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Good listening is the key to listening to classical music

When it comes to classical music, some people will be deterred. The reason is that the “high cold human design” of classical music constitutes an invisible barrier, which makes people “want to love, but it is not easy”. This time, Duan Zhaoxu, the most popular columnist and pianist of Sanlian Zhongdu, will take you into the palace of classical music and tell you that it’s not so complicated to enjoy classical music.

For example, you must have heard Mendelssohn’s spring at the 24-hour convenience store.


Or did you listen to Beethoven’s “to Alice” before listening English as a student.

to Alice
to Alice

It’s like all kinds of relaxing common events and things we experience in life, such as food, such as walking. The pleasure we get from these ordinary things is almost the same as the pleasure we get from listening to classical music. We don’t need any profound rituals or special skills“ It sounds good “. This kind of feeling, which seems to be simple and has no connotation, is actually the key to listening to classical music.

In addition to the feeling of “pleasant”, classical music conveys to us all kinds of subtle, complex and unspeakable emotions and emotions. Although the composers of classical music are in different countries from us today, they communicate with each other in different languages. However, one thing they have in common will never change is that these composers are the same “people” as us. They are no different from us in all kinds of human emotions. They use their music works to reach emotional resonance with us across time and space. This is the reason why classical music is still full of vitality after hundreds of years.

An overview of the historical origin of Guzheng

Guzheng is an ancient Chinese musical instrument with a history of more than 2500 years. The origin of guzheng is still inconclusive. There are two popular versions;

The first is that “the zither is divided into two parts.”. It is recorded in yinhualu written by Zhao Yu of Tang Dynasty: “Zheng, the music of Qin, is the stream of Qin. The 50 strings of ancient zither, since the Yellow Emperor ordered Su Nu to drum zither, the emperor was more than sad, breaking it, from the back zither to the 25 strings. Qin people’s drum, brothers fight, and broken into two. The name of Zheng began from then on. ” Jiyun of the Song Dynasty also supports this view: “Qin custom is thin and evil, father and son have a dispute over the zither, and each of them has its own half. At that time, it was called Zheng.” Of course, in addition to the arguments between father and son, there are also arguments between brothers and sisters. It is recorded in the collection of music and Taoism by Oka Changming, a court musician in the reign of Yuanlu in Japan: “there are WANs and unjust people in Qin Dynasty. It is called Zheng because it is passed on to the two girls by one harp, and the two girls fight to break it.


The second is “Mengtian made Zheng”. In Han Dynasty, yingshao’s “customs pass” wrote: “Zheng, according to the record of rites and music, five strings, build the body. Today’s and lianger zither is shaped like a zither. I don’t know who changed it. Or made by Meng Tian. ” It can be seen that before the Han Dynasty, the shape of Guzheng should be “five strings, build the body”, but at that time “Bing (Shanxi) Liang (Gansu) er Zhou Zheng shape like a zither”, should be Shao who made the reform, also recorded the rumor of “made by Meng Tian”, which shows that the Han Dynasty has spread the zither shape of a zither. In the Tang Dynasty, du you’s “Tongdian · Lesi” records: “Zheng, Qin’s voice.” Fu Xuan’s preface to Zheng Fu said: “I thought Meng Tian made it.”

Guzheng existed in the Qin State in the spring and Autumn period and was used for primitive dance music. In the Han Dynasty, the zither was made by adding five strings to its body. In the early Tang Dynasty (7th century AD), there was a record of guzheng, which proved that it was changed from percussion instrument to plucked string instrument, and developed to 13 strings, close to the shape of modern guzheng. In the Southern Song Dynasty, the name of Guzheng changed to Zhen ē n) 7 string Zheng and 13 string Zheng are used at the same time, while 13 string Zheng is mostly used in folk. Since the Qing Dynasty, 13 string Zheng has been widely used, but not 7 string Zheng.

The name of Zheng is like its timbre and comes from the story of two people competing for musical instruments.

“Zheng, the music of Qin, is the stream of Qin. The 50 strings of ancient zither, since the Yellow Emperor ordered Su Nu to drum zither, the emperor was more than sad, breaking it, from the back zither to the 25 strings. Qin people’s drum, brothers fight, and broken into two. The name of Zheng began from then on. “

Jiyun of the Song Dynasty: “the Qin people have no sense of righteousness, and the father and son fight for the harp, so it’s named. Zheng twelve strings, cover broken 25 and for it

The greatest people love to listen to classical music, even these “senior villains”

“Listening to music is like falling in love,” Murakami said

Einstein said: “death means that Mozart’s music can no longer be heard.”

In jobs’s well-known minimalist study, there was only one $200000 stereo in between.

For these people, classical music is an extremely important part of life, which can be compared with love and death. It is a daily ritual of “maintaining the soul”.

