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From a longtime reader and now ranter: Madhatter

I’m guessing you’re also not a fan of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor?

Right then Madhatter, introduce me to something that’s NOT the classical version of muzak. I am all ears.

I’ll still hold out for a VH1 episode of Songs from the 1790s.

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  1. Oh my, that was so totally awesome. I, too, dislike the Canon as it is so overplayed. Over my piano I have a piece of art titled Canon in D-composing, where the score is falling apart.

    Those other tunes are a whole other story, though. Amazing how a different spin makes the same chord progression so much more interesting. Or maybe it’s just that I haven’t heard those ones 50,000 times.

  2. Jennifer, I’d like you to meet Ludwig van Beethoven, Ludwig, this is Jennifer. (Jen, you’ll have to speak up, he’s deaf, and very sensitive about it.)
    Start with Symphony #6 in F Major, the 9th is of course an all time classic, Moonlight sonata is always good. Then you can try out Vivaldi. The Four Seasons is a good place to start. (I only like Summer and Winter myself.) After that there’s Bach, try the Brandenburg concertos. All of the above is well known, instrumental classical music. Concertos and Overtures are generally a good introduction to a Symphony, an Opera, or a composer.
    Muzak is to music, as Wonderbread is to food. Muzak is the definition of over-processed mediocrity. No highs, no lows, nothing offensive, or interesting, marketed for consumption by the masses, celebrated for nothing other than blandness.
    As for Mozart, he is the classical version of pop music. I am hard pressed to name any Mozart composition I actually like. (If I never hear the Eine Kleine Natchmusik again, that’s fine with me.)