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I have a really eclectic taste in music (heavy rock to folk, jazz to progressive) but particularly like classical music.

 

I have the usual suspects (Mozart/Beethoven/etc.) represented in my cd collection but I am particularly drawn, at the moment, to more modern classical music (20th and 21st century).

I am listening to some Alfred Schnittke just at this moment ("For Liverpool"), and just finished a cd of Lili Boulanger (died so young at 24!).

Modern composers I love;  Philip Glass, John Adams, Steve Reich particularly, but Michael Torke too and others.

 

I just heard Toby Twining's "Eurydice" - really strange!  Avant-garde, minimalist, downright weird but very compelling (based on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice).  It has singing, yodelling, vocal sounds that cannot be characterised as 'singing'.

Sample here: https://soundcloud.com/toby-twining-music/yes-yes-yes

 

What classical music do others here enjoy?

 

 

 

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I love the gymnopedies of Eric Satie (special the no1)

Noturnes of Chopin

Generaly all the piano melodies

"Iganatio" from Vangelis - not very known but superb... and classic ;)

"l'apocalypse des animaux" - particularly the track "le singe blue" - talk to me if you want to taste this masterpiece because you can't find it on youtube, spotify or rdio (didn't search more)

lots of other Vangelis stuff (that I consider classical music) ;)

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Strangely this piece reminds me of the auto tune elves you can play with around Christmas time, setting them to yelp at different intervals...

 

Still though, I quite like it.  

 

I'm a mainstay classical music lover, I've always loved Vivaldi and Rachmaninoff.  

 

http://youtu.be/d37Jlbj6GaM


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Strangely this piece reminds me of the auto tune elves you can play with around Christmas time, setting them to yelp at different intervals...

Still though, I quite like it.

I'm a mainstay classical music lover, I've always loved Vivaldi and Rachmaninoff.

http://youtu.be/d37Jlbj6GaM

those four seasons are a must by any classical music lover :)

or leasen to this prodigy playing the pachelbel's beautifull "canon"


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i think it should be banned ... along with beards!  :D

 

i love requiems... brahms and verdis in particular....  but dont know if i should really as i dont know what theyre saying... but all those voices going... makes the hairs on the hairs of my neck stand up. 

very little music of the classical type, without voices, appeals very much to me. 


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Last night my wife and I listened to a great concert, broadcast on radio, by the Boston SO under Oliver Knussen,

I had downloaded it as a torrent file.

 

Miaskovsky : Symphony No.10

Knussen: Violin Concerto (Pinchas Zuckerman)

Knussen: Poems by Walt Whitman

Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition (Stokowsky arrangement)

 

Really good concert.  I had never heard of Miaskovsky - he wrote 27 symphonies!  The Knussen Violin Concerto was written at the time of 9/11, very elegiac.

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When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."

He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling." So the magistrate kept listening; "There's the Seventh... the Sixth... the Fifth..."

Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about. It's just Beethoven decomposing."

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I have heard two concerts from the Boston Symphony Orchestra - both excellent radio broadcasts.

 

They have a "concert on demand" service on the website, too.  Great music.

 

www.wgbh.org under the 'Radio' tab. 

 

Thanks for this link, it looks great. 

 

I enjoyed Toby Twining's Yes Yes Yes, very bright and joyful.

 

And combining two of my favourite things...music by Eleni Karaindrou and Eyjafjallajökull

 

 

 

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29th May 1913 was the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring ballet in Paris, and it allegedly almost sparked a riot!  It may actually have done so, the reports of the time are quite varied.  It was certainly seen as a radical piece of music, and the audience did NOT like Nijinsky's choreography.

 

As it was the centenary, ARTE channel in France broadcast a live webcast from the same theatre with the original ballet, using the Marinsky Theatre ballet and orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev.  It was amazing!

 

To think that music we consider now to be quite mainstream, and indeed the basis of much modern music, could cause such a storm of protest!

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