Remedial Beethoven for Assholes
March 1, 2013 2:41 PM Subscribe
I don't particularly like classical music. But I would
like to rapidly acquire a broad but shallow education in the basics of classical music. How do I best do this?
posted by Diablevert to media & arts (19 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
This is incredibly shallow and vain of me, but I'm getting my butt kicked in this trivia game I play because I have barely any knowledge of classical music. Basically everything that happened in the Western cannon inbetween monks and ragtime, I'm SOL. I mean, I've heard the names of probably 50 or so composers, and could give you a fair guess at the century they were working in and the country they were from. That's....really about it. So, what should I do if I wanted to pick up a shallow but broad education in this? Stuff to listen to? Stuff to read?