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Brashkoala
Nov 27th, 2006, 02:34 AM
Hey guys. I love classical music. My ipod has a ton of classics. This is a thread to share some of your favorites. Here is my top ten, in no particular order:

1. RACHMANINOFF: piano concerto no.2 in c minor
2. SAINT-SAENS: the swan :worship:
3. RUSSEL: concierto de aranjuez
4. ALBERT: zorba the greek
5. MASSANET: meditation :worship:
6. ALSTADTER: 3 'gymnopedies'
7. TCHAIKOVSY: the nutcracker - pas de deux :worship:
8. GABRIEL: the feeling begins
9. SCHUBERT: serenade
10.KACHATURIAN : spartacus :worship:

Sally Struthers
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:02 AM
the Spartacus score is by Khachaturian

Dementieva_Dude
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:11 AM
I love good classical music...studied it at University. I have way too many favourites to list them all, but off the top of my head, my top three would be

1. Chopin - Nocturne in F# major
2. Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
3. Orff - Carmina Burana

Sally Struthers
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:16 AM
1. RUBINSTEIN: piano concerto no.2 in c minor

I think you mean Rachmaninoff . Rubenstein didn't write a concerto in C minor. But Rachmaninoff's 2nd is very famous and in C minor.

Sally Struthers
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:20 AM
and I'm pretty sure Galway plays the flute and the Meditation is by Massenet

Brashkoala
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:23 AM
I love good classical music...studied it at University. I have way too many favourites to list them all, but off the top of my head, my top three would be

1. Chopin - Nocturne in F# major
2. Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
3. Orff - Carmina Burana

orff is way to scary for me. can you be a bit more specific with the title of the first two please. i would love to hear what others you like.

Brashkoala
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:25 AM
1. RUBINSTEIN: piano concerto no.2 in c minor

I think you mean Rachmaninoff . Rubenstein didn't write a concerto in C minor. But Rachmaninoff's 2nd is very famous and in C minor.

the original is from rachmaninoff, but the piece was part of a rubenstein collection. weird.

Brashkoala
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:27 AM
and I'm pretty sure Galway plays the flute and the Meditation is by Massenet

yup. the original is from massenet. i really like galway's though.

Sally Struthers
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:27 AM
Arthur Rubinstein is the pianist ... anyway I was talking about Anton Rubinstein, the pianist/composer

Haute
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:31 AM
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Variation 18
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto #2, Third Movement
Tschaikowsky - Marche Slav
Chopin - Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat, Op.9 No. 2
Sibelius - Andante Festivo
Dvorak - Symphony #9
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition, Great Gate of Kiev
Saint-Saëns - The Swan

Apoleb
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:45 AM
I'm still pretty much a beginner, but here are the stuff I like:

- Lent et Douloureux - Satie
- Winter - Vivaldi
- Moonlight Sonata- Beethoven (I think this would be my absolute favorite)
- Badinerie - Bach
- Cello suit No.1 in G - Bach

Epigone
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:08 AM
Gershwin - An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture, Concerto in F
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.2
Bizet - L'Arlésienne Suite No.2
Berlioz - Overture: Le Corsaire
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 and No.4
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5 in D minor
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor

Haute
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:17 AM
Gershwin - An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture, Concerto in F
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.2
Bizet - L'Arlésienne Suite No.2
Berlioz - Overture: Le Corsaire
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 and No.4
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5 in D minor
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor

I love L'Arlésienne. :yeah:

And Gershwin, have to love Porgy and Bess, especially Summertime.

