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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:59 PM
What is your favourite classical piece? I love classical music, but I'm horrible with titles. Always have been. With any kind of music. To this day my friend (who knows good and well how horrible I am at knowing who sings what) will ask me what song is on the radio when we're riding around town. Anyway, I am hoping that something someone shares will be something I've heard before and liked or will be something new for me to enjoy. So please give the title and composer.
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"...it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain."
I've heard this since my parents first brought me home at 2 days old.
I'm 49 now and have always loved it, I could listen to the whole thing everyday if I had time.
Have a listen!
At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes--an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new.
This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense. -- Carl Sagan
But I like almost all of Beethoven's work, the Brandenburg Concertos (Bach?); Tchaichovsky's 1812 Overture and the Nutcracker Suite; "O Fortuna" by Carl Orff (though the words are actually from a middle ages poem); SOme (not all) Of Richard Wagners - like Tristan and Isolde, The Valkyrie (in fact most of the music for the Ring cycle of Operas); Brahms Lullabye.... and some others which have escaped my mind right now...
We have problems because we stray from what is innocent and pure.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:35 AM
I suppose this would be my favorite, "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy. I used to listen to this as a kid at night in my bedroom looking out of the window at clouds drifting past the moon. It's so ethereal and mysterious, and peaceful and happy, too.
Edited by StarMountainKid, 24 October 2012 - 02:40 AM.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:05 AM
Check out the Nocturnes by Chopin. There are 21 of them, but they are great. Very melancholic. I've got Reverie by Debussy playing now, which is another good one. (I tend to like the piano solos mostly when listening to classical)
"Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal..." - H.P. Lovecraft, "The Tomb", Published 1922
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:31 AM
Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Tachaikovsky's Slavonic March o.p. 31
Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King
Haydn's Symphony No. 94, The Surprise
Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain
We see things only as we are constructed to see them, and can gain no idea of their absolute nature.
With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos. - H.P. Lovecraft, "From Beyond" Published 1934