Introduction to Classical Music – Classical Music is All Around Us

Nietzsche: Without music, life is a mistake, a misery, an exile.

Santayana: Music will not make you rich, but it will make you happy. He will not save your soul, but it will make it worth saving.

Talking about classical music, especially the word “classical”, often gives people a stereotypical and difficult impression. Hopeless. Indeed, classical music has a very strict and precise musical form, rich in meaning and spirit, and without a knowledge of music theory as a foundation , listened to it once or twice, felt like listening to a book of heaven, especially a large work of long duration, couldn’t figure out what was going on, listened to it and made myself I was very irritated. (I just started listening to classical music.) So I stayed away from classical music, thinking that it was all in the “old paper pile”. Something that’s still far from the modern world.

I am often asked how I should get started with classical music. How should classical music sound? Usually my advice is to start with the classical music that is within reach and familiar to you.

For example, the well-known “Wedding March”, from Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin”, you can search the Internet for the four choral versions of this music, you will find that the wedding march, in addition to the fervor and solemnity that we have usually heard in the pure music version, there is a sense of calm and sacred, this variety of feelings mixed together, really like what we feel when we attend a wedding.

I once saw a commercial, in which there is not a single line of advertising, the background music to guide the commercial, the real ad picture to match. Very good, there’s ballet, that’s light; there’s cat, that’s keen; there’s dove, that’s sturdy; there’s book, that’s strength; there’s coffee, that’s… It’s the rhyme; there’s the kids, it’s the peace; that commercial soundtrack ties it all together and gives the real ad a sense of power and Awe-inspiring. Exactly! The music is called The Mighty March (No. 1), and was written by the famous English composer Elgar (1857-1934) )’s masterpiece of legacy. By using this atmospheric music to drive what the ad is trying to say, our inner feelings are undoubtedly elevated to a higher level in the In the UK, this music is also known as the “second national anthem”.

If you are careful, you may also find that the subway nowadays also plays some well-known piano music. The film has a love affair with classical music and is famous for its musical passages. The film’s use of classical music is even more beloved, and Daichi is famous for its musical passages, and if Starr had directed “The Mermaid, It’s the use of Sarasate’s famous “Vagabond Song” (you’ve heard of it, don’t believe me), “The King’s Speech It’s even a classic case of classical music passages being quoted in classic movies (oh, am I being tongue-in-cheek?…).

From my own experience of listening to music, one way to get close to classical music is to find the “resonance” first. This sense of resonance, in fact, is to let your familiarity with the classical melody extend to the entire piece of music, and gradually become interested in other passages.

An analogy can be made with reading. For example, when reading the article “a single spark can start a prairie fire”, when you see “it is standing in the sea in the coast demon king already visible mast tip It is a ship standing on the summit of a high mountain and looking to the east has seen a round of radiant sunrise, it is restless in the mother’s belly. When I read the paragraph “a baby on the verge of maturity”, it dawned on me: Oh, so these famous words came from this article. Immediately, I felt a special affinity with this article, and when I read the preceding words, I felt a different sense of receiving the information by myself. It’s also a lot more sensitive.

The same goes for classic melodies. It’s generally widely sung, catchy, and easy to remember, and everyone can probably hum a bit of it, like above As much as the Wedding March and the Awesome March are mentioned, there are actually many more, such as “Blue Danube”, The Turkish March (the one played at the opening of the sports day), Ode to Joy, and so on. Hearing a classic melody is like seeing a classic text, by repeatedly smacking the middle of the flavor, and when you are familiar with it, you follow the picture. Go find the whole work and listen to it. This way, you will gradually get close to and accept the whole work, and then you will gradually understand the real work. Over time, you will gain an understanding of the different styles of different composers, the connections between different repertoires, and the types of music from different historical periods. A more intuitive feel.

Embrace classical music! Start by listening to the classical music around you!