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#1 Old 02-12-2010, 10:18 AM
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Anyone else enjoy classical music?



I've loved it ever since I was a kid and my mom introduced me to Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev.



I'm ashamed to say that I have not kept up with my appreciation of the classics over the years but my current favorite is Beethoven's 7th, Movement II.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdfNTO_o-3k



Karajan conducts it a bit faster than I'd like but still a beautiful piece nonetheless.



Please share your favorites here so we can all enjoy!
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I love classical music. I didn't grow up on it, and I've lately been getting into it more, so I can't name the pieces. In my CD player I have Beethoven for Book Lovers, and Brahms for Book Lovers. I love them both.

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I too love classical music although there's a lot I don't know about it. I have been singing as part of a choral group since 2004 and our repertory always includes classical pieces, some opera, etc., as well as other types of music. This year we are singing Haydn's Creation, Se lontan ben mio, tu sei by W.A. Mozart, Wie shön leuchtet der morgenstern by J.S. Bach and excerpts from Kenneth Jenkins' Requim.
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I like Stravinsky and other modernist things.
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Gyorgy Ligeti!



There really aren't words to describe his music. ...so completely brilliant. (That really doesn't describe it though!)





I find most music composed prior to about 1850 a bit dull, except for some Bach, Zelenka and also some Italian Baroque music (Concerti Grossi etc.)
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I love classical music. My favorites are Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, G. F. Handel, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, G. Verdi, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.



Lately I've been listening to Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1"



Nobody I know likes classical music, so I usually find new stuff to listen to by checking out samples online at Amazon or itunes. Though it's pretty hard to really get the feel of a piece from just a 30 second sample, lol.
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Red Pumpkin: Check out your local library. I know the one I work at has an audio section with CDs.

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Red Pumpkin: Check out your local library. I know the one I work at has an audio section with CDs.



I'll check that out - thanks!
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I very much enjoy Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius.

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I love classical music. My favorites are Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, G. F. Handel, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, G. Verdi, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.



Lately I've been listening to Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1"



Nobody I know likes classical music, so I usually find new stuff to listen to by checking out samples online at Amazon or itunes. Though it's pretty hard to really get the feel of a piece from just a 30 second sample, lol.

I love Vivaldi's Four Seasons, thank you for reminding me of that once again. I also need to give Peer Gynt another listening to.



Thanks for all the responses folks!
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I love classical music. My favorite old school composers are JS Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Respighi, Brahms and Tartini. I have to include Ennio Morricone in here because while he's not a classical old schooler, he's a master of the contemporary composers. I also really dig opera. I'll include a link of Pavarotti singing a song in Italian about Caruso's life. While not technically classical it's sung by an operatic master and is amazingly moving.



Pavarotti singing Caruso



Vanessa Mae's rendition of The Devil's Trill



Ennio Morricone's Cinema Paradiso

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I also really dig opera. I'll include a link of Pavarotti singing a song in Italian about Caruso's life. While not technically classical it's sung by an operatic master and is amazingly moving.



Pavarotti singing Caruso

My goodness he could belt one out couldn't he? Great voice. I also greatly admire Beverly Sills (Bubbles) for her wonderfully operatic voice. We've lost some great masters unfortunately. Nice choices... thanks!
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My goodness he could belt one out couldn't he? Great voice. I also greatly admire Beverly Sills (Bubbles) for her wonderfully operatic voice. We've lost some great masters unfortunately. Nice choices... thanks!



Ah man, see it's raining here today, and cold. This thread is making me want to go light a fire and put on some Pavarotti. I think I'll start with this one...classic.



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Classical is pretty fantastic. I'm guilty of not really knowing more than one piece per composer, but I've been working on that. So far, I enjoy Mussorgsky, Wagner, and Holst... "Night on Bare Mountain" may be one of the most epic compositions I know of - I've taught myself a fair amount of it on piano.
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Classical is pretty fantastic. I'm guilty of not really knowing more than one piece per composer, but I've been working on that.

Hey that's what this thread is all about. Let's share what we like!
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I'm a big John Cage fan. 4:33 ftw!



Seriously, though, Bartok is one of my favorite classical composers. When I used to play piano more, I had some method books that he wrote (Mikrocosmos). I tend to like later classical music (Romantic and 20th Century) better than the older stuff, but I can appreciate it all.

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I do like some, particularly Moonlight sonata, Saint - Saens Aquarium and Bach's Minuet in G. I have some save din my mobile phone that I listen to sometimes when I can't sleep (no electrical stuff in my room) and I play them to my son too when he gets upset and we're out. I like a lot that I hear but don't know who they are by or names and it's something I have never had a chance to properly look into until recently
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My maternal grandmother and aunt loved classical music, and I have loved it since I was little because of them.



Here is Concierto de Aranjuez, by Joaquin Rodrigo. One of my favorites.



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That is so beautiful SomebodyElse... I had not heard it before.
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SomebodyElse, it doesn't do the music justice, but it reminds me somewhat of the soundtrack to Two Mules for Sister Sara... one of my favorite films of all time.
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That is so beautiful SomebodyElse... I had not heard it before.

Yes, it makes me get emotional and teary-eyed.



We have a great classical radio station here. They go outside the box a bit, and play unusual stuff. http://www.kdfc.com/ You can listen online. They also invite listeners to discussion panels, and ask us for feedback, which is fun. I also have a picture of my dog and cat on their website, listening to the classical music! It's in the archives for Pet of the Week, May 26.

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I have so many:

- Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 ("Kreutzer") by Beethoven

- Slavonic Dance No. 1 C Major by Dvorák

- Concerto For Two Pianos K365 by Mozart

- Etude in G sharp minor "La Campanella" by Grieg

... the list goes on...
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I love classical music, though I know very little about it. Haha.No names, no anything. I haven't been listening to it for a while, though, so good thing I saw this thread. Now I have some songs to listen to. xD Haha.

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I go through phases. I think it started with Bernstein's "West Side Story." I've gotten into Wagner, Stravinski, Beethoven, Handel, Debussey, Rachmanonov, and Gershwin. I also think there's some fine orchestral music hidden away in old movie scores (and new ones too,) especially by Erich Korngold and Dimitri Tiomkin.

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I love Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos.
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I love Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos.



I'm crazy for his Symphonic Dances. Never fails to surprise me!

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I like the dark stuff. I'm a Shostakovich kind of guy.

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I like the dark stuff.

Really? Couldn't tell from your avatar.



Great film by the way... just watched it again the other day in fact.
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neither of these compositions are classical music per say cuz theyre not from the classical period but who cares about trainspotty detail right now



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz4dpbk8YBs

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#30 Old 02-16-2010, 07:18 PM
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I love classical music and a bunch of my meditation cds are classical
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