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Subject: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Henk on 01/19/13 at 6:29 am

I was sure this was done before, but since I can't find any evidence of it, here goes!

Classical music: whether you like it or not, we probably all know a piece or two. It has found a way to your brain consciously or subconsciously, via tv adverts or radio campaigns, or because contemporary artists have used it as in inspiration for their own music. Or maybe because your parents, or some other relative/friend/neighbor, played it a lot.

Do you like classical music? If so, what are your favorite pieces of work, and/or favorite composers?


Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Henk on 01/19/13 at 6:53 am

Here are some of my favorites. I've sang these with the men's choir I'm a long time member of, and thoroughly enjoyed doing so.


Pilgerchör (Pilgrim's Choir)
by Richard Wagner
from his opera "Tannhäuser"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoSLD1sCyfc


Gerusalem! Gerusalem!
by Giuseppe Verdi
from his opera "I Lombardi"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmUvnUy9HB4


Gott Ist Mein Hirt (Psalm 23)
by Franz Schubert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxzAk7eSWko

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: warped on 01/19/13 at 9:19 am

I'm a fan of Vivaldi and "The Four Seasons" (Spring, summer, fall and winter)

As Well as these Vivaldi pieces:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6LWuTCM9jA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVkSrfKXq6Q

Pachelbel Canon is also a favorite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Henk on 01/19/13 at 12:26 pm


I'm a fan of Vivaldi and "The Four Seasons" (Spring, summer, fall and winter)

As Well as these Vivaldi pieces:



I'm not familiar with the first piece, but it has Vivaldi written all over it!

The Largo is commonly used as background music in documentaries and the like, isn't it? At least I'm quite sure I've heard it before somewhere.

Biggest problem I have with classical music is remembering the title and/or composer. "Oh yeah, I really like that piece that's going tatatatataaaata tatatatataaata tatatatataaata tatatatataaaaaaaaaaaaaa".  ::)  ;)


Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Henk on 01/19/13 at 1:11 pm

Anyway... here's another two. Both by Shoshtakovich, and both surprisingly big hits in our Top 40.

Second Waltz
by Dimitri Shoshtakovich
performed by André Rieu & Orchestra (1994, NL #4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vauo4o-ExoY


Romance
by Dimitri Shoshtakovich
from "The Gadfly" (suite)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDW4VJGKLAQ

Performed by the Olympic Orchestra, this was used as the theme for 1983 tv series
"Reilly, Ace Of Spies" and as such hit the #5 spot in 1984.

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Paul on 01/21/13 at 2:44 pm

Always had a soft spot for this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3HvgVGyY4k

Amazingly (for a classical piece) it charted twice in Britain...in a traditional vresion when the film came out and as a jazz-funk adaptation by Deodato some years later...

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: meesa on 01/21/13 at 3:11 pm

Currently on my MP3:

Beethoven~Sonata No.8 in C Minor
Camille Saint-Saëns~Danse Macabre, Op. 40
Pachabel~Canon in D
Vivaldi~Guitar Concerto in D Adagio
Tomislav Bavnov~ Morceaux de Fantasie Op.3:Prelude in C Sharp Minor
Frans Helmerson~Sonata for Solo Cello Op. 8
Hans Fagius~ Suite Gothique pour Grande Orgue Op. 25
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
Grieg~Hall of the Mountain King
Kronos Quartet~ Flugufrelsarinn (Sigur Ros)


I also have some Chopin, Wagner, Debussy (although it is usually too fussy for me), Bach, more Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart that I circulate through my mp3.

As you can see I don't stray too far off the beaten path; if anyone has suggestions for other pieces or composers, please post them!

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Paul on 01/21/13 at 3:45 pm


Tchaikovsky


An intense and somewhat troubled soul, but by heck, could he pull out a tune or two!

Thus...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg1dMpu4v7M

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: belmont22 on 01/21/13 at 3:55 pm

It's not something I'd listen to during jaunts on my MP3 player but I can't deny some classical pieces are beautiful.

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/21/13 at 4:18 pm

LOVE Mozart.
-Overture to the Marriage of Figaro (ALWAYS reminds me of the movie Trading Places).
-Eine kleine Nachtmusik

I can't recall how many times I wanted to have a recording of my dad playing the piano. The last time I saw him, I got a video of him playing the Turkish Rondo. Yeah, he made some mistakes but he had been very ill for months-and he could STILL play it much better than I could even dream of playing. So, from now on the Turkish Rondo will ALWAYS remind me of my dad.


I also love a lot of the Bach Concertos.

