Day 82: The String Theory

HaydnCD82Ahh, now this is more like it.

It’s music like this – and full-blown orchestra compositions – that I think of when I think of Classical music.

Probably, between the two types I just mentioned, a string quartet seems the most Classical to me somehow.

I can picture these four musicians sitting in an art gallery attended by well-heeled people sipping a slightly chilled Chablis, nibbling on a cube of goat cheese, and admiring Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Le déjeuner des canotiers (Luncheon of the boating party)”

renoir_galletteAfter all, nothing says Classical music like wine and snooty people, right?

Not always.

Case in point: Here I sit, not snooty in the slightest, sipping a really awful Folger’s instant coffee, nibbling on a muffin from Sam’s Club, with nary a goat in sight, let alone cheese made from said goat.

And I’m diggin’ the music.

That’s my version of The String Theory: Classical music played by a string quartet – four musicians playing violins, viola, and cello — fits anywhere, with people from all walks of life. It’s just really pleasant, enjoyable, soothing music.

Or stirring music, as evidenced by Continue reading