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Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 21st, 2012, 11:28 am
by exneratunrisk
Night's Black Beard - Harrison BirtwistleString Quartet No 3 - Pascal DusapinStreichquartett No 1 - Heinz HollingerDerive I - Pierre BoulezConcerto per Pianoforte - Ktysztof Penderecki

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 21st, 2012, 11:42 am
by exneratunrisk
What a combination: Giergiev and Bashmet - interpreting the underestimated Viola Concerto - Alfred Schnittke

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 21st, 2012, 12:39 pm
by Cuchulainn
A-team: Bach double violin concerto in D minor - BWV 1043 - Largo ma non tanto.

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 21st, 2012, 8:51 pm
by trackstar
Some dramatic ones for the Solstice:In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt) - Edvard GriegNight on Bald Mountain - MussorgskyA change:Metamorphosen - Richard Straussand a resolution:Sibelius: Symphony No.2So now you have a Winter's Tale in 4 movements.

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 21st, 2012, 9:39 pm
by trackstar
QuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletRequiemWhich one?! (Mozart?)

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 21st, 2012, 10:58 pm
by Cuchulainn
QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletRequiemWhich one?! (Mozart?)Purcell, of course Kubrik III

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 22nd, 2012, 12:31 am
by trackstar
Here is one for exner - I have been listening to various CDs and this is Mozart in all of his perfection!Agnus Dei (Coronation Mass in C-major) - Wolfie MozartAnd how not to love this? Kyrie (Coronation Mass in C-major) - WAMDoes it help if you know that Kathleen Battle is *really*, *really* difficult to work with? Here is another excellent recording of it, along with four other masses:

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 22nd, 2012, 3:30 am
by EBal
QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnPurcell, of course Kubrik Best not to say more.

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 22nd, 2012, 8:28 am
by exneratunrisk
QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarHere is one for exner - I have been listening to various CDs and this is Mozart in all of his perfection!Agnus Dei (Coronation Mass in C-major) - Wolfie MozartAnd how not to love this? Kyrie (Coronation Mass in C-major) - WAMDoes it help if you know that Kathleen Battle is *really*, *really* difficult to work with? Here is another excellent recording of it, along with four other masses:I know, Xmas gifts are made to torture ... KB is fantastic!

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 22nd, 2012, 12:10 pm
by Cuchulainn
QuoteOriginally posted by: EBalQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnPurcell, of course Kubrik Best not to say more.Bedways is rightways now, so best we go homeways and get a bit of spatchka. Right, right?

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 22nd, 2012, 12:17 pm
by Cuchulainn
QuoteOriginally posted by: EBalQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnBest not to say more.Bedways is rightways now, so best we go homeways and get a bit of spatchka. Right, right?

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 23rd, 2012, 12:14 am
by Fermion
QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletRequiemWhich one?! (Mozart?)Purcell, of course Kubrik IIIMy favorite: Verdi. It's a very long piece and takes a while to warm up as the first movement is a bit slow. But it gets very exciting and dramatic later on, starting with the second movement (about 9:20).

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 24th, 2012, 5:41 am
by Cuchulainn
Carolan's Concerto, Chieftains Scherzo from the Irish Symphony Hamilton Harty Halle Hoe-down from "Rodeo" (Copland)

Selection of Best Classical Music

Posted: December 24th, 2012, 11:49 am
by Ultraviolet
QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletRequiemWhich one?! (Mozart?)I thought about Mozart - in response to DevonFangs' post... who, as it turns out, was teasing Exner :-)But how can one dislike Mozart?! Well, I love the opera (endlessly! if you sat me in front of one of my favourites, I wouldn't care if the world was ending or I died) and all guys who contributed to making this art form bigger and better - that includes Haendel, Wagner, Verdi and undoubtedly Mozart. Exner, you know that Mozart wrote for money, to please the client, and everybody wanted a blockbuster with Mozart trademark phrases all over it. But when you listen e.g. to this, keeping in mind it was XVIII century, doesn't it just make you bow down before the genius ahead of his times? Similarly, I don't like sacral music, but I adore one of its most prominent contemporary composers, Arvo Part - he turned to writing it (and now is most known for it) because he couldn't make a living composing in his original style.