I love classical music. It’s one of the few things I feel I know reasonably well, and discovering new pieces is somewhat of a passion for me. During the college days I can’t tell you how many of my peers learned of my musical preference and returned with, “Oh, I don’t like classical music.” Unable to comprehend the statement, I undertook the challenge of a) understanding how someone could say that and b) doing my utmost to change their minds. This is actually how I became exposed to the popular genres on campus, primarily hip hop, heavy metal, and indie rock. By understanding their music, even on a basic level, I was able to present options from classical composers I felt might peak their interest. A lot of the time my approach worked, but not always. I felt happy just attempting the change, and I learned much from it too.
All this to say, I love classical music, but I also love sharing classical music. Thusly I’ve decided to share something classical on a weekly basis. I think it would be awesome if readers would like to link to or otherwise share classical pieces they love in comments, but don’t feel at all obligated to doso!