SparkPeople Classical Music Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6938 This a Team for anyone who loves playing or listening to classical music. It's a place to relate to other classical music lovers, and to share ways to incorporate music into your healthy goals. SparkPeople Classical Music Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6938 My Oboe Concerto - have a listen. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x57169378 Hi all classical music lovers, <BR> <BR> I don't know if I am the only composer in sparkpeople but I have yet to see anybody else load up any of their work into a blog. I only found out a week ago that I could do this so I have chosen to add some of my work in my blogs. <BR> Please feel free to have a listen and as classical music connoisseurs I would deeply appreciate your views and opinions on my work. <BR> I have a number of other pieces I have written over the years that I can add an... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:05:56 EST Where's the action? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x55302995 Hello fellow music enthusiasts! I see that the last post on the introduce yourself was quite some time ago. Hope some of you are still Sparking! I love most kinds of music and especially classical. I am a music educator that can really suds up the soapbox of what music can do for our world and how economically we can make music participation accessible for all. Yes, I am a Kodaly trained music teacher! At present I teach privately several days per week while my main focus is educating m... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:56:55 EST learning the basics of classical music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x54445412 Hello! I'd like to learn about classical music. Do you have any suggestions? Maybe an online course in music appreciation? Or a book? Or blog? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:29:05 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x50317893 Hi all, <BR> Looking forward to chatting with u guys. I'm a newbie classical guitarist from Florida. See u in the forums. <BR> Naomi Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:23:10 EST Hello from Classical Guitarist in Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x46644253 Hello Everyone, <BR> I not only love to hear classical music, I play it - I play classical guitar. I am a beginner, starting about 1 1/2 years ago. I played acoustic for a long time - since I was 10. But just began to study classical later in life. I absolutely love it because I've always loved classical music. <BR> <BR> I am Brenda, age 53, from Colorado Springs. I'm not married and have two cats - I work in the field of Education and right now I'm also working on upgrading my qualific... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:43:57 EST New Team Leader Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x45831012 I would like for somebody else to help lead the team. With a new job and lots of deadlines, I've made choices to spend my time elsewhere. But I think the right personality could bring this team back to life. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 23:30:22 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x44182034 Hi! I've just recently started to like classical music. My piano teacher likes it and has me learning classical pieces, and I really like it! Anyway, I was really excited when I found this group! Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:38:02 EST Greetings from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x43627794 Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Rachel! <BR> I have been addicted to music since birth and I listen to classical music when I study. <BR> Beethoven and John Williams are a few of my favorite composers! What's yours?? <BR> Nice to meet you all! ;) Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:47:50 EST How about a team goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x42378113 I want to suggest a modest team goal, just so we can stick together as a team. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:11:17 EST Howdy from NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x41867550 Hey all, <BR> <BR> Good to see a group of classical music lovers on SP. I appreciate most classical music, but I am a longtime Rachmaninoff fan--I "discovered" his music as a young child and never grew out of loving it... <BR> <BR> I'm the pastor of a rural congregation and have a wonderful, supportive wife and an energetic son who is about to turn 2. I play the French horn, I sing a bit, and I play the piano. <BR> <BR> My weight has fluctuated over the years. What I know is that I must co... Mon, 16 May 2011 22:23:50 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x41498926 I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm in my mid 20s and hold a bachelors and masters in voice performance. I'm so happy to find a group of people who share this interest with me now that I'm out of school. Feel free to contact me so we can chat. :) Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:24:40 EST Classical Questions II : Coming home again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x40539968 Any pieces you haven't heard in a while, but somebody inspired you to give it another listen? <BR> <BR> I may go back and listen to Shostakovich's 5th again. It's been a very long time. Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:53:58 EST March Check in - share your accompli shments! