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What song would you sing to your love?
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wow that would just suck...
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All that noise and all that sound
All those places I got found

And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it then you'd understand

...I just felt like posting that because Coldplay was brought up. o.o
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i hate coldplay. i hate it so much
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I'm not gonna lie. I like Coldplay. At the same time, I like a lot of other really weird stuff. So like most things, there is a time and place, yes, even for sappy love songs by a bunch of Brits.
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i hate coldplay because my older sister had a playlist of 2 artists one was coldplay the other was some country singer and she would play it every single day. i have wierd tastes in music as well i mean my top 3 types of music are solo piano, power metal and hardcore and the solo piano i usually listen to is either suppose to be a song about love or depression
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I don't listen to Coldplay all the time by any means, in fact it's been a few years since I've actually listened to a whole album of theirs, but they do have a very appealing sound. I listen to a lot of instrumental stuff (electronic, jazz, soundtrack) but rock/alternative stuff is something I have always listened to.
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Hmm....Classical music, typical Japanese music, intense genres of German music, electronica, anime openings/endings, etc. My songs are weird.
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Speaking of which, Germans, and most Europeans for that matter, are experts in electronic music! What type of typical Japanese music? Koto and the like, or something else? Any particular favorite anime OP/EP?
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Yes, indeed they are! Along with being the masters of classical music! Although I am speaking of Germanic areas. You all know my love for Liebestraum. Franz Liszt is Hungarian......

I digress! I drone on about these topics for hours!

Ah, koto music is very beautiful. By "typical", I meant those "popular" songs that are mainstream.

Great OP's are Inner Universe, Sorairo Days, Aozora no Namida, Tori no Uta, Daia no Hana, Season's Call.....The list goes on!
I think I made a thread about OP/EDs here. I forget if anyone else posted anything, but I have links to some songs I think are really good.
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Grandes études de Paganini No. 2 is one of my favorites by Liszt.

I think I saw that thread too, I was just asking for a small exact amount like what you just gave me.
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You like Liszt?! Awesome!
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Classical music was my first love.
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kufirst wrote:

Classical music was my first love.


That's really great. About five years ago I found myself memorizing facts about the life of Beethoven. I constantly talked about him. I then started playing his really famous songs like Moonlight Sonata and Fuer Elise...I mused upon the mysterious "Immortal Beloved" letter and read some exchanges of his through a collection of letters. I then found myself having an interest in Haydn as an offshoot of Beethoven...He was known as "the darling of our nation". After that I tried to know more of Mozart after being blown away by Symphony no. 25, Le Nozze de Figaro, Rondo alla Turca, etc. At another stage, closer to the present, I had a love for Chopin. I could tell you all my favorites, but I'll leave just one: Revolutionary Etude. WOW. What a song.
After that, I looked up Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and became captured by his "Lieder Ohne Worte" (songs without words), and I was inspired to learn Venetiansisches Gondellied (Venetian Gondola Song), which is really beautiful.
My most recent composer obsession is Liszt. I want to listen to more of his songs, I just remember the first time I was floored by Liebestraum no. 3. That has since become my all-time favorite song, and that's saying something. However, Beethoven's life still holds precedent on me, even if I don't listen to him that much anymore. Knowing and immersing in German really also built up my fascination with these things as well.
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Yeah, like I said, classical music made an impression on me early in life. I had lots of classical tapes tapes and CDs. The cool thing though, was that a lot of them were compilations, so it was wonderful to hear a lot of different pieces from different composers next to each other. Another big influence was the movie Fantasia which I watched when I was pretty young. It just made classical music so cool. The more I think about it, the more I realize how special that movie was to me. It might be another reason why I like anime, and animated works in general, so much.

Anyway, I also played the clarinet starting in sixth grade. I would say I was fairly good and it helped foster my admiration for classical pieces and their composers. I'm not technically trained, but I can play the piano decently mainly due to the fact that I know what I'm playing. I play a lot of guitar now although I've never taken lessons and wish to learn how to play the violin sometime in the not-too distant future.

I couldn't say I have a favorite composer but there are a few I've noticed that I continue to listen to. In fact, a lot of the ones you mentioned are some that I love. Mozart being a highlight because he wrote some cool masses and really good clarinet concertos and I always liked playing them. I really enjoy composers from the Romantic and Impressionist period such as Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Faure, Debussy and Dvorak. I also find medieval and Renaissance music fairly interesting, notably Josquin Desprez.
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