How to Listen to Classical Music: Expression and Emotion



  • Here's another in a series of "How to listen to" videos. This one relates to emotion and expression. Its really good stuff and can explain a lot about how to put that little extra something into your song.
    Enjoy!



  • Thanks! The video provided me insight into what the conductors of my community band try to extract from us as we play certain works.



  • @Comeback said in How to Listen to Classical Music: Expression and Emotion:

    Thanks! The video provided me insight into what the conductors of my community band try to extract from us as we play certain works.

    Yeah, same here.



  • I read a quote from Stravinsky that implied that, for him, it didn't have a thing to do with emotion. That he was focused on extreme care with craft. . . only.

    And yet, his music resonated, emotionally, with me. At another tact, I've left concerts with two people, having heard the same music, were at opposite ends about what they had heard. And both equally qualified to have a well-informed opinion. Which implies to me a lot of it has to do with background, personal preferences and even how you are feeling that day.


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