Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Alittletiefling: "What is your favourite Classical composer/piece/work/instrument? It doesn't have to be Western Classical music, it could be from anywhere."

My favorite, who is a contemporary classical composer, is Michael Nyman. His music does something to me I can hardly begin to articulate. It reaches down deep inside of me and twists all my most profound feelings of joy and sadness together, and turns them into a feeling so overwhelming that it forces tears to spill from my eyes.

Here is "Musique à Grande Vitesse," which Nyman composed to celebrate the opening of the Train à Grande Vitesse high-speed rail line between Paris and Lille in 1993:

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