How To Really Appreciate Classical Music

Video: Mozart wrote a party song called “Kiss My Arse”. The filthy lyrics (“kiss my arse, quickly, quickly”) weren’t discovered until 1991. This is the stuff you’d learn if The A.V. Club was doing interviews in the 1700s. And it’s another great way to appreciate classical music. Just like pop music, the music is more fun if you learn the story behind it. In this video we tell you how.

We also guide you through the movements of the symphony, a popular form in the classical era. You know the opening notes of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, but have you ever heard the rest?

After watching, listen to some symphonies in our Spotify playlist of classical music. To learn how a fugue works, watch our video on baroque music.


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