And he's really considered modern classical, but Yann Tiersen. :hearts:

G1Player2
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:29 AM
Have you guys heard the Glasgow Love's Theme classical piece from the Love Actualy soundtrack? I love that piece. It's very sad though :sad: Also, I like Russian Sailor's Dance and a piece called "Fantasy Quick" but I don't think anyone is familiar with that one at all.

cellophane
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:31 AM
Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor & Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in G major

You should download this version -
http://www.amazon.com/Un-Coeur-Hiver-Maurice-Ravel/dp/B000005E9B/sr=8-5/qid=1164604860/ref=sr_1_5/104-9221877-5841546?ie=UTF8&s=music

No Name Face
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:32 AM
i love classical. i want it for when i'm studying.

does anyone know where i can download classical music? i really want this one particular piece, i dunno what it's called though.

on alicia keys' 2nd album, she uses the song on the first track.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:34 AM
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Variation 18
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto #2, Third Movement
Tschaikowsky - Marche Slav
Chopin - Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat, Op.9 No. 2
Sibelius - Andante Festivo
Dvorak - Symphony #9
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition, Great Gate of Kiev
Saint-Saëns - The Swan

omg i cant believe u listen to classical music too hah. omg im not supposed to be on wtaworld lol bye!

Haute
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:36 AM
omg i cant believe u listen to classical music too hah. omg im not supposed to be on wtaworld lol bye!

Yeah, because when playing the piano for 13 years and cello for 8 you never listen to classical music at all. :p

G1Player2
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:37 AM
Yeah, because when playing the piano for 13 years and cello for 8 you never listen to classical music at all. :p

I use to play the trumpet :p Man, I miss being in a band. But those songs get edged in your head. My friends thought I was crazy humming classical songs all day.

Dementieva_Dude
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:44 AM
orff is way to scary for me. can you be a bit more specific with the title of the first two please. i would love to hear what others you like.

The Chopin Nocturne is Op. 15 No 2 (although I love most of his Nocturnes). Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique" is a great program piece. My favourite movement is the fourth, "Marche au Supplice", which tells a story of a man being executed, and you can hear the sound of the guillotine falling, and the man's severed head bouncing. Kind of grotesque, but very creative and entertaining.

Haute
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:50 AM
I use to play the trumpet :p Man, I miss being in a band. But those songs get edged in your head. My friends thought I was crazy humming classical songs all day.

I honestly couldn't stand brass players, they got on my every last nerve. :lol: And percussionists...I always wanted to strangle them. lol

cellophane
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:51 AM
Oh, and these are awesome as well

Schumann's String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41/3 & String quartet No.1 in A minor, Op. 41/1

http://www.amazon.com/Schumann-String-Quartets-Lawrence-Quartet/dp/B00000IWVO/sr=11-1/qid=1164606102/ref=sr_11_1/104-9221877-5841546

by St. Lawrence Quartet

IceSkaTennisFan
Nov 27th, 2006, 05:41 AM
Violist here :D

Among my favorites:
Tchaik 5th/6th Symphony
Korngold Violin Concerto (Shaham)
Walton Violin/Viola Concerto (Kennedy)
Bax Fantasy Sonata for Vla/Harp (Naxos)
Atterberg Suite for Vln/Vla and Strings (Naxos)
Bruch Works for Vla/Clarinet (Caussé-Meyer)
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.4 (Naxos)
Pärt Tabula Rasa
Debussy Three Nocturnes for Orchestra (Naxos)
Hindemith Vla Sonata Op.11, No.4 (Dreyfus)
Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead
Berg Wozzeck (Naxos)
Beethoven 6th Symphony
Albeniz Mallorca
Shostakovich 10th Symphony
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis/Romance for Vla (Kashkashian)
Ravel Daphnis Chloe Suite No.2/Rapsodie Espagnol
Scriabin Poem of Ecstasy
Holst The Planets
Mahler Symphony No.6 (Chailly)
Gershwin Lullaby for Strings
Bernstein West Side Story

Film Scores:
Mulholland Falls (Grusin)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Yared)
The Girl With a Pearl Earring (Desplat)
The Red Violin (Corigliano)
Diabolique (Edelman)
Sense and Sensibility (Doyle)
Dark City (Jones)

cellophane
Nov 27th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor & Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in G major

You should download this version -
http://www.amazon.com/Un-Coeur-Hiver-Maurice-Ravel/dp/B000005E9B/sr=8-5/qid=1164604860/ref=sr_1_5/104-9221877-5841546?ie=UTF8&s=music

I found a clip of the part of the sonata from the movie I love... I thought the movie was great as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWlk5Pnc9bU

M2k
Nov 27th, 2006, 06:03 AM
:hearts: Anything by Beethoven :hearts: but here are some

Aranjuez -Rodrigo

Romanza

Adios Nonino- Piazzolla

Por Una Cabeza (instrumental) -Gardel

Memorial Requiem - Fox (??)

cellophane
Nov 27th, 2006, 06:20 AM
:hearts: Anything by Beethoven :hearts: but here are some

Aranjuez -Rodrigo

Romanza

Adios Nonino- Piazzolla

Por Una Cabeza (instrumental) -Gardel

Memorial Requiem - Fox (??)

