Henry Ng Tsz Kiu Posted January 5 Share Posted January 5 Hi guys! Have you ever faced some "click moments" in music appreciation, which are sudden sparks and inspirations for you to get into the music and the composer? When you listen to a new work or works from composer that you are not familiar with, you probably have to use some time to get familiar with it to understand what the music is telling you. Sometimes the process can be very long and difficult, while sometimes you can instantly get what the composer is doing and unlock his works easily! I have several moments like this. First it's the example of listening to Mahler. I started with his sixth but didn't get it. I then listened to his seventh and first but I didn't get it. I then listened to his second and at first I didn't get it, until I reach this moment: Those big chords suddenly woke me up from the sleep chamber. I got it! And after listening this I re-listened his 1st, 6th and 7th and still got it. Another example is Beethoven's String Quartet op.135 in F major. I am a huge fan of Beethoven especially his late quartets. But at that time I didn't like his op.135, thinking it "diminutive, classical". Then suddenly I listened to the minore section of the third movement of it and could not stop crying, and I got it again: (I want to use the Yale Quartet Recording but there is none in youtube, so I use this one) These are just two examples of the "click moments" of listening music for me, as I have many others too, but these are the most memorable ones for me since they completely change my perception of the music and the composer. Do you have similar experience and face the "click moments" of listening music as well? Feel free to share them here and post the music which you have instant sparks and inspirations!! Henry 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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