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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by Your Majesty, Jul 12, 2006.
My favorites that haven't been mentioned are leyenda by Albeniz and anything by carcassi
I have always liked classical music. Classical guitar especially. I like classical piano too.
My favorite neo-classical player is Tony MacAlpine.
Chopin and Grieg are two of my favorites.
And the artistic inspiration for the Nazi party. Wow, whatta guy. Famed anti-Semite.
Still, his music is good. *shrug*
I'm classicly trained, too, although you wouldn't know it much anymore, since what I do only touches tangetially on what I used to play in college. Still, I love classical music, even if I've gotten way more into jazz and brutal Christ-punching (thanks, Ken ) metal in recent years.
For performers, I like what I was inspired by - namely, the guitarists. Segovia, the master, of course, and also Paul Galbraith, Juliam Bream, John Williams, Paco DeLucia, guys like that.
For composers, everyone has their favorites, but I guess I'm less concerned about that and more about periods and compositions, with the notable exception of Mozart (and Beethoven and Bach, to a lesser degree). I have always loved Mozart. I've seen about 10 Mozart symphonies, and 2 operas, plus lots of smaller recitals of various solo and chamber music pieces. But when it comes to classical music, there's so much, it's really hard to pinpoint things. The Jupiter Symphony, Ode to Joy, Beethoven's 3rd, 7th, and 9th, Chopin's Mazurkas and assorted Nocturnes, anything by Rachmaninoff, particularly the Rhapsody (I'm a sucker for 'Somewhere In Time' *sob*), the works of Grieg... the list goes on and on. There's so much good and worthwhile classical music, that's it's hard to compile a list of repeatedly-listened to favorites for me, since I always try to absorb as much as possible, from earliest renaissance stylings (when I can find them!) all the way up to the modern composers like Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Ravel, and even Copland.
Ahh! There's too much. I love classical music too, though, yes indeed.
Ah! Carcassi! Lots of intro guitar stuff by Carcassi, little etudes and the like. 25 Etudes... man, I spent some hours in that book!
About time someone mentioned Rachmaninoff. Beethoven is my favorite, though. His ninth symphony pwns everything.
Bach has a lot of top notch stuff, as well.
IMO, it has to have a catchy melody or have some interesting rhythms to be good. This is where Chopin really shines, his sense of rhythm is pretty amazing.
I like Bela Bartok as well.
Indian composer Pandit Pran Nath is pretty good, but not classical even for Indian standards.
I like a great deal of "classical" music (lumping it all together for simplicity). My first instruments are the piano and the trumpet/cornet (they're just variations of the same instrument really). I've played in orchestras, wind ensombles, brass ensombles, jazz bands. I even played in a brass band for 10 years!. So yeah, I've had a large exposure to classical music and I love a lot of it.
Really I think classical is the reason I got into metal. I always preferred the heavier music, like Mussorgsky's Night on Bare Mountain. Classical is the original heavy music. Having said that though, one of my favourite pieces to play is Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in Eb. I played some of the movements of it for a couple of my grade exams.
I didn't mean I liked him personally - as I suspect you know, you sarcastic bitch. I don't like Public Enemy's political or social beliefs either, as an example, but they put out two great albums. (If Rap's your thing, anyway...)
I've seen two of his operas - "The Magic Flute" and "Don Giovanni". Both awesome to watch, for different reasons. One of the big advantages to living in the D.C. area - Wolf Trap.
+1000000 for Electric Counterpoint!
Is anyone into Michael Walton? One of my old teachers was really into him, and played me some pretty cool stuff.
Figaro is better... I just love Mozart 40th symphony. Especially Molto Allegro part. Awesome. Alla turka is great, Wolfgang IS something special...
I can't agree with it. Sure thouse bloody maniacs used his music for antihuman propaganda, but any music is far away from any politics. His Ride Of Walkieries is amazing, though
One of my very favorite composers. Just love it.
same to me.
Hey, that's just my thoughts! ))
Mussorgsky's "Picture From Exibition" is better for me. and Rachmaninoff "The Rock" is very powerful too. He was amazing piano player.
p.s. Modern composers... Guitar... well, I was VERY impressed with CD with guitar concerto's of Decco record Company, London, 1990.(Decca 430 233-2)It contains Malcolm Arnold "Guitar Concerto", Leo browner "Retrats catalans", Herbert Chappell "Caribbean Concerto". Eduardo Fernandez on guitar with English Chamber Orchestra plays good. But quality of that music is something. Stravinsky is good, but Carribean Concerto of Chappell is outstanding. Guitar Concerto of Malcolm Arnold is "... the comcerto is triumphant demonstration of the versatility of guitar... very few, if any, have exploited the guitar's chameleon-like characteristics and facility for allusion with such skills..."
"herbert Chappell carribean concerto, a new addition to the literature for guitar and orchestra, casts the guitar almost as a member of the percussion family from the very beginning, explosive its energy..."
Find and buy this CD, I highly recommend to do it. If you love classical guitar and orchestra (IMO is not strictly classical, as Starvinsky), my recommendation - MUST HAVE
Dude, he's one of history's most notorious anti-Semites. He was NOT a fan of the Jewish people. Pretty logical to link that with the National Socialists, hmm?
Mike, those are the same two I've seen. I had forgotten, I've actually seen the Marriage of Figaro, too, but it was years ago, when I was a kid.
The fact that he wasn't the most admirable human being, and the fact that his work was a source of inspiration for the Nazi party doesn't detract from its objective merits.
I don't know much about his person, but I think it was terrible time - you must admire Hitler or hitler will kill you. Bad dilemma...
p.s. I hate faschism anyway, but music has nothing in common with politics
Wagner was around long before Hitler! He lived from 1813 to 1883.
Props on Gilbraith, that guy can PLAY, damn.
I also forgot to mention classicla guitarists such as Sor, Carcassi, Tarrega, Carulli, etc.
John DiVissee = cool, too.
I agree with this 10,000%. Except that metal led me to classical instead of vice versa.
I love the usual guys everyone has already mentioned (specially Bach and Mozart) and I would only add Desprez, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, and Varese (if you can call him classical...)
Whatever. Still thinks that classical music and state policy has nothing in common. And I like Wagner and hate Hitler.
p.s. what about Carribean Concerto of Chappell? Still have no idea what is it?