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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:19 am 
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Although very short I think that Canarios by Gaspar Sanz is beautiful and beautifully played by Julian Bream. Hard to believe it was written so long ago. I would like to have seen the world how he did back then.
Not forgetting of course Bach's Bouree

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Also, Caro mio ben by Giuseppi Giordani and Nel cor piu mon mi sento by Giovanni Paisiello sung by Cecilia Bartoli from this album:

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What pieces do you guys find the most beautiful?

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Villa Lobos - Bachiana nº 5 - Amel Brahim
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Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Been my favourite ever since I was 11, when we played it during music class at school and it made me cry. In my early teens I put it on headphones and set the CD-player on continuous repeat of it. I listened to it ten times a day, easily. My record is 24.
(When I read Zappa's comment that he sometimes listened to Ionisation three times after each other, I couldn't help but snickering "Amateur"!)

Astor Piazzolla: Libertango

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata Nr 8: Pathétique 1st movement

Johann Christotomus Wolfgang Theophylus Mozart: Requiem: Lacrimosa

I could go on forever.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:01 pm 
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BBP wrote:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata Nr 8: Pathétique 1st movement
Personally, the second movement of this sonata is one of my favourite pieces of classical piano. I've learnt to play it myself, but I've never yet practised it regularly enough to get through it without mistakes.

My favourite piece of classical music is Schubert's Unfinished (8th) Symphony. I don't know what all the fuss is about with his Great (9th) Symphony, it's never really grabbed me.

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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Sommernachtstraum is great for example.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:14 am 
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My favourite piece of classical music is Schubert's Unfinished (8th) Symphony. I don't know what all the fuss is about with his Great (9th) Symphony, it's never really grabbed me.


It's the Gargamel theme. Whenever in one of the gool ol' Smurf cartoons the focus shifted to Gargamel's house, you'd first hear a few notes from Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, and then Schubert's 9th.

I've tried to play the first movement of Beethoven's Pathétique myself but failed as soon as the tempo picks up. I also tried and failed at that other famous Beethoven sonata Rowan Atkinson used in his piano sketch (op 27 nr 2, sonata #14 AKA Moonlight, 3rd movement), it's just too much to play on a keyboard. Fortunately I can play the first movement of that sonata, although the continuous octave position really hurts my hands.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:38 am 
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Classic...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQDz1hbNh6A

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This one is all you need

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Berio: Sinfonia, 3rd movement. Not my favourite performance of the piece but it's still very beautiful.

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Me and my wife are listening to a couple of Satie piano music albums at the moment. You know the ones...overused in TV commercials a decade or so back.
But, for those quiet reflective moments, with just the simplicity of a solo piano...sublime.

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http://www.komuso.com/people/Eto_Kimio.html

This artist's music to the best of my knowledge has never been released on CD. The page contains MP3s but they are iffy on download ability.

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Here's a nice example of Schoenberg's earlier style (pre-serial music), recommended to me by Bat a few years ago. It's lovely stuff:

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This is a wonderful piece. Stravinsky's skewed take on jazz through his own eyes. Great sense of humor. Originally played by Benny Goodman.

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Some modern shit. Not classical, not pop, nor simple instrumentals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Risd4uWCw_0

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GNOSSIENNES - ERIK SATIE

MUSIC FOR PIANO - IRVING FINE

DIVERTISSEMENT - PIERRE MERCURE

MUSIC FOR A FARCE - PAUL BOWLES

Check out any one of these pieces. I double dare you!

True beauty.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsFJS4I_05E
Leonid Kogan - Cantabile, Paganini

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZHw9uyj81g
Pachelbel Canon in D Major Perfect Version

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Gabriel FAURE': Pavane, Op. 50 - Paintings By "CLAUDE MONET"

Land of Soap and Water :wink:

i liked some Classical music on TV ad years ago some boy child cuts his knee and the music is playing while he goes too his mother for a plaster(band Aid)
Cant think of the name of it now though :cry:

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Agon is great. I taped a great piano duet version of it from the beeb ages ago-can't find it to buy, otherwise I would.

I have to say a lot of Stravinsky ballets are pretty dry for my ears. I've got that big box and haven't worked my way through it yet But there's no rush!


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Schubert's Adagio in E-flat, D. 897 <Notturno> is particularly beautiful

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