Monday, December 10, 2012
Recently I have rediscovered for myself classical music. It's not like I have been raised musically illiterate, in fact, my parents (especially mother) did everything to get me acquainted with the works of great composers, I had to watch operas (and ballet) and the classical music channel on the radio was often on. However, when I was growing up, it was Metallica and Iron Maiden we all were listening to (not that there is anything wrong with them either). Then it was hard rock, gothic, folks metal... stuff like that. Yet as I'm getting older there is a longing for something more profound. The problem with classical music is that you actually have to take time to listen to it, it doesn't really make a good background music in my opinion. And the pieces tend to be rather long. Luckily, nowadays we have YouTube, where you can find a lot of short clips. Here is one of them, Lacrimosa by Mozart, which is one of my favourites.