A Poem by JimSlaughter

Author: JimSlaughter
Created: February 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | Music | Humor
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A Musical Matter of Taste  

I freely admit I love classical music,
And please don't think me a snob
If I keep my composure
When I mention composers
As Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Schumann,
And not Ludie, or Wolfie,
Or Petie, or Bob.

And a symphony simply cannot be enjoyed
At just any old time of the day.
I can't listen to them
Prior to seven p.m.,
And I don't mean to brag, but I couldn't be dragged
To a Wednesday or Saturday matinee
Of a ballet by Bizet or Massenet.

My taste in classical music, you see,
Is eclectic, but not meant to shock.
I choose Strauss for the schmaltz
Of a polka or waltz,
And Chopin is my dude when I crave an etude,
But I do tend to doze in my seat in the loge
Through an opera by Wagner,
Or more Offenbach.

© JimSlaughter - all rights reserved

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Comments & Reviews ( X 7)

March 20, 2017
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Jim I enjoyed your musical romp through the classical. I am a lover of classical too, I really like Vavaldi's, Four Season Concerto~

Constance, thanks for "romping" with me. Yeah, Vivaldi's one of my favorites, too.

 JimSlaughter replied on March 22, 2017

February 25, 2017
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My taste runs toward Gabrielli, Vivaldi and the other Italian masters, but Screamin' Jay Hawkins comes in a close second.

Thank you, John. My all-time favorite classical period is the Baroque, and Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" gets a regular workout at my house.

 JimSlaughter replied on February 26, 2017

February 25, 2017
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very good!
i love how you can describe your music tastes in music through a peom. i dont think i could do it. very well done.

Thank you. I didn't know I could either...until I tried it.

 JimSlaughter replied on February 26, 2017

February 25, 2017
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Yeah . . .
I like the first there (don't ask me to name and of their tunes). I also like Carl Perkins, George Jones, Brenda Lee, etc. I like showtunes . . . Eh . . . I love all kinds of music, except rap . . . Spotlight!


 RamSlade replied on February 25, 2017

Thank you, Jerry, and I'm with you on "rap". In fact, I consider "rap music" to be a bit of an oxymoron. Even though I grew up with country/western music, I never "cottoned" to it the way I did to pop, and show tunes...and classical.

 JimSlaughter replied on February 26, 2017

February 25, 2017
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I own and listen to a lot of music, but don't really own a lot of the classical variety. Having said that - I've always thought it had a certain brilliance to it, and its almost more an art than merely music. Perhaps I'll invest in an album or three - and as you say, try to listen to them at a time they can be appreciated, because that's important with music in many ways. I really like this piece. Spotlight.

Thank you, Silverblue. The thing that makes classical music "classic" is it stands the test of time. Many people mistakenly consider it to be "highbrow", but in its day it was "popular", too, and all the craze. Where will "rap" be a hundred years from now?

 JimSlaughter replied on February 26, 2017

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