Classical music

  • I guess his personality is exuded in his work.... maybe that´s the reason. The only time I really thought his music was appropriate was in Apocalypse now. <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>

  • You talking about that Chopper blasting as they came to the beach, Air Cav in force? Edited by - Finalday on 10/2/2005 12:36:35 PM

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  • well, itw as rather appropriate in <i>Excalibur </i> as well, and in the rather enjoyable German-language film of <i>Gotterdammerung. </i> And Wagner´s influence on the symphonic score has directly brought about some of the most stirring film soundtracks, many of which are rooted in his style.

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  • <font size=1 face="trebuchet ms"><BLOCKQUOTE><hr size=1 noshade>The Total Annihilation Soundtrack <hr size=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face=´trebuchet ms, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica´ size=2> Yes! Another example of how damn brilliant that game was/is. Good composers: Handel Wagner Orff Strauss Beethoven Tchaikovsky Mozart Bach Vivaldi Edit: Stravinsky! Thanks Taw, the only clue I couldn´t do in the crossword this morning was &quot;composer of Firebird (10)&quot;. Knew he was an &quot;-insky&quot;. Edited by - Accushot on 10/2/2005 4:15:56 PM

  • What about John Williams for his classic soundtracks?? He is the best classical composer around today IMHO. Tchaikovsky is very good, but I like Gustav Holst for his Planets Suite. I do not really have a fave composer, I just like good pieces of music, hence I like a lot of composers. Most of ´em just make me feel jealous though!!!

  • Don´t want to repeat already mentioned big names (though I have to say that Mozart would never be on my list - too much functional music ; i.e. muzak of his time). I am switched on - Beethoven. Just after J.S.Bach I´d like to add some more: <b> Jean Sibelius </b> (1865 - 1957) best known for his Karelia Suite - If you ever have the chance to listen to it in a live concert, do it. If you prefer Rock to Classics the you MUST know one of the different versions Keith Emerson (and The Nice) played the Ouverture to Karelia Suite. Just great. <b> György Ligeti </b> (1923 - ) Ligeti writes some of the most emotive music of the 20th century. His Lux aeterna was used for 2001 - A Space Odyssey (Second Main Theme, the other one was Strauss´ Donau-Waltz). But listen to Lontano - the perfect Soundtrack for a trip into outer space (I will not make comparisons with any drug-experience here nor give advice <img src=smilies/icon_smile_big.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>) Ligeti is not only cosmical but also comical. One of the rare composers in 20-century-classical-music with humour <b> Krzysztof Penderecki </b> (1933 - ) I am completely atheist, Penderecki is MUCH catholic and actually working on a Polish Requiem in memory of Pope JPII (omg <img src=smilies/icon_smile_big.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>). But: Penderecki did not write &quot;Spirituals&quot; but some just great, impressive and emotional music. Listen to &quot;Stabat Mater&quot; for three choirs - with the most astonishing final chord in D Major you probably ever have heard. A word about &quot;an arrogant, self-obsessed, narcissistic, mysogynist, elitist pr*ck of gargantuan porportions...&quot; - Wilde created a classic ! <img src=smilies/icon_smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> You´re right on Wagner. But even a complete @sshole can write great music. I´d even say: the percentage of &quot;arrogant, self-obsessed, narcissistic, mysogynist, elitist pr*cks&quot; among composers/movie makers/artists in general is much higher than anywhere else. You want examples ? Robbie Williams, Madonna Louise Ciccone, Ritchie Blackmore; Alfred Hitchcock, W.C.Fields, Marlon Brando; Edit: Spelling Edited by - zazie on 10/3/2005 4:32:59 AM

  • @Fd.... Yeah. The Air Cavs scenes with Robert Duval´s line ... &quot;I love the smell of napalm in the morning....&quot; Ride of the Valkyries is the music that gets blared out on the loudspeakers. @Taw... Very true, many cinematic scores are infl

  • Vivaldi with his Four Seasons is perfect. other then that, Beethoven, both Für Elise and Ode to Joy are sound blasters, I really love the power emanating from Ode to Joy I haven´t heard much Mozart, but what I heard I liked, now only to place names with musical pieces (although in Secondary School, the Music teacher taught us to play a little piece of Mozart) And Tchaikovsky with his Ouverture 1812, I love the powerplay at the end.

  • No offence here, guys (and gals) Most of your repertoire of classical music here is limited to a &quot;The most popular classical music of all times compiled for a romantic candlelight dinner&quot; - which is veeery ok. My point is different: After reading your posts i am quite sure that some of you have never/long time not been in a classical concert. Personally I love Hard-, Metal -, Prog-, Art Rock (remember ??), Techno and so on. But to hear the tremendous power of a symphony orchestra in 12m distance or the incredible boost of a big pipe organ beats ANY PA-System. Maybe the sound engineer FOH makes the sound <i> louder </i> than an Orchestra. But the dynamics never are the same. Believe me: go and listen. It will be an unforgettable experience. Oh, and your reputation as computer-addicted could positively change at your possible parents-in-law <img src=smilies/icon_smile_big.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>

  • I go to the Hallé in Manchester once every 3 months or so, or if they come to Stoke I go to the Victoria Hall, and I also occassionally go to the City of Birmingham Sym Orch which I´ve been a supporter of since I was a student in Brum and Simon Rattle took it over (he´s moved on since of course) On Saturday (12th) I´m going to the Hallé peformance of Glinka, Shostakovich, Borodin and Rachmaninov. The whole family will go for the Christmas Fantasia if I lived in London I´d be off to the concert halls and operas almost every night, but I don´t <img src=smilies/icon_smile_sad.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Certain people who live in Manhattan have of course amongst the very finest pick of artistic venues on their doorstep, as it were.

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  • oh good-oh, i wouldn´t want anyone to think I listen to classical wallpaper &lt;shudders&gt; it´s Radio 3 for me, not Classic FM.

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  • hmmmm....nearest I´ve ever been to a classical concert was when a German band came to play in Umboto Gorge...Classical music isn´t that big in SA, I think you can maybe get concerts in the big cities, mainly Pretoria(Sorry Tshwane or however you spell that) and Cape Town...but yea...

  • you carry on caling it Pretoria, none of us know where Maphathutshanwe or whatever it is, is.

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  • well i play the viola and violin and i think the only good composers are the ones whos music is cheap to buy on a sheet and have a great tune. but some may disagree. my favourite peice ever to play is Eina Clina (i have definately spelt it wrong (shows what a musical talent i am))

  • zazie - actually, I have been to a performance of the TSO recently. And it was well-played, but the composition was too typically of the romantic era. Twas blah. Though to add to my list, Max Bruch and Jean-Baptiste Lully are amazing composers, though not so well known.