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    So, what classical music is taking peoples fancy at the moment?

    Im heavily into movie themes at the moment, the Lighting of the Beacons for example from LOTR is probably one of my favourite pieces of music evarrrr :P
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    To copy from the first youtube comment: daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*a aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*
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    damn


    Moments to listen to: from 1:45/4:45/09:08
    The first movement is great too.

    This has always been a favourite of mine. And nobody plays it like she did:



    :coma:
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    It would have to be some Wagner - possibly the well known part from Lohengrinn it's either act II or III
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    Yes, Howard Shore is extraordinary. My overall favorite would be Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, though it's hard to say. The Radetzky March is always amazing of course as well.

    For soundtrack I especially love Gladiator and Last of the Mohicans and The Last Samurai are also very good.
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    I Gourni- Ludovico Einaudi

    Moonlight Sonata- Beethoven

    Requiem for a Drea- Clint Mansell

    Gladiator soundtrack- Hans Zimmer; listen to Barbarian Horde especially

    Braveheart soundtrack- James Horner; A Gift of Thistle is monumental

    Titanic soundtrack- James Horner

    LOTR soundtrack- every song throughout the three films is amazing

    Unstoppable- E.S Postumus

    Anything by Two Steps from Hell (do trailer music)

    Oh, and Everyday- Carly Camando

    Should all be on YouTube.
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    Rachmaninov - conc no.2, preludes in c sharp minor and g minor
    Chopin - Loads of the preludes and nocturnes as well as piano sonata no. 2
    Beethoven - moonlight sonata(especially the 3rd movement)
    Satie - Gnossienes
    Liszt - Lieberstraume

    Strictly speaking they're more romantic and not clasical but I get the feeling this is a rather general use of the term. So yeah, one of those.
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    1960s pop/rock music had some interesting spins on classical. Like The Beatles. Because:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWlLPJG9Cvg

    Brian Wilson - Wonderful

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muSou79UFXQ

    Brian Wilson - I'm in great shape...:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnUf1...eature=related

    and lots of stuff it seemed inspired by renaissance music like Simon and Garfunkel- Scarborough Fair:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEhAXQ5QQzs

    and The Rolling Stones- Paint It Black:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNvl19RDqbI

    She'a a rainbow:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zphAHMPtu4g

    Led Zepellin - Stairway to heaven:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcL---4xQYA
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    (Original post by Picnic1)
    1960s pop/rock music had some interesting spins on classical. Like The Beatles. Because:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWlLPJG9Cvg

    Brian Wilson - Wonderful

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muSou79UFXQ

    Brian Wilson - I'm in great shape...:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnUf1...eature=related

    and lots of stuff it seemed inspired by renaissance music like Simon and Garfunkel- Scarborough Fair:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEhAXQ5QQzs

    and The Rolling Stones- Paint It Black:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNvl19RDqbI

    She'a a rainbow:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zphAHMPtu4g

    Led Zepellin - Stairway to heaven:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcL---4xQYA

    Well Scarborough Fair is a traditional English ballad anyway (e.g see Martin Carthy), S&G just changed the arrangement and added the canticle (one of my favourite songs, BTW :love:). A lot of their earlier stuff was quite traditional. Along the same vein as what you've posted:



    Yes also used a lot of classic stuff. E.g:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0UqOqmPtAY

    I think mandolins add a certain 'olde worlde' sound. e.g.
    The Battle of Evermore (LZ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BjiRKBC05c


    or Half A World Away (REM): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLMnpB51vVM


    I like this spin on the topic a lot of the above are some of my favourite songs, too
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    (Original post by CrazyBeautiful)
    Half A World Away (REM): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLMnpB51vVM
    Good choice! That is their most clearly 'medieval folk' or however you want to put it song. Endgame and Try not to breathe are too. Whereas Fall on me and Losing my religion are more like pop songs that happen to be played with a mandolin or mandolin-like guitar.
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    Gotta be O Fortuna
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    New favourite: Elegy by Gabriel Faure

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/NhTqkl_RjTs

    All-time favorites: First and Fifth symphonies of Mahler!
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    (Original post by callmeanapple)
    New favourite: Elegy by Gabriel Faure

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/NhTqkl_RjTs
    Very nice.

    You may like this, which is along the same vein, and one of my favourites:



    The ending from 5:47 is just :coma:
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    You can't ask me to choose just one :eek3:

    I've absolutely no idea and probs never will. Some of my favourite stuff:

    Berlioz - last movement of Symphonie Fantastique
    Tchaikovsky - the score for Swan Lake
    Rachmaninov - 2nd piano concerto
    Debussy - Preludes. Well, any of the piano music really
    J.S. Bach - second movement of the Double Violin concerto :love:
    Fauré - Elegie (cello). The funeral post below reminded me that that's what I want at my funeral. Though it's rather gloomy
    Wagner - Prelude to Lohengrin. Amazing :love:
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    Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major

    I want that played at my funeral. It's such a beautiful emotive piece of music.
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    (Original post by Gallabay)
    So, what classical music is taking peoples fancy at the moment?

    Im heavily into movie themes at the moment, the Lighting of the Beacons for example from LOTR is probably one of my favourite pieces of music evarrrr :P
    seeing as classical music is looooooooooooong as, requiem for a dream
    i still don't know why anyone would ever chose classical over rock n' roll...
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    At the moment:






    Glad to see some Wagner fans here, yessss.
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    and the rest.

    Also,


    Edit: after being reminded, I concur with Satie's Gnossienes.
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    (Original post by CrazyBeautiful)
    Very nice.

    You may like this, which is along the same vein, and one of my favourites:



    The ending from 5:47 is just :coma:
    Absolutely fantastic piece of music! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Did you like the sound of cello when you were younger? For some reason, I just could not stand it, but after listening to Schumann's cello concert (in live) about two years ago, I just fell in love with it.
    Did any of you had similar experiences?

    Just another favourite piece of music, if we talk about Schumann:
    Piano concerto in A minor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxGFP52NiAo

    (and if I post a video by Martha Argerich, her interpretation of Ravel's piano concerto is one of the best in my opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcvUmkzMI80 )
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    (Original post by Picnic1)
    Good choice! That is their most clearly 'medieval folk' or however you want to put it song. Endgame and Try not to breathe are too. Whereas Fall on me and Losing my religion are more like pop songs that happen to be played with a mandolin or mandolin-like guitar.
    Yes that's true. It's more the general feel of these type of instruments if they are quite apparant in the song (which is otherwise quite pared down anyway).

    I have a soft spot for this song, particularly because of the video. Definately going for a theme!



    The hints of a harpsichord sound are nice.
 
 
 
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