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Favorite classical music

Post by Ace Pace » 2004-11-14 11:53am

I was wondering what people's favorite classical music is, seeing the Opera thread got many replies.

I don't really have specific faviorates, but enjoy alot, esspecially when I can never remember the names.

Which brings another question to mind: Is it legal to download classical music?
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Re: Favorite classical music

Post by Zaia » 2004-11-14 12:46pm

Ace Pace wrote:Which brings another question to mind: Is it legal to download classical music?
No. To my knowledge, public domain doesn't stretch that far. Symphony orchestras, soloists, etc. all own the rights to their versions of the pieces, whether or not that piece is public domain.

Some of my faves, some of which isn't technically 'classical' but is what you mean by that word: Suites 1 and 4 for cello by J.S. Bach, 'Symphonie Fantastique' by H. Berlioz, 'Scheherazade' by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, 'Pathetique Symphony (No. 6)' and 'Cappricio Italien' by P.I. Tchaikovsky, almost anything by Chopin (but specifically his nocturnes), 'Adagio for Strings' by S. Barber, 'A Set of Songs' by Amy Beech (so she's quite a while after the classical period--nah nah, sue me), Beethoven's later string quartets (most of them are horribly depressing but they're absolutely gorgeous), Mahler's Symphonies 1 and 6, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Orff's 'Carmina Burana,' Dvorak's New World Symphony (either No. 5 or No. 9 depending on how old the publication is), Symphony No. 1 by J. Brahms, Verdi's 'Requiem,' Mozart's 'Requiem' (especially the Lacrimosa), Ravel's 'Bolero,' Satie's piano stuff is great too...

I'm forgetting some.
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Post by Ace Pace » 2004-11-14 12:49pm

That kinda sucks, since music here is horribly expensive even above the standerd overblown prices.

thanks for the massive list :P though isn't Motzart's requiem Opera? if not I would have just stuck it in as my all time favorite.
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Post by sketerpot » 2004-11-14 12:53pm

My favorite is Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. That's some great music, really pleasant to listen to.

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Post by Zaia » 2004-11-14 12:54pm

No, it's not opera. Just because a piece contains chorus does not automatically mean it's opera.

And you can poke around and try to find sites that let you download stuff legally, because there *might* be a handful of orchestras out there who give away their stuff for free in the name of educating people about classical music, but...not very likely, I'm afraid.
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Post by Ace Pace » 2004-11-14 12:57pm

Zaia wrote:No, it's not opera. Just because a piece contains chorus does not automatically mean it's opera.

And you can poke around and try to find sites that let you download stuff legally, because there *might* be a handful of orchestras out there who give away their stuff for free in the name of educating people about classical music, but...not very likely, I'm afraid.
:cry: Tickets here to concerts cost so much, thanks for the advice, i'll try google.
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Post by Zaia » 2004-11-14 01:02pm

Maybe I'll make you a CD and send it to you, then. Wouldn't want to deprive an eager student of music. ;-)
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Post by Ace Pace » 2004-11-14 01:04pm

Zaia wrote:Maybe I'll make you a CD and send it to you, then. Wouldn't want to deprive an eager student of music. ;-)
You want to pay the 25$ shipping to the mid east? :D
EDIT: or shall I do it? :wink:
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Post by Zaia » 2004-11-14 01:05pm

*shrugs* Talk to me about it after all my Christmas shopping's done. :D
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Post by Ace Pace » 2004-11-14 01:09pm

Zaia wrote:*shrugs* Talk to me about it after all my Christmas shopping's done. :D
We'll see then :wink: though by then I hope to get my parents to do for me some Hanukah shopping for good music.
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Post by haas mark » 2004-11-14 02:53pm

Solo string instrumental, for me, specifically Bach's Cello Suites. Yeah, I'm a sucker for those. But chamber music is nice, too (e.g., Brandenburg Concertos).
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Post by Aquatain » 2004-11-14 03:00pm

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Post by Dahak » 2004-11-14 05:38pm

I like the Brandenburg concertos, Holst's "Planets", the Four Seasons by Vivaldi and much more...
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Post by Rye » 2004-11-14 05:45pm

Host's Mars the bringer of war is a great tune, but mp3 versions of it tend to be quiet, including the one i ripped from my own classics cd.

