I spent the evening listening to the Music Choice Classical Masterpieces channel on my cable system. Classical pieces can be both relaxing and invigorating at the same time. They provide a wide range of moods and give the listener the ability to take a mental trip to some musical countryside.
Disney’s Fantasia (the original) used animated graphic representation to some of those musical countrysides and put in visual form the emotions or relaxing thoughts, the vivid expressions and the almost devilish marches that may be conjured up in the listener’s imagination. Fantasia is my all-time favorite movie, mostly because of the music. The music is what made Fantasia the masterpiece it is.
I have a variety of composers that I prefer to listen to, but at the same time, if it’s classical music, I like it. From Bach to Tchaikovsky and everyone in between, classical music has diversity and variety that speaks to whatever emotion I need to be in. There are pieces that help me relax and fall asleep, pieces that are meant to keep you going and some will say that listening to classical music while learning will help you be a better student.
No matter what the reason you listen to any kind of music, it has to speak to you and help your day along – whether to relax or get things done.
Here are a few of my favorite composers:
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus http://www.mozartproject.org/
- Bach, Johann Sebastian – http://www.jsbach.org/
- Pachelbel, Johann – http://pachelbel.net/
- Vivaldi, Antonio – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivaldi
I encourage everyone to listen to classical music, you listen to more than you realize if you enjoy movies, as many musical scores are modern classical pieces and a few are classic classical pieces. They add dramatic flair or a romantic interlude to a lot of movies. Its timeless and, well, classic.