For others, classical music is more “practical”. This magical world can open up endless inspiration and reverie.

J. K Rowling once said in the BBC classic “Desert Island Records” that “if you can only choose one record to take to desert island”, she will bring Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto in D major” – a song that she accompanied her when she conceived “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone”, and later ushered in a highlight of her life. When writing, she only listens to classical music, because voice is too distracting.

J. K Rowling
J. K Rowling

In addition to celebrities and masters, many “senior villains” created in films and TV plays are also loyal fans of classical music.

Even if you don’t remember the villain cop in this killer isn’t too cold who needs Beethoven to cheer himself up, or Alex, Beethoven’s fan in clockwork orange, at least Hannibal, the man at the top of the food chain, is absolutely unforgettable.


This psychiatrist with high intelligence is a real fan of classical music. With his elegant posture of eating French food, Bach’s Gothenburg variations, Brandenburg Concerto and even the opera Faust opened his evil “human feast”.

The contrast between blood and elegance creates the unique charm of “elite villain”. Classical music also has multi-dimensional significance

Classical music is “flowing mathematics”, and the rigorous musical structure can help us subtly improve our logical thinking ability and memory.

Classical music is “advanced education”, delicate, full of emotion, let the infiltration of people exude elegant atmosphere.

Classical music even contains some kind of “management thinking”. The perfect control of hearing and the counterpoint of layout and voice require the composer and conductor to play an efficient “management power”, which is also meaningful to the listener.

Of course, not everyone likes classical music.

Even singer Li Jian said that at first he was far away from classical music.

Li Jian: “at that time, many of our classmates were willing to listen to Chopin and Schumann, including Stravinsky. I always felt that they were being artless. But really one day, you learn music, you listen to more time, you can enjoy classical music. Up to now, more than half of the music I listen to every day is classical music. It’s the source of all music, it’s the ocean, all music types are related to it… “

In addition to “listening” to music, “watching” the scene is also the best way to feel the rich feedback of music to body and mind.

Li Jian said that he had seen Wang Jian, a Chinese cellist, playing Tchaikovsky’s first string quartet twice, which shocked him.

Lang Lang also shared his favorite work in the program desert island records, which is Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1. In Lang Lang’s career, he also played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in every important performance.

The reason why classical music has become a classic is that musicians like Lang Lang and Li Jian, as successors and creators, make classical music continue to move the audience today 300 years later.

Introduction to classical music, you can start from these 15 songs!

Classical music has always been liked by many people, but some people think that the threshold of classical music is high, not suitable for their own listening or learning. Today, I bring you 15 pieces of very famous classical music. If you want to get started, you can listen to these 15 pieces of classical music! Next, let’s have a look!

Serenade No. 13 in G major

Mozart created in 1787, is one of his most famous serenade. This work is written for string music and is often used for string ensemble and String Quintet. You may be unfamiliar with the name of this piece of music, but after listening to the audio, you will be very familiar with it. This piece of music, in fact, has long been quietly integrated into every corner of our lives;

To Alice by Beethoven

This piece of music must be more familiar to everyone. It is a piano sketch written by Beethoven in 1810. Its original name is bagatale in a minor. This piece of music had not been published before Beethoven’s death, but was discovered after his death. It can be said that everyone is familiar with this piece of music, and we can hear it in many places;

Puccini’s my dear dad

This aria is selected from Puccini’s one act opera “Jani skiki”. The content of the song is that the girl pleads with her father so that she can pursue the ideal love. And this song “my dear dad” has appeared in various concerts and movies;

Bach’s tokata and Fugue in D minor

This piece of music is an organ music created by Bach. It is one of Bach’s representative works in his youth. Later, it was adapted into orchestral music and piano music by different composers. This piece of music selected D minor, 4 / 4 beat form, the whole song momentum is magnificent.

Toccata: the Renaissance originated in northern Italy. Toccata is highly skilled, generally fast-paced, and has certain restrictions on musical instruments.

Fugue, on the other hand, plays a theme by one voice, and then another voice moves the theme up five degrees or down four degrees to imitate the theme;

Beethoven’s symphony of fate

“Symphony of destiny” is also called “Symphony No. 5 in C minor”, not to mention this one. Speaking of Beethoven or symphony, I believe many people’s first reaction is this “Symphony of destiny”! The most classic melody in this piece of music is short and long melody. Beethoven once called these four notes “the God of destiny knocking at the door”;

Vivaldi’s four seasons

Four seasons is the classic violin music of Italian composer Vivaldi. It describes the different scenes of spring, summer, autumn and winter in E major, G minor, F major and F minor respectively. For example, the melody of spring is very light, which makes people feel the vitality of spring;

Summer, on the other hand, is characterized by fatigue, heat and annoyance;

“Autumn” describes the scene of a bumper harvest, farmers drinking and having fun, very happy;

