Listening to classical music on the radio
Me: I’m not sure who this is, but I like it.
Me: Sounds kind of Romantic…..
Me: Oh, duh! This is a Beethoven piece!!!!
Radio DJ: And that was Haydn Symphony number 300,000,008
if you can’t tell the difference…
Idk man, Beethoven and Haydn are pretty different. Beethoven might technically be “early romantic,” but only his first few symphonies feel that way. Once we get to 5 or 6, the feel full out romantic in every sense of the word. Haydn always felt classical, but even a different kind of classical than Beethoven’s early symphonies.
That’s pretty true, I’m not gonna disagree. I’m not trying to say that His music matched his label, or even that Haydn and Beethoven sound THAT similar. The issue, at least for me, is that this post was just meant for a little giggle at the fact that I mixed the two up. This person’s comment was ignorant and rude. I could talk with someone for hours about this stuff; always in the hope of learning something new or hearing a piece differently than before. I didn’t post that to get my knowledge challenged by some fool who thinks Haydn’s music sounded Baroque. I came out to have a good time…….
In their defense, Haydn sounds more baroque than romantic. I mean for good reason, they hadnt had the romantic era yet. But to me Haydn just sounds classical, and nothing else.