Prokofiev's romeo and juliet is great.

Mozart's requiem as already noted.

Bach, Vivaldi, Wagner are all good "old skool" musicians :P.
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Post by Sir Sirius » 2004-11-14 05:55pm

Vivaldi would probably be my favourite composer, I especially like the Four Seasons... I also like Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, but I don't really have any particular favourites. I just listen to what happens to suit my fancy at the moment.
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Post by Thanas » 2004-11-14 06:19pm

Non opera:

Baroque:

Vivaldi - The four seasons
Bach- Brandenburger Konzerte
Charpentier - Te Deum

Classical:
Mozart - Symphonie Nr. 40
Haydn - Symphonie Nr. 94, 103

Romantic:
Strauss Sn - Radetzky March
Strauss Jr - Kaiserwaltzer, Du und Du, Donauwalzer
Lehar- Geld und Silber

Opera:

Salieri - La secchia rapita
Salieri - La passione di nostro signore Gesu Christo
Salieri - La cifra
Verdi - Rigoletto
Mozart - La nocche di figaro
Mozart - Die zauberflöte
Strauss - Die Fledermaus
Lehar - Die lustige Witwe
Offenbach - Orphee aux enfers

Just to name a few

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Post by Gandalf » 2004-11-14 09:27pm

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Post by IRG CommandoJoe » 2004-11-14 10:18pm

Here is one site that gives free downloads of piano performances by Dimitris Sgouros:

Excellent piano music.

I've found some of my best piano recordings at this site. And it's legal to download. :D I highly recommend the Liszt pieces. In your face, Zaia! :P

Also, I found another site that links to free downloads of MP3s at amazon.com:

Free classical music is always good.

Oooooohhhh.....I just found an amazing website:

http://www.classiccat.net/

Klassische musik über alles! Heil klassische musik! :P

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Post by bohemianfey » 2004-11-14 10:34pm

Beethoven's 6th is my favourite, followed by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and basically all of Brahms stuff. Gesang auf Fingal by Brahms is my absolute favourite favourite choir song ever. I've got a lot of random collection albums that I listen to that have various artists and all of that, so I'll look at those and see what's there.
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Post by Boyish-Tigerlilly » 2004-11-14 10:37pm

I tend not to like too much music from the classical period; I must prefer the Boroque period or the Romantic. I like Wanger, Vivaldi, Tchaikofsky.

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Post by IRG CommandoJoe » 2004-11-14 10:48pm

Boyish-Tigerlilly wrote:I like Wanger, Vivaldi, Tchaikofsky.
Huh huh huh. You said "wang." Huh huh huh. :P
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Post by bohemianfey » 2004-11-14 10:54pm

Boyish-Tigerlilly wrote:I tend not to like too much music from the classical period; I must prefer the Boroque period or the Romantic. I like Wanger, Vivaldi, Tchaikofsky.
The only problem about the Baroque period is that is spawned Neo-baroque shit like Randall Thompson.
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Post by President Sharky » 2004-11-14 10:57pm

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica", Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 9 "Choral", Symphony No. 7, Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", Violin Concerto

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique", Violin Concerto in D, Piano Concerto No. 1, Romeo and Juliette Fantasy Overture, Cappricio Italien

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection", Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 5

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 4, Academic Festival Overture

Johann S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerti, Orchestral Suites, Violin Concerto in A Minor, "Sheep May Safely Graze"

Other: Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 9; Felix Mendelsohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor; Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, Symphony No. 9 "From the New World".

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Post by The Cleric » 2004-11-14 10:57pm

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