I’m not particularly familiar with classical music. As you can probably tell if you’ve read some of my earlier posts, I’m more familiar with the music of the 80s than with classical music. Last weekend, however, I went to a performance by a local chamber orchestra and it was absolutely fantastic. Without knowing much about the music I found it incredibly emotional. Sometimes sad, sometimes happy, sometimes a little tense. Maybe I was just in a strange mood, but I don’t think so. I was just responding to the music being played. The orchestra was (I think) a particularly good one and so I was also enjoying the precision with which they were playing. I know that all music can evoke emotions but I did find this particularly beautiful. I don’t know if I’ll suddenly start listening to classical music on a regular basis, but I’ll certainly go to another concert in the not too distant future.
I’ve posted below one of the pieces that I found particularly moving. I have heard it before, but couldn’t have named it until hearing it in the concert last weekend.