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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    I never said we couldn't be. :lol: So :yep:
    yay! +1 friend
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Have you listened to Gnossienne number 1 by Satie? That might be one of my favourites:
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    The best version, in my opinion.
    Other than that, I like Hungarian Dance no.5 by Brahms, Waltz no. 2 by Shostakovich, Moonlight Sonata, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Danse Macabre, Chopin's Funeral March, Lark Ascending by Williams, Danzon no. 2 by Marquez if that counts, and the Turkish March by Beethoven.

    I really can't pick just one...

    I love Satie's Gnossienne no.4 best
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    I love Satie's Gnossienne no.4 best
    I still prefer no. 1 over no. 4, but it's definitely growing on me a bit.
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Ahhh, that is an interesting bit of history! I didn't know that.


    As for the Sistine Chapel, as far as I recall, they don't hold Masses in their overly often as it's mainly used as a tourist hotspot as part of the Vatican Museum! I would love to hear Mass there, though. I've seen it 3 times!

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    Mozart was the first to transcribe it, aged 17, it was actually illegal to do this and the punishment was excommunication I believe (music knowledge is a bit rusty), but Mozart either was unaware or ignored this, and after hearing it at the Sistine Chapel wrote the music down FROM MEMORY. So impressed was the Pope that he lifted the ban.
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    Love's Sorrow- Violin and Piano edition


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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    I still prefer no. 1 over no. 4, but it's definitely growing on me a bit.
    Yes, same. It one that grows on you because for it's time it was pretty experimental stuff.
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    Nimrod - Elgar
    Nuvole Bianche - Einaudi
    Allegro con brio - Beethoven
    Dance of the sugar plum fairy - Tchaikovsky
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    Yes, same. It one that grows on you because for it's time it was pretty experimental stuff.
    Either way, I think Satie's pieces are great.
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    My all time favourite is Claire de Lune by Debussy.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CvFH_6DNRCY

    Quickly followed by Satie and Gynopédie number 1.
    I'm obsessed with Claire de Lune, it was also included in one of Lana Del Rey's songs. Ave Maria by Schubert is my favorite. (the piano version.)
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    Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G Minor !
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    Holst's The Planets Suite.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isic2Z2e2xs
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    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    Holst's The Planets Suite.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isic2Z2e2xs
    I'd forgotten about that one! I like Jupiter the most.
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    I'd forgotten about that one! I like Jupiter the most.
    Jupiter's great, but I can't choose between him and Venus. Or Mercury. Nvm I'm not going to try and pick favourites
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    This reminds me of something Elgar said of Wagner. I forget the quote exactly but I think it was;

    "Wagner had some very boring half hours, but some brilliant 5 minutes."

    I've really tried to like Wagner, and I appreciate his contribution to the genre of Romance which is my favourite genre but I just struggle to enjoy his music. I read Die Walkure but just found it a bit weird.
    perhaps you should read this book:


    :mmm:
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    (Original post by the bear)
    perhaps you should read this book:
    :mmm:
    That made me go into a bit of a coughing fit hahaha
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    That made me go into a bit of a coughing fit hahaha
    i died.... this is my ghost :rofl:

    if anyone would like a fun introduction to classical music this is the book for you:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Me-Amad.../dp/0718148347
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i died.... this is my ghost :rofl:

    if anyone would like a fun introduction to classical music this is the book for you:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Me-Amad.../dp/0718148347
    PRSOM where are you getting these from haha
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    PRSOM where are you getting these from haha
    i read Seb Hunter's book { 20p from a car boot sale }

    the book about Wagner's Ring i only discovered just now on Google.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i read Seb Hunter's book { 20p from a car boot sale }

    the book about Wagner's Ring i only discovered just now on Google.
    I will save the image of Wagner's Ring, I like it a lot.

    The reviews on the other book are very positive
 
 
 
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