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    Jun 06, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    Lot's of threads here about Lady Gaga, Robyn, rap etc...

    Just wanted to make a thread for those of us who love classical but know nothing about it (or those that do). Post a favorite classical piece.

    Here are two of mine.

    Ravel - Pavane for a dead princess


    Debussy - Maiden with the flaxen hair

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    Jun 06, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    Finger exercises
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    Jun 06, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    Something cuter
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    Funnily Classical music has yet to be posted in this thread icon_razz.gif I won't remedy this as I'm posting Baroque like the two previous selections posted.


    The interpretation itself is completely out of character for the style, but I love it because it's almost pop. The instrumentation is GORGEOUS, and totally style-appropriate. Especially that accented mandolin.
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
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    Her agility is so impressive with the men and the instrument.
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    Even if you can't stand organ music watch this version of Stars and Stripes
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    I heard this in 1964, when I was just turning 15, at little over a year after it premiered. It ripped my guts out, like no other piece of music before or since. I was already playing serious "classical" music on the piano (I hate the term classical), but really understood none of classical, and couldn't connect with it.

    This modern avant-garde composition, though seemingly so far removed from Bach & Mozart, is what propelled me to a greater understanding of all music. It was always my goal to play this myself someday (here in a recording by Vladimir Horowitz, though it was written for and always associated with John Browning), but a motorcycle accident in 1968 deprived me of that forever. Therefore, for sentimental reasons it remains my favorite piano concerto, this the final 3rd movement:

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    Jun 06, 2010 11:03 PM GMT


    I'm not really a fan of the composers from the classical era,but I do like C.P.E Bach's Flute concerto in Dminor; Cello Concerto by Joseph Haydn; and the Flute concertos from Mozart. Everyone from baroque era can kiss my booty,their stuff was too boring for me.

    anyways.. one of My favorite pieces is Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
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    Jun 06, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    Pavane for a Dead Princess has always been a Favorite of mine too

    But here are some others as well

    Whoever would have thought that a man as obnoxious as Claude Debussy could make such Beautiful music?

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    Let us not Forget Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

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    and Finally what might very well be the most Breathtaking piece ever written
    Leo Delibes Flower Duet from Act one of Lakme

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    Jun 07, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    GQjock saidLet us not Forget Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

    I rate Mozart above all others. It's glorious to have a thousand composers whose works I adore, in every period & style, but it's Mozart's music that truly transports me to Heaven. I'm born too late to have known the spectacular genius of the man in person, but knowing his music is still ecstasy for my mind and my soul.
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidFinger exercises


    I saw her perform with the New York Philharmonic 2 years ago. It was one of the most enthralling and uplifting evenings of music I've ever experienced.
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    J'adore la classique musiqueicon_cool.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:27 AM GMT


    One of my favorites has always been Rhapsody in Blue
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    It's hard to know where to begin---here are a few:

    Martha Argerich playing Bach


    The thrilling finale of Rossini's William Tell (unfortunately, the sound quality is crappy).


    A nice chamber version of an aria from Korngold's Tote Stadt


    The third section of this movement (beginning @3:44 is a miracle of ingenuity and craftsmanship. It sounds simple, but it's very complex:


    Franco Corelli sings some Puccini
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    I've always have a thing for the aggressive yet sometimes quirky nature of Russian composers.

    Some favourite selections...

    Shostakovich: The Bolt


    Stravinsky: Firebird


    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:44 AM GMT


    Now, sorta remixed.
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    A couple of arias written by Mozart when he was 14:



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    Jun 07, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    I love Tchaikovsky so I have to start with him.

    The 1812 Overature: (Link to part 1 of 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgOGl_OWOqg&feature=related

    March Slave, Op.31: (rather quiet recording) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYNTklXxwyQ&feature=related

    Waltz from "Swan Lake": (a really good youth symphony performance) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzRfxXtG0Cg

    Onto Smetana...

    Overture from "The Bartered Bride": (one of the funnest pieces to listen to) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhKrOZoKu94&feature=related

    The Moldau: (Awesome!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbfFv8nPw7Q

    Wow! there are too many more to list... this ought to suffice for now.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:29 AM GMT


    Not sure if this counts....
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    No mention yet of Beethoven?

    He has an impressive catalogue of music to chose from, so I'm just picking a few of my faves:

    1st movement of his 5th Symphony:


    Fur Elise:


    Moonlight Sonata:


    Choral movement of his 9th Symphony:


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    Jun 07, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcB0Nb6_0qQ

    Mozart's Nozze di Figaro, finale. Start at the three-minute mark. It's all about forgiveness.
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    There are so many I love. This section of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe gives me goosebumps every time. I hope you enjoy.



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    Jun 07, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    These are nice, but the pianist is a hack. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Chopin - Waltz in E-Flat Major

    Chopin - Revolutionary Etude
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    Chopin's prelude opus 28 no. 4.