A good friend of mine was recently sifting through old magazine clippings and emailed me when she found this quote: “A lot of people regard classical music as a foreign language. But what counts isn’t your ability to distinguish a sonata from a concerto. It’s your emotional response to the music. Sometimes friends who hear me on the radio call me up and say, ‘That piece of music made me want to dance’ Or cry.
I found an amazing video on Mashable yesterday. American composer Eric Whitacre spliced 250 videos together to create a virtual choir. Below is the YouTube video performance of his work, Lux Aurumque. Breathtaking.
The most-asked question we encounter when it comes to classical music concert-going is, “When the heck am I supposed to clap?!” Salon97’s default response is that it is generally most acceptable to wait until the end of the piece. If you’re confused, just follow the crowd. But now, this may be starting to change. Alex Ross, classical music guru, gave a lecture in London earlier this week that has the classical music world talking. A