Ask Salon97: Classical Music for Rock Fans

Dear Salon97, My dad is really into rock music but doesn’t listen to classical. What piece can I play for him to spark his interest? Sincerely, Out of Rock Dear Out of Rock: I usually recommend loud classical works that are heavy on percussion and brass to people who tend toward rock music (presuming I… Continue reading Ask Salon97: Classical Music for Rock Fans

Ask Salon97: Turn It Off!!

It is Salon97’s goal to make classical music as approachable as possible. At the request of one of our community members, your questions will be answered here, in our new “Ask Salon97” column. Fire away! We’re here to help. And now for our inaugural question: Dear Salon97, I love classical music, but how can I… Continue reading Ask Salon97: Turn It Off!!

Boccherini: He’s a composer, not a cheese.

Recently, details of a UK survey identified how little people seem to know about classical music. Even Sir Edward Elgar, who used to be featured on UK bank notes, was barely recognizable by whoever it was who took this survey. My favorite part of all, however, is that four percent of those surveyed confused composer Luigi… Continue reading Boccherini: He’s a composer, not a cheese.

Stop Clapping!!

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… Continue reading Stop Clapping!!