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Old 03-22-2023, 04:08 AM
 
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I googled German composers...the list made my mouth drop it was so long with names. I knew 95 %.
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Old 03-22-2023, 04:55 AM
 
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Czech Composer Antonín Dvořák's - Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák) which is often known as the 'New World Symphony' remains a very popular piece of classical music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ENf4VEhI40

Whilst in England, Hubert Parry's "Jerusalem" which is based on William Blake's poem
And did those feet in ancient time
, remains a firm favourite piece of music and hymn.


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

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Old 03-22-2023, 05:32 AM
 
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Montserrat Caballe sings a 500-yo Spanish song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqWehT6hh1Y
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Old 03-22-2023, 06:02 AM
 
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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.
Yes, it's common for young piano students in the United States to learn Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata. They're about as famous as any classical music gets. Also, Mozart and Bach.

Great videos everyone, by the way. Keep them coming. I'm sure everyone will find music here they never heard before.
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Old 03-24-2023, 02:42 AM
 
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Yes, it's common for young piano students in the United States to learn Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata. They're about as famous as any classical music gets. Also, Mozart and Bach.

Great videos everyone, by the way. Keep them coming. I'm sure everyone will find music here they never heard before.


Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata are well loved across the world, as are Mozart and Bach.

I think the best thing to do is to just let people listen to a number of well known classical music pieces and choose their own favourites, and the video below goes through 30 great pieces of classical music in less than ten minutes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXDCYvpRW50
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Old 03-24-2023, 07:56 AM
 
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So let's share what you know about the music of different countries that have survived through the ages. Not so much modern or global music, but traditional or classical music. What music has surprised you with its esthetic or artistic quality?
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I have a hard time defining your terms, so your question is hard to answer. We know what old instruments sounded like, but not the music.
I also find it difficult to define the question. I mean much traditional music around the globe is erroneously defined as "global" music, whatever that means.

Reading between the lines I imagine you mean "classical" or traditional music in a Eurocentric sense or departing from a Eurocentric base.

Colombia is known as the land of a 1,000 rhythms many of which are UNESCO world heritage due to their centuries old preservation. There is traditional music with origins in pre-columbian America, Africa and of course Europe; some of which have merged but many of which have preserved almost exclusively the origins from each of the named continents.

As this seems to be Euro-focused, I will limit posts to Colombian traditional music of mostly European origin such as the genres Guabina, Pasillo, Torbellino, Bambuco, etc.





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Old 03-24-2023, 08:26 AM
 
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On second thought I think it's unfair to the true meaning of age-old traditional music to opaque the African and pre-Columbian origins of what's now Colombian music.



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Old 03-24-2023, 09:25 AM
 
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As this seems to be Euro-focused, I will limit posts to Colombian traditional music of mostly European origin such as the genres Guabina, Pasillo, Torbellino, Bambuco, etc.
No, I don't want this to be only Euro-focused.

There are 190+ countries in the world today. I would bet there's a 99% chance all of these countries had amazing, timeless music being made within their territories sometime in the last 5,000 years.

Even though it may sound like a tall order, I want to explore that music right in this thread. In other words, this is going to be quite a journey.
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Old 03-24-2023, 05:34 PM
 
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That's good to hear.

Bambuco, a centuries old genre from the core northern Andean region, was recently featured in Oscar Winning and Record breaking Disney feature film, Encanto which was set in Colombia.




And here French songstress & legend Briggite Bardot is interpreting a rural folk Torbellino from Boyacá, Colombia in traditional attire.

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Old 03-25-2023, 02:39 PM
 
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Beautiful! What great timing and chemistry. I've never heard of this genre before.

I have many nieces and they all love Encanto, it's been a great introduction to traditional Colombian music for me and one of the many reasons I hope to visit this year to experience it in the flesh. I love to dance and I know Colombians are great at dancing although the mellow stuff like the 'Waiting on a Miracle' instrumental is really nice too.
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