(Original post by danadd9)
Can you not listen via Spotify?
And I hadn't heard of it until just now! - I'll plough my way through it tomorrow when my connection's better
Also posting a general favourite piece, Mahler's 9th symphony:
I believe that it is a general opinion that operas shall not be simply listened to. If Wagner had only wanted to write the astonishing music of his operas, he would have done so. However, he did not only compose the everlasting tunes of the Ring Cycle, but he insisted on creating his own stage-work as well. Therefore, it can be argued that waiting to enjoy the opera in a live performance is a price worth paying for. (Although I've just said all these things, the first thing I did after reading your comment was searching for Wagner on Spotify! )
If you are interested in watching Ludwig, you can watch it on Youtube. But be prepared, because it is about 5 hours long. (Though if you do not fell asleep during a Wagner opera, then you can easily handle a movie.)
Mahler's 9 should be one of the 7 wonders of Earth, but what I can advise you is to go to a live concert and experience what the conductor, James Gaffigan, called 200 climaxes every 3 minutes.
P.S. The same conductor said that in a pre-concert interview that no conductor can sleep at night after conducting Mahler. Here's a video about him, rehearsing Stravinsky's Petrushka:
Favourite piece of classical music? Watch
- 03-04-2011 22:56
- 04-04-2011 20:58
This is currently my favourite one.... absolutely beautiful.Last edited by WizardOfOz#1; 04-04-2011 at 21:04.
- 04-04-2011 21:04
Für Elise by Beethoven.
Once you hear that you know you've just cleared another level in Phoenix (Taito 1980ish) - ahh, memories
- 04-04-2011 21:11
Henryk Gorecki- Symphony #3.
- 04-04-2011 21:17
Lots of different pieces by Chopin.
- 04-04-2011 21:22
- 04-04-2011 21:27
I hadn't heard it for years until I decided to make a Spotify playlist of classical music, and it instantly made me feel like a child again. I have no idea how I know it, but I felt like I knew it very, very well. My guess is that it was an accompaniment to a story when I was in nursery, but I find it very frustrating that I don't know! I don't really know much about classical music though, as you can probably guess.
Last edited by j.alexanderh; 05-04-2011 at 00:52.
- 05-04-2011 00:50
- 05-04-2011 01:27
- 05-04-2011 01:31
Summers day - joe hisaishi
- 10-04-2011 17:03
Cimarosa Oboe Concerto
Swan Lake Theme