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jules1000 17-03-2013 18:32

Your favourite Composer.
 
Can you please tell me who your favourite composer is or your favourite piece of classical music is. Thanks.

Glyn W 17-03-2013 18:35

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Originally Posted by jules1000 (Post 64836164)
Can you please tell me who your favourite composer is or your favourite piece of classical music is. Thanks.

I have two:

Holst - The Planet Suite
Greig - Peer Gynt

jules1000 17-03-2013 18:47

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Originally Posted by Glyn W (Post 64836241)
I have two:

Holst - The Planet Suite
Greig - Peer Gynt

Thanks.:-)At the moment I am listening to lots of classical music and was interested in peoples particular choices.

So far for me Pucchini and Vivaldi are wonderful. Both Italian I find their music softer and more soothing.

Eraserhead 17-03-2013 18:52

I don't really have a favourite since I like so many pieces from so many different composers.

I do tend to like more modern composers, though. Michael Nyman is probably my favourite living composer.

jules1000 17-03-2013 18:57

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Originally Posted by Eraserhead (Post 64836612)
I don't really have a favourite since I like so many pieces from so many different composers.

I do tend to like more modern composers, though. Michael Nyman is probably my favourite living composer.

Interesting you never really think of modern where composers are concerned except in filmmaking.

yorkieUK 17-03-2013 19:35

I enjoy these particular pieces of classical music:

Prokofiev - Troika/Romance (from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnT3DxWxeDg

Saint-Saens - The Swan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNbXuFBjncw

Rossini - The Thieving Magpie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP74wECO9nY

I also enjoy the music of Ennio Morricone. He is more famous for his film scores of course but would any of you consider these pieces modern classical music?

Cinema Paradiso:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FzVWlOKeLs

Once Upon a time in America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4W17gTumi8

lil lexie 17-03-2013 19:37

I'd say Prokofiev. My ex used to really like Philip Glass but I could never get into his work.

LaVieEnRose 17-03-2013 19:43

My favourite piece is Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Verdi's Nabucco.

bazzaroo 17-03-2013 19:52

Another vote for Ennio Morricone, a truly great 'modern' composer.

finkly 17-03-2013 20:02

Schubert - Piano Sonata in A Major, especially the second movement is one of my favourite pieces of music. It's tragic he died so young. I think he knew he was dying when he wrote this - it sounds like it anyway!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il6-lZYDpqY

I love more minimalist composers like Satie and Arvo Part too. The Gymnopedies are all amazing but I think everyone overlooks Satie's nocturnes. I also think he's pretty unfairly judged as a not-so serious composer due to his eccentricity and slight compositions. The 2nd and 4th of his nocturnes are my favourites.
4th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWgDNCvlLuc
2nd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umXE3t7SXNc

Arvo Part's Spiegel im Spiegel is probably the most calming thing i've ever heard. Love it with the cello.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-t5Nk49yZs

and speaking of cello, i've recently started listening to Leos Janacek's suite for strings and this part is amazing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx1PBU3BuK8

and Debussy's nocturne! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZJ3rNb4xM

i've only recently started listening to classical music in the last year or so so i'm still trying to wrap my head around it but I can see it becoming an obsession tbh.

marcusgv 17-03-2013 23:10

From modern classical music it has to be Steve Reich

'Music for 18 Musicians'

From pop classical, it has to be Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

Some lovely Baroque, Bach

Cello Suite No 1

Almost any Beethoven

Opus 131

rfonzo 17-03-2013 23:24

Beethoven- Piano Sonata
Tchaikovsky- Swan Lake
J.S Bach- Sonata in G Minor.

Rocketpop 18-03-2013 11:14

I like Chopin 'Nocturnes'

jackbell 23-04-2013 15:39

Vivaldi at the moment. Very catchy! ;)

FrankBT 23-04-2013 19:31

Sibelius - Symphony No.2
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Vivaldi - Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera

swingaleg 23-04-2013 20:12

1) Beethoven

2) Mahler

followed by Bruckner and Sibelius

Wagner..........the orchestral bits, not the singing !


Favourite piece.............it's a bit of a cliché but Beethoven's Ninth is probably the greatest piece of music ever written..........:)

Alrightmate 23-04-2013 20:30

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Originally Posted by yorkieUK (Post 64837672)
I enjoy these particular pieces of classical music:

Prokofiev - Troika/Romance (from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnT3DxWxeDg


Saint-Saens - The Swan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNbXuFBjncw

Rossini - The Thieving Magpie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP74wECO9nY

I also enjoy the music of Ennio Morricone. He is more famous for his film scores of course but would any of you consider these pieces modern classical music?

Cinema Paradiso:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FzVWlOKeLs

Once Upon a time in America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4W17gTumi8

Yes I love Profokiev.
He had so many different styles as well. Many of his famous pieces sound like they could have been written by completely different composers.

I like Wagner too.

I also like a piece of music called Time Forward by Georgy Sviridov.

My favourite composer though if I had to pick one would be Ennio Morricone. I could just listen to his music until the end of time and never tire of it.

Other film composers I rate highly are Roy Budd, John Barry, and John Murphy.

swingaleg 23-04-2013 20:48

Morricone is fantastic...............I love the orchestral suite based on 'Once Upon a Time In The West'

I've noticed that they play part of this at Real Madrid when they have a minute's silence...............it's achingly beautiful !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZoW_0FuZgI

CLL Dodge 23-04-2013 21:33

Mahler & his 6th Symphony.

Nickelback 23-04-2013 21:38

Grieg~Peer Gynt


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