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Ewwww! Yeah, Spandau Ballet. Ewwww!
Gag me with a maggot.
Agreed they sucked! You do like some of that 80s garbage ...

Surely you know what I meant with 3 of the 4 musical periods?

Many moons ago, when we still had a full time classical station in Philly, there was an hour devoted to "Baroque and Before". 7pm IIRC. Loved that stuff.

I could summon @DarrellV for examples ...
 

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3 of the 4 musical periods
I know the stuff I like, but don't know what time slot they fit in... sounds like a good week-end project...
Vivalldee, Batch, sure; Strauss, Rossini, that Mozart guy.

I'd like to time travel and show the biggies a recording of their stuff and ask, "Is this the tempo you were thinking?"
Their idea of allegro might be a little slower, I dunno if they thought in terms of beats per minute, or even if they had metronomes, and wrote down the settings.
More things for week-end discovery, mayhap.
 

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I know the stuff I like, but don't know what time slot they fit in... sounds like a good week-end project...
Vivalldee, Batch, sure; Strauss, Rossini, that Mozart guy.

I'd like to time travel and show the biggies a recording of their stuff and ask, "Is this the tempo you were thinking?"
Their idea of allegro might be a little slower, I dunno if they thought in terms of beats per minute, or even if they had metronomes, and wrote down the settings.
More things for week-end discovery, mayhap.
I was very interested in the time periods and how it all evolved.

I bought this basic paperback pre-internet book that was my guide to the genre. It taught me how to pronounce the words and names properly among other many bits.

Ludwig von Beethoven was a key bridge from classical to romantic - more or less.

The orchestras grew progressively larger and overblown imo.

I preferred the smaller ~25 piece or less orchestras of the classical (Mozart) or earlier. The film Amadeus was the start of my journey.

Johann Sebastian Bach is indeed a favorite Baroque composer of mine.
 

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My ex bought tickets for us to see Handel’s Messiah at the Philadelphia Academy of Music in the late 80s. The cheap seats.

Handel was a Baroque composer. Small orchestra. The choir was at least as large.

Very formal and all. Fuck ‘em - I wore a nice sweater when I still wore them. There was a music dork down and a over from us that was following along with sheet music. Really? Looking for mistakes?

Accustomed to LOUD concerts I was surprised how not at all loud it was even during the famous chorus.

I saw a few microphones hanging down over the musicians, but didn’t get the impression a PA was in use. My hearing was good then. I’d not want to hear that show now.

Was a fine experience all considered.
 
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Dang that Amadeus, I've never watched it.
May start it tonite, if available.
Great introduction to classical. A great movie. Put the hook in me.

Hope you can find it. Highly recommended. There is a sequence or two that breaks down the parts of compositions. Magical to watch for those who know music a bit.
 
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↑ Aha....noice... I remember reading about that one long ago, yet never had heard it.
There's a death metal cover on YTube.
Metal and classical have always merged well.


EDIT: Gah!
I should have said, "I'm gonna pretend I didn't hear that."
 
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First Chicago song I ever heard and was a fan from then on.
They always got radio play here.

Act in paste, repent in seizure.
 
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