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x40273468 March 1 is a good time to check in with yourself about how well your resolutions are going for 2011. If not as well as we'd hoped, there is still plenty of time to change course! <BR> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 05:28:12 EST Sparkpeople front page today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x39578182 There was a good article on music and workouts today on January 31, 2011. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti<BR>vation_articles.asp?id=105 <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:21:14 EST what do you know about Bax http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x39556675 I think I'm getting pretty interested in Bax but I don't know much about him. <BR> <BR> Do you, what do you think? Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:26:14 EST Hello friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x37195532 Hello to all my musical friends! My name is Laura, I am 25 and have played the violin for almost 17 years. I have fallen out of practice in the past few years, due to a few reasons, mainly not having much of an outlet. I live in a small town that doesn't have much opportunity to play (I know its not much of an excuse) but I do do play a few gigs here and there and the occasional wedding, not much but it will do. I am in the process of moving, and hope to get back into it fully again soon. <B... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:26:57 EST Brief Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x36935584 Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Kathleen and I'm 31, from Ottawa, Canada. I have been playing the flute since I was 11 and the piano since I was 13. I've also dabbled with the clarinet some. I sing soprano in a community choir. Last Thursday, I was reunited with my piano and I have played every day for at least 2 hours. I'm sure my neighbours love me. *lol* <BR> <BR> I love pretty much anything by Beethoven but for the past few years (ok..since probably about 1995 or so) my favourite composer ... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 18:23:25 EST What musical events are scheduled in your area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x36013633 THE 27th ANNUAL 2010-2011 PIANO ARTIST SERIES <BR> <BR> Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 2:30 p.m. <BR> 2400 W. Hefner Road, Catholic Church of St. Eugene <BR> (405) 843-5895 for Information and Tickets <BR> <BR> 8/22/2010 Virginia Campbell, Piano <BR> Kyle Dillingham, Violin <BR> <BR> 9/26/2010 Paganini Trio <BR> Joseph Gold, Violin <BR> Debbie Dare, Viola <BR> Juame Torent, Classical Guitar <BR> <BR> 10/24/2010 Jin Ju, Piano <BR> <BR> 11/21/2010 Leon Whitesell, Piano <BR> Callen Clarke, Pian... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:37:26 EST Exercise with the masters! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x35546891 So, what are some of your favorite pieces that you like to exercise to? What are some good classical music exercise playlists you might recommend? <BR> <BR> I'll post a few soon - I just got the idea for this now, so I thought I'd start the topic. <BR> <BR> For instance,I love timing my workouts so I finish with 'Fanfare for the Common Man'. I admit, that's kind of trite and corny, but this is during exercise time rather that "SERIOUS music" time. <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:00:18 EST Hi! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x33775886 Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm fairly new to SP, at least in terms of being active on it so I thought it would be fun to join a few groups and was very pleased to find this group! I am a serious lover of classical music, some recent highlights include attending a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to hear Beethoven's 6th and P. Glass' new American Four Seasons, and also visiting Chopin's grave in honour of his 200th on a recent trip to Paris. <BR> <BR> I have a background in singing and flu... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 21:47:17 EST Hi, I'm new to this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x31936026 Hi, For almost my whole life I have been involved with music. Now I have retired from being a classically trained church organist. I am still teaching piano and some organ. I have been a sparkperson for a month and have lost 7lbs. and am looking forward to losing more. My favorite composer is J.S. Bach for organ. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:02:02 EST Hello Team! I'm a pianist and music teacher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x31913186 Hi Team! I'm so surprised to find such a team as this. I'm not surprised it doesn't have a lot of members. I play piano and guitar and teach music (mostly to children). Being that all this is sedentary, I have to get off my butt and make a concerted (no pun intended) effort to exercise every day so I can lose some weight and not feel so lousy about myself. I think this discipline will carry over to the music, too. Whaddya think? <em>252</em> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 19:22:42 EST So Glad to find this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x28328551 Greetings! <BR> I am a classical pianist/piano teacher/music director/accompanist. I love Prokofiev, especially when played by Gyorgy Sandor. I also can't get enough of Andras Schiff's recordings. He has motivated me to learn Bach's French Suite V in G Major. I have the Gigue and the Allemande, and am currently working on the Courante. I practice 20 hours a week, and it's hard to find a balance between exercise and practice, but Sparkpeople is motivating me to do so. