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Your favourite classical at the moment ?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by hrb, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. hrb

    hrb Senior member

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    Curious to hear your guys' favourites/recommendations.

    My exceptionally limited list consists of:

    Bach Cello Suites
    Four seasons
    Other miscellaneous Bach and Hadyn...
     
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  2. why

    why Senior member

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    Carl Orff 'O Fortuna' :p

    Seriously, maybe Mozart's clarinet or flute and harp concertos. Beethoven's Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata are nice and of course there's always Brahm's Lullaby. :laugh:

    I generally don't like 'soothing' classical (or at least I don't listen to music to be soothed) so if I wanted to relax and listen to some music I my favorites out of those I listen are probably Beethoven's.
     
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  3. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I agree with why, I don't typically listen to classical music to be soothed. But I think Gustav Holst's Saturn and Venus (from The Planets, of course) are very calming.
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    ^^^ yep, I seldom want anything soothing, but when my son wanted something to drift to sleep to I went for Erik Satie - Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes, & Nocturnes. I might also add Bach's Cello suites and Well-Tempered Klavier (but not all of it).
     


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    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I see that you changed your question, so I'll give a new answer. My favorite classical music is mostly composed after 1945. I'll give you the names of some of my favorite composers along with some of the pieces by them I like best: If you're not accustomed to more recent classical music, these will sound odd to you at first. But once you get used to them, they are extraordinarily beautiful.

    Pierre Boulez: Le Marteau sans Maitre, Repons, the three Piano Sonatas
    Karlheinz Stockhausen: Hymnen, Helicopter String Quartet, Gesang der Junglinge.
    John Cage: Roaratorio, Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
    Morton Feldman: For John Cage
    Helmut Lachenmann: Salut for Caudwell
    Du Yun: Obliteration
    David Lang: Little Match Girl Passion
    Randy Gibson: Agua Madora
    Michael Levinas: Par-dela
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    Oh, geez. I'm not going to list them all out.
     


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    Paganini Caprice for Violin
    Beethoven Symphony #7
    Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2
    Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto #5
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    Okay, here's the briefest / current list off the top of my head:

    Beethoven: Sym 5 and 7, Pno Son 31, 32
    Tchaikovsky: Sym 4, Piano Cto 1, Nutcracker
    Brahms: Piano Cto 1, Double Concerto
    Shostakovich: Sym 5, 7, 10, 15 Preludes & Fugues #24
    Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Pno Cto 3
    Schumann Pno Cto
    Ravel: Pno Cto
    Bach: Goldberg Variations
     


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    why Senior member

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    Some of my favorites:

    Mozart Requiem (specifically Kyrie Eleison and Lacrimosa) / Symphony No. 25 / various opera arias
    Beethoven No. 5/7/9 / Fur Elise / Mondscheinsonate
    Rossini La Danza / various arias
    Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (particularly Dance of the Swans)
     


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    Beethoven's 7th is my favouritest of the moment.
     


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    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Is that Vietnamese? Cambodian? I wonder why Schumann and Ravel would title their pieces in those languages? :confused:
     


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    Sorry, I meant PHO CTO. Pho Concerto in A
     
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    Recently I've been listening to a lot of Satie and Bartok, but my tastes are promiscuous.
     


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