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Favorite Classical Music
Posted 4/27/14
For all of you that this applies to, what are your favorite symphonies, concertos, solos, chamber music, etc?

I suppose I like Dvorak's symphonies 8 and 9. Chopin piano concerto no. 1 is great too. Various violin concertos, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Bruch, are all definitely my favorites. There's a Bruch viola and clarinet double concerto which is also pretty awesome.

SIDE NOTE: I think its great when anime makers put classical music into their shows. I like it even better when the shows are loosely based off of the music.
A GREAT EXAMPLE: Shin Sekai Yori (literally means "From the New World") uses Dvorak's 9th symphony throughout the show. The second movement in particular is incredibly beautiful given the dark mood.
I forgot which anime this was in, but there were little bits of the Ziguenerweisen whenever something crazy happened.
Posted 4/28/14
composers I love are Rachmaninov, saint-saens, chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and liszt... I like a little bit of Schubert as well.

Saint-saens: The Carnival of the animals - The Swan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b44-5M4e9nI

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paginini (starts at around 5 minute mark)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c33q87s03h4





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Posted 6/17/14
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Pachelbel...I could go on and on! <3
Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
Chopin's probably my favorite composer, but I also really like Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt and Tchaikovsky. Hahah, not to mention like 50 others as well ;D

My favorite pieces are Chopin's Ballade in G-minor, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Mozart's variations of Ah vous dirai-je, Maman.
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Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
I love the Largo for the New World Symphony

I also really enjoyed when it was used in Mawaru Penguindrum.

Anyway, I can enjoy the variety of Gregorian chant, Medieval polyphony, Renaissance sacred music, Mozart concertos, Beethoven piano sonatas, Romantic and Impressionistic movements, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy on up to neoclassical compositions today.
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Posted 9/15/15
Hi, I stumbled across a really good song from a Japanese website and I want to know more about it. However, I have trouble reading Japanese. I was wondering if anyone can maybe find a more developed version of the song or the album it is from.

The song is called "Chant" and is listed on this page. http://hatukiyura.sakura.ne.jp/music.html

Also, I was wondering if anyone can explain to me what they mean by "Circle"???
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Posted 9/15/15
Chaconne in G Minor - Vitali ; played by Jascha Heifetz

favorite since I was 2 years old
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Posted 9/17/15
Don't listen to classical enough to really have a favorite, but I've always liked this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnuq9PXbywA
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Posted 9/30/15
I don't listen much but I like Beethoven No.10 and Tchaikovsky's work.
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Posted 10/5/15
Haha, it seems like Chopin, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky are very popular here

- not that I could complain! most of their work is very beautiful since they're from the romantic period ( not that classical/ baroque etc. isn't in any way worse). However if I were to chose a piece from the classical era, it would have to be Mozart's Piano Sonata no. 11 in A, K. 331, Mov. 3 (Turkish March); a very well known piece

Other pieces that I generally enjoy:

Bach's Sinfonia in G minor- I did it for my grade 6 piano exam and it stuck with me ever since: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvFCYDeH-jE
Chopin's Waltzes, particularly L' Adieu in A flat major: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlzF_jLZOL4
- also Nocturne op 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E6b3swbnWg and Fantaisie Impromptu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBA-38mzabs

And before I get carried away...
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEOo28lsbc Strongly recommend this one for orchestral jazz lovers!

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Posted 12/6/15
Vivaldi - Le quattro stagioni - The Four Seasons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxofEmo3HA
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Posted 12/6/15
I like so much but can never remember the names or who wrote what.

Prokofiev is probably a favourite
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Posted 12/7/15 , edited 12/7/15
I've recently fallen in love with Bach's Prelude 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXMVkQ70I88
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Posted 12/7/15 , edited 12/7/15
The Cinematic Orchestra - Manhatta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID9lYh_uUVs
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Posted 12/7/15 , edited 12/7/15
Chopin and Beethoven are my two top favourites.

It's hard to choose favorites but I'd have to say my top three are Chopin's:

Sonata No.2 in B flat minor
Etude No. 3 in E major, Op. 10
Prelude No. 15 in D flat major



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