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    Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1; he started its composition after the suicide attempt of his friend and mentor Robert Schumann and completed it after Schumann's death. I find it hauntingly beautiful and an emotional rollercoaster.


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    Here's one to lift your spirits - the Radetzky March.


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    I bet you're naked under those clothes, how indecent of you...
    It's better for the young to love, not to fight and kill

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    The most amazing performance to Liszt's Twelve Etudes, possibly the most difficult cycle of piano piece to play, and they are played with precision and panash. Not only a joy to listen to Daniel Trifonov but also to watch his complete and total connection to the instrument and to the music.


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    I see that the Vaughn Williams 'Lark Ascending' has already been presented, that is a sublime piece of music, I have been transported spiritually by it to a far off Arcadian nostalgia that has a numinous quality, it is profoundly moving if one is in the right frame of mind to be taken by it. (I make no apologies for the colourful language). To me that piece (The Lark Ascending) paints the arc of a life, from birth to death with all of the emotional complexity and achingly sad moments so wonderfully expressed. This specific version has a truly gifted violin player who interprets Vaughn William's incredible music with great feeling.


    The so-called 'Impressionist composers' produced some beautiful music, a movement that co-existed with the painters and visual artists that had the same label-this piece was one of my favourites to go to sleep by in my 20's:


    This piece enchanted me when I first heard it, Summertime in musical form, with the great Leonard Bernstein conducting the interpretation - Pastorale D'Ete Honegger


    The orchestra is an incredible 'medium' for music, the sheer scale and harmonic range can be 'awesome' in the original sense of that word. Music has always been my deepest love.
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    I remember hearing this piece in a film many years ago... then one day while driving I heard it on the classic station (I maintain it is impossible to lose your cool in traffic whilst listening to classical music) and I had to try track it down as I missed the announcement on the air.

    Then about 3 or 4 years later I had found it.. What? Was I meant to give up and stop searching... that would be crazy!!! lol.



    ... So now I am trying to remember what film it was that started this in the first place... here we go again.
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    Quote Posted by Ankle Biter (here)
    I remember hearing this piece in a film many years ago... then one day while driving I heard it on the classic station (I maintain it is impossible to lose your cool in traffic whilst listening to classical music) and I had to try track it down as I missed the announcement on the air.

    Then about 3 or 4 years later I had found it.. What? Was I meant to give up and stop searching... that would be crazy!!! lol.


    ... So now I am trying to remember what film it was that started this in the first place... here we go again.
    Hmm... The first few bars remind me of some of the music from the Harry Potter videos. Other than that, no idea.
    A million galaxies are a little foam on that shoreless sea. ~ Rumi

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    Quote Posted by Ankle Biter (here)
    I remember hearing this piece in a film many years ago... then one day while driving I heard it on the classic station (I maintain it is impossible to lose your cool in traffic whilst listening to classical music) and I had to try track it down as I missed the announcement on the air.

    Then about 3 or 4 years later I had found it.. What? Was I meant to give up and stop searching... that would be crazy!!! lol.


    ... So now I am trying to remember what film it was that started this in the first place... here we go again.
    Hmm... The first few bars remind me of some of the music from the Harry Potter videos. Other than that, no idea.
    Bless!

    It could be, but I think unlikely as I've not seen any of the Harry Potter movies (bits of a few at best). In my mind's eye there's pictures of a old haunted type house thingo, autumn blowing leaves.. The candidates I've narrowed it down to are Godfather II, Charlotte's Web & Beauty and the Beast. ... oh and possibly an episode of The Simpsons.

    Either way, a beautiful piece of music.
    To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. -Lao Tzu

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    Was listening to The Planets recently, Jupiter is my fav from the suite.

    A million galaxies are a little foam on that shoreless sea. ~ Rumi

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    Dear classical lovers all – how great this thread exists. I could bombard you with hundreds of replies I guess – don’t make me do so – but I would like to present to you something extraordinary. I happened to listen to it again tonight before I consulted Avalon.

    Rachmaninov’s Six Moments Musicaux op.16 – one of those deeply desperate pieces of music he was able to compose at his best moments and which precisely because of that – i.e. through his thus using his creative powers – helped him overcome his desperation and now helps listeners to overcome theirs...

    ...served magically by one of the greatest pianists of the last half century – highly controversial he has become since his brilliant debut forty years ago in the eyes and ears of many – and yet, professional classical musicians among my friends who are normally wary of too many liberties taken in the interpretations of the masters again and again make exceptions for this one bewildering genius... I guess you already know who I am talking about: Pogorelich, Ivo Pogorelich.

    In 2001 he played those six Moments Musicaux in Utrecht in the Netherlands.. Listen to them – you will never forget such depth of understanding:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPaJyfDP7JQ

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    The most glorious performance of Bach's most glorious organ Prelude and Fugue. Sometimes called "St. Anne", because the fugue is based on that tune (a.k.a. "O God Our Help in Ages Past).


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    The most glorious performance of Bach's most glorious organ Prelude and Fugue. Sometimes called "St. Anne", because the fugue is based on that tune (a.k.a. "O God Our Help in Ages Past).



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    Claude Debussy is amongst my favourite Classical music composers, and probably the first I would mention when asked who my favourite Classical music composers are. I prefer Debussy's large orchestral pieces, but here are a couple of my favourites to add to the list:




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    Perhaps not a good song to listen to for those suffering with high blood pressure; but my goodness! What an extraordinary, and unique, piece of music!


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    Discovered Alan Hovhaness via Seattle's remarkable Classical KING FM radio station. I live in Seattle. Hovhaness died in Seattle, in the year 2000.


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    Holy effing cow! From the 14.40 mark to the end...am I alone in shedding tears? Not tears of joy; not tears of sadness...

    I refer to post #376...

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    And where would the following manifest, without the influence and inspiration of Carl Orff's O Fortuna?


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    Joyce DiDonato breathes new life and beauty into this simple opera aria by Händel.



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