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Classical music - come in and LISTEN!

Hi. I think that WTAWorld should have a thread about Classical music as well.
But since it appears that not too many people here care about it, we have to give everyone else something to talk about.

That's why I will upload music files (at least once a week) of works that I think are interesting/fascinating, or that I just happen to like a lot. Due to personal taste, most of these will be orchestral, and often of newer date.
Of course you are all invited to do the same, genre/era doesn't matter.

I will begin with a part of the most famous piece of British composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934), the orchestral suite "The Planets" from 1918.
It has 7 parts (movements), one for each planet except Earth and Pluto (not discovered then ).
It's a great work, and all parts of it are worth to listen to, but for now I have chosen the 4th part called "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity".
Even if you don't know this music, some of it might sound familiar since it has obviously inspired lots of Sci-fi movie scores/soundtracks, most notably the famous "Star Trek" theme. That's a bit ironic BTW, because Holst was rather inspired by Astrology and not Astronomy.

Tell me and others what you think of it!

Here it is: http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1K7DPEYD734QV0IVAF6W5QKOS3

(for Modem users: there will be smaller files too )

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Didn't they decide Pluto wasn't a planet anyway?

I'm not very good at discussing music apart from 'I like it' and 'I don't like it'.
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Another extremely famous piece from "The Planets" was Mars - The God of War, which has been used in countless films. Holst drew a lot of his musical ideas from Brahms, who, although considered to be quite dull in his day, was actually quite the contemporary composer. That's where you get the uneven feeling of the music, it creates the hemiola effect, the feeling of 2 beats and 3 beats all at the same time.

The chorale in the middle of this piece is soooo pretty...

While I do like Jupiter, I still have to say that Mars is my favorite movement from this orchestral suite.


When you say love
Is a simple chemical reaction
Can't say I agree
Cause my chemicals
Left me a beautiful disaster
Still love's all I see

So I'm taking these pills for to fill up my soul
And I'm drinking them down with cheap alcohol
And you'd be inclined to be mine for the taking
And part of this terrible mess that I'm making
But you...you're the catalyst

Anna Nalick - Catalyst
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here's me playing a little piano

It's the first few variations from Bach's Chaconne for solo violin in D minor (Bach/Busoni transcription)

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I didn't know that you could play the piano!


When you say love
Is a simple chemical reaction
Can't say I agree
Cause my chemicals
Left me a beautiful disaster
Still love's all I see

So I'm taking these pills for to fill up my soul
And I'm drinking them down with cheap alcohol
And you'd be inclined to be mine for the taking
And part of this terrible mess that I'm making
But you...you're the catalyst

Anna Nalick - Catalyst
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I didn't know that you could play the piano!
well now you know
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indeed...and how fun!


When you say love
Is a simple chemical reaction
Can't say I agree
Cause my chemicals
Left me a beautiful disaster
Still love's all I see

So I'm taking these pills for to fill up my soul
And I'm drinking them down with cheap alcohol
And you'd be inclined to be mine for the taking
And part of this terrible mess that I'm making
But you...you're the catalyst

Anna Nalick - Catalyst
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oo the sound is really crappy... oh well I can only stretch the mic so far lol
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haha Still hella better than I could ever do...piano is NOT my forte


When you say love
Is a simple chemical reaction
Can't say I agree
Cause my chemicals
Left me a beautiful disaster
Still love's all I see

So I'm taking these pills for to fill up my soul
And I'm drinking them down with cheap alcohol
And you'd be inclined to be mine for the taking
And part of this terrible mess that I'm making
But you...you're the catalyst

Anna Nalick - Catalyst
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Didn't they decide Pluto wasn't a planet anyway?

I'm not very good at discussing music apart from 'I like it' and 'I don't like it'.
Isn't that still discussed? Anyway, a few years ago Colin Matthews (?) has composed "Pluto" as an appendix to Holst's suite. I prefer the original version though.

About the second part of your post, you meet the requirements for being able to post in this thread.

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ok i think i fixed the volume a little
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haha Still hella better than I could ever do...piano is NOT my forte
do you play any instruments?
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Another extremely famous piece from "The Planets" was Mars - The God of War, which has been used in countless films. Holst drew a lot of his musical ideas from Brahms, who, although considered to be quite dull in his day, was actually quite the contemporary composer. That's where you get the uneven feeling of the music, it creates the hemiola effect, the feeling of 2 beats and 3 beats all at the same time.

The chorale in the middle of this piece is soooo pretty...

While I do like Jupiter, I still have to say that Mars is my favorite movement from this orchestral suite.
Of course 'Mars' is great too, but I thought I would start with something jolly.
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Of course 'Mars' is great too, but I thought I would start with something jolly.
Aww...what's the fun in that? Go for the hardcore stuff!!!


When you say love
Is a simple chemical reaction
Can't say I agree
Cause my chemicals
Left me a beautiful disaster
Still love's all I see

So I'm taking these pills for to fill up my soul
And I'm drinking them down with cheap alcohol
And you'd be inclined to be mine for the taking
And part of this terrible mess that I'm making
But you...you're the catalyst

Anna Nalick - Catalyst
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Aww...what's the fun in that? Go for the hardcore stuff!!!
Soon enough.
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