If You’re Having a Hard Time Getting into Classical Music, Try This

A true appreciation for classical music has always eluded me.  Yes, there are certain composers–Mozart, Beethoven, Bach–whose works I can identify and even enjoy in small doses.  But as for immersing myself in the music in same way I do with modern stuff, well, let’s just say my attention wanders too far before the penny drops.

I realize that this is a failing, a blot on my moral character and probably symptomatic of a greater neurological problem. Perhaps it’s because I wasn’t brought up with classical music in the house. Or maybe it’s because I never had anyone to force me to listen while patiently explaining the music to me.

Or maybe it’s because classical music has never been presented like this before.  You may find yourself suddenly engaged.  Roll over Beethoven, indeed.

(Via Digg)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “If You’re Having a Hard Time Getting into Classical Music, Try This

  • April 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm
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    For people looking to get into classical music, I always recommend “The Rite Of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky as a starting point

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