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Recommend Your Favourite Classical Compostions!!!

BigBadBaldy

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Hey everyone.. I was just listening to a rendition of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" (actually, I'm listening to it now, too) and was wondering if people out there could recommend some stuff to me that I could check out. Now, before everyone posts stuff like Ravel's "Bolero" or Holst's "Planets" or Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" (all great work, no doubt), what I'm looking for is stuff I probably might not have heard. Even more modern avant-garde experimental symphonies or concertos, etc..

Anyone out there feeling it on a classical tip? Quite often when I listen to certain classical stuff (Stravinsky, for sure), I listen to the way tings are arranged, the rythmns playing off each other, structural contrasts, etc and it really reminds me of certain types of electronic music. I'm sure there were symphonies back in tha day that had people shaking their heads, thinking what they were hearing was outlandish..

BBB.

..but then you had the kids in the back in their powdered wigs and skinny pants just feeling tha shit!

 

BigBadBaldy

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Thank you, kind sir.. I am somewhat familiar with Debussy's work, but not Schoenburg. I check that shit this aft.

BBB.

Next? How about some specific symphomies or concertos?
 

seeker

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my favourite composition is Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. like most of his stuff, it's simply sublime.
 
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BigBadBaldy

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Originally posted by hardtekfunk
"We Could Be Heroes" - David Bowie (remix by Aphex Twin and The Phillip Glass Orchestra)

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Hmmm.. I used to really be into Phillip Glass in the late 80's. I'll scope that piece fo sho.

BBB.

I.. I could be King. And you.. well, you broke my heart so you don't get to be nuthin. :D (Not you, @m..)
 
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All time faves:

Chopin:

Op.10, No.3 in E Major a very complicated piece, and a bitch to play
Prelude, Op.28. No.15 in Db Major
Sonata Op.35, No.2 (but only the second movement, the first and third are just too cliche)

Some other names you may want to listen to: Verdi (aida, rigoletto, il trovatore), Bizet (carmen), Massenet (le cid), Offenbach (barcarolle), Gounod (faust). I'm sure you'll recognise parts of these.
 

BigBadBaldy

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It also just occured to me that this is an interesting opportunity to get another angle on the mysterious and elusive Tribers by what they dig, Classically speaking. seeker, deep and 'cakes, I will try to get a hold of those pieces and tell you what I think.

BBB.

This is good.

..is it good for you?
 

BigBadBaldy

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Originally posted by daddyiwantchocolate
All time faves:

Chopin:

Op.10, No.3 in E Major a very complicated piece, and a bitch to play
Prelude, Op.28. No.15 in Db Major
Sonata Op.35, No.2 (but only the second movement, the first and third are just too cliche)

Some other names you may want to listen to: Verdi (aida, rigoletto, il trovatore), Bizet (carmen), Massenet (le cid), Offenbach (barcarolle), Gounod (faust). I'm sure you'll recognise parts of these.
YES! This is PAYDIRT! I'm going to be busy listening for a little while, anyway!

BBB.

Thanks diwc!
 

BigBadBaldy

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Originally posted by janiecakes
i like it when people call me cakes.
Really, or sarcastically? I've never seen anyone else call you that, I thought I was special.

BBB.

Here's one for you, 'cakes. :(
 
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Bean

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good thread idea

schubert's unfinished symphony - allegro moderato movement

(i played this in orchestra years back & it's awesome)

i'm enjoying mussorgsky lately, some grieg.

i've become hooked (since i moved away from toronto) to cbc radio two, particularly first thing in the morning, on the drive to work. listen to fm 94.1 (toronto) from 6 am - 10 am, and you'll hear many wonderful things....

Peace,

Sabina

.:. Share what you know, learn what you don't .:.
 

BigBadBaldy

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WoW. I've got to say I did not expect such great and FAST results from this thread. It's nice to see (for all of us, I would wager) that (once again) we all have musical loves outside of the dance arena. Thanks..

BBB.

Yur all smrt AND cultrd, lik me! :p
 
Originally posted by BigBadBaldy


YES! This is PAYDIRT! I'm going to be busy listening for a little while, anyway!

BBB.

Thanks diwc!
LOL! Keep in mind, that I'm a classically trained pianist, so this stuff may not be to your taste (the only person I truly love to play is Chopin, and a lot of people can't stand him).

Also, when you play the piece you gain an appreciation for the style, movement, etc - exactly what you explained in your first post. I usually deconstruct all the music I listen to, so I listen to the various structures, stages, etc. until the piece sounds like a mathematical formula. For me, it's easier to play.

So, my suggestion is, download parts of these pieces (the chopin stuff is piano solo, the last few are all opera's/symphony tunes, and I'm not sure this is your style) If it's not your taste, I have some really great compilation cd's at home that I could e-mail you the titles of. They're more along the lines of vivaldi's 4 seasons - easier to listen to, but still complicated pieced that I think you'll enjoy (I would list them now, but I always mix up the fucking op's!~)
 
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Subsonic Chronic

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Big ups to Daddy on the Chopin tunes! :D

Johane introduced me to one of the most insane piano pieces:

Rachmoninovs 3rd (don't remember any of the other info)

And it's litterally made people insane trying to play it.

But yeah... wait until she sees this thread and she'll have tons more suggestions.

Pete
 

SlipperyPete

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OK -- I've been watching season 2 of the Sopranos, and there is this one song performed by Pavarotti that they've been playing in nearly every episode -- but they don't credit the song in the shows end credits. Anyone know what it's called?

This songs main melody was also used in a trance tune from not too long ago -- can anyone ID this track?
 
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