Winter uses music to show people’s unsteady walking on the ice and the scene of heavy snow;

Bicai’s Carmen

Carmen is the last opera of French writer Bizet, and it is also the most familiar one. This opera tells the story of Carmen, a beautiful and stubborn gypsy woman worker, and describes love, desire, jealousy and hatred. Although the genre is opera, the content is tragedy;

The Blue Danube by John Strauss

The work of Johann Strauss, Jr., an Austrian musician and “king of waltzes”, is known as Austria’s “Second National Anthem”. The full name of this piece of music is “beautiful blue danube waltz”;

Ravel’s Bolero

Bolero is an orchestral work created by French composer Maurice Ravel in 1928. Bolero originally refers to a form of Spanish folk dance, but Ravel’s Bolero is not processed on the original form of folk dance, but re created with his own understanding;

The duet of flowers

“The duet of flowers” is selected from the three act opera “lakmay”, written by de Libo. This song has now become one of the most classic duets. When this song appeared, it was a song full of happiness sung by the heroine lakmay and her maid when they were walking in the garden;

Grieg in the palace of the mountain demon

“In the palace of the mountain demon” is a piece of Music Suite written by Grieg for Ibsen’s poetic drama Pell gent, which is also one of the series of “heard but don’t know the name” by many people;

The prelude of Mozart’s Figaro’s wedding

Le Nozze Di Figaro is one of Mozart’s three most famous operas. At the same time, this opera is still one of the most frequently performed operas in major opera houses, which is a classic work loved by many people. Every time I appreciate it, I have different experience;

Puccini no one sleeps tonight

No one sleeps tonight is the most famous aria in the opera Turandot adapted by Giacomo Puccini according to the fairy tale drama. I believe you have heard this aria on many occasions;

Prokofiev’s dance of Knights

This music is selected from the famous ballet “Romeo and Juliet”, and this music appears in a dance in the play. The Knights dance together to show their style. You can also feel the chivalry from the music;

Rossini’s overture to William tyre

The overture of “William retreat” reflects the scene of Swiss soldiers marching bravely. It is selected from Rossini’s opera “William retreat”, but the overture of “William retreat” is more famous than the opera itself and is one of the most frequently performed programs in concerts.

The above are 15 pieces of classical music for you to share today. If this article is helpful to you, please light up “watching” in the lower right corner of the end of the article and share the article so that more people can hear it! You can also leave a message in the comment area to say your favorite music or which music you listened to when you started.

Why do we feel shocked when we listen to classical music?

When it comes to classical music, many people feel that “classical music is too elegant, too small and too far away from their own life.”; Or “classical music appreciation is full of barriers, they do not understand music theory, it is difficult to” understand. “. In fact, take off the high cold vest of classical music, you will find it in our ears:


Classic movies often use classical music as climax music to show people’s deepest and most intense emotional changes. For example, in Douban’s highest rated movie Shawshank Redemption, the protagonist Andy secretly played a piece of music through the prison radio. In this short piece of music, he got the most free moment in his life. Even the faces of those prisoners who have long been used to despair also show their longing for the future and for a beautiful life.

The magic song is Mozart’s the wedding of Figaro.

Mozart's the wedding of Figaro
Mozart’s the wedding of Figaro

On weekdays, the name of this song may not be enough to attract you to listen to, but when it appears in the Shawshank Redemption, it can easily move anyone.

When you hear the above song of vagrants, do you think of the scene in Stephen Chow’s movie Kung Fu when he was chased by a hired woman?

In addition to these songs, when you were a child playing Tetris, what you unconsciously hummed to the background music was actually “trepaco” in Tchaikovsky’s Ballet The Nutcracker;

Don’t say you know nothing about classical music. You’ve heard a lot of classical music, and you’ve been shocked and moved.

Whether it’s active cognition or passive acquisition, as long as you’re still watching movies, shopping malls, playing mobile phones, or brushing the web, classical music is in our ears, not as cold as you think.

This ubiquitous classical music has a history of more than 1000 years: in the middle ages, it was the monks chanting hymns in unison, and the sound reverberated in the open monastery; Two hundred years ago, it evolved into Beethoven’s dedicated to Alice, which is used to express love for the girl; Then, it became a repertoire used by Paganini and Liszt to show off their superb skills

Classical music has been changing dramatically in the course of history. It is no longer exclusive music for nobles. Every ordinary person can feel its beauty. It sounds good. More importantly, classical music conveys to us all kinds of delicate, complex, rich and unspeakable emotions and emotions. It tells a part of people’s daily life, It is the background of people’s spiritual world.

But it is undeniable that the world of classical music has its own common sense and rules. Besides perceiving the “good listening” of classical music, if we want to appreciate classical music more deeply, we really need to get rid of the obstacles such as music theory knowledge and European history.

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