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Old 05-23-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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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.
You sure have it down to the details. The composers I know but don't know any of these by name, maybe if I heard it would sound familiar. A list worth checking out.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:17 AM
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Wheres the Steve Reich love?

YouTube - Steve Reich/Music For 18 Musicians

YouTube - Steve Reich/Different Trains

IMO Music for 18 Musicians is one of the most perfect and mesmerizing pieces of work ever composed..period.

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,,, yea, besides the Wiki article Steve Reich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, might also check out:
The Steve Reich Website
Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Reich
Steve Reich – Listen free at Last.fm

American Mavericks: An interview with Steve Reich
Essentials of Music - Composers
Amazon.com: "Steve Reich: A Discography" (http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Reich-A-Discography/lm/378A1B9GW5PUQ - broken link)

Thanks to via Chicago for this mention!
I've had to pop back in here and thank you both for that recommendation - I've now got 2 CDs of his stuff (Music for 18 and also 6 pianos & violin concerto) and I love it. I hereby pass on the recommendation to anyone else who is interested and doesn't mind a bit of minimalism.

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Old 05-28-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Thumbs up Words are just not enough!!

Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini-Rachmaninoff

Tears to your eyes beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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Ok update people. I had mentioned that I did not have satellite so my classical music listening was really limited to CDs and the ONE channel here in my local vicinity. Well I am proud to announce that I officially have satellite and I could not be more pleased. I have already pre set my channels to switch from genre to genre!!!! I heard a touching piece this morning on the POPS channel. I think it was the ending credits of a movie or something-don't remember the artist. But anyways I am loving it!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Victor Borge explains The Magic Flute (I got tears coming out of my eyes )


YouTube - Victor Borge - "A Mozart Opera"
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini-Rachmaninoff

Tears to your eyes beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
Jadybug I am just now getting a chance to listen to this. A perfect end to my day-beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Victor Borge explains The Magic Flute (I got tears coming out of my eyes )


YouTube - Victor Borge - "A Mozart Opera"
LOL why have I never heard of this guy before?


Also I wanted to take the time to mention once again Philip Glass. I am including the link to the opening sequence of the movie "Notes on a Scandal". I happen to own this soundtrack and it is breath taking:


YouTube - Notes on a Scandal Opening Sequence

I had found a while ago a link to Glass explaining how he developed the score. He played pieces of it on piano to an audience and explained what moods he was trying to convey in certain scenes. If you have seen the movie Barbara has her own theme. Excellent. I cannot find it but when I do I will post it.

The closing is as equally breath taking.

Last edited by pushkinswife; 06-24-2008 at 04:11 PM.. Reason: Glass link
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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Thank you for the rep points Push!!! Great thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 06-25-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Victor Borge explains The Magic Flute (I got tears coming out of my eyes )
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... LOL why have I never heard of this guy before? ...
Maybe you're not old enough to have grown up as a kid watching those great TV variety shows in the 50's and 60's ?
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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Maybe you're not old enough to have grown up as a kid watching those great TV variety shows in the 50's and 60's ?

I remember VB QW!! He was funny, was he not?
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Maybe you're not old enough to have grown up as a kid watching those great TV variety shows in the 50's and 60's ?
This is true. However, I own the entire score to Dark Shadows and have seen each and every episode thanks to Netflix. The opening music is quite eerie and I loved the pieces written by Robert Cobert. I love Quentin and Angelique's theme and in the latter episodes Joanna's theme. I'm 28

Last yr I had the pleasure of meeting Lara Parker (Angelique). She was doing a book signing of her latest release Dark shadows: The Salem Branch
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