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 02:45:23 EST First post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x27710814 Hello everyone <BR> <BR> I'm a lover of classical music and opera, especially those pieces that can make me cry. I'm just starting to take opera lessons, and I am slowly teaching myself piano. I am also deeply in love with the violin. I hope to get to know some of you ^-^ <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:08:49 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x26767556 My first venture into a forum not health related. I'm delighted to see this here. I've loved classical music since Mr. Wade, the Junior High Music Appreciation teacher, introduced me to Beethoven and Tchaikovski in 7th Grade - 50 years ago. <BR> <BR> I just got my beloved tube amplifier back from the shop and I'm enjoying my favourites all over again. Sat, 4 Jul 2009 12:38:43 EST Wedding Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x26499093 So, my boyfriend and I, who have started planning out our wedding (before we're "officially" engaged to avoid troubles with parent take-overs), and are looking for some good classical music to incorporate. I want to avoid the traditional wedding marches. We need approximately 4 hours of music. 2 for when everyone is coming in and being seated, 2 for during dinner, plus the song for the bridesmaids walking down the isle, for myself walking down, and for the return trip. Any suggestions? <B... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:44:27 EST a musical read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x23710295 so i just started reading "this is your brain on music" by daniel j. levitin and it's all about how our brain is actually affected by music and how it can be studied scientifically. so far, it's a pretty interesting read and thought some of you here might want to check it out : ) Wed, 11 Mar 2009 17:40:35 EST Do you count practice time as cardio ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x23509610 One of the cardio categories is "playing a musical instrument." I used to count my practice time as cardio, then I decided that it was inflating my fitness minutes. What do the rest of you think? Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:50:17 EST Questions about classical soprano repertoire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x23357100 Hello all! <BR> <BR> My questions were originally directed to sopranos (in other groups I belong to - sorry for any reading this again). But since this group is for classical music lovers, I thought I would ask what soprano arias people like to listen to as well! Please feel free to answer that, as well as the questions below. <BR> <BR> I am trying to get my voice back into shape! And while I realize that there are many different voice types out there, and that none of us will be singing... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 05:37:15 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x22518234 I was introduced to SparkPeople by someone on a classical music forum, so I thought I'd join this team. Some of my favorite works are: <BR> <BR> Bach: Cello Suites & Mass in B minor <BR> Beethoven: Middle & Late String Quartets <BR> Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem <BR> Bruckner: Symphonies 1-9 (especially 7-9) <BR> Dvorak: Symphonies 7 & 8 <BR> Mahler: Symphonies 2, 3, 6 & 9 <BR> Sibelius: Symphonies 1-7 <BR> There are many more, but I'm keeping the list short. <em>211</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 15:56:05 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x22048905 Hello, I just joined the Spark Community , and I am very excited, this sounds so friendly and good. <BR> I am still experimenting with the site, so you will have to be patient with me, but I am glad I found you! Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:42:06 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x22012794 Hi, I joined last week and didn't get a chance to introduce myself. I am Brit, and I majored in music in college, with piano as my major, and flute as a minor. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:05:43 EST Robert Alexander Schumann (1810-1856) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x14822693 I'm a big Schumann fan and stumbled across this great site full of midi files of his works http://www.classicalarchives.com/schumann.<BR>html <BR> <BR> Fantasiestücke for clarinet and piano, Op.73 is one of my favorites I have played, although I must say that his piano accompaniment parts are more of a challenge than the clarinet solo parts themselves! <BR> <BR> Have you ever played any Schumann? <BR> <BR> Please add your facts, links, and experiences with Schumann here! Sat, 10 May 2008 23:56:50 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x14705577 Hi! I am a 34 y/o married with 1 child, "classical music lover" who has played classical piano, jazz and composed music since age 4, and played clarinet through college. I have dabbled with learning guitar, sax, synth, hammer dulcimer, and voice as well, but have never had the drive to continue with those. I have taught clarinet in my past, and am currently teaching piano to my son. The highlight of my piano years was playing in a 20 piano concert of "Rhapsody in Blue." <BR> Happy to be he... Tue, 6 May 2008 19:53:50 EST SparkSounds!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x13848524 Hi Everyone, <BR> Just thought I would mention the sparksounds that are featured today and that they thought of classical music! Its a little typical in the choices and some of the composers names are spelled wrong, but I thought it was a great new feature. I never thought of the forrest gump theme before. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 08:26:13 EST What is your favorite "holiday" music? