Monday, March 21, 2016

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

 
Well, the anticipation is over. It is time for me to reveal my Blogging From A to Z Challenge theme! This year my theme is:

~*~*~ Classical Music ~*~*~

I will be blogging through the alphabet with 26 different composers. I wanted to include as many of my favorite pieces and composers as I could, so my letter each day will be the composer’s first or last name, or a title of one of their pieces. There were a couple letters I had to dig for, but it has still been a fun process so far. Here’s what you can expect from my posts: I will include a YouTube video of a piece of music from the featured composer, and I have made an effort to find videos that are under 10 minutes (which is not easy with classical music). I will also include some quick and interesting facts about the composer, and in some cases, I may include a bonus video or other content.
A musical joke, who gets it?
 
                I know that many people find classical music to be boring or sleep-inducing, but I have grown to appreciate it a lot more over the past few years and I hope to bring out some of the more interesting pieces that I have come across. Classical music can be inspiring, calming, mesmerizing, and, at times, exhilarating! Many of the pieces could also be great background music for those of you going through the A to Z posts each day! I am excited to share this fascination with you and I hope that you have an enjoyable experience and maybe even learn something new.

44 comments:

  1. Sounds good! I think of most of the composers of the past were alive today, their works would have a rock edge to them.

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    1. You're probably right, Alex. I'm surprised at how many of them did adjust their work according to what others were doing.

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  2. Classical music is so diverse I can never understand people who dislike it unilaterally. Great theme. I look forward to seeing which composers and pieces you have chosen for each day.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thanks Tasha! I don't understand those people either.

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  3. Great theme! Looking forward to reading your posts about classical music. Hubby plays classical music on his guitar and it is so relaxing to listen to!

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty! I have heard some lovely guitar pieces on my local classical station.

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  4. This is going to be so interesting and lovely to listen to!

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  5. One of the gifts of my youth was being exposed to classical music. I'll see you in April for a theme that interest me. Looking forward to it.

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    1. Thanks Stepheny, I was also exposed to classical music as a child, I remember my first set of Beethoven cassette tapes :)

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  6. Hi, That promises to be an uplifting as well as educational theme. Music is always great to base the A-Z on. Good luck with the challenge.

    Best wishes.
    Nilanjana,
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016.
    From
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you, Nilanjana! Music does make a good theme :)

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  7. I like Classical music and would be very interested in your upcoming posts! My favorite is Vivaldi.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Vivaldi will probably be making an appearance :)

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  8. I know zero about classical music, but I need to learn more! Great idea for a theme.

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I hope my posts will be educational :)

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  9. Classical music... that would be insightful and enlightening. Looking forward to know more about it! Cheers :)
    Shilpa Garg : Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2016

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  10. I know nothing about classical music so it will be interesting learning a little about your favourite pieces :)
    Debbie

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    1. Debbie, I definitely tried to include a lot of my favorites :)

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  11. Sounds cool. I don't know much about classical music so it'll probably be an informative time.

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    1. Loni, I hope to make it informative, but I also hope it will be fun for those less familiar with classical music :)

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  12. Great idea, very unique! Happy A to Z Challenge Reveal Day, I know I'm late, but honest that list is long. :)

    I'll be following. http://yolandarenee.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Yolanda! That list is long! And I have only had a few hours this week free from work and other obligations to go through it :( I hope I can get some caught up tonight.

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  13. Classical music is amazing, Beethovens Monlight Sonata sweeps along with such amazing speed towards the end. So looking forward to this.

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    1. Spacerguy, the Moonlight Sonata is so beautiful! It was hard to narrow down the selections with some of these composers, like Beethoven, but it sure has been enjoyable to listen to my options :)

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  14. No, I don't turn on the classical station in the car, I turn on the classics. LOL But it is still a great theme! I know there are classical pieces that I enjoy hearing. And depending on the piece, I can very much enjoy a full orchestra or a single grande piano wonderfully played. I just don't know enough about it, to pick out the pieces I like, to know them by name or even which composer. So, I'll be looking forward to seeing if any of your choices are to my liking and actually knowing the title and such. Revisit the Tender Years with me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Barbara, I'm planning to use a little bit of variety in tone and instruments, so hopefully you'll find something you like :) And I look forward to your childhood tales!

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  15. Oh, about the joke! I don't read music, but I am guessing someone wrote in rock n roll notes/beat on a classical score.

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    1. Not quite, good guess though! The red musical notes are actually a cell phone ringtone. It represents the cell phones that go off during a concert, which musicians are highly displeased with.

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  16. There are certain pieces of classical music that I love, but I do listen to rock more than anything else. Good idea for a theme, though.

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  17. I have come across lots of blogs related to music and movies and I would be interested to learn about the various composers about whom you are going to write as a part of the April posts. :)

    The Solitary Writer - A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

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    1. Thank you! Music or movies make good themes because there is such a wide variety of genres and they are fun to put together :)

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  18. I like lots of classical music. Good luck with filling all your posts with composers!
    Jemima Pett

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    1. Thanks Jemima! Good luck to you as well!

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  19. How wonderful! Good luck during the Challenge. Classical music is the only type I can listen to while writing. It soothes my mind and yet gets it working smoothly.

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    1. Thanks Christine, I love to listen to classical music to calm down after work, and it has inspired me for writing, too :)

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  20. I've long enjoyed classical music, though I don't much about composers (except for the big names). This should be a treat and educational!

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    1. Thanks Bish! I didn't know much about composers either, until I really started to listen to the hosts of my local classical station. They have so much knowledge and fun facts about the composers.

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  21. Classical music is a great theme. I don't listen to it much but I know there's so many different composers and symphonies out there. I'm not doing the Challenge this year but I'll try to stop by to see what sort of classical music you're sharing that I can add to my own playlists. :)

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    1. Thanks Chrys! There is such a wide array of classical music, so I'm sure you will find something you like :)

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