Looking for classical composers/pieces

Discussion in 'Jazz, Acoustic, Classical & Fingerstyle' started by Carcinoid, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Carcinoid

    Carcinoid haha

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    Hello everyone!:wavey:

    First in foremost, I looked around on SS to double check thats there isn't a thread like this one here already, and I didn't find one.. but if there IS one out there, then my apologies.

    So Ive been listening to a lot of classical music lately and I want more. So this is where you come in!

    Heres what I like:
    Bach of course
    Mussorgsky
    Paganini
    Beethoven

    I don't really like the stuff thats super happy sounding; haven't been a fan of Major pieces. I like the deep, creepy, epic sounding stuff (i.e. Night on Bald Mountain) and/or intense melodic super dynamic fast stuff (think Paganini) .

    Thanks a lot guys, 'ppreciate it.

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  2. Keytarist

    Keytarist SS.org Regular

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    Would you like to explain a more detailed and specific view of what you're searching?. For instance: Are you looking only for orchestral stuff?, do you want XX century composers?, or maybe composers from an specific era?, etc..
     
  3. Carcinoid

    Carcinoid haha

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    any era i suppose. i was sort of prepared for questions like this:ugh: lol

    and i dont really have a specific instrument of preference.. i like whole symphonies, i like just keys/organ, or violin.. anythings cool with me brutha
     
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    telecaster90 Smokestack Lightning Contributor

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    Check out Opus 60 No. 7 by Carcassi. Here's a really fast version of it.

     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Stravinsky is awesome for what you described

     
  6. Durero

    Durero prototyping... Contributor

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    Favourite piece by one of my favourite composers



     
  7. Mr. Big Noodles

    Mr. Big Noodles Theory God

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    Hmm, this should give you a good start.






    (^ This one starts picking up at 2:20.)




    Seeing this as a ballet really brings out the dramatic quality of the music. I saw a version with bondage pirates and cupid on a skateboard. It's pretty trippy without the visual aid, though:








    This is probably the most famous bit from this thing. The beginning is supposed to be a sunrise - birds are flying around, the sun is gradually coming out, then it comes over the horizon, which is when the orchestra gets really loud (4:37):





    I posted this in the twelve-tone thread:


    Glenn Gould takes some freedoms with the tempo in this one (When doesn't he?), and some people bitch him out for that, but it's very cool, nonetheless:


     
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  8. Carcinoid

    Carcinoid haha

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    lol. cupid shredding sounds pretty epic.



    And thanks a lot everyone, I truly appreciate you guys helping me out with this even though you guys didn't have too. I will be very busy investigating these pieces!
     
  9. Keytarist

    Keytarist SS.org Regular

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    :lol: I was hoping to be the first to post Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel. That composition almost made me cry, it just blows me away. So I'ld suggest you to listen to:

    Antonio Vivaldi · Guitar concerto in D Major
    Johann Sebastian Bach · Brandenburg concertos
    Franz Joseph Haydn · Piano concerto in D Major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart · Symphony No.40 in G minor
    Carl Maria Von Weber · Konzerstuck in F minor Op.79
    Ludwig Van Beethoven · 7th Symphony
    Johannes Brahms · Piano concerto No.1
    Franz Schubert · Symphony No.9
    Hector Berlioz · Fantastic Symphony
    Richard Wagner · Tristan und Isolde (an opera)
    Gustav Mahler · 5th Symphony
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky · 5th Symphony
    Alexander Borodin · 2nd Symphony
    Gabriel Fauré · Pelleas et Melisande
    Dimitri Shostakovich · 5th Symphony
    Sergei Prokofiev · 5th Symphony
    Maurice Ravel · Daphnis et Chloé
    Claude Debussy · La Mer
    Gustav Holst · The Planets
    Paul Hindemith · Kammermusik
    Igor Stravinsky · The Rite of Spring
    Béla Bartók · The Miraculous Mandarin
    Arnold Schoenberg · Variations for Orchestra Op.31
    Alban Berg · Violin Concerto
    Anton Webern · Concerto fo Nine instruments Op.24
    Olivier Messiaen · Turangalila Symphony
    György Ligeti · Lontano
    Iannis Xenakis · Metastasis
    Henri Dutilleux · Métaboles
    Krzsztof Penderecki · Violin concerto No.2 Metamorphosen

    This is my attempt to create a list of different compositions of different eras, a lot of composers are missing, though. I'm not obsessed with the number 5 for some symphonies; this came like that by coincidence.
     
