My boyfriend and I have been enthusiastically sharing the classical pieces that we like most for nearly a year now. This habit has become a favorable social affair between us. It’s been always fun. We believe that classical music is a cultural gift in a sense that it tells you about patterns, traits and expressions of a particular era, class, community that only a significant few appreciate. And this is just sad.
In my country, classical music isn’t that popular as it isn’t being broadcast by TV-radio companies and listened to by majority of the population because it isn’t commercially profitable. Our country is still growing and most of those who listen to the radio and watch TV are the masses who have limited access to anything historic and rich in culture.
My boyfriend and I devoted such a time last year where we let an iteration of a song hover in the background that gave an antithesis to the mood especially on a rainy day, when we were being together.
The main reason why we listen to classical music is because of the soft bowing melody and rhythm it carries, not the lyrics of the piece. We find pleasure at how beastly the composer had created the song with many complex iterations and variations of the melody and rhythm. There are some pieces that we find perplexing by how it evolves from being stoic to heartrending that kicks ass. Mozart, Beethoven and, even, Chopin are a genius at this, to name a few. They have this innate skill to articulate that poignant emotion into a song.
There are songs that we find full of longing, sadness, and nostalgia and even tragic. There are also that sounds happy or humorous and you can definitely imagine the visuals associated with the song. And, we feel that we are at peace with each other and the world surrounding us. We feel the calming effect it induced upon us and the serenity it brings through a smile on our faces. Most, importantly, we listen to classical music because it brings us both back into the time the song was composed, at the time where it touched countless hearts, and at a time where the atmosphere was remotely far from the present. We are a renaissance couple. We love the things that were rendered from the past that continued to live in the present. The things that we haven’t seen, we can imagine and feel every time we listen to it. And, this can only be wrung by listening to classical music.