The Classical Music Thread

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The previous thread on classical music is so old it doesn't allow any new posts, so I thought I would start a new thread.

Here's a piece where you might not recognize the title (Light Cavalry - Overture) or name of the composer (Franz von Suppé), but you will recognize the music.

Maybe not at first, but at the 2:30 mark or so you'll say to yourself "I know that tune!"

 
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Great topic idea of a subject that is near and dear to my heart.

I will start with Bach, in the pre-classical, baroque period with music that is filled with brilliant use of counterpoint.

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In the classical period, I love the dominant role of melody and this Haydn symphony epitomizes it in all its glory.

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Beethovan is kinda in his own category; is he the first Romantic or the last of the Classicists? No matter, it's as good as it gets.

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My favorite of that good old time classically stuff would be Mozart:

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But the composer that makes the Earth move for me would be Copland. My parents dragged my brothers and I to all kinds of classical concerts as a kid, but I got such a kick when I realized that one of my favorite teen years prog rock groups (Emerson Lake & Palmer) put versions of a couple of Copland's works on their albums.

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Happy birthday Johann.

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Le Cid

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O Fortuna

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Watch your woofers.

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I've always loved Chopin, been playing piano since I was eight and was classically trained. But before I get to Frederic, this is one of my favorite pieces, by Beethoven, "Moonlight Sonata" or Sonata #14.

Great thread!

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And here is one of my very favorite pieces by Chopin, Nocturne #9 in C Sharp minor. There's so many pieces to pick from, his waltzes, his nocturnes, his concertos. I love the use of his mixing majors and minors. So beautiful.

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O Fortuna

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Carmina Burana is magnificently spectacular! My husband cringes because every Sunday morning during football season, as soon as I wake up, whether it's 6:00 a.m. or 8:00, it gets cranked up on the Bose iPod sound system. It goes well with the morning coffee.
 

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As seemingly always with me, conventional stuff. I can put in tons of stuff here but let's go back to the beginnings. Late start. Already a HS sophomore IIRC, I got a little record player, old school, built into to a case sorta like a suit case with a handle a lid that latches shut and a 9" turntable, and a cartridge that was really more like a one penny nail with the head chopped off, tracking force maybe 1.5 - 2 lbs :coffee:, hiFi in other words. And a new album at the time, '63 I think, Rudolf Serkin playing Beethoven Sonatas:
Moonlight, Pathetique and Appassionata played it till the nails killed it. Loved it.

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Also fond of piano concertos (love piano, love the orchestra). First exposed to these by way of the Bachs, CPE, JC, JS, PDQ etc.

But also love Mozarts later ones (20-24 especially).

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And a new album at the time, '63 I think, Rudolf Serkin playing Beethoven Sonatas: Moonlight, Pathetique and Appassionata played it till the nails killed it. Loved it.
I picked up a similar CD about twenty years ago.

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Still sounds good - apparently laser beams are gentler than nails. :D
 

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Saw Schickele At Umass, At Symphony Hall Boston, at NYU and I think 1 other place.

The act evolved. It was always fresh and always hilarious and always satisfyingly musical and very informative.
A hoot.


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