This is good time to plug one of my slideshows that I used a Bach concerto for.  ;D ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEjKlf42-a8


I also love Moonlight Sonata-Beethoven. If there was one piece I could play on the piano, it would probably be this one.

-O Fortuna from Carmina Burana-Carl Orff


And I LOVE THIS:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg76YTPpgcs


Cat


Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/13 at 8:14 pm

I don't know much about classical music, other than the ones that alot of modern songs are based on, such as Pachelbel's Canon, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, among others

For example, I really like this song from 1981 called 'Seasons' by Charles Fox, which is based around Canon

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

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/21/13 at 10:09 pm

Classical from the Classical period --

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy (Op. 80)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN1R6T7m6NE
If you like the 9th, you'll love this one!

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (the Unfinished) (D. 759)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDqTAHksSps
1st Movement, Allegro moderato in B minor

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 (K. 331)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geER3iQDO5k
3rd Movement, Rondo alla Turca

Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade (D. 118)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w90jpyjsaLs

Andrea Luchesi: Sonata VI (Op. 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4qm7tu8l_k
performed on fortepiano



Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: meesa on 01/22/13 at 8:10 am


I don't know much about classical music, other than the ones that alot of modern songs are based on, such as Pachelbel's Canon, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, among others



Beethovens Ode To Joy is wonderful, it is one of the few pieces I can play on the bowed psaltery. I take a lot of heat from the music snobs I know for liking Pachabel. They feel it is so 'commercial' -they call it the 'taco bell canon'.  ::)  I don't care if it is commercial, when played right it is beautiful.


LOVE Mozart.
-Overture to the Marriage of Figaro (ALWAYS reminds me of the movie Trading Places).
-Eine kleine Nachtmusik

I can't recall how many times I wanted to have a recording of my dad playing the piano. The last time I saw him, I got a video of him playing the Turkish Rondo. Yeah, he made some mistakes but he had been very ill for months-and he could STILL play it much better than I could even dream of playing. So, from now on the Turkish Rondo will ALWAYS remind me of my dad.


I also love a lot of the Bach Concertos.

This is good time to plug one of my slideshows that I used a Bach concerto for.  ;D ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEjKlf42-a8


I also love Moonlight Sonata-Beethoven. If there was one piece I could play on the piano, it would probably be this one.

-O Fortuna from Carmina Burana-Carl Orff


And I LOVE THIS:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg76YTPpgcs


Cat





Love O Fortuna, gives me chills when I hear it.

Marriage of Figaro-I can't think of a piece by Mozart that I don't like.  :)

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/22/13 at 10:43 pm

Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (Op. 4) 1899
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ic3ZLj5RPw

John Cage: Daughters of the Lonesome Isle (1945)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtEbiwFJbZM
for prepared piano, performed here by Margaret Leng Tan

Milton Babbitt: Philomel (1961) (1st 1/2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngw1AzxGF0Y
soprano, pre-recorded soprano: Bethany Beardslee; synthesized sound

Milton Babbitt: Philomel (1961) (2nd 1/2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44unJwSJ9DU

Steve Reich: Come Out (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0WVh1D0N50
Tape phasing

Noah Creshevsky: Psalmus XXIII (2004)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkvnQ27zvfU
electroacoustic music; vocal samples: Beth Griffith; bass-baritone: Zach Kurth-Nelson

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: meesa on 01/24/13 at 9:12 am

My daughter plays the viola; and although normally viola's do not have the melody piece of music, here is one that she (and I) like v. much:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k0oFe4uT84

She is always on the lookout for viola-based melodies.  :)

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: fusefan on 01/24/13 at 9:39 am

I like these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6yuR8efotI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I33R3woDeFs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF5kr251BRs

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

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: zcrito on 02/03/13 at 10:19 pm

A classical music thread. Sounds good.

For tonight these three I like, and maybe some more later on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKz6XJlI_jk
The Lark Ascending - Ralph Vaughan Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P65WNm48p0
Swan lake (Lake in the Moonlight) - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wNTNEZYoHg
Mass in B minor (The Sanctus) - Johann Sebastian Bach

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: loki 13 on 02/04/13 at 8:59 pm

Alberto Ginastera....Toccata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ND_6_cnRA

Gustav Holst....Mars: The Bringer Of War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: zcrito on 02/10/13 at 12:01 am


Two more,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLTwtuBi-o
Appalachian Spring (Simple Gifts) - Aaron Copland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlCxBwQZ46k
Fanfare-Rondeau - Jean-Joseph Mouret

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/15 at 11:28 pm

Just saw a guest viewing this and I have missed out this topic, where was I?

