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Posted 6/25/13
Looked at the song list for Nodame Cantabile - which is apparently an anime focused completely on classical music - and the choices were kind of disappointing. Too much Beethoven, but I do applaud some use of Rachmaninoff and no Mahler, which is absolutely disappointing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbnlhCizyj8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzJ__a1e184
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CjoCAemK6Y <-- Can't believe they didn't use this which would've fit the series perfectly if you look at what inspired him to write it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwXFLitaOTc

And the most underrated Tchaikovsky composition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6svIN14phkw

But to the main point here, what classical music do you like that isn't a piano concerto?



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Posted 6/27/13
There's a lot.
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Mozart's Requiem
Dvořák's 9th
Barber's adagio for strings
Grieg's In the hall of the mountain king
Pretty much all of Glass' minimalist work
Orff's Carmina Burana
Holst's planets
etc
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Posted 6/27/13

deadpanditto wrote:

There's a lot.
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Mozart's Requiem
Dvořák's 9th
Barber's adagio for strings
Grieg's In the hall of the mountain king
Pretty much all of Glass' minimalist work
Orff's Carmina Burana
Holst's planets
etc

I can agree so much with Holst's planets. Our middle school advanced band played Mars for one of our concerts and it was amazing. Jupiter would have to be my favorite.

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Posted 6/27/13

1tylerule wrote:

Jupiter would have to be my favorite.



Definitely. About 3 minutes in, when it switches pace, is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard.
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Aaaaawwwww yeah, a thread just for me!

To be honest, Rachmaninoff is my favourite composer. I like all of his works... well... his 1st piano concerto was a little... bland. But I'll take it.

So Rachmaninoff, everything.
Mozart's concerto for bassoon and orchestra in B flat and his symphony No. 31. So full of vigour and joy.
Bach's Brandenberg concerti.
Ockeghem's Missa Fors Seulement. (Listen to, Kyrie if anything)
Brahm's Symphony 3.
Holst's Mars.
Palestrina's Miserere
Shostakovich's Symphony 3
Of course, Beethoven's Symphony 6, Pastoral and his 4th.
Camille Saint Sains' Cello Concerto 1.

Gosh, there's so much more.
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Oh crap. I love classical so I can't pick out a specific composer/song. However if I had to, it would be Beethoven's 9th. It is a long song, but it is possibly a musical accomplishment that will never even be close to be duplicated. A few summers ago I read a book about the song and its impact on society. It was very interesting.

I also love Chopin. Great piano pieces.
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I do LOVE "Fantasia' by Ralph Vaughan Williams (as you posted) and 'The Lark Ascending' also by Vaughan Williams is amazing too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR2JlDnT2l8

But I am such a fan of french composers, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, and Claude Debussy. Their texture are phenomenon.

Danse Macabre - Saint-Saëns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyknBTm_YyM

Aquarium- Saint-Saëns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVpl-RNzdE4

Bolero - Ravel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWcpw3GAAms

Arabesque No. 1 - Debussy (Solo Piano) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh36PaE-Pf0

And The Planets by Gustav Holst is alway fun
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Posted 7/28/13
Must agree with you that Tchaikovsky's piece is much underrated. It sounds so beautiful played on vinyl
Love the piece by Mahler

There is nothing I dislike within the classical era~
Though I must say that Chopin's Nocturne #20 in C-sharp minor for violin does throw my heart in a whirl
so many great composers to choose from :3
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Posted 8/11/13
Is anyone a fan of Vivaldi?
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Posted 12/8/13
There's no such thing as too much Beethoven.
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Posted 12/12/13
THE BEST OBVIOUSLY
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Posted 12/13/13
There's Danse Macabre by Saint Saëns on an organ
and then this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-4J5j74VPw 9 version of Bolero
This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCKDG7w2S9c interpretation of Ravel - Alborada del gracioso


and many many many more! (^^)b
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Posted 12/20/13 , edited 12/20/13
Wow, I haven't visited this thread in half a year!

I used to dislike Borodin but after playing some of his compositions in Orchestra, it's grown on me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJdLBgRQVyM

Italian Serenade by Hugo Wolf, sounds really Italian but it has some French elements in it.
http://youtu.be/gJ4dxYOW5jk?t=33s

A little snippet of Bruckner's 7th conducted by Celibidache - Probably the greatest in the world in extracting the best possible sound out of an orchestra. Incidentally recorded in the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
http://youtu.be/2X2bbusaOzI?t=10m54s
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