Best piece of classical you've ever heard?

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I dont know about you guys but I occasionally like to listen to some classical, minimalist music to calm me.

The best one in recent times has been this (according to me anyway):

What do you have?

Comments (37)

Apr 25, 2012

That's not classical music.

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Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012

i don't get into classical at all, but i know a few...

starting at 16:55 of beethoven's 5th is epic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzs-OGgkZTU

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Apr 26, 2012
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Apr 25, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J-Iwtzzge8
immortal performance, listen to all the parts

Apr 25, 2012

bach's ciaccona

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Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012

Chopin's Marche Funebre.
The piece is so saddening, maddening, relieving, empowering and elegant.

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Apr 25, 2012
Disincentivy:

Chopin's Marche Funebre.
The piece is so saddening, maddening, relieving, empowering and elegant.

the entire sonata is pretty excellent--the movement after where its basically ghosts sweeping through the graveyard is fantastic

Apr 25, 2012
syntheticshit:
Disincentivy:

Chopin's Marche Funebre.
The piece is so saddening, maddening, relieving, empowering and elegant.

the entire sonata is pretty excellent--the movement after where its basically ghosts sweeping through the graveyard is fantastic

I find it fascinating that his glory in the romantic era was because he did not glorify romance. All his work is much more complicated than his peers.

Apr 25, 2012

mozart's allegro moderato - symphony 29. I heard a rendition at a symphony in Boston and haven't been the same since. Who knew how good classical music can be. I think everybody should have some classical stuff on their mp3 player

Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012

Swagon go away. Shit's getting old.

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Apr 25, 2012
BoxerRebeller:

Swagon go away. Shit's getting old.

Actually, I LOL'd at those posts.

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Apr 25, 2012

for those of u unfamiliar with the melodica, its essentially just a harmonica with a keyboard. wen played correctly, it can create some of the most relaxing music ive ever heard. perfect example:

GBS

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Apr 25, 2012
GoldmanBallSachs:

for those of u unfamiliar with the melodica, its essentially just a harmonica with a keyboard. wen played correctly, it can create some of the most relaxing music ive ever heard. perfect example:

LMAO

Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufDLvge-T_U
You guys know classical music was all created in the classical period, from 1750-1830, right? So really, only coca cola and synthetic's pieces qualify. I like rachmaninoff though... lots more of a classical influence here than anything else.

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Apr 25, 2012
seabird:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufDLvge-T_U
You guys know classical music was all created in the classical period, from 1750-1830, right? So really, only coca cola and synthetic's pieces qualify. I like rachmaninoff though... lots more of a classical influence here than anything else.

right. in the seventeen and eighteen-hunnits

Apr 26, 2012
seabird:

You guys know classical music was all created in the classical period, from 1750-1830, right?

Most people just lump all music from about 1600 to 1900 in the same category. 'Classical', like 'Wall Street', can refer to a specific period / location or just the general body of work. I sense you get this and are being snarky, so I am as well. Why? Well, why the hell not? It's good to see you posting again :D

My favorites right now:
* Bach guitar suites, just beautiful
* Handel. All of it. Amazing stuff
* Final Fantasy IX soundtrack. I don't play the games, but the music is WOW GOOD

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Apr 25, 2012

i always figured NWA and afrika bambaattaa were classical.

Apr 25, 2012

Fantasie by Chopin. Li Yundi does it best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvm2ZsRv3C8

Apr 26, 2012

Classical music is emotional music. Berlioz symphony fantastic is amazing.

Apr 26, 2012

Ant, what music do you know that isnt emotional? I can only really think of one piece, and thats Reich's "clapping music."

"...all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

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Apr 26, 2012
seabird:

Ant, what music do you know that isnt emotional? I can only really think of one piece, and thats Reich's "clapping music."

There is music and then there is MUSIC. I enjoy modern music, but classical is much deeper. Wagner is amazing, as well as Beethoven, etc. Classical is like art, you appreciate it the more you understand about it.

Apr 26, 2012

You can't not like this.


Apr 26, 2012

Antonin Dvorak's 9th Symphony (also called the New World Symphony):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETNoPqYAIPI
The second movement is absolutely beautiful... (Dvorak's a bit late to be "classical," but w/e...)

Apr 26, 2012

Erik Alfred Leslie Satie - Gymn

Apr 26, 2012

Handel's Messiah

Apr 18, 2013

Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche

Jul 29, 2017

Not an obscure piece but I've always thought Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune is amazing.

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Jul 29, 2017
Jul 29, 2017

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Godfather Waltz by Nino Rota.

Jul 30, 2017

Glad to see this thread return.

Carl Van Loon
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Jul 31, 2017
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