(ESP-ENG) La música sinfónica es más versátil de lo que piensan // Symphonic music is more versatile than you might think.
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
When people think of the majesty of a symphonic style orchestra, many do it with Beethoven, Mozart or Tchaikovsky in their minds and yes, that thought is valid, but that music is not limited only to those authors. For others symphonic music is synonymous with boredom and unfortunately classical music has had that stigma for a long time, which in my opinion could not be more wrong.
That is why today I have decided to prove my point of view and show you that this type of music and orchestras do not necessarily have to be unattractive to people. What's more, you will realize how versatile it is and how well it can be coupled to various styles and occasions when done in the right way. So let's go ahead and see how amazing symphonic can be taken to other airs.
- Salsa Symphonic.
Listening to Beethoven's 5th symphony in salsa is one of the best things I've ever heard, but playing percussion (timbales and congas) while reading sheet music? - It is certainly another level. If you noticed, the musicians were reading and executing each hit surgically and that, in salsa, which is a rhythm that lends itself to improvisation and letting go, is something very difficult to achieve. Seeing these instruments, which I am sure many of them are not used to making sounds and beats for Latin music, play in such a perfect way reaffirms to me that music is universal and therefore has no borders for anyone who feels free to play it.
- Fruta Fresca - Carlos Vives. (Symphonic)
Carlos Vives is one of the most important exponents of Latin music today and always has been, and this time he brings us together with Gustavo Dudamel, one of the best conductors in the world, a song that is an icon taken to the symphonic field. The Los Angeles Philharmonic along with several musicians who always accompany Vives were in charge of making such a piece sound; and it must be very complicated to make this adaptation because they are so different styles and still sounds the same or even better than the original recording. One of the best things you can hear is Latin music adapted to these orchestras, they rarely disappoint.
- Rock Symphonic.
Changing the style radically, I think that when we talk about symphonic rock, most of us think of Metellica with the San Francisco Symphony. Among an album of a little more than twenty songs, one of my favorites will always be The Memory Remains because of two things: the people singing alone and the fact that you can really appreciate the touch of the orchestra during that "chorus". I think that rock is what can best adapt to this style and another proof of this is "The Call of Ktulu", an instrumental of almost 10 minutes where what reigns is an excellent instrumentation between rock and classical.
- Cinema Symphonic.
A legend of soundtrack composition makes his appearance, John Williams, with the imperial march of Star Wars. Another clear example of the versatility of which I speak in the title of this publication is this mythical piece of cinema, popular culture and music, but why? - Well, according to how I see it through these pieces, many people like, without knowing it, classical music and for me that is a resounding success.
They may not be used to listen to Mozart but they are fans of many soundtracks of great movies that logically have a symphonic base, the vast majority of them, and in this indirect way is how they end up getting a taste for this beautiful musical style.
- Anime Symphonic.
Ok, here we enter a totally different world but remember that what we are talking about is how VERSATILE symphonic music is. Undoubtedly the anime world is having a great boom in recent times and that is due in part to its music and themes that accompany each story. Attack On Titan is one of the most popular anime out there and seeing how they used a symphony orchestra for one of their shows and making an audience that may have never heard a classical theme fall in love with it is something to highlight a lot
For many it was unthinkable to adapt the symphonic to this type of content, which by the way is brutal, but there you have it, the music of the great orchestras demonstrating that anything is possible and that in music there should be no barriers or prejudices.
With this list I hope to have demonstrated that music is something that should not have any label because in the end what is achieved with that is to pigeonhole it and that we can not be able to understand and enjoy it as it deserves.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos escuchamos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
¡A hug to all of you, we'll hear you in the next one!