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What are you listening to today?

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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2016, 05:04:38 pm »

Last evening I listened to as many of Sibelius' choral/orchestral and orchestral works (apart from the symphonies--another time!) as I could find on YouTube and was amazed at myself for never having listened well before to The Tempest, Swanwhite, Karelia suite, Pélleas and Mélisande, and Wood Nymph. I was bedazzled as you can expect and will now return for whatever else I can find. I am usually, for some reason, ever in pursuit of music that is new to me at the expense of these fine long-established works, but I realize that listening to these classics is more fulfilling.

Well said! So many of Sibelius's other compositions are, as you say, quite magical.

And I too am so often "in pursuit of music that is new to me" that I tend to neglect the great masterpieces of the classical repertoire. When I listen to the Beethoven Eroica or the 9th or Schubert's Unfinished or the Great C major or the Brahms 4th or the Dvorak New World or the Tchaikovsky 4th etc etc I am blown away every time with the force almost of a new discovery Smiley
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