Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New York and Classical Music

“Unless one is in love, or satisfied, or ambition-driven, or without curiosity, or reconciled, New York is like a monumental machine restlessly devised for wasting time, devouring illusions … Where is what you were looking for? And, by the way, what are you looking for?” -Truman Capote

New York City is, without a doubt, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. It's almost impossible to walk down the street without seeing the vibrant interweaving of other cultures into the American whole. To be in New York is to be in a city of countless tongues. The languages of the world are deeply ingrained in every corner of the city, and with them, their distinctive cultures.
New York City comprises five boroughs, each of which is coextensive with a county: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. With over 8.2 million residents within an area of 322 square miles (830 km²), New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States. I like place such Times Square–42nd Street which is the busiest station complex of the New York City and Subway Station. Also, Madison Square Garden - The World's Most Famous Arena in the heart of New York City. You can get tickets for the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Giants, Concerts, etc. One of my fave. place to go to - while I'm in NYC - !

But today, I'm not gonna go too far. The only place I wanna see is a small music store right down the road in 36 Street by the subway stat. to Queens. I'm looking for "classical music". Kinda like it lately. Often inspired me in many ways...
"Classical music is the music composed in the Western Hemisphere over the past few hundred years. It is generally composed for an orchestra or combination of orchestral instruments, keyboards, guitar, or voice."

"Classical music is one of the few living arts. It continues to exist by being constantly re-created, live, before an audience. Unlike the visual arts, classical music envelops you in real time and comes to life before you; unlike literature or theater, it can be understood equally by speakers of any language--or no language; and unlike dance, you don't need to look good in a leotard to perform it."

Just check this out :
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

I do appreciate good music such a Bach and Beethoven or Mozart. I also love Ludacris, Elvis, Jim Revees, Celine and Shania Twain. March to the beat of your own drum. Its music and people express it in their own ways.

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