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I listen to Andres Segovia sometimes. I'd like to say something cool about it, like it calms me down, or it helps me think, but in reality, I don't know why I listen to it, I just get in a mood for it. Anyways, does anyone have other classical music they put on? If so, what? Also, include Baroque and Romantic period music, just so we get a full range while we're at it.
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Exceptionally boring? For me, hell no. Almost all music that makes me feel strong emotions belong to the classical genre. It's all in the taste though. Many INTJs are said to be inclined to metal. However, what metal only does to me is give me a bad headache. Again, it's just individual differences. As a child, I have been first taught to play the piano by a classically-trained music degree graduate so maybe it's a bit of early influence too.

I'm listening to it primarily because its complexity attracts me. I really love music that has plenty of dynamic changes such as this:
How most classical music often has no definitive title and their being non-lyrical in nature also helps me get in touch with my imagination more than modern music (pop songs etc). It also serves as a great background while doing art, writing and cooking as well.

Here are the composers I frequently listen to:
Baroque: Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and Purcell
Classical: Haydn, Gluck, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Gossec
Romantic: Paganini, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Verdi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Balakirev and Bizet
Impressionistic: Satie and Debussy

My favourite pieces:
Dvořák - Romance for piano and violin, Op.11
Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Fréderic Chopin - Grand Valse Brillante
Dvořák - Romantische Stücke Op.75 - 1. Allegro moderato
Bach - French Suites
Bach - English Suites
Paganini - Caprices
Mozart - Turkish March
Debussy - The Sunken Cathedral
Debussy - Claire de Lune
Debussy - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Verdi - La Traviata - Brindisi
Georges Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 2 - Chanson du Toréador
Georges Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 2 - Habanera
Erik Satie - Trois Gymnopédies
Beethoven - Violin Romance No.1, Op.40
Liszt - Liebestraum no. 3
Schubert - "Ständchen" D957
Schubert - Ave Maria
Balakirev - Islamey
Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight Of The Bumblebee
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Rossini - The Barber of Seville - Figaro's Aria - "Largo al factotum"


.... there are more but I got lazy listing them all.

Even so, I do not solely listen to classical music. My actual playlist is approximately 65% Classical Music, 20% Soundtrack (Mostly, the epic Hans Zimmer ones and Yasuhiro Takanashi's works), 10% New Age (Yiruma and Crain), 5% Others (Pop and Jazz).

 

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If you consider Yiruma's pieces classical then then i do listen to it occsionally. I tend to favor progressive metal ( occasionally some other kinds) and stuff produced by Two Steps from Hell, Audio Machine, Epic Music, ES Psthumus, and similar things.
 

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For some odd reason, I actually find myself listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sometimes...and I'm more of a rock person.

But I only listen to it, if I'm onto something...if you know what I mean.
 

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I don't listen to classical, but I do enjoy listing to string quartet performances of popular songs.
 

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I have a casual liking for it..don't listen to it often and don't know name of a whole lot of songs but it's nice to listen to. I particularly like to listen to the different instruments' parts. Like I will focus in on the horns for a while and then strings, etc. I like to do this even more if I'm watching it performed..."that's a French horn right there, I wonder which sound it is making" and I focus in on it... It's kinda fun.
 

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I do listen to classical music , yes. And many other types of music, from Byzantine (ecclesiastical) hymns to progressive trance

I have many favourite classical pieces. Siegfried's funeral march, from Wagner's Twilight of the Gods is one of them
 

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Military marches, primarily, though Holst and Tchaikovsky are also some of my favorites. VGMs and movie soundtracks work just as well. I find I can't listen to music with lyrics often because it absolutely wrecks my train of thought.
 

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All the violin solos I can get my hands on (gives me something to aspire to when practicing (which I should probably doing right now)). Baroque chamber music also in heavy rotation depending on what I am trying to mentally accomplish. By and large, however, my typical playlist is fairly eclectic: it often confuses passengers in my car when the music goes from Pantera to Emilie Autumn, KISS, Beastie Boys, Vivaldi, Queensryche, Hilary Hahn, Voltaire, Run DMC, Qntal, 311, Rancid, Saint-Saens, etc...
 

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Yes, I do.
 

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I love classical music - especially ones that spontaneously create vivid images in my mind. I don't know what sets it off, and neither am I musically inclined nor can I identify/read musical notes, it just happens.

The background classical music in movies often evokes profound emotions in me too. Years after watching the movie, when I happen to hear the same piece again, there'd be an almost instantaneous recognition of familiarity and a flood of the same emotions experienced from the movie. I would puzzle over it for an achingly long time, trying to pinpoint exactly where I heard it before and where the feelings were stemming from, and then the memory would surface.

Classical music plays every night, throughout the night, to help me sleep. I dislike the silence.

Some of the pieces that invoke intense mental imagery for me and that I love:
(I keep a running list of these as a reminder. I'm not sure if they are all categorised under 'classical music' and the names don't mean much to me but, my goodness, the music sure does, each and every time!)
  • Chopin - Nocturne in C sharp
  • Camille Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium
  • Yiruma - River Flows in You
  • Isaac Albeniz - Asturias
 

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my typical playlist is fairly eclectic: it often confuses passengers in my car when the music goes from Pantera to Emilie Autumn, KISS, Beastie Boys, Vivaldi, Queensryche, Hilary Hahn, Voltaire, Run DMC, Qntal, 311, Rancid, Saint-Saens, etc...

I want to ride in your car.

That is all.
 

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I notice quite a difference when I am working on something complicated..I am just more intelligent/faster in solving problems when I listen to classical music then :) I think it might be the more inspiring/stimulating melodies..that interact with the brain..I mean..music is waveforms..we are also at some level...but however..it works well for me :) also enjoy it without working :)
 
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