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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Conduit View Post
    Stravinsky Rite of Spring
    This one I don't think I understand very well, either. It's pretty complicated, actually. To me . . . What attracts you to it?

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    Dvorak Symphony no. 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by LION4!5 View Post
    This one I don't think I understand very well, either. It's pretty complicated, actually. To me . . . What attracts you to it?
    I don't know, it's just mind blowing. I can't describe why I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LION4!5 View Post
    This confused me a bit because it isn't a fugue, is it? I looked it up on Wikipedia, and apparently you need to understand some musical theory to understand the piece.
    I'm afraid I have little knowledge of theory. This is one of Beethoven's last compositions, and as such, it is complex and can be difficult to take in. I just think it covers a range of emotion rarely covered in one piece of music. I hear a lot of despair and melancholy in it, but also a sense of wise reflection. Makes sense he wrote this in his later years in poor health. It;s such a contrast to his earlier, heroic period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LION4!5 View Post
    I hadn't heard this one in a while; I love Mozart.
    Oh yeah? I think he's great, and Vivaldi as well... although I was mostly exposed to Bach as I was training in piano. My piano teacher tried to steer me away from Beethoven, since it was often played in recitals... but I also like his work (and need to look more of it up).

    I listen to classical music sporadically (with limits)... to try to regulate my music choices.

    *Emotionally, Haydn and Mozart do it best for me.

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    Yes, I do! And soundtracks!
    My favorites are Tchaikovsky and Mozart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LION4!5 View Post
    This one I don't think I understand very well, either. It's pretty complicated, actually. To me . . . What attracts you to it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Starcrash View Post
    I don't know, it's just mind blowing. I can't describe why I like it.


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    tie between these two
    - this one makes me think in terms of science fiction like of androids which yearn to feel
    - this one is dramatic and humanistic like the pinnacle of an achievement.

    EDIT: actually this is quite beautiful too...not sure if these are classified as classical - I took music appreciate once and received 100 percent but It's been so long...too long. I was able to match a catalog of 50 songs to the respective period but if you don't use it you lose it.
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    Olemn slammed his hammer and from the sparks on the metal of his anvil came the spheres of the heavens.

    Sayrah blew life into the spheres and they moved. From her wheel she weaved the names of people in to mystery.
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    It's the closest musical equivalent to life for me; it's ever changing tempo...... beautiful chaos that still manages to be coherent somehow.

    “Brighter, now brighter, pay no mind to those who squint, burn with all your heat.”

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    I don't know the difference between classical, romantic, and all these other genres. These are just some pieces I like.

    This is one of my favorites.




    The composer conducts this one. The music starts at 41 seconds:




    There's only a snippet of "Canzona a due cori" by Gabrieli on Youtube, but the whole song is on Grooveshark and Spotify.

    I like the Albinoni piece. It's in a playlist I made as inspiration for a novel that's in the planning stage.

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