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Postby Silversong » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:52 am

Let's post our favorite classical pieces here. I didn't become interested in Classical music until I was around 40 years old.


Samples include Beethoven, Fur Elise. Rachmaninoff, Variations on a Theme by Paganini. Massenet, Meditation. Liszt, Liebestraum. Winchester, Maria. Grieg, Nocturne and Wedding. Dvorak, Opus 75. Elgar, Salut d amour. Winchester, As Time Goes By. Flotow, Martha. St Saens, The Swan. Schumann, Traumeri. Borodin, Polovetzian Dance Theme.

Music performed by John Winchester and Sonatabella Orchestra. For more music visit the website at Sonatabella.com
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Silversong » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:53 am

This list includes my all-time favorite - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. I've even written some lyrics for it, but it's an 'unfinished' work.


1) Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 - 0:00
2) Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 - 0:55
3) Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 1:54
4) Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 3:00
5) Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2 - 4:03
6) Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 3 - 4:58
7) Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 - 6:00
8) Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 - 7:00
9) Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 - 8:06
10) Borodin - Symphony No. 2 - 8:56

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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Silversong » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:01 am

This YouTube claims to contain the Top 10 Most Beautiful Songs Ever. It is really great.



Here are the top ten most beautiful songs ever written (in uploaders opinion). I grew up playing a lot of these on the piano while I was learning to play.

#10 - Samuel Barber : " Adagio For The Strings "
-Conducted by Paul Ruskay

#9 - Johann Sebastian Bach : " Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring "
-Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

#8 - Johann Pachelbel " Canon "
-Conducted by Unknown

#7 - Jacques Offenbach " Barcarolle " From the play " The Tales Of Hoffman "
-Performed by Unknown

#6 - Franz Schubert : " Ave Maria "
-Performed by Leontyne Price And The St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York

#5 - Pietro Mascagni : " Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana) "
-Performed By The Orchestra Of Bologna Municop Thetra

#4 - Johann Sebastian Bach " Air "
- Conducted By Unknown

#3 - Cesar Franck " Panis Angelicus "
Performed By St. Philips Boys' Choir Featuring Jaymi Bandtock And Sam Harper

#2 - Johann Sebastian Bach " Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 "
-Performed By Yo-Yo Ma

#1 - Ludwig Van Beethoven : " Moonlight Sonata , 1st Movement "
-Performed By Unknown

Entire version of "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" conducted by Leopold Stokowski:
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Silversong » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:04 am

2nd list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Songs Ever.


10: Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Love Theme (Overture)
9: Ruggero Leoncavallo - Vesti La Giubba from the opera Pagliacci (Performed By Lucianno Pavarotti)
8: Chopin - Prelude In E
7: Brahms - Lullaby (AKA: " Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, Gute Nacht " or " The Cradle Song ")
6: Johann Sebastian Bach - St. Mathew Passion ( Erbarme Dich )
5: Rachmaninoff / Rachmaninov - Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini 18th variation
4: Debussy - Clair de Lune
3: Grieg - Morning Mood ( Prelude To Act 4 From Peer Gynt )
2: Schubert - Serenade ( Performed by Nana Mouskouri )
1: Mozart - Requiem: Lacrimosa ( Completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr )
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Silversong » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:11 am

Here's a very beautiful rendition of Ave Maria


As sung by Karen Carpenter


As sung by Celine Dion


Andrea Bocelli sings Ave Maria


Jackie Evancho - So incredible


Here is her brother Jacob singing Hey Jude
(I think Paul or "Faul" did it better)
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Silversong » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:13 am

Is this indicative of the demoralization and fall of humanity, that classical music has fewer and fewer patrons and people who appreciate it?

Classical music appears to be in big trouble, as American symphony orchestras face big deficits and shrinking audiences

A labor dispute and financial troubles have Atlanta’s orchestra in a lockout. Orchestras in Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Denver and Indianapolis have all faced serious financial problems in the last two years. Fewer Americans report buying classical music or playing it themselves. But Baltimore’s esteemed Peabody Institute is hosting a discussion on how the genre is evolving. Joining the discussion is musician Thomas Dolby, famous for the pop hit “She Blinded Me With Science.” Now on staff at the Johns Hopkins conservatory, he is bringing new ideas to classical music. Adam May reports on efforts to revive the genre.

Full story:
Classical music revamps its image to attract a younger audience
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/show ... dying.html
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Randyguitar » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:06 pm

Hi Silversong,

I love your taste in music! Mozart is one of my favourites. There is so much to talk about with him. The link here is the 1st movement to his famous symphony # 40. Movements 2, 3, and 4 are equally as good. His symphony # 41 is too another of his masterpieces, especially the last movement and his use of the contrapuntal technique.

I'll post more of his music and then get to other favourite composers of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJf4ZffkoI
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Randyguitar » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:02 pm

Silversong wrote:Is this indicative of the demoralization and fall of humanity, that classical music has fewer and fewer patrons and people who appreciate it?

Classical music appears to be in big trouble, as American symphony orchestras face big deficits and shrinking audiences

A labor dispute and financial troubles have Atlanta’s orchestra in a lockout. Orchestras in Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Denver and Indianapolis have all faced serious financial problems in the last two years. Fewer Americans report buying classical music or playing it themselves. But Baltimore’s esteemed Peabody Institute is hosting a discussion on how the genre is evolving. Joining the discussion is musician Thomas Dolby, famous for the pop hit “She Blinded Me With Science.” Now on staff at the Johns Hopkins conservatory, he is bringing new ideas to classical music. Adam May reports on efforts to revive the genre.

Full story:
Classical music revamps its image to attract a younger audience
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/show ... dying.html


Hi Silversong,

It really is sad the the interest for classical music is declining. People don't seem to have an attention span anymore, which I think is a contributing factor. Another problem I've noticed is the classical industry itself. They tend to personify an elitism, which doesn't tend to work in their favour. I've seen many self-taught classical musicians, who don't get the respect and recognition they deserve. I tend to be drawn more to academics and classical musicians alike, who are trained outside of the mainstream elite universities.

However elite the classical world may be perceived though, it would benefit us all to listen to more of it. For the most part, it is music written from the soul, of the universe and most of all, music written for every man, woman, and child, with an appreciation of the beauty this world has to offer. And there is no better expression of that beauty, than classical music.
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Silversong » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:44 am

To celebrate Autumn 2014 with Vivaldi!
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Re: Classical Music Thread

Postby Silversong » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:29 am

This is a truly exceptional rendition. I hope she won. I have a CD on which Andrea Bocelli sings this, and that's very good as well, but what is the high note she's hitting here?
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