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#41 Maverick

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 02:14 PM

The Nutcracker is a masterpiece!

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 02:34 PM

Mozart - Rondo Alla Turca

Beethoven - "Pathetique" - 1st movement

Dvorak - 9th Symphony - 3rd and 4th movements

Bach - Brandenburg concertos

Mendelssohn - Violin concerto

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 03:12 PM

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Thank you, greyfriar!  Beautiful video, which reminds me it is called "Morning", and not "Springtime" . . . :oops:

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 03:13 PM

Aaron Copeland- Rodeo, and Fanfare for the Common Man

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:49 PM

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View PostRutlefan, on 13 December 2016 - 09:31 AM, said:

...anyone know what starts at :032? love that too...


It's taken out of the film Nosferatu (Werner Herzog, 1979). Original soundtrack by Popol Vuh. The track is called On The Way.
How is it that I've never seen that film?  Inexcusable, really.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:55 PM

View PostMaverick, on 13 December 2016 - 02:00 PM, said:

George Bizet Symphony 1 in C. He began writing it four days after he turned 17, and he completed it a month later. I absolutely adore this work. Bizet was considered to be the French Beethoven.
His Carmen is brilliant fun.



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

View Postgreyfriar, on 13 December 2016 - 01:46 PM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 December 2016 - 09:31 AM, said:

...anyone know what starts at :032? love that too...


It's taken out of the film Nosferatu (Werner Herzog, 1979). Original soundtrack by Popol Vuh. The track is called On The Way.

I'll have to get that soundtrack. Saw the film years ago and loved it, but never returned to it despite meaning to, apart from that piece from Wagner. Time for a second look.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:02 PM

View Postgoose, on 13 December 2016 - 04:49 PM, said:

View Postgreyfriar, on 13 December 2016 - 01:46 PM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 December 2016 - 09:31 AM, said:

...anyone know what starts at :032? love that too...


It's taken out of the film Nosferatu (Werner Herzog, 1979). Original soundtrack by Popol Vuh. The track is called On The Way.
How is it that I've never seen that film?  Inexcusable, really.
Brilliant remake from Herzog and Kinski as Dracula is just indescribably good.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:06 PM

View PostRutlefan, on 13 December 2016 - 04:59 PM, said:

View Postgreyfriar, on 13 December 2016 - 01:46 PM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 December 2016 - 09:31 AM, said:

...anyone know what starts at :032? love that too...


It's taken out of the film Nosferatu (Werner Herzog, 1979). Original soundtrack by Popol Vuh. The track is called On The Way.

I'll have to get that soundtrack. Saw the film years ago and loved it, but never returned to it despite meaning to, apart from that piece from Wagner. Time for a second look.
I have the 5 disc boxset from 2011 called The Werner Herzog Soundtracks played by Popol Vuh. Great stuff.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:11 PM

"Brilliant remake from Herzog and Kinski as Dracula is just indescribably good."

He was just playing Dracula?!? That guy has one of those faces, like Jack Palance, that seems carved out of stone and then animated. Unreal.

Edited by Rutlefan, 13 December 2016 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:13 PM

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Holst - The Planets

When i was a little girl, my brother used to listen to that all the time.  I loved it.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

Ralph Vaughan Williams - A London Symphany

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:20 PM

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Holst - The Planets

When i was a little girl, my brother used to listen to that all the time.  I loved it.

Long ago, in a land far far away (S. Korea), I went careening over a mountain road in a small taxi not ten feet from a several hundred foot drop while the driver enthusiastically narrated this music (I don't remember which planet he was on) to me and my friends while looking over his shoulder at us. We were scared sh*tless to say the least, nodding and smiling nervously so he wouldn't be anymore distracted. Will never forget that music now. Besides, it was something my dad would play as well. Good stuff.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:31 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 13 December 2016 - 05:13 PM, said:

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Holst - The Planets

When i was a little girl, my brother used to listen to that all the time.  I loved it.

Long ago, in a land far far away (S. Korea), I went careening over a mountain road in a small taxi not ten feet from a several hundred foot drop while the driver enthusiastically narrated this music (I don't remember which planet he was on) to me and my friends while looking over his shoulder at us. We were scared sh*tless to say the least, nodding and smiling nervously so he wouldn't be anymore distracted. Will never forget that music now. Besides, it was something my dad would play as well. Good stuff.

My favorite planet was Mars.  I'm listening to it right now.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 06:01 PM

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View Postcatherine, on 12 December 2016 - 10:10 PM, said:

Definitely Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and my favorite is #3
I've played those a lot lately.  Great music to work by.

Yes, I used to turn this on while house cleaning. I need to do that next house cleaning day. :-)

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 01:50 PM

View PostLorraine, on 13 December 2016 - 05:31 PM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 December 2016 - 05:20 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 13 December 2016 - 05:13 PM, said:

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Holst - The Planets

When i was a little girl, my brother used to listen to that all the time.  I loved it.

Long ago, in a land far far away (S. Korea), I went careening over a mountain road in a small taxi not ten feet from a several hundred foot drop while the driver enthusiastically narrated this music (I don't remember which planet he was on) to me and my friends while looking over his shoulder at us. We were scared sh*tless to say the least, nodding and smiling nervously so he wouldn't be anymore distracted. Will never forget that music now. Besides, it was something my dad would play as well. Good stuff.

My favorite planet was Mars.  I'm listening to it right now.

After Stravinski, The Planets is perhaps the most "proggy" lol.  I was in a band in the 90's that wrote an instrumental prog piece based on the odd time motifs of Mars.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:43 PM

Someone should make a series of polls for favorite classical pieces.  :)

(Like we did with Zeppelin)

Edited by goose, 14 December 2016 - 02:43 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 06:24 PM

Bach...just Bach. Genius. If I was forced to pick it'd probably be The Art of the Fugue or the Brandenburg Variations or the Solo Violin Sonatas & Partitas.

Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings...I nearly tear up every time I hear it. The most sorrowfully beautiful piece ever written?

Mozart's Quartets

Stravinsky'S Rite of Spring






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