Classical workout music (if any)

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    Feb 12, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    I few suggestions have already been mentioned. I've had a fondness for Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol. There are some slower parts mixed in, but the faster ones are really energetic. I remember what a workhorse it was to perform in high school.
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    Feb 12, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    Thanks to random iPod playlists, I get a few miscellaneous movements in the mix, but nothing that really works for working out. I tend to hit the forward button.
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    Feb 12, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    lots of good workout stuff mentioned.

    some others:

    Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain

    Bach - Tocatta and Fugue (symphonic rendition)

    Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man

    Aaron Copland - Hoedown

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    Feb 13, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    I am also pretty amazed about how many people listen to classical music while working out!!

    Here are some ones that are usual on my playlist:

    - Mozart's requiem
    - Rossini's Il Turco in Italia
    - Rossini's Tancredi
    - Verdi's Va pensierio (chorus)
    - Haydn's Cello Concertos
    - Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto

    And well, much more icon_smile.gif

    Cheers!
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    Feb 15, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    This is great! New member here (first post) and I see a lot of new music here I'll have to try. For me, I'm a big fan of Philip Glass. Check out his "Heroes" Symphony (Based on the album by David Bowie), and his 5th Symphony.

    Beethoven, of course, 9th Symphony, 4th Movement, is very inspiring, and Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto.
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    Feb 15, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    My tastes generally skew towards more modern and alternative music for my workouts, with an occasional disco/dance song thrown in. If I remember correctly, as for instrumentals/"classical" music, as a few above have already mentioned, I have Orff's "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana. Not really classical, but along the lines would be the theme to the movie "The Mission," I think it's called "As Earth As It Is In Heaven," or something along those lines. I also like the "Superman" theme. I probably have a couple of others, but those are what come immediately to mind.
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    Feb 15, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    Maria Callas
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    May 03, 2008 5:02 AM GMT
    OMG! I have the perfect one for doing cardio. I listen to Bach's B minor mass. I just relive my High School performance as a Bass I soloist (I know, my H.S. Choir sucked, & we shouldn't have destroyed this piece...but anyhow) It's so perfect. B minor mass falls a little over 2 hours long. If nobody's in the gym with me, which happens a lot, or if I'm not jogging, I sing my parts of the song. I can seriously say that 2 hours, 6 water bottles later, I feel so refreshed, so energized, & it feels like time just skipped...lol. This doesn't work when I'm doing weight training, being that this piece is too distracting...it'll become a little dangerous!

    Romantic piano like Chopin, or Liszt helps pass time, but Bach's mass skips forward time for me. Still to this day, I can't figure the deal with the Mass's Hosanna, & Osanna!? You guys would know what I'm talking about if you listen to them...but I love Bach regardless!
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    May 03, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    Two good songs two listen to are from the Movement of the Planets by Gustav Holst!

    They are..

    Mars: The Bringer of War
    Jupiter: The bringer of Jollity

    Mars has a driving brute force to it and its really motivating.
    Jupiter has a very happy feeling, but has lots of drive to it as well.
    They are very good workout songs, and very long.

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    May 13, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    Honestly, I have no idea how you all listen to music while working out, especially while doing cardio! I always tend to find a rhythm with the tempo of the music which makes working on a machine next to impossible. It's like my body must move at a set tempo and the music I listen to has constantly changing tempos. It screws me up too much, lol.icon_confused.gif

    I've been listening mostly to big band jazz and funk lately though.

    Cuban Fire! - Stan Kenton
    Center:Level:Roar - Youngblood Brass Band
    Big Band Jazz - Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass
    Through His Eyes - UNF Jazz Ensemble I
    Cowboy Bebop OST - The Seatbelts
    Live from New York - Bonerama

    For classical:

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Bach / German Brass
    Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare - Summit Brass
    Fugue in G minor - Bach
    Air, from Orchestra Suite III - arr. Summit Brass
    String Quartet No. 8 - Shostakovitch (favorite piece EVER!!!)
    T-Bone Concerto - Johann De Meij
    Motorbike Odyssey - Jan Sandstrom (not classical but one of the most technically astounding pieces ever written for trombone)
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    May 13, 2008 8:03 AM GMT
    MchEngnr86 saidHonestly, I have no idea how you all listen to music while working out, especially while doing cardio! I always tend to find a rhythm with the tempo of the music which makes working on a machine next to impossible. It's like my body must move at a set tempo and the music I listen to has constantly changing tempos. It screws me up too much, lol.icon_confused.gif

    I've been listening mostly to big band jazz and funk lately though.

    Cuban Fire! - Stan Kenton
    Center:Level:Roar - Youngblood Brass Band
    Big Band Jazz - Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass
    Through His Eyes - UNF Jazz Ensemble I
    Cowboy Bebop OST - The Seatbelts
    Live from New York - Bonerama

    For classical:

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Bach / German Brass
    Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare - Summit Brass
    Fugue in G minor - Bach
    Air, from Orchestra Suite III - arr. Summit Brass
    String Quartet No. 8 - Shostakovitch (favorite piece EVER!!!)
    T-Bone Concerto - Johann De Meij
    Motorbike Odyssey - Jan Sandstrom (not classical but one of the most technically astounding pieces ever written for trombone)


    I love your taste! Anyhow, I would think Cardio's the best time to listen to music. I don't know, for me, my cardio only consist of DDR, or the treadmill...but I agree...sometimes, I find myself walking to the beat of the song. Sometimes, when no one's in the gym, I'd find myself conducting to the music I'm listening to! lol, I'm such a loser like that!
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    May 13, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
    ryoko said Sometimes, when no one's in the gym, I'd find myself conducting to the music I'm listening to! lol, I'm such a loser like that!


