Bach - Violin Concertos by Mutter, Accardo
Don't run away so fast. I understand why classical music is such a turn-off for pretty much anyone under 70. The music is often slow, always long (compared to 2 minute pop songs), have no catchy 'hooks', and, to top it all off, there's this enormous amount of pretentious, educational-sounding knowledge that is associated with pretty much anyone into classical music. With all that said though, I think you should give this CD a try. Put it on your iPod or stereo and just listen - listen for 5 minutes. The whole beauty of classical music is the composition, the subtle changes and flashes of brilliance, and the beautiful, completely analog instruments. I have no knowledge of Bach or what keys he composed in. I have no understanding of half of the words printed on these CD's. I know as much about classical music as your probably do. The pieces on this CD are played so well by Mutter (the lead violion) and are at once lively and touching. I recommend listening to the 2nd song of each 3 part piece; these are slow but beautiful. Try it - you might just like it.