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Old 09-18-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
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Favorite Classical Music thread

List some of your favorites.

Here are some of mine:

YouTube - Chopin - Valentina Igoshina - Nocturne in C Minor

YouTube - Brendel plays Bach
(Ich Ruf'zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639)

YouTube - Michelangeli - Ravel Piano Concerto - [2] Adagio assai

YouTube - Nigel Kennedy - The Lark Ascending ( Part 1/2)

YouTube - Nigel Kennedy - The Lark Ascending ( Part 2/2)
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #2
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Arvo Pärt.
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Here are mine

Sergei Prokofiev : Dance Of The Knights

YouTube - Dance of the Knights

and Alan Hovhaness
YouTube - Fantasy on Japanese Wood Prints, Op. 211 by Alan Hovhaness (Part 1)
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Arvo Pärt.
I've gotta learn about him. Modern composers are a mystery to me.

This is beautiful just searching him on youtube:

YouTube - Arvo Pärt. Fratres. Festina lente.

He has an atmospheric element that reminds me of Mahler and Vaughan Williams.

YouTube - FANTASIA ON A THEME BY THOMAS TALLIS. PT.1.

Makes you want to walk in some English countryside.

He had a friend, George Butterworth, that had a lot of promise but unfortunately his short career was ended in WWI. At least he left us this:

YouTube - The Banks of Green Willow

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Sergei Prokofiev : Dance Of The Knights
Yeah I like Prokofiev especially with Vengerov on this recording:

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I dig the choral stuff:

YouTube - Ave Maria-Franz Biebl- Chanticleer

YouTube - Fauré Requiem Agnus Dei

YouTube - Mozart - Requiem - Lacrimosa - 27-01: 253rd anniversary of Mozart's birth
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I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach
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It's kind of a "Mach" piece.
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I'm very fond of Beethoven's 9th.
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Beethoven's 9th is pretty cool; as standard an answer as this is, I'm still partial to his 5th. Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is another favorite:

YouTube - Steve Reich • Music for 18 Musicians CD Trailer
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Oh yeah we can't forget Beethoven and Mozart:

YouTube - Carlos Kleiber -Beethoven symphony No.7, Op.92 : mov.2

Mozart's Requiem is awesome. He has some nice piano music too:

YouTube - Gieseking - MOZART Piano Sonata K.331 (1)

I'm learning about some forgotten composers like Federico Mompou:

YouTube - Stephen Hough plays Mompou "Secreto"

and

Bortkiewicz

YouTube - Bortkiewicz: The Butterfly

This Glenn Gould seems like some mad genius:

YouTube - Glenn Gould plays Bach

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Beethoven's 9th is pretty cool; as standard an answer as this is, I'm still partial to his 5th. Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is another favorite:
Cool never heard of these guys! I love discoveries.
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Awesome! Steve Reich is probably my favorite modern composer. I love me some minimalism.
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I adore Debussy, especially La Mer. I could listen to that all day long if I'm really in the right mood.

I've been listening to some Rachmaninoff lately. For a while, I was into opera a lot, Puccini is my favourite. As for symphonies, Brahms' 4th is my favourite.

My classical favourites always depend on the mood I'm in.
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The only Debussy I've heard is "Clouds" from Nocturnes, and it's too static for my tastes.
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The only Debussy I've heard is "Clouds" from Nocturnes, and it's too static for my tastes.
From Debussy you probably heard this or if not enjoy :

YouTube - Claude Debussy Arabesque n1 Walter Gieseking

YouTube - Claude Debussy - Reverie (Good quality)

YouTube - Debussy : Clair de lune
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Oh, Clair de Lune is beautiful.

La Mer is amazing, IMO. It's like painting with music. I have all kinds of wonderful images when listening to it.
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