Story time of my life~
The other day, as I was listening to the classical music station on the radio, I couldn’t help but laugh because the recording that was being played had coughing going on the background (note to self: don’t ever attend a classical music concert if you’re sick). Incidentally, I became surprised at how much I began to enjoy this piece. I mean, yes, I generally enjoy classical music, but I’m not an avid listener. I suppose my relationship with classical music is one that happens in random spurts (I listened to Vivaldi’s Seasons a bunch back when I was… 16?) Anyway, I’m writing this post to make two points: 1. Edward Elgar is awesome, 2. the youtube comments for “A Complete version of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations” (and probably most classical music videos) are adorable.
Here is one comment: “Here is the essence of England. It is a true Anthem. I am colonialised, but on listening I positively yearn. In the coming 2012 strife,England will need a rallying cry, here it is.”
Hahah, so cute. This person’s lofty love for England aside, he or she has made a kind remark about the video. Everyone else’s comments were generally thank-you’s and words of praise. If only the rest of youtube could be this kind.
And if you’re interested, here is the first eight Variations. Cheers!