Franklin Mount –
Writer, Facebook Content Poster, Music Historian
Sound Convict: #00006a
Alias: Classical Man
Date Convicted: 8/16/12
Location Convicted: New York, NY
- Forced fifth-grade classmates to listen to Beethoven
- Played violin loudly
- Plays piano loudly
- Doesn’t practice enough
- Spends rent money on New York Philharmonic concerts
- Likes to force people to listen to anecdotes about Bach, Beethoven, Liszt
- Considered stalking Angela Hewitt
- Wishes he could be in the real life Le Sacre du Printemps
- Considers Jazz to be America’s classical music
Cities Crimes were Committed:
New York: New York
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Sound Convict’s Plea:
Music soothes the soul and lifts the spirit
I’ve loved classical music above all else since I can remember. But my father told me that taking me to see “2001” is what started me loving classical music.
Back then, it started with “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” the tone poem by Richard Strauss that gave us the opening to “2001” and a disco song to boot. But it soon spread to Beethoven and Bach, with a little Stravinsky and Shostakovich.
Somewhere along the way, someone introduced me to Miles Davis, and that led to Coltrane. And now Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and so much more.
In recent years, my tastes have expanded greatly, in the realms of both classical music and jazz.