  10. WarriorOfMetal

    WarriorOfMetal The Dragonrider Contributor

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    Mahler Symphony #2 = greatest piece of music ever written :idea::yesway:
     
  11. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    SchecterWhore totally beat me to it. Holst's 'the Planets' (especially the Mars movement which I think is one of the most metal classical pieces ever..) OWNS. :yesway:

    Not to mention +1 for Beethoven and/or Bach. :metal:
     
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    Konfusius Dude

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    Whatever you wrote: Paganini. :shred: His music is über-awesome.
     
  13. stryker1800

    stryker1800 Sweet Pickle

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    I'm a fan of Agustin Barrios Mangore myself, gotta love the romantic era.
     
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    ddtonfire SS.org Regular

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    Anton Bruckner. He can be difficult to get into at first, especially because of his long compositions, but once you do, you're hooked. I'm especially passionate about his music and I could write about it all day, but I'll keep it brief. His music is filled with emotion and his endings are phenomenally epic. He especially enjoys having the brass section play fortississimo. He's amazing at slow, intense buildups; Bruckner climaxes are music orgasms.

    His 9th Symphony fits your tastes perfectly: ominous, creepy, and epic. I'll give you some examples from it.

    Here's the first half of the second movement (I swear it's a precursor to metal):



    And here's the finale of the first movement, showcasing his epic endings. tl;dr version starts at 5:27:



    And the coda of the third movement, with a ridiculous climax on a full V13 chord (you'll know it when you hear it):





    I hope you can enjoy his music as much as I do.
     
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    bulletbass man Classical & Metal

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    Hasmamagee SS.org Regular

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    If you want to listen to something really really far out there listen to variese'

    If you just want something beautiful to listen to Dvorjac's new world symphony is amazing
     
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    theclap SS.org Regular

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    I think I can contribute..Since we're going for eerie.

    Bach's Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma of course


    Scriabin is one of my favorites so here's the first
    Sonata no.5


    Personal favorite if I was to pick one to listen to from my post i'd pick this. by Scriabin Vers la Flamme


    He also does a lot of etudes and basic forms like this etude in e major it sounds like


    favorite Chopin piece right here, scherzo in b minor. The Bb one is the most played and well known. This one in my opinion is better. one of my favorite listens in the music realm. no yundi li is not playing.


    Mozart's Adagio and Fugue in C minor. Favoritist Fugue ever skip to 3 minutes for contrapuntal orgasms. It's actually a Double Fugue to my ear. If you can find 2 piano's playing this I prefer it.


    Eric Whitacre's Water Night is a wonderful choral piece. I had the chance to sing this last year. It's wild and sounds just like what it is trying to accomplish, water.


    Hector Berlioz is the epitome of fucked up. If you've ever taken a music history class of the classical-romantic era you can back me up on this. Read up on this before you listen to it and you'll get it. He was also not a musician. You might also recognize this from Julia Robert's movie "Sleeping with the Enemy" lol.


    choir piece. Did an all male version of this in my choir i fuckin love the shit out of this. Dark and romantic sounding, not to be confused with dark romantic sounding. It's also in Db which is awesome.
    Cantique de Jean Racine



    The dark parts in this overture are swell. Covers the whole spectrum of emotions just as the play does itself. try and follow along if you've read it before. this is the first half if i recall the love theme is about the half way marker for this piece.


    i was gonna post up some berg and stravinsky but some other people have been exploring that. Bela Bartok is my favorite when it comes to more atonal music.


    as mentioned above this post variese is wild, of course a zappa fan would mention him.
    Check out Aaron Copland as well.
     
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    This is Anton Webern. He wrote some very interesting music should really check this guy out......my music theory teacher showed me
     
  19. conortheshreder

    conortheshreder Macho fantastico

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    Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. Listen to all 3 parts, but IIRC the adagio is the one that is just devastatingly beautiful.

    And for appreciating classical music it's good to indulge your snob genes a bit and listen to it on CD/vinyl on a good system, in person, or at least a high bitrate mp3 or FLAC with decent headphones. Youtube over computer speakers just doesn't have ANY emotional impact or subtlety for me.
     

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