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Children and Music

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Re: Children and Music

Post by Misty » June 24th, 2012, 7:26 pm

A Poster He or I wrote:Love of pop music and love of Mozart don't necessarily represent any kind of developmental spectrum. And they certainly don't preclude each other.

I grew up with 60's pop and The Beatles were my favorite. I was exposed to classical music haphazardly but was mostly intrigued by the orchestra, not the music (which I didn't understand).

At age 13, I heard the opening of Beethoven's 6th Symphony in a movie I was watching and it blew my mind. A real epiphany. I spent the next few months listening to every classical record I could get from my local library and have loved classical ever since (though not opera).

My love of pop and rock never suffered for this. I love Abba as much as Mozart. They are apples and oranges to me: comparing them is merely an academic exercise. When I hear one I respond to its musical language alone, whichever it is.
Have you heard 11 yr. old Jackie Evanko sing opera? A pure voice. I never liked opera until I heard her. If you have not heard her you can go to you tube - Type her name and Susan Boyle ' A Mother's Prayer' (singing together) then listen type PBS concert Jackie Evanko singing alone - unbelievable!
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Re: Children and Music

Post by Jklint » June 25th, 2012, 1:57 am

For those of you who don't like opera, you have to start at the bottom:

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