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He said himself that he wanted the soprano line “towering over the orchestra”, and it certainly does that. Elitism is despicable in itself and injurious to the well-being of the population. If the person-in-the-street is led to believe that “classical music is not for the likes of me”, then they are missing out on a potentially fulfilling experience. I thinks that since the moment Youtube was created the blame about the fact the opera and classical are too much elistist is completly wrong and ineficient.

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  • Trumpets, drums, massive choruses, florid vocal lines… this really is the greatest hits of the early Baroque.
  • There are biblical proclamations of impending apocalypse littered throughout, and for each of them, Bach works in some sort of crushing atonality or strange chord, as if he’s wincing with pain each time it happens.

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LSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle celebrates the sheer beauty of sound, in a pocket-sized concert with a French flavour. Customer Reviews, including Product Star Ratings, artmindfestival.com help customers to learn more about the product and decide whether it is the right product for them. Delivery cost, delivery date and order total shown at checkout.

Wildlife talks, bio-blitzes and nature workshops with the National Trust. As stated, I’d be thrilled to hear a compelling reason for the label “elitist”. That faux-pop drumming they added to the music is quite annoying. But I haven’t needed to sit and listen to it for 3 hours as you did. As a musician I’ll fight until my last day on earth to honor these sublime words. On the other hand, its absence from background music is probably just a cyclical matter.

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Just like there are snobs in every other area of human endeavour. If it temporarily was, it was adopted as a mascot for aspiration much like the academic pretention of the masses that Moliere satirised in the 17c. It’s easy for those who love classical music to be in denial about the natural order of things. Rilke’s poem extolling the beauty of an archaic torso of Apollo ends with the words “You must change your life.” An encounter with beauty can compel you to change your life, but it’s easier just to avert your gaze. Please allow us up to 14 days from receipt of item for your refund to be processed. It will often be quicker than this but we want to manage your expectations at busier times of the year.

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (known as the ’Resurrection’) is a 90-minute attempt to put the whole nature of existence into a piece music. Listen to our Classic FM Hall of Fame 2022 live playlist on Global Player. Rossini’s opera doesn’t actually have any other well-known melodies.