. their definition of “aggressive” apparently means either loud or boisterous. Prokofiev 1st symphony? It’s just fast and dancelike, but a far cry from “aggressive”!

  2. I guess it’s upbeat and catchy too! Maybe people think classical music is way too mild compared to the rock and whatever else that’s out there?

  3. What *does* “aggressive” mean to you?

  4. To me it means being very assertive, sort of in-you-face, sometimes hostile but not necessarily, possibly militant, strong … but of course I could be wrong! 🙂

  5. I guess, then, that “passive” classical music just sort of lies there in a big heap of notes and dynamic markings and rests and stuff and you have to go poke at it or something?

  6. 🙂 That must be it, Tim!