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Posted on 15 May 2012 19:52:58 BDT
What is it with us Scousers? My parents got me started on the piano at age 5 when they noticed me crying at music on the radio. Apparently they initially switched it off and I cried all the louder.

Posted on 15 May 2012 19:50:27 BDT
Lez Lee says:
Dvorįk's New World. Aged 8 I was learning to play the violin and was taken to my first classical concert at L'Pool Philharmonic Hall. I found it so lovely I burst into tears! Still love Dvorįk but my main first love remains Rimsky's Scheherazade which was my first selection from the World Record Club. Definitely a Desert Island choice.

Posted on 15 May 2012 19:34:51 BDT
enthusiast says:
Mozart Symphonies 35 and 40 conducted by Bruno Walter. And then the Klemperer Zauberflote. And then Beethoven's 5th with Toscanini. And then .... . It was music I had fallen in love with and I have never stopped!

I also remember around that time having a high fever and falling in love with the Malko version of the Love of Three Oranges Suite - the weird "modern" music seemed to go well with a slightly hallucinating state.

Posted on 15 May 2012 18:05:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 May 2012 18:07:27 BDT
Beethoven was my first love as a youngster getting into classical music. Adulthood led me to Mozart and, though there's much by numerous other composers which I'd hate to be without, Mozart remains the acme for me now.

Posted on 15 May 2012 17:37:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Sep 2012 04:43:27 BDT
John Ruggeri says:
Came to classical music at age 8 via Opera. Verdi and Puccini were and still the Deities for me.
Instrumentally it was Beethoven and Tchaikovsy. Ludwig is still # 1.

I still like PIT but others eg Brahms, Schumann. Schubert etc have higher rankings now.

Posted on 15 May 2012 15:18:08 BDT
MacDoom says:
1) Bruckner (4th symphony; it was my ONLY record at the time)
2) Yes, absolutely!

Posted on 15 May 2012 14:51:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2012 19:30:01 BDT
Edgar Self says:
We never forget our first loves. Rachmaninoff, at age 10, the prelude in G minor, Op. 23/5, that my older sister played at home; Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Benno Moiseiwitsch, LPO and Basil Cameron); and second concerto (Artur Rubinstein). I still love them.

Posted on 15 May 2012 14:06:03 BDT
My first loves were Mozart and Bach. I'm still infatuated with Bach and I still listen to a lot of Mozart, but for the time being Beethoven has taken his place, because what first seemed to be bombast to my ears now sounds profound... Mozart is still good, but when I really want to rock it is Beethoven. My other two favorite composers are Haydn and Chopin. Haydn was very far from being a first love - I thought his music was lifeless and soulless to begin with, but now I like it for being full of vigour and I appreciate the lack of soul in everything Haydn did except the sturm and drang period. Chopin's Nocturnes was a first love too, but now I prefer the Etudes and waltzes and Impromptus...

Initial post: 15 May 2012 13:54:15 BDT
JayJayDee says:
Which composer was your first love? ...You remember, during your second decade of life on this planet... the one that, after you heard a piece by him, then had to go searching all over for his other works.

Second part of the question is...
Are you still infatuated (or did you 'grow' out of it)?

Personally, mine was Sibelius (probably via Karelia, & Symphonies #1 and #2) and I am very happy to say that he remains with me!
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