Last Amstel vid for a while, I promise. But they are so good, and this one took a bit of finding on Yoochoob.
Don't shout.What do you mean CLASSICAL MUSIC. ? Do you mean THE CLASSICAL PERIOD as opposed to THE ROMANTIC PERIOD. ?
At the minute I am practicing Nimrod, the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, and Barber's Adagio - any one of them leaves my embouchure exhausted. It has to be good!
I think your tag "never give up on a dream..." is very profound. As I get older my sense of time telescopes outwards - when I was 20 or so the thought of spending 3 years doing something seemed an age - now it seems like a pleasant diversion. I have just gone part time at work and I am looking forward to spending time becoming really good at soprano in 3 or 4 years time. If I didn't put the effort in, I would still find myself having arrived at that point 3 or 4 years away NOT having done anything. What a waste.
Ok I actually do know something about it - I know my baroque from my rococo, but most of the time I use the term classical in a way that makes it plain to non-musicians what I am talking about. If I tell people I play music from the romantic era they might think I mean Haircut 100. And that would never do..Mack, Google music era for proper definitions. Mozart is considered classical. Beethoven not - he's early romantic.
Roughly speaking music eras match architecture and social styles. So dates are not exact, and outside of academia pretty irrelevant a lot of the time. It's a bit like trying to distinguish between heavy metal and hard rock. The differences are there, but the boundaries aren't clear. Much easier to use broader definitions - same goes for jazz.
But you'd certainly have a fantastic day....Ok I actually do know something about it - I know my baroque from my rococo, but most of the time I use the term classical in a way that makes it plain to non-musicians what I am talking about. If I tell people I play music from the romantic era they might think I mean Haircut 100. And that would never do..
I'm, like most commoners, using it in its broadest, non-academic sense. So pretty much anything from the baroque era onwards, but excluding popular, jazz from 20th century.
but I dislike a Tenor Sax playing Mozart