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x13186816 In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fun for us to list a favorite piece of music associated with a holiday. One of my favorites is Aaron Copland's arrangement of Simple Gifts. It reminds me of Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite music/holiday combination? Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:48:43 EST How did you get started? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x13010151 I know of a lot of people who think that classical is old-fashioned, stuffy, and boring. I was a little surprised to find a group who, like myself, love this stuff? How did you guys start to get into classical music? <BR> For me, my mom plays the piano, flute, and recorder. My dad used to play the piano and guitar. We always had albums and CDs of classical music and rarely anything else. I just love the images that come to my mind when I hear the trumpets, the violins, or the clari... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 22:32:54 EST Hi, everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x11687680 I'm new to the group, so I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Regina, and I teach private and group piano. I have been teaching since I was 16, so that is 19 years. I have an active studio of 73 students, and I absolutely love what I do. My students are active performers in NFMC Music Festival, National Piano Guild Auditions, recitals and community events. <BR> <BR> Favorite composers include Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin. <BR> <BR> On Spark People I am team leader for th... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 12:34:23 EST Music teachers for health and wellness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x11365664 Hi, I am one of the co-leaders for the Music teachers for health and wellness team. <BR> <BR> We are small, only 32 members and would love to have some help networking Spark People for other fellow music teachers. If you know of anyone on any of your other teams, please let me know. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:45:56 EST Back to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x11365642 I have been on this team before then quit and now I am back. Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:45:12 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x10790647 Hello, all! My name is Maryann and I live in Illinois. I'm a huge classical music lover. I am a senior at North Central College in Naperville, IL. I have a double major in vocal music education and elementary education (concentration: english) with minors in piano performance and musical theatre. I look forward to getting to know all of you! Fri, 28 Dec 2007 16:51:44 EST Introducing myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x9720163 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am a private independent piano/voice teacher and have been teaching for over 20 years. I love my job and have a wonderful studio in my home with about 20 students. <BR> <BR> I love Classical music the most of all other genres, so I'm happy to join this team. Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:05:21 EST Hello from SC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6938x9441559 Hi fellow music lovers. I just found this team and wanted to introduce myself. I just graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance. I tend to gravitate toward classical piano music, but as a music student I learned to love all genres and styles. My favorite is romantic piano music, but I also love Shostakovich and Prokofiev. Good luck to everyone here! Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:02:52 EST Outdoor Summer Concerts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x7100246 Is anyone looking forward to some al fresco music this summer season? In New York, the Met Opera does free outdoor concerts and it's a blast! Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:37:50 EST Classical Favorite Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x6919244 If you could choose 1 classical piece for orchestra that is your favorite, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I will put one of these questions up every now and then. It's interesting to see what other people think about certain types of things. Mon, 4 Jun 2007 10:10:49 EST Current Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x6406074 I thought it would be nice if we all shared goals that we are working on. Sometimes its nice to get ideas for goals from others and support too. <BR> <BR> I am working on 3 goals right now. <BR> 1. To eat less candy, at most one little piece a day to none at all. <BR> <BR> 2. To drink milk to fill some of the calories I save for the end of the day to have a little treat. <BR> <BR> 3. To be outside a lot either walking my dogs or working in my rose, lily and herb garden. <em>214</em> <... Mon, 7 May 2007 15:33:47 EST Current Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x5312498 So What music has everyone listened to or played this month? Fri, 9 Mar 2007 17:26:26 EST Another classical music lover http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x4378110 Hi, <BR> <BR> Introducing myself - I'm 24, music graduate from the UK, stuck in a non-music job but cultivate my love of classical music in my spare time. I seem to prefer music with a French or British flavour, French especially. <BR> <BR> I hope this group grows, it would be nice to chat about music with like-minded people. Sat, 13 Jan 2007 17:09:05 EST Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6938x4292448 Welcome to New Members!!! <BR> <BR> If you have just joined, let us know a little about you. Mon, 8 Jan 2007 21:18:51 EST