Lately, I’ve been getting back into classical music.
I’ve always enjoyed classical music for its beauty and breathtaking ability to let performers shine. (Especially opera singers.)
Thanks to books like The Interestings and A Little Life, I’ve been introduced to more great classical pieces.
I’ve listened to classical music through soundtracks for movies all my life, though. But with the greats–like Mozart and Schumann, for example–I’m a little lacking. Yes, there are classical pieces that I easily recognize because of my exposure to them–thank you Fantasia 2000–but there are plenty of classical pieces that I’ve not heard before.
Franz Joseph Haydn wrote wonderful pieces of music. So did Robert Schumann. These are two composers that I hadn’t heard before reading the two books mentioned two paragraphs above.
I have respect for people who can play hard classical music and make it sound and look easy.
I’m so glad that I learned of two great composers. I’m glad that I found new compelling music to listen to while I write.
Now, if you’ll excuse me…*pushes play on Spotify* I’ve got some listening to do.