Favourite Classical music pieces – Introduction

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It has been some time since I wrote on my blog. This is because on weekdays I have to be faithful to my FaceBook games and weekends I am usually at home desperately trying to keep up with Twitter conversations via my phone, while watching a movie or two on the computer. But this week is different. The university asked us to write a report on our industrial training. So I stayed at my Grand-aunt’s place at the weekend instead of going home. But try as I might. Writing reports is a dull task. So I thought as long as I have to write something, what about writing my long forgotten blog? That is why I am here typing away my thoughts once again.

Now I am sure that you are wondering “What in the blessed world does the title have to do with the previous paragraph” (Not in exact same words though) To clear things out I shall explain my motivation henceforth.

If I ask you “Have you ever listened to classical music?” I am sure most of you would say “No”. But the truth is even if you are a hardcore rock fan; you most definitely have heard classical music pieces. Let me give you some examples.
  • Have you ever heard the tune that most of the three-wheeler bread sellers use? That is “Für Elise” by Beethoven.  
  • Have you ever listened to the closing credits of the cartoon “Denis the Menace” (දඟයා)?  That is Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart.
  • Have you ever watched Twilight? (I know that the question raised a few eyebrows J) There Edward and Bella listens to “Clair de Lune” by Debussy.
  • Now for more controversy! Have you ever listened to “Wasanthaye” by Bathiya and Santhush? Yes? Well I am not going to tell what classical piece that is, because it would be the subject of my next blog post. (If I ever write it that is)

Now I shall explain what  triggered a blog post all of a sudden.  Well the story goes like this,

The other day I was listening to Beethoven’s Für Elise at my work place. One of our graphics designers heard the tune coming from headphones (I listen to music very loud of-course) and inquired, “ඔය අර චූන් පාං සින්දුව නේද?” (“Isn’t it the cheerful bread song?”). Needless to say I was quite shocked. He and most of the people that have heard this tune from the bread sellers, has created a mental connection between the two.

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I just cannot imagine a reason that a bread seller would choose a love tune as his theme other than it comes pre-programmed in some electronic gadgets (Not my area of expertise).  Nevertheless I am still grateful for their task of making the tune popular. So I wanted to give some pointers to some of the most beautiful and popular tunes of all time for the novice who is under the assumption s/he is blind (In this case, deaf) to Classical Music (which of course is not the case). I invite you all to stay with the blog posts that are to follow.  If you are a novice you may learn something, if you are an expert you can correct my mistakes. Either way, stay with me while I take you through a crash course of the language of the gods.