    OMG me too!icon_eek.gif
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    May 14, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    Chris LeDoux's 20 Greatest Hits is my workout music for Wednesday night:

    http://www.amazon.com/Chris-Ledoux-20-Greatest-Hits/dp/B00000J5ZR/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1210724225&sr=8-1
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    May 05, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    I am totally restarting this topic ;)

    some music that has popped up in my recent cardio routines:

    bartok: 2nd violin concerto
    mozart: bassoon concerto
    lutoslawski: concerto for orchestra

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    May 07, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    Mozart - Requiem in Dm
    Bach - Mass in Bm
    Liszt - Transcendental Etudes, Trovatore Miserere (Paraphrase)
    Chopin - Nocturnes & Waltzes mixture
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    May 07, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    I'm a devotee of opera and classical music in general. But I could never work out to either. If the music is too complex, too involving, it would detract from the focus you need for a good workout.
    The ideal workout music is something high-energy but musically simplistic and void of any meaning. Club music is perfect.
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    May 07, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    Classical proper, 3rd movement from Beethoven's Waldstein. Baroque, the 3rd movement from BWV 1063, 'V'adoro Pupille' from Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Romantic, 'Mira, O Norma' from Bellini's 'Norma'.
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    May 07, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    TexDef07 saidI'm a devotee of opera and classical music in general. But I could never work out to either. If the music is too complex, too involving, it would detract from the focus you need for a good workout.
    The ideal workout music is something high-energy but musically simplistic and void of any meaning. Club music is perfect.


    Have you tried it? I keep a good mix on my mp3 player of Motown, jazz greats and classical but prefer the classics. My faves are Handels organ concertos, Haydns Trumpet and Horn concertos and various operettas.
    I find the musical complexity zones me out and allows me to do more without being distracted by the surroundings. Especially the organ concertos since I play the organ myself.
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    May 07, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]beneful1 said[/cite] I find the musical complexity zones me out and allows me to do more without being distracted by the surroundings.[quote]

    At the gym I find I rather like being distracted by the surroundings. icon_wink.gif
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    May 07, 2010 10:24 PM GMT

    Try the last movement of Beethoven's Op 59 No 3 (Razumovsky 3). I used to put it on in the team room just before a ski race, go get us pumped.

    Not really workout music at all, but we used to play Monty Python's "I'm so worried" first thing in the morning, just for staff. After that, not much was left to worry about. it was so much like one of the women on the team that we used to call it "N----y's song."

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    May 07, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    I don't usually listen to classical music during workouts... a bit too mentally stimulating for me. But for those who like to-- or who do regularly-- add this to your playlist. I can imagine it would be nice on a treadmill if you just close your eyes and imagine you're marching back victoriously from battle with a battalion of Roman soldiers. [HOT!] Key change up a step is pretty awesome as Respighi pictured the soldiers coming into view over the hill on the Appian Way.



    "Pines of the Appian Way"
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    Dec 01, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    leaozinho saidWOW! I am truly surprised to see this topic
    I am really amazed. I love classical music and it seems 'at odds' with the typical work-out music that we are forced to listen to at gyms. I am really touched by all of your responses. I wish we could all go to the same gym and play our music together.
    A long time ago, i went to a small gym and early in the morning they let me play music of my choice. I think i had them put the Emperor Piano Concerto by Beethoven.





    Thats awesomeeee!!!
    I love this concerto is amazing!
    If you want ill send you the recording of my favorite pianist idil biret, the performance is divine
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    May 04, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Bach - BWV914, Mass in B minor, A few of his inventions and preludes, most of his cantatas

    Beethoven - Sonatas, Missa Solemnis in C..I think. I absolutely love his Hallelujah from Mount Olives

    Chopin - Etudes, Ballades, his sonatas are amazing...but I had to develop the ear for them first, his waltzes are awesome!

    Liszt - Transcendental Etudes! No. 1, 10, 11, 12 are my favorites...but if I had to choose, probably no 11, Harmonies du Soir

    Mozart - Def his Requiem in D minor, I like almost all of his sonatas, not big on his operas...well, not big on any operas actually
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:31 AM GMT
    Here's the top 10 songs played during my previous workout.

    1.) Mozart - Requiem in D minor "Domine Jesu"
    2.) Mozart - Requiem in D minor "Luz Aeterna"
    3.) Liszt - Transcendental Etude No. 8 "Wilde Jagd"
    4.) Liszt - Les Patineurs Illustration du Proph├ęte
    5.) Chopin - Ballad No 1 in Gm
    6.) Chopin - Ballad No 4 in Fm
    7.) Chopin - Andante Spianato et Grand Polonaise Brilliante
    8.) Chopin - Etude Op 10 No 12 "Revolutionary"
    9.) Chopin - Etude Op 25 No 12 "Oceanwave"
    10.) Beethoven - "Hallelujah" from Mt Olives
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    Sep 14, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    Sorry