A personal favourite of mine for many reasons is The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as "the Choral"), by Ludwig van Beethoven, his final complete symphony.

Mz8P8D8MdNU

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Arrowstone on 06/13/15 at 3:57 am

Mozart - Requiem
Verdi - Messa di Requiem
Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem

Oh, those are all requiems. Well, they are beautiful! Sang with all of them :-)

Tchaikovsky - Symphony 6 ("Pathétique", for melancholic nights).
Holst - "Jupiter" (from the Planets; uplifting)
Liszt - his Transcendental Études (unplayable except after 100 years studying)
etc., etc.

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: nally on 06/20/15 at 1:12 am

Too many to even count! But I do enjoy some of the pieces already mentioned in this thread. :)

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/20/15 at 5:24 pm

I don't know if this can be classified as classical-but it is classical guitar. I'm sure many will hear a bit of the Door's Spanish Caravan in this-this is where the Doors stole it from (I'm not saying that is a bad thing.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A



Cat

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 1:30 pm


Too many to even count! But I do enjoy some of the pieces already mentioned in this thread. :)
If the music is pleasant to the ear, I like it!

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: nally on 06/22/15 at 3:47 pm


If the music is pleasant to the ear, I like it!

Of course; I agree!

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Arrowstone on 06/22/15 at 5:01 pm

I love giving classical concerts with the choir/orchestra I'm with. You have to fully concentrate on the music, and sometimes,
the pieces are so intense, that in the end you are tired, but happy and fulfilled too :-)

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Katluver on 06/22/15 at 9:11 pm


I don't know if this can be classified as classical-but it is classical guitar. I'm sure many will hear a bit of the Door's Spanish Caravan in this-this is where the Doors stole it from (I'm not saying that is a bad thing.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A



Cat


Great piece, and I also love the Doors.

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Katluver on 06/22/15 at 9:39 pm

A few of mine have already been listed on here including Mozart's Piano Sonato No 11.

Other favorites:
dRpzxKsSEZg

I also consider this piece as classical music
ynEOo28lsbc

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 4:30 am


A few of mine have already been listed on here including Mozart's Piano Sonato No 11.

Other favorites:
dRpzxKsSEZg

I also consider this piece as classical music
ynEOo28lsbc
Here in the uk, the radio station Classic FM (dedicated to classical music) plays "Rhapsody In Blue" often.

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/23/15 at 11:06 am


A few of mine have already been listed on here including Mozart's Piano Sonato No 11.

Other favorites:
dRpzxKsSEZg



Rick Wakeman stole a little bit of this in his Journey To The Centre Of The Earth concert (it is outstanding and worth a listen to the entire thing).

Here is the original album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ9W2pZwvlY



I also consider this piece as classical music
ynEOo28lsbc


Why does that piece always reminds me of United Airlines?  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D

My brother is basically a musical genius. He could play almost any instrument by ear but never really learned to read music. He was finally going to learn to play this on the piano. He would look at the music, down at the keys, play the chord, then look up at the music, etc. etc. He worked on this and worked on this. He was finally able to play it where you could recognized what he was TRYING to play. My dad, who could have been a concert pianist in his heyday, came up, opened the music and started playing it like he played it everyday of his life. My brother was about to chock him. lol.  ;D ;D ;D



Cat


Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: nally on 06/23/15 at 12:37 pm




I also consider this piece as classical music
Rhapsody In Blue



Why does that piece always reminds me of United Airlines?  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

I know!! I have always associated it with United Airlines...ever since I was little.

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 12:38 pm



Why does that piece always reminds me of United Airlines?  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

I know!! I have always associated it with United Airlines...ever since I was little.
Used in commercials?

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: nally on 06/23/15 at 12:38 pm


Used in commercials?

Indeed!

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 12:48 pm

This is how to put on a concert.

Here's the Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert 2015

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10537444_10153499088469260_3821421973113454782_n.jpg?oh=f4bd8b132bea5e4251346f8d1eae82ef&oe=561D4BC5

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: Katluver on 06/23/15 at 9:53 pm


This is how to put on a concert.

Here's the Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert 2015

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10537444_10153499088469260_3821421973113454782_n.jpg?oh=f4bd8b132bea5e4251346f8d1eae82ef&oe=561D4BC5


Beautiful!

Subject: Re: Classical Music - Your Favorites

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/24/15 at 10:56 am


Used in commercials?



United bought the rights to use the song. You can't see a United Airlines commercial WITHOUT Rhapsody in Blue being played.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XYtGYrQeV4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU5DasW5nUY


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


There are many more.



Cat

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