Classical Music of Choice

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by tabathajones, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. tabathajones

    tabathajones

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    Doesn't anyone else here like cooking while listening to classical music? I find it to be the best music for the occasion because I can't get easily distracted by screechy vocals, etc. My favorites are Mozart's Jupiter Symphony (especially the Bernstein version, a little faster and more energetic), and Stravinsky's "Petrouska." For a more mellow dish, and I usually switch over to something a bit lighter -- one of my new favorites is Secret Garden's "Earthsongs" CD, I first heard about them while with Universal. It's a mix of lighter string arrangements with succulent melodies and some worldly sounds as well -- has anyone heard of them?

    It definitely depends on the dishes and the occasion though.
    Tabatha :)
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    I do. I listen to whatever I'm feeling at the moment. Lately I've been listening to Jon Nakamatsu's recording of Chopin's Nocturnes.

    Yesterday in the car it was Smetana's Ma Vlast. :)
     
  3. tabathajones

    tabathajones

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    Excellent picks -- I really enjoy Chopin's Nocturnes, too, especially Op. 9-1. Love a lot of the Romantic era composers -- some of Secret Garden songs kind of remind me of some of the smaller ensemble Romantic works, that's why I enjoy listening to them on occasion, too.
     
  4. redace1960

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    how do you get a buzz going?? i listen to classical jimi hendrix in the kitchen!
    and so does everyone else on the street. NIN is great too.