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Does anyone like classical music?

Last posted Apr 13, 2013 at 09:54AM EDT. Added Apr 07, 2013 at 11:05PM EDT
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Some of my favorite classical pieces are:
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata #8 in C minor “Pathétique”
– Piano Sonata #14 in C# minor “Moonlight”
– Piano Sonata #23 in F minor “Appassionata”
– Violin Sonata #5 in F major “Spring”
– Symphony #5 in C minor
– Symphony #9 in D minor
– Rondo à Cappriccio in G major “Rage Over a Lost Penny”
– Piano Concerto #5 in E♭major “Emporer”
Henry Cowell – The 3 Irish Legends
William Baines – The Lone Wreck
Mily Balakirev – Islamey
Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
– Night on Bald Mountain
Maurice Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit
– Jeux d’eau
– String Quartet in F major
– Miroirs #2 “Oiseaux Tristes”
Percy Grainger – Ramble on Love
– In Dahomey
Alexei Stanchinsky – Nocturne
Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne op.9 #1 in B♭minor
– Nocturne op.9 #2 in E♭major
– Fantasie Improptu in C# minor
– Étude op.10 #3 in E major “Tristesse”
– Étude op.10 #5 in G♭major “Black Keys”
– Étude op.25 #5 in E minor “Wrong Note”
– Polonaise op.40 #1 in A major “Military”
– Polonaise op.53 in A♭major “Heroic”
– Scherzo #1 in B minor
– Waltz in E minor
– Waltz op.64 #1 in D♭major “Minute”
– Waltz op.70 #1 in G♭major
– Waltz op.42 in A♭major
– Waltz op.18 in E♭major “Grande Valse Brillante”
Alexander Borodin – Symphony #2 in B minor
Felix Mendelssohn – Rondo Capriccioso in E major
Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dances #1
– Hungarian Dances #5
Isaac Albéniz – Asturias (from Suite Española)
Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody #2 in C# minor
– Danse Macabre
– Erlkönig
– Reminiscences de Don Juan
– Liebestraume #3
– Paganini Étude #2
– Paganini Étude #3
– Paganini Étude #6
Antonín Dvořák – Symphony #9 in E minor “New World”
Charles Griffes – The Fountains of the Acqua Paola
George Gershwin – Prelude #1 in B♭major
– Rhapsody in Blue
Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt Suites
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker
Gustav Holst – The Planets
Fritz Kreisler – Liebesleid
Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons
Nikolai Medtner – Piano Sonata in E minor “Night Wind”
Sergei Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto #1 in F# minor
– Prelude op.33 #8 in C# minor
Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds B
Alexander Scriabin – Étude op.8 #12 in D# minor
Jozef Hofmann – The Sanctuary
Johann Strauss Jr. – The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
– Light Blood Polka
Gioacchino Rossini – Overture from The Barber of Seville

Apr 07, 2013 at 11:05PM EDT
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Personally, classic music is not not my forte but I found jewels like this in the Internet:

Stravinsky itself conducting his own masterpiece, what else can you ask for?
P.S. The final of this suite is GLORIOUS!

Apr 07, 2013 at 11:39PM EDT
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I was a double-bassist for all of around 8 years… In that time, I feel I gained immense respect for classical and romantic era music, though to be frank I lose interest in the purer forms of classical music surprisingly quickly. I feel there’s this miasma of superciliousness amongst most listeners (err, not that I’m accusing anyone in particular here, and I hope I’m not offending anyone with such a broad statement) so please don’t judge me when I admit this:

I have never been able to stomach an entire 2 hour long concert no matter how hard I tried, and yet I do quite enjoy the music in and of itself… Especially neoclassical, as it were.

On a somewhat related note, I was quite surprised to see Cowell on your list; as influential as he was, I didn’t expect neoclassical artists. His work with dissonance is astounding, and his innovation has always led me to wonder if he was actually trying to make things that shouldn’t work together sound good, or if he was pushing the limits of what he could do with seconds and polychordal experiments while still composing works that were still (for lack of a better word) listenable to.

He would go from the insane, sporadic end of the spectrum a lot think of upon hearing his name…

…to the characteristically lively neo-romantic sound I cherish him for.

Truly a great composer, nice to see him get some props alongside the old masters.

Last edited Apr 08, 2013 at 12:11AM EDT
Apr 08, 2013 at 12:10AM EDT
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Bionic Kraken wrote:

