13584Re: music our kids listen to
- Jan 31, 2005Two comments:
The "Heavy Metal" thing in Columbus was blown way out of proportion by
the local media here. And I very much believe too much was made over
the fans of this stuff. It was presented in a normal way, as if this
stuff was good for people. THAT makes me sick.
On the comments about good music to listen to, I could go on for hours
but I don't want to clutter the list and I can't stay up that late anyway.
Just this past weekend our priest spoke about the effects of music,
but he was talking more about classical music. I think there are some
extremes that were mentioned which I don't agree with. For instance,
Mozart was on the list of composers considered somewhat dangerous. OK,
so Mozart was a Mason, and his operas are...well, they're operas!
Opera by its nature is very un-Orthodox Christian. The discussion
went into Goethe and other philosphers who were infulential in the
19th century. I guess Richard Strauss is right out if you want to be
picky about it. I happen to love his music and I disagree with his
sources of inspiration. I've played orchestral music by R. Strauss -
Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegle, etc. It is very well crafted music.
What do the rest of you think about classical music? Where do you draw
With a bachelor of music (musicology) I am influenced by my
experiences and my studies. I firmly believe classical music is almost
100% perfectly good for Christians to listen to.
Reader Michael Malloy
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