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        03-19-2010, 08:32 PM
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    Weanling
    Any other Classical Musicians?

    I'm just curious how many other classical musicians there are on here. :)

    I play the cello and love, love, love string quartet music (mostly Beethoven), which probably comes about from my playing in a string quartet (cygnetstrings.wordpress.com). I also enjoy playing Bach's Six Cello Suites.
         
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        03-19-2010, 09:49 PM
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    I'm not a musician (anymore) but grew up surrounded by classical music...baroque mostly. My father listened to nothing else so I have a deep appreciation for it...especially Handel. Though I believe Pachebel's Canon in D, when played by an orchestra and not used in a silly commercial, is the most heartbreakingly beautiful piece ever written. I am also a big fan of Vivaldi.
         
        03-26-2010, 04:42 PM
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    Weanling
    I'm a cello performance major.

    Internet bro fist!

    I'm a fan of Beethoven's piano trios, as well as his cello sonatas. I'm going through a bit of a Mahler stage right now though...his first symphony is quite interesting.

    And not classical (most of the time), but certainly cello related...Apocalyptica.

    I love them.

    :P
         
        03-26-2010, 05:51 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Cool! How long have you played?

    Lol! I had to look up "Internet bro fist" to see what you were talking about... that's sad. So what would my reply to that be? Would I say "internet bro fist" back to you?

    Beethoven is one of my favorite composers. I could listen to (not to mention play) his works all day. :)
         
        03-26-2010, 06:44 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Haha, no worries...I don't think there is a proper reply. I've been playing for just over five years, so a bit behind most of my competition but I've been auditioning for conservatories and such. However, I'm thinking at this point I will stick to getting my bachelor's at the local university and then go to a conservatory to get polished off for the master's...which also means I don't have to leave my horses in a hurry. ;)

    What about you? I see you are in a quartet...cool beans. I'd love to hook up with a smaller group one of these days. Do you play at weddings much? What other composers do you find groovy?
         
        03-26-2010, 07:14 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    I play the violin in my school's Symphonic Orchestra. We're pretty much the best HS orchestra in the state according to our music educator's association
         
        03-26-2010, 07:25 PM
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    Weanling
    @Cheshire: *sigh of relief* That's good to know. =)

    Cool!

    I've been playing just over 8 years.Never really done any competitions, though. I've played in several youth symphonies (we played Carmen Opera, Aida, and the such).

    Yeah! We've been together for about 2 1/2 years. We've played a couple weddings, but we mostly do free concerts at nursing homes. Occasionally we get a paying job at a nature park, or something. We've played Beethoven (String Quartet Op. 18 no. 2, final movement, and no. 4 first movement), Mozart, and various other composers. Beethoven's at the top of our list, though. =) I personally like quartet better than orchestra.

    @eventerdrew: Cool! What all have you played?
         
        03-26-2010, 07:45 PM
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    Green Broke
    Oh man. We've played a variety of pieces. A lot of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Bach. We've played some stuff by the Turtle Island String Quartet, Stravinsky (Firebird suite), Grieg, Bruch, Brahms, Meyer and more.

    Right now we are playing a Concerto Grosso by Grieg, a concerto by Vivaldi, Danse Infernal from the Firebird Suite by Stravinsky, and Hungarian Dance by Brahms.
         
        03-26-2010, 08:54 PM
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    Weanling
    Very cool! I've played the Hungarian Dance before. That's a fun one! :)

    How long have you played?
         
        03-26-2010, 09:34 PM
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    Green Broke
    I've played for about 6, going on 7 years. It's great I love playing.
         

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