Some of my favorite classical pieces are:
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata #8 in C minor “Pathétique”
– Piano Sonata #14 in C# minor “Moonlight”
– Piano Sonata #23 in F minor “Appassionata”
– Violin Sonata #5 in F major “Spring”
– Symphony #5 in C minor
– Symphony #9 in D minor
– Rondo à Cappriccio in G major “Rage Over a Lost Penny”
– Piano Concerto #5 in E♭major “Emporer”
Henry Cowell – The 3 Irish Legends
William Baines – The Lone Wreck
Mily Balakirev – Islamey
Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
– Night on Bald Mountain
Maurice Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit
– Jeux d’eau
– String Quartet in F major
– Miroirs #2 “Oiseaux Tristes”
Percy Grainger – Ramble on Love
– In Dahomey
Alexei Stanchinsky – Nocturne
Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne op.9 #1 in B♭minor
– Nocturne op.9 #2 in E♭major
– Fantasie Improptu in C# minor
– Étude op.10 #3 in E major “Tristesse”
– Étude op.10 #5 in G♭major “Black Keys”
– Étude op.25 #5 in E minor “Wrong Note”
– Polonaise op.40 #1 in A major “Military”
– Polonaise op.53 in A♭major “Heroic”
– Scherzo #1 in B minor
– Waltz in E minor
– Waltz op.64 #1 in D♭major “Minute”
– Waltz op.70 #1 in G♭major
– Waltz op.42 in A♭major
– Waltz op.18 in E♭major “Grande Valse Brillante”
Alexander Borodin – Symphony #2 in B minor
Felix Mendelssohn – Rondo Capriccioso in E major
Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dances #1
– Hungarian Dances #5
Isaac Albéniz – Asturias (from Suite Española)
Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody #2 in C# minor
– Danse Macabre
– Erlkönig
– Reminiscences de Don Juan
– Liebestraume #3
– Paganini Étude #2
– Paganini Étude #3
– Paganini Étude #6
Antonín Dvořák – Symphony #9 in E minor “New World”
Charles Griffes – The Fountains of the Acqua Paola
George Gershwin – Prelude #1 in B♭major
– Rhapsody in Blue
Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt Suites
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker
Gustav Holst – The Planets
Fritz Kreisler – Liebesleid
Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons
Nikolai Medtner – Piano Sonata in E minor “Night Wind”
Sergei Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto #1 in F# minor
– Prelude op.33 #8 in C# minor
Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds B
Alexander Scriabin – Étude op.8 #12 in D# minor
Jozef Hofmann – The Sanctuary
Johann Strauss Jr. – The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
– Light Blood Polka
Gioacchino Rossini – Overture from The Barber of Seville

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My favourite piece would have to be Die Zauberflöte. I even went and saw it being performed.

But the requiem is pretty cool when you hear it live.

Last edited Apr 08, 2013 at 06:40AM EDT
Apr 08, 2013 at 06:39AM EDT
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I kinda like all of them, it makes me feel relaxed.

Apr 08, 2013 at 08:40AM EDT

Patrick wrote:

I was a double-bassist for all of around 8 years… In that time, I feel I gained immense respect for classical and romantic era music, though to be frank I lose interest in the purer forms of classical music surprisingly quickly. I feel there’s this miasma of superciliousness amongst most listeners (err, not that I’m accusing anyone in particular here, and I hope I’m not offending anyone with such a broad statement) so please don’t judge me when I admit this:

I have never been able to stomach an entire 2 hour long concert no matter how hard I tried, and yet I do quite enjoy the music in and of itself… Especially neoclassical, as it were.

On a somewhat related note, I was quite surprised to see Cowell on your list; as influential as he was, I didn’t expect neoclassical artists. His work with dissonance is astounding, and his innovation has always led me to wonder if he was actually trying to make things that shouldn’t work together sound good, or if he was pushing the limits of what he could do with seconds and polychordal experiments while still composing works that were still (for lack of a better word) listenable to.

He would go from the insane, sporadic end of the spectrum a lot think of upon hearing his name…

…to the characteristically lively neo-romantic sound I cherish him for.

Truly a great composer, nice to see him get some props alongside the old masters.

I actually learned how to play Cowell’s 3 Irish Legends on the piano. It’s really fun playing the piano with your elbows.

Apr 12, 2013 at 07:28PM EDT
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>Classical music thread
>No mention of Bach

I am very disappointed classic fags.

Apr 12, 2013 at 09:42PM EDT
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Despite being a huge punk rock fan (probably the complete opposite on the music spectrum), I have a soft spot for classical music from when I was much younger when my parents would play the stuff during long car trips.

Also OP, I noticed a surprising lack of Mozart. Let me fix that.


Apr 12, 2013 at 10:07PM EDT
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Hmm… classical, huh? Well, I’m a huge classic rock fan, so put two and two together…

Apr 13, 2013 at 01:30AM EDT
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Da. Dada. Dada dada daDA. Da. Da da. Da da da da da DAAAAAAAA

Last edited Apr 13, 2013 at 02:02AM EDT
Apr 13, 2013 at 02:00AM EDT
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Tchaikovsky is one of my favorites

Last edited Apr 13, 2013 at 03:44AM EDT
Apr 13, 2013 at 03:44AM EDT
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I’m not really big into classical music, but I do love orchestral music, especially when combined along with the powerful rythm of metal. Or videogame orchestral, that’s awesome too in my humble opinion.


But then on the other hand, there has always been Gustav Holst and The Planets Suite. That is the one and only classical CD that I own (excluding a random Chopin collection that I never really listened that much). I know that The Planets Suite used to be considered pretty “common”, or “for the masses” back in the day, but I still enjoy it tremendously.

I think Holst said that he doesn’t consider The Planets his best work either, but it’s still my personal favourite by far. Especially the songs “Mars – The Bringer of War”, “Jupiter – The Bringer of Jollity”, “Uranus – The Magician”, and the ever so ghostly “Neptune – The Mystic”.


And I really need to thank you for putting up this thread, since that reminded me to go listen to each of those songs after a long while.

Apr 13, 2013 at 06:59AM EDT
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Fifths wrote:

>Classical music thread
>No mention of Bach

I am very disappointed classic fags.

The reason why I didn’t mention Bach is because I’m not really a big fan of baroque music. I’m not really a big fan of music from the classical era either. That’s why I didn’t mention Mozart. I always felt that music from those eras weren’t innovative enough. But at the same time, I’m not really a fan of music that is TOO innovative either. Composers that are too innovative, like Leo Ornstein, John Cage, and György Ligeti, write music that just doesn’t sound good to me. When I mentioned Henry Cowell, I said I liked his 3 Irish Legends, and I do because it uses an innovative technique (tone clusters), but still has a nice melody. I don’t really like his Dynamic Motion piece though. I also really like the Romantic Era.

Apr 13, 2013 at 09:54AM EDT
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