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Posted 5/6/07

henz_lan wrote:


animoo_x wrote:


henz_lan wrote:

Still, here are my suggestions;

Piano;
Beethoven Piano Sonatas - they are the piano pieces which you have to know or play... including the Sonata in C-sharp minor [The Moonlight] and the Sonata in C-minor [Pathetique] - the best recordings are by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alfred Brendel.



I can play them - yea yea!!
Probably not as well as Ashkenazy and Brendel though.
The Adagio Cantabile part in Pathetique is my favourite part and, I guess, also most famous part as well. =]


Brendel once said;
"You cannot be young and play Beethoven well." [or something like that]
- taking what he did as an example I'd agree

I also listen to quite a bit of choral music, Bruckner's motets are really nice, on the heavier textural side there's always Handel and Bach... John Taverner writes interesting scores as well, not to my personal listening taste though.


Yea that's the one.
I still haven't perfected them yet. Obviously I'm not as good as professional pianists. It's true though. Beethoven's music, especially, takes years and years of practise to learn, develop and perfect. I've only been playing those two songs for about a year so my playing is still rather awkward and detached.

Another recommendation - I've always been a fan of Bartok's piano compositions.

I've never really liked pieces composed for the organ. The organ's probably one of the very few instruments that I'm not a huge fan of.
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classicals are my favorite
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i enjoy classical music every now and then, to be honest i wasnt quite a fan at first i think i liked piano pieces more but this year i developed a larger interest in the genre probly cuz mah math teacha told me to try listening to classical while doing math hw since on numerous occasions i didnt do tha hw...
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Posted 5/6/07

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edsamac wrote:

I also enjoy Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Though people might argue that his music was already on the forefront of what would eventually become classical Jazz, and then blues. :P


Gershwin is the MAN!! I also love Beethoven and Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky but Gershwin makes me smile every time i listen to his stuff.


I guess you love flying United Airways then. haha!
Posted 5/6/07
Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words) are worth a listen to for the piano. Critics seem to really under-rate these pieces because of how popular they were received but they are still highly important in terms of musical value. It inspired many other composers, such as Valentin Alkan and Grieg, to write similar songs

And here's a list of composers from all classical eras for anyone who wants to research them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_classical_music_composers
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I have played classical music for a few years now, my favorite is Tchaichovsky.
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Posted 5/6/07

animoo_x wrote:

Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words) are worth a listen to for the piano. Critics seem to really under-rate these pieces because of how popular they were received but they are still highly important in terms of musical value. It inspired many other composers, such as Valentin Alkan and Grieg, to write similar songs

And here's a list of composers from all classical eras for anyone who wants to research them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_classical_music_composers


ooh that's a good link!
(red should take a look at it)
Posted 7/2/07
Man I love "Symphony no. 9 (Scherzo) -- Ludwig van Beethoven. I can't stop listening to it on my ipod lol. It has such a... vibe. Haha.
Posted 7/2/07
i like mozart

edited: Mozart's music ...
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Posted 7/2/07
Varese, YES!
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Posted 7/27/07
I love classical guitar and piano music. Etudes, Fugues, Sonatas, etc. My favorite classical guitar player is Augustin Barrios and my favorite pianists are Chopin and Tchaikovsky
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Posted 7/27/07

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it makes me sleepy...i don't bother to listen to it

YOU DON'T KNOW MUSIC!
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Posted 8/18/07
Gershwin is great but it's a killer to play on the piano! Wished I had bigger hands and a smaller piano...

Anyway, I actually love classical music, especially from the romantic and contemporary era. Absolutely dig Russian composers like Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. I was so glad that Nodame got made into a drama and anime cos then there's the fabulous soundtrack.
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Posted 8/18/07
well i play piano and classical music is what i live for. fave composers r beethoven, chopin, mozart, tchaikovsky, JS bach and haydn
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Posted 8/29/07
OMG imma feel like soo much of a loser but sod that

Debussy got a few Brill tunes

such as:
Girl with flaxen hair
Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Golliwog's Cake-Walk
arebesque

tunes dang

totally digging the piano classic....INIT

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