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Thread #90211   Message #1708006
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
01-Apr-06 - 01:06 AM
Thread Name: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Subject: RE: Classical music - what makes you listen?
Baroque Music is my favorite but there are so many composers and so many pieces that it would take forever to describe them. My favourite orchestras are The Academy Of St Martins In The Fields (conducted by Sir Neville Marriner of course :), English Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, I Musici, Birmingham Symphony, Cleveland Symphony.

Favorite pianist Rudolph Serkin and Sergai Prokofiev
         Violin Itzhak Perlman, Neville Marriner and Nigel Kennedy
         Cello   Yo Yo Ma and Ofra Harnoy
         Guitar Segovia and John Williams
         Viola   (my brother Peter who is not famous) LOL

Classical music played a big part in my life, one of the first pieces I remember hearing as a child was Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. It is probably my favorite piece.