Video: If you’ve ever tried to get into classical music, but gotten too bored or distracted, it isn’t your fault. Classical music works differently than popular music, and it’s much easier to appreciate when you understand its structure.
In the video below we explain the Baroque period, the fugue, how to decipher a title such as "Chopin, Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9", and who actually named the "Moonlight Sonata".
We've also made a Spotify playlist of introductory classical music, with an emphasis on the fugue.
Stay tuned for future episodes, where we'll explore the Classical and Romantic periods, and discuss the sonata, the symphony, and the cult of celebrity around classical composers.