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Old 09-18-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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Favorite Classical Music thread

List some of your favorites.

Here are some of mine:




(Ich Ruf'zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639)





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Old 09-18-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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Arvo Pärt.
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Here are mine

Sergei Prokofiev : Dance Of The Knights



and Alan Hovhaness
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:35 AM   #4
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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:



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



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:



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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:





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Old 09-18-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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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:

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Oh yeah we can't forget Beethoven and Mozart:



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



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



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Bortkiewicz



This Glenn Gould seems like some mad genius:



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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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Old 09-18-2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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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 :





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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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