Your Introduction to Classical Music
If you have just taken up piano lessons then perhaps you are looking for an easy way into classical music. Sometimes, classical music can seem a bit hard-core; classical composers like Wagner were fond of composing particularly long pieces of music. Some of his works are as long as nine hours long… If you are new to this genre of music then a nine hour long piece of music probably isn’t the best place to start!
Classical Music on the Radio
The radio is the best possible gateway to classical music. In the UK we have two main radio stations for classical music; BBC Radio 3, and Classic FM. BBC Radio 3 has no adverts and they tend to play long, unabridged pieces of music. It can be great background music, or going to sleep music. If you’re after something a bit easier to listen to and engage with then try Classic FM. There are some adverts, but it’s worth it. Classic FM play shorter pieces of Classical music and can regularly be found playing film scored or music from games. The presenters are fun and easy-going and they regularly have call in shows where you can ask for shout outs or requests!
Let Classical Music Inspire Your Playing
If you listen to classical music regularly on Classic FM then you are likely to get some ideas to help you with your own playing. You might hear some pieces of piano music you want to try, or come across a composer you like. If you have never given classical music on Classic FM a listen, then have a go!
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