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Feb 28, 2019 13:09:09

Classical Music

by @basilesamel PATRON | 203 words | 386πŸ”₯ | 434πŸ’Œ

Basile Samel

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I love working while listening to classical music.

I'm far from being a music critic, to be honest. My father has a small collection of CDs from Baroque and Classical composers. That's how I got hooked. Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart. Mozart's Turkish March was the first song I ever listened on repeat on an MP3. I discovered Stanley Kubrick a few years later and my curiosity for the genre got reborn. His use of classical music to highlight events and emotions is astounding. The spectrum of emotions covered by classical composers is massive. Richer than most music produced nowadays. Or maybe, just different?

When I need a bit of motivation, I just put on Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights.

Shostakovich's Waltz nΒ°2 is nostalgia in a song.

Haendel's Sarabande is the song of a dying Europe.

Chopin's Nocturnes are still my favorite pieces to listen to whenever I want to chill out during night time. During summer, Warsaw organizes free public representations of Chopin in the Łazienki Park. Renowned pianists just come in the park and play the piano. The park gets quiet. Chopin's statue dominates the scene. The wind in the trees is protesting, but no one cares.

The music is too splendid.

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    @basilesamel How about Henry Purcell? I love this guy :-)
    99, thats a cool number! Congrats!!!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Feb 28, 2019 22:49:24
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      @lucjah Thank you!!! :) Never heard about him. I guess I have to now :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 01, 2019 01:46:19
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      @basilesamel he is worth checking out definitely, of course might be not your thing..

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 01, 2019 11:10:59
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    @basilesamel Best wishes for your century in 200WaD

    Gokila Sakthi Ram avatar Gokila Sakthi Ram | Feb 28, 2019 21:36:03
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      @gokiram thank you! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Feb 28, 2019 18:52:58
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