Gorgeous Music

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  1. clarinetJWD

    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    Allright... So most of you won't have a clue about what I'm talking about, but trust me. I just listened to Richard Wagner's "Prelude to Tristan und Isolde" for the first time in a long while, and it is one of the most gorgeous pieces. Ever. If you haven't heard it, go find it and listen to it. For those of you who know what I'm talking about...you know what I'm talking about ;)
     
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    Sorry, I just listened to Everything in its Right Place by Radiohead, and that's about all that can fit in me head. :mrgreen:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh yes, I know what you are talking about! Though there is lots by Wagner that does not quite reach me, some of his pieces do (the less bombastic ones). Ahhh. Classical music! Quite my thing!
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Not a Wagner fan I'm afraid. Much prefer Mahler and J S Bach and the 'moderns' like Glass and Cage.
    But then again early music by the likes of Guillaume de Machaut.... Mmmmmmmm........
     
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    Mozart and Vivaldi tickle my fancy, but I also love Bach and select Beethoven pieces.
     
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    Those who feel a liking for Bach and select pieces by Beethoven should for once check out Mendelssohn-Bartholdy... I think you will like his music, too.

    I am looking forward to the time after 11 December (performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 1 - 3), for we shall then begin to practise the Fauré-Requiem for the performance on 31 March. That will be GOOD.
     
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    And Schubert. Schubert is awesome.

    Hertz--I'm actually the same way, Mahler and the modern guys ;) But Tristan und Isolde is just amazing...

    But not quite as amazing as Mahler's 2nd Symphony
     
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    Thread I like! Good taste, people! Have any of you listened to Gorecki's 3rd Symphony? Great piece, especially on the recording with Dawn Upshaw singing.

    As for Mahler, yeah, he's been one of my fave composers as well, I love his 6th Symphony.

    On a Wagner subject... About 10 years ago we did the Ring cycle down here. That's a long momma! I remember Gottedamerung (sp?) being God dam' long. :mrgreen: Heck, we were allowed bathroom breaks in the middle of the performance (we were in the pit) and even having snacks and drinks (no alcohol though, damn it!) with us. We survived it, somehow.

    Yes, the Prelude is one of Wagner's finest moments, as well as Siegfried Idyll, which he wrote for his wife. Another fine example of lush orchestration.
     
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    Classical music, meh.

    The thing I like most about music is the poetry you get, classical music doesn't do it for me.
     
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    I'm afraid I'm not familiar with Goreki, though I've gotten a few recommendations, so as soon as I pay my library fines, I'll check it out. Mahler = :thumbup:
    Götterdämmerung is long. Very long, but it's also very, very good. I wish I preformed the Ring, but our school can't come up with the singers needed for a 4 1/2 hour long Wagnerian opera...I wonder why... :D
     

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