Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Oh, heck, yeah! (Or: classical music to blast from a car stereo)
I have always been a classical music geek. I am the only one in my house, but that doesn't stop me. Tuesday evening I was watching a TV show with Thad and the girls, and during one scene I interrupted the characters' conversation to inform my family that the music playing in the background was Brahms' Waltz in A Flat Major. I got eye-rolls.
So I loved the Savage Chickens cartoon above, and just for my fellow classical music geeks among my readers (all five of you!), here's Chopin's Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4. Now, it's not bad, but if you're going to blast Chopin from your car stereo, I'd rather hear either his Waltz, Op. 64, No. 2 (which is a favorite of mine) or else the "Heroic" Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, which would both be awesome for the blasting-from-car-stereo purposes.
Of course, if we get away from piano pieces, I'd recommend the Swan Lake scene 1 Allegro giusto (which I like almost as much as the main theme) or possibly this bit of Dvorak's New World Symphony. And that's before we even start talking about bits of opera...
Okay. I'm done now. :) But if you like classical music, what piece could you listen to anywhere, even in a car?