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Old 03-20-2023, 10:11 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Here's an example. There was a wave of mine workers from Slovenja into Mexici aroud 1850. They brought their accordions, and their polkas, which caught on like wildfire. To this day, the polka accordion has remained a fixture of Mexican music, but originated elsewhere.

So how do we classify that in the context of this thread?
I think if a form of music has been around for centuries and has a level of compositional complexity and musical sensibliity that is still appreciated today, then that would qualify as classical music.

This is an example of north Indian classical music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieaYodVZEVY
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Old 03-20-2023, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven's - Für Elise, as well as Beethoven's
Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight Sonata)


So in terms of Classical Music it looks like a German/Austrian win to me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s71I...ist=LL&index=4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzWD...ist=LL&index=5

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Old 03-20-2023, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Dayton OH
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This evening I walked two blocks down the street to the neighborhood culture center to listen to a chamber music quartet - grand piano, violin, viola and cello. The 4 guys were all around age 60, top notch musicians with decades of performing experience. They played for about 1 hour with two pieces:
George Enuscu - Sonata #3 in A minor in Romanian popular style.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano quartet in G minor

Entry was free, but donations were left upon leaving. I was impressed. It's a great experience to see such high calibre musicians with no electronics, microphones or acoustical props.

https://www.kraftwerk-chemnitz.de/ev...ist-spielzeit/
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Old 03-20-2023, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven's - Für Elise, as well as Beethoven's
Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight Sonata)


So in terms of Classical Music it looks like a German/Austrian win to me.

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Everybody else is a distant second.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1prw...nel=YoYoMaVEVO
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Old 03-20-2023, 08:58 PM
 
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There are a few countries where you can still hear the traditional sounds in the everyday music. Mostly Latin Amrerica, also Greece, Middle East, India, and Central Africa, from Dakar to Dar es Salaaam. Everwhere else, it is pretty solidly American hits or the same Sony bass-line under the local language. Oddly, Russian rock is mildly distinctive.
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Old 03-21-2023, 01:53 AM
 
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Everybody else is a distant second.

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Just too many iconic German/Austrian composers and too many fantastic classical pieces.
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Old 03-21-2023, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In terms of Britain, when it comes to national occasions Edward Elgar is a national favourite, and the Enigma Variations are among his most popular works.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy7a...ist=LL&index=1

Handel, is another firm favourite in terms of British state occasions, with the likes of Zodok the Priest bring composed by Handel for the coronation of King George II in 1727, and he also composed numerous other works for the King and Royal occasions such as Water Music and the Music for the Royal Fireworks.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXgOQ9_-RI

Whilst Gustav Holst's - The Planets or Planet suite is also a popular classical work.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUx3G6YHp7Y

The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams remains a popular piece of music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huUvk6WPTMY

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Old 03-21-2023, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Richard Wagner music used in the movies. Two of many:

Excalibur (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ll4...channel=inlinx

Melancholia (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JEY...agaGarc%C3%ADa
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Old 03-21-2023, 02:44 PM
 
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Remember being very impressed by the music of pygmy people when I first came across it and the polyphonic complexity of it with improvised group counterpoint.

This below is probably the most widely known early recordings of the music:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flr-P2Rps5w
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Old 03-22-2023, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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A few more of my personal favourites.

Tchaikovsky's - Swan Lake is quite beautiful.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG9mJcE3ajE

As is George Gershwin's - Rhapsody in Blue.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izbt4VGnyA8

Whilst in terms of more contemporary US music, Classical Gas by Mason Williams is more than worthy of a mention.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NE6X4IQNA4

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