Big Planet

The indie kid’s guide to classical music

In music, reblog on July 29, 2009 at 8:35 am

From The Guardian:

How do you listen?

What you need to do is close the curtains, take your clothes off, lie face down with your teeth sunk deep into the carpet. Then get your butler to sprinkle your buttocks with rose petals and put on the 16-plus hours of Wagner’s operatic tetralogy, The Ring, before he retreats, locking the door on you, until the bloody ordeal is over. Not really: what you need is peace, quiet and concentration. 

Music for kids: Muse and Chopin. Photographs: Yui Mok/PA/ Alfredo Dagli Orti/Corbis/Art Archive

Five downloads to get you started

Schubert: the Trout Quintet
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No 9
Puccini: Madame Butterfly

Related post:
Music and Metaphysics

Five downloads to getyou startedSchubert: the Trout QuintetBach: Brandenburg Concertos
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