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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2017, 09:44:41 am »
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I don't know what other people are going to think about this, but I think that John Williams is a contemporary classical composer. Although he largely writes movie music, it is very much using a classical style. I personally love this piece of music by him, particularly Duel of the Fates, Across the Stars and the Finale and Throne Room piece. It is an amazing suite. Absolutely love it!
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 05:54:01 pm »
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This has got to be one of the greatest pieces of music of all time, it makes me so emotional, it is great music. The Tannhauser Overture by Wagner... #majesty ;D
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2018, 06:10:59 pm »
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Oh hello classical music, my old friend. Why did I just find out about this thread?! Ahh haven't played the piano in ages but one of my favourite pieces to play is Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor. However, I've always loved Rachmaninoff's pieces, especially this one. I've always wanted to play the piano component of this concerto but I've kinda been discouraged by my piano teacher because of my small hands (I really shouldn't be using that as an excuse lol). Either way, Rachmaninoff is amazing to listen to!
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2018, 06:39:40 pm »
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Oh hello classical music, my old friend. Why did I just find out about this thread?! Ahh haven't played the piano in ages but one of my favourite pieces to play is Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor. However, I've always loved Rachmaninoff's pieces, especially this one. I've always wanted to play the piano component of this concerto but I've kinda been discouraged by my piano teacher because of my small hands (I really shouldn't be using that as an excuse lol). Either way, Rachmaninoff is amazing to listen to!
Absolutely love that Rachmaninoff piece, one of the greatest piano concertos of all time. I also love Grieg's piano concerto and Scriabin's. All great pieces!
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2018, 09:29:53 pm »
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Recently heard this basically unknown symphony by American composer Amy Beach, on the radio, and I thought it was great! Somewhat reminiscent of Shostakovich music.
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2018, 02:31:45 am »
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Mozart > all

Don't even try to argue otherwise lol you just need  to listen to  requiem in order to understand that he was getting better as he went along and it's a shame what could have been if he lived as long as Beethevon.

He's great for study music too btw
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2018, 09:10:56 am »
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Mozart > all

Don't even try to argue otherwise lol you just need  to listen to  requiem in order to understand that he was getting better as he went along and it's a shame what could have been if he lived as long as Beethevon.

Ha, I still want to argue!  Mozart could perhaps have been better if he was born a hundred years later, but while I recognise his absolute genius I don't enjoy much of his music.  I feel it has far less emotion than the famous romantic composers - Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and late Beethoven, for example - and is just more predictable formulaic shallowly happy music on the whole, while I tend to like dark turbulent or hauntingly sad (or occasionally wildly triumphant or dancingly playful) music better.  This is a generalisation, because Mozart has some of this, but on the whole I'm not a fan.

P.S. Marvin, your musical upbringing and mine sound so similar we could almost be related ;)
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2018, 09:41:36 am »
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I tend to like dark turbulent or hauntingly sad (or occasionally wildly triumphant or dancingly playful) music better.
I feel so similar to this in my choices for classical music - I like the music that gives me goosebumps or makes me shiver because of the "hauntingly sad" aspects in it.

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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2018, 01:37:45 pm »
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Ha, I still want to argue!  Mozart could perhaps have been better if he was born a hundred years later, but while I recognise his absolute genius I don't enjoy much of his music.  I feel it has far less emotion than the famous romantic composers - Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and late Beethoven, for example - and is just more predictable formulaic shallowly happy music on the whole, while I tend to like dark turbulent or hauntingly sad (or occasionally wildly triumphant or dancingly playful) music better.  This is a generalisation, because Mozart has some of this, but on the whole I'm not a fan.

P.S. Marvin, your musical upbringing and mine sound so similar we could almost be related ;)

Yes fair enough but how much of that branching out that Beethoven did was a result off just living longer and having more time to compose?

 If you look  at early Beethoven and how much he improved in his later years. Mozart could have had that same improvement and going by how good as a prodigy he was in his youth I think he definitely would have done so.

Mozart was contractually obliged to make the music others wanted so he didn't really beach out and his financial  difficulties didn't help. Real shame he had to die young who knows what he could have produced.

He had a pretty cool sadish  piece I think in English it's called Lacrimosa not sure it's to your tastes but worth a search on YouTube.
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2018, 05:46:23 pm »
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This piece holds a place in my childhood (Tom and Jerry for the confused)


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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2018, 05:51:47 pm »
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Found that I cannot get past the Ride of the Valkyries for just a sheer awesome piece of music. Can't forget Mars from The Planets, either. Also found how truly awesome the closing act of Swan Lake is...
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2018, 01:18:59 pm »
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I can't believe no-one's mentioned Holst's The Planets: Jupiter yet!
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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2018, 11:35:37 am »
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Been listening over and over to Shostakovich's 5th Symphony, really great music that I have discovered a love for since my brother introduced it to me. Also, from the same source, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald/Bear Mountain, which is also really good music. Smetana's Ma Vlast is also amazing music, if a little long. Definitely recommend all of the above.

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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2018, 10:27:15 pm »
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This piece holds a place in my childhood (Tom and Jerry for the confused)


Did not notice the size 1 font ;D hahahah. This was the reason why I literally begged my parents to give me piano lessons.

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Re: Classical Music
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2018, 10:36:42 pm »
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I find it personally insulting that none of you have mentioned John Cage's masterpiece yet. Allow me to enlighten your ears:

Also, I saw two users before debating whether or not Mozart was the best composer. So below, I have gathered concrete proof that W.A. Mozart is indeed above all the rest:

In all seriousness, I'm more of a Beethoven fan, the guy literally invented Romantic music (not much of a classical music fan, sorry.), so I'm more inclined to say Beethoven was a Romantic composer over a classical one. I also really enjoy late-Romantic, impressionist, and post-impressionist pieces (sorry Baroque and Classical), absolutely love Mendelssohn, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc.

Fun fact: both Debussy and Ravel despised the term 'impressionism'.
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