Is that the whole Michelle catalogue? ;)

I :hearts: Piazzolla tangos.

Dementieva_Dude
Nov 27th, 2006, 06:44 AM
I honestly couldn't stand brass players, they got on my every last nerve. :lol: And percussionists...I always wanted to strangle them. lol

I played trumpet, french horn and auxillary percussion, and I wanted to strangle most brass players :devil: , so I know how you feel :)

cellophane
Nov 27th, 2006, 06:59 AM
Schumann String Quartet in a minor
Scherzo: Presto

:hearts:

Paste it into Windows Media Player...

http://artists.emidigitalmedia.com/metafiles/stlawrence_scherzo_f.wax

GoDominique
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:10 AM
Why does no one reply to my classical music threads that I post every year, and all of the sudden everyone loves classical music??? :fiery:

GoDominique
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:24 AM
Anyway, here are some of the works that mean the most to me:

Dimitry Shostakovich: Symphonies 4,8,10,11,15
Gustav Mahler: Symphonies (most of them), Das Lied von der Erde (Song of Earth; last movement I might consider for most beautiful music ever written)
Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 3-6, other works
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphonies, especially 4 and 5, other works

Regarding symphonies, if you want to get familiar with their history, I would recommend these in chronological order:

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104
W.A. Mozart: Symphonies No. 40 and 41 ("Jupiter")
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies No. 3 ("Eroica") and 5 and 9
Franz Schubert: Symphonies No. 7 ("Unfinished") and 8
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 ("Rhine")
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Pjotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique")
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Then Mahler and others, a little difficult to pick the most "important" ones.

cellophane
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:28 AM
does anyone know where i can download classical music?

www.demonoid.com as far as I know, but I don't know how complete it is. :shrug:

GoDominique
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:34 AM
Violist here :D

Among my favorites:
Tchaik 5th/6th Symphony
Korngold Violin Concerto (Shaham)
Walton Violin/Viola Concerto (Kennedy)
Bax Fantasy Sonata for Vla/Harp (Naxos)
Atterberg Suite for Vln/Vla and Strings (Naxos)
Bruch Works for Vla/Clarinet (Caussé-Meyer)
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.4 (Naxos)
Pärt Tabula Rasa
Debussy Three Nocturnes for Orchestra (Naxos)
Hindemith Vla Sonata Op.11, No.4 (Dreyfus)
Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead
Berg Wozzeck (Naxos)
Beethoven 6th Symphony
Albeniz Mallorca
Shostakovich 10th Symphony
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis/Romance for Vla (Kashkashian)
Ravel Daphnis Chloe Suite No.2/Rapsodie Espagnol
Scriabin Poem of Ecstasy
Holst The Planets
Mahler Symphony No.6 (Chailly)
Gershwin Lullaby for Strings
Bernstein West Side Story
Very good list. :D :D

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:41 AM
here's a nice list of music to listen to. some of it is blah but a lot of it is nice.

http://www.rtsi.ch/trasm/argerich/welcome.cfm?lng=0&ids=493 -- progetto martha argerich

I am particularly in love with the Ernest Chausson Concerto for Piano & Violin in D Major.
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you could also go to http://www.classicalccat.net for a lot of links for free classical music on the net.

!<blocparty>!
Nov 27th, 2006, 08:13 AM
Ooooh! I just got into classicial music again as of last week... I'll post my faves later. ;)

Gershwin - An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture, Concerto in F
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.2
Bizet - L'Arlésienne Suite No.2
Berlioz - Overture: Le Corsaire
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 and No.4
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5 in D minor
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor

:hearts: This is the best list so far. :p

i love classical. i want it for when i'm studying.

does anyone know where i can download classical music? i really want this one particular piece, i dunno what it's called though.

on alicia keys' 2nd album, she uses the song on the first track.

