One of the preconceived notions about Classical Music is that you have to know about it, before going to listen to it. However, that’s not true. Many composers have intentionally written music for spectators completely unfamiliar with classical music. Music in general speaks for itself.
Nevertheless, when you like a piece of music, you will want to know more about its history and its composer. Abu Dhabi Classics is offering regular free pre-concert talks before the performances, often with the participation of the performers, to introduce the public to the different pieces. The notes in the concert brochure will also give you an insight about the musical programme of the concert.
Regular concert-goers will also enjoy listening to the concert piece before and after the concert. It is a nice way to prepare yourself to the performance or to recapitulate it. It will also allow you more and more to spot the individual artistic quality of each performer’s interpretation. The season is bringing some of the leading performers whose interpretations have marked the history of classical music, so get ready to listen to wonderful music and to understand all the different aspects of its beauty.