Today I’m going to tell you about my favorite music masterpiece. It was written by Tchaikovsky and is entitled “Serenade for Strings in C major, op. 48.” Have you ever heard of it? I think you may have heard it somewhere before. The music begins from the first measure with a beautiful melody very characteristic of Tchaikovsky. Unfortunately, it was once used in a TV commercial for a Japanese staff agency company called Oh-jinji. In the commercial, an office worker gives up on an aggressive, stupid boss and then he decides to make a phone call to the agency.
As soon as he hopelessly takes the telephone receiver, the music starts dramatically and comically as well. Since the commercial became popular, many people have come to associate the music with a comical image.
Perhaps there is still a tendency for many people to laugh at the music. What a pity! Is it OK like this? No way! I would like to change the negative image.
The music is mostly written in C major, but part of it is also in G minor. That’s why it makes us feel sad and lonely. In this composition the stringed instruments create a beautiful melancholy melody.
Now, everyone, would you listen to the music and dissociate it from the negative image?
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How did you like it? Beautiful music, isn’t it? Were you able to sweep away the negative image and enjoy the music? You look fascinated by Tchaikovsky! Thank you for listening to me.