Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Classical Past


I has always loved classical music. The first album I ever bought was the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey. I will never forget hearing Gustav Mahlers 9th symphony for the first time. I had just started college (FCCJ) and was repairing sewing machines for income. I was at work and heard it on WJCT, I enrolled in my first art class soon after. Thus began the Classical Period. Every night after work and school I would eat, make coffee and listen to music long into the night. My favorite composer? Mahler of course. Who better to feed the angst of a ideological young artist. Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Wagner, all were my nightly visitors. Then came the the CD. I moved out, my roommate didn't like classical, life got in the way, blah blah blah. Anyway, records are back! And they are 50 cents each! ( at the thrift store) So I have been going gangbusters lately buying them up. So my ritual is back, I have come full circle. I listen every night once the signifigant other and the dogs are asleep. The pictured album is one of my favorite finds, a tone poem by Hector Berlioz. It was recorded in the early Fifties. Gotta go, coffee is ready.

3 Comments:

Anonymous dvdguy said...

I have some Flip Wilson comedy LPs at home. Want them?

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOu can check out our collection of vinyl...at least what's left since the kids got into it.

8:20 AM  
Blogger DeNirogator said...

I know they are super famous, but I like Pachelbel's Canon in D, Ode to Joy, William tell's overture, etc etc.

I've also always loved film score.

1:31 PM  

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