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Old 17-03-2013, 18:32
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Can you please tell me who your favourite composer is or your favourite piece of classical music is. Thanks.
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Old 17-03-2013, 18:35
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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
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Old 17-03-2013, 18:47
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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.
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Old 17-03-2013, 18:52
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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.
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Old 17-03-2013, 18:57
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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.
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Old 17-03-2013, 19:35
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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
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Old 17-03-2013, 19:37
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I'd say Prokofiev. My ex used to really like Philip Glass but I could never get into his work.
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Old 17-03-2013, 19:43
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My favourite piece is Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Verdi's Nabucco.
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Old 17-03-2013, 19:52
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Another vote for Ennio Morricone, a truly great 'modern' composer.
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Old 17-03-2013, 20:02
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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.
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Old 17-03-2013, 23:10
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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
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Old 17-03-2013, 23:24
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Beethoven- Piano Sonata
Tchaikovsky- Swan Lake
J.S Bach- Sonata in G Minor.
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Old 18-03-2013, 11:14
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I like Chopin 'Nocturnes'
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Old 23-04-2013, 15:39
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Vivaldi at the moment. Very catchy!
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Old 23-04-2013, 19:31
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Sibelius - Symphony No.2
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Vivaldi - Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera
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Old 23-04-2013, 20:12
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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..........
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Old 23-04-2013, 20:30
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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.
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Old 23-04-2013, 20:48
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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
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Old 23-04-2013, 21:33
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Mahler & his 6th Symphony.
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Old 23-04-2013, 21:38
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Grieg~Peer Gynt
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