Mondscheinsonate - Beethoven. Limewire.

cellophane - thanks for the tracks.

Yasmine
Nov 27th, 2006, 08:21 AM
I recognised a few of my favourites in this thread:hearts:
Aranjuez being one of them, Gershwin (although is it classed as classical, I would say it's jazz no? :scratch: ), I like Strauss, Satie, Beethoven (Moonlight sonata :worship: ), Bizet, pfew whatelse... A shame I don't take the time to listen to much lately :o

Ellery
Nov 27th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Moonlight Sonata is gorgeous :worship:

Sam L
Nov 27th, 2006, 12:25 PM
Someone that hasn't been mentioned that I love is Rimsky-Korsakov.

Currently, I'm listening and loving la musique du grand siècle - music from le roi soleil's era.

Haute
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:22 PM
I played trumpet, french horn and auxillary percussion, and I wanted to strangle most brass players :devil: , so I know how you feel :)

You're one of the rare sane ones. :p

Rafe306
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:40 PM
Tchaik symp # 5,6
Mozart symp #29,36,38,39,41
Shostakovitch violin conc (this piece is insane)
Bartok violin sonata 1 (another insane piece)
Berlioz symphony fantastique
Pictures of an exhibition-Muss.
Brahms symphony number 1,4
Rochmaminov piano conc. 2,3
La Traviata-Verdi
Anything by Bach (greatest composer)
and others

Lunaris
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Good thread. :)
I love classical music and opera, there are some of my favourites:

Ravel - Bolero
Prokophiev - Romeo and Juliet
Musorgsky - Pictures at an exhibition, Khovanshchina
Dvorak - From the New World
Smetana - My Country
Tchaikowski - So much music by him
Rossini - El barbero de Sevilla
Puccini - Turnadot
Verdi - Aida, Rigoletto
Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Wagner - Der ring des Nibelungen

MisterQ
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Anyway, here are some of the works that mean the most to me:

Dimitry Shostakovich: Symphonies 4,8,10,11,15


I was never able to get into No. 11 for some reason... but I absolutely agree with the others, they are incredible! Then again, I also think 1, 5, 9, and 14 are incredible. :lol:


Shostakovitch violin conc (this piece is insane)


I don't know how anyone plays this piece. It must be utterly exhausting. One of my favorite pieces. :worship:

There's actually a second violin concerto by Shostakovich... not nearly as famous. A quirky piece, but the middle movement is gorgeous.

M2k
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Is that the whole Michelle catalogue? ;)

I :hearts: Piazzolla tangos.

---> :angel: ...am I that obvious? Go Michelle !!! :lol:

I always enjoy Piazolla :worship:


but how about Vangelis? :hearts: My favorite of his is "Chariots of Fire" from 1492. :hearts: I have the soundtrack and it is the best feeling ever.

Chariots of Fire:

http://www.radioblogclub.com/open/80336/vangelis/Vangelis%20-%20Chariots%20of%20fire

*just click and let the player start by itself*

Haute
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:30 PM
I forgot how much I love Dvorak's 8th Symphony. :hearts:

And someone mentioned Rimsky-Korsakov earlier...is it just me or does Procession of the Nobles remind you of a beef commercial? :lol:

GoDominique
Nov 27th, 2006, 09:30 PM
I was never able to get into No. 11 for some reason... but I absolutely agree with the others, they are incredible! Then again, I also think 1, 5, 9, and 14 are incredible. :lol:
No. 11 is underrated and misunderstood by many (not saying that's the case for you too :p), mainly because of its program and because people think there's a connection to the dreadful No. 12, when in fact there isn't.
IMO it's a honest and very moving piece "despite" being very accessible.

Make no mistake, I like all other symphonies too, except No. 3, 12 and - 5.
I'm not fond of the 5th because it's a compromise, and you can hear it. To me it's boring and not as deep as the others. It is technically brilliant and fulfils its purpose perfectly, but it doesn't move me one bit.
Interestingly Shostakovich more or less "re-composed" the first movement of the 5th in the 8th - but this time it has the right feel (no compromises) and sounds as if that is what he wanted to say all along, but coudln't.

