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Rainey



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:26 am    Post subject: Need Christmas Gift Help Reply with quote

Any classical music experts?

Steve is tough to buy for. The one lead I have is that he's taken a new interest in classical music. He was in a youth symphony in his high school years at Eastman School and his knowledge of jazz is about encyclopedic. He was also a touring musician. So it's not like he's clueless.

Me, I just like what I like. ...and I am fairly clueless. Still, what I hope to find for him is a book that will outline the foundations of classical composers and periods that could suggest what he wants to explore and consider as he listens.

Anyone know of a great book to launch his new enthusiasm? Thanks so much for your help.
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carina



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Location: the Netherlands

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainey, I know you're asking for book titles but I don't know any. However, I'd like to suggest my good friend Filippa Giordano if you're considering buying a CD. She's not a 100% classical singer but I find the 'poppy' influences are very much appreciated by people who are just starting to listen to classical music. But most importantly, she sings with a lot of passion which is heartwarming every time I hear her.

I bet others will come up with a good idea for a book for you!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainey,

I am shooting off an email to my best friend, she is an opera singer with a degree in classical music. Something tells me she'll have an idea or two.
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both so much.

My impression is that it's pretty much orchestral music he's interested in.
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