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Old 04-29-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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Hey, I dig Steve Reich!
a few more:

Philip Glass
Bela Bartok
Edward Grieg
Michael Nyman
Federico Mompou
Schumann
Ligeti
John Cage
Max Richter
Liszt
Orlande de Lassus
Beethoven
Debussy
Vivaldi
Pachelbel
Villa-Lobos
Hildegard de Bingen
Scribian
Berg
Yann Tiersen
Alfred Schnittke

Perhaps I'll add more later...
There are indeed many :-)

Also, I highly recommend going to your local library for classical music cds...
and if possible, import them to your computer and then make a back-up disc...
I just discovered this method of bulking up my music collection...
and it's great! You can discover so many composers you've never heard of before!
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:04 AM
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Location: Lincoln, UK
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Originally Posted by NadjaBreton View Post
Hey, I dig Steve Reich!
a few more:

Philip Glass
Bela Bartok
Edward Grieg
Michael Nyman
Federico Mompou
Schumann
Ligeti
John Cage
Max Richter
Liszt
Orlande de Lassus
Beethoven
Debussy
Vivaldi
Pachelbel
Villa-Lobos
Hildegard de Bingen
Scribian
Berg
Yann Tiersen
Alfred Schnittke

Perhaps I'll add more later...
There are indeed many :-)

Also, I highly recommend going to your local library for classical music cds...
and if possible, import them to your computer and then make a back-up disc...
I just discovered this method of bulking up my music collection...
and it's great! You can discover so many composers you've never heard of before!
Hildegard of Bingen! I'd forgotten she existed - I used to have a tape of a recording of some of her stuff, but since I put all my tapes in the loft it's disappeared into the recesses of my memory. Really haunting religious music from 12th Century - beautiful. She was quite a multi-talented character wasn't she? Wasn't she some kind of visionary as well?

Oh let's have a wiki...

Hildegard of Bingen (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis; 109817 September1179), also known as Blessed Hildegard and Saint Hildegard, was a Germanabbess, artist, author, counselor, linguist, naturalist, scientist, philosopher, physician, herbalist, poet, activist, visionary, and composer. Elected a magistra in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165.
She is the first composer with an extant biography. One of her works, the Ordo Virtutum, has been called the first form, and possibly the origin, of opera.

She wrote theological, botanical, and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, poems, and the first surviving morality play, while supervising brilliant miniature illuminations.
At least one modern biographer has described Hildegard of Bingen as a polymath.

...... From the time she was very young, Hildegard wrote, she experienced visions. In fact, the only surviving tale of Hildegard's childhood involves a conversation she had with her nurse. Hildegard described an unborn calf as "white... marked with different colored spots on its forehead, feet and back." The nurse, amazed with the detail of the young child's account, told Hildegard's mother, who later rewarded her daughter with the calf, whose appearance Hildegard had accurately predicted.

What a woman! (Why have I gone purple???? Must be the excitement (or the formatting))
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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I really like music from Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, and Wagner.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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What a woman! (Why have I gone purple???? Must be the excitement (or the formatting))
I listened to a few pieces absolutely breath taking..must be the excitement indeed
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Around Chicago
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Miniature Overture from the Nutcracker Suite is my all-time favorite. It has a very upbeat tempo and never fails to get my butt in gear to get something done (housework, work-out, etc.) The crescendo of the string instruments is so awesome.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Default What are your Top 5 pieces of classical music?

What are your Top 5 pieces of classical music?
Besides many other styles of music I also like classical. Here are my selections:
Ein Heldenleben -Richard Strauss
First Symphonic Poem - Franz Liszt
Roman Festivals - Ottorino Resphigi
The Planets - Gustav Holst
La Meer - Claude Debussey
What are your's?
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'm a sucker for ballet music: Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, The Firebird, Don Quixote.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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The Four Seasons-Antonio Vivaldi, Clair De Lune-Claude Debussy, Peer Gynt Morning Suite-Edvard Grieg, Rhapsody In Blue-George Gershwin, Appalachian Spring-Aaron Copeland.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Pathetique
Joseph Haydn - Quartet No.2 in D minor, Opus 76
Robert Schumann - Symphony #3 in E flat, Opus 97
Frederic Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu

I hope my list isn't too scatterbrained, but I enjoy these pieces.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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Pretty much anything by Chopin and Tchaikovsky (symphony #6, nutcracker, swan lake). Hard to pick just 5 vis
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