I'm surprised so many like the 1st Violin Concerto as it's such a difficult piece because of its length and demands to the listener.
I also like the 2nd Cello Concerto which is rarely heard because it's in the shadow of the 1st one, which is sad but probably inevitable.

GoDominique
Nov 28th, 2006, 07:59 PM
I'm relieved that this thread died as well. :p

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 29th, 2006, 08:18 PM
im listening to west side story right now :haha:

dont know if that fully counts...

tennisbum79
Nov 29th, 2006, 10:07 PM
I just love everything composed by Mozart
From divertementi, to serenade to concerti and symphonies.
His music is so lively, energetic and really rich.

However for symphonies, my favoritecomposor is Beethoven.
All the nine syphonies, but particularly the 3,5 6, and grand daddy of all, the ninth symphony.

For church/celebratory/procession music, I favor Handel, especially
the Water Music and Messiah.

I'd to listen to recordings by

Academy of Saint Martin in the Fieds
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
The Boston Symphony Orchestra
London Mozart Players

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 30th, 2006, 04:34 AM
anybody else listen to

Villa-Lobos - Discovery of Brazil, Suites No. 1-4

or anything by Ned Rorem

égalité
Nov 30th, 2006, 04:39 AM
Chopin- Ballade No. 4 (Op. 52) :worship:

Chopin- Fantaisie in F Minor (Op. 49) :hearts:

Anything by Debussy :bowdown:

IceSkaTennisFan
Nov 30th, 2006, 05:01 AM
Love Debussy :hearts: My favorite piece by him is Mermaids from 3 Nocturnes for Orchestra (and women's chorus).

I enjoy playing viola, but I also like video editing and skating, so I've combined them into little video montages set to some of my favorite music. Here are some youtube links to projects I've done.

The Swan by Saint-Saens (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2mynjLQdlUQ)
Adiemus:Imagined Oceans by Karl Jenkins (http://youtube.com/watch?v=i--scgWav5s)
Violin Concerto by William Walton (http://youtube.com/watch?v=XPB48OWn4po)
Violin Concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (http://youtube.com/watch?v=UNSaqTdN9tU)
Music from the Motion Picture "Man on Fire" by Harry Gregson-Williams (http://youtube.com/watch?v=iAgt6YllYFg)
Music from the Motion Picture "Diabolique" (1996) by Randy Edelman (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITlTDqHxThg)
Music from the Motion Picture "Girl With a Pearl Earring" by Alexandre Desplat (http://youtube.com/watch?v=qs1mMgtTZxw)

Brashkoala
Dec 6th, 2006, 06:17 AM
:hearts: Anything by Beethoven :hearts: but here are some

Aranjuez -Rodrigo

Romanza

Adios Nonino- Piazzolla

Por Una Cabeza (instrumental) -Gardel

Memorial Requiem - Fox (??)

i like romanza (the second part of michelle kwan's 1996 short program) but i have no clue who it's by.

meyerpl
Dec 6th, 2006, 11:16 AM
Great thread! I will give a listen to many of the suggestions I'n not familiar with. Here are a few of my favorites:

Gustav Holst: The Planets - Jupiter

Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht: The Threepenny Opera

Bedrich Smetana: The Moldau

Leonard Bernstein: Candide

orfeus
Dec 14th, 2006, 10:59 AM
As for me, I've got so many faves...can't remember them all, but...:scratch:

Sergei Rachmaninoff... Piano Concerto no.2 and really adore no.3:bowdown:
... Symphony no.3
... Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Pyotr Tchaikovsky... Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
Claude Debussy...Preludes (especially "La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin")
...Images pour piano (Reflets dans l'eau)
...Rêverie
...L'Isle Joyeuse
Dmitri Shostakovich...Sonata for Cello and Piano, op.40
...Violin Concerto no.2 (tho' a little pervy;))
Arvo Pärt...Te Deum
...Fratres (for chamber ensemble)
...Spiegel im Spiegel

...and many many more...