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Title: Classical Music
Post by: cletus1805 on January 27, 2022, 09:50:20 PM
Share your favorite classical works and composers.

My very favorite peice is Mozart's Magic Flute overture. It never ceases to move me. Beautiful music has a unique way of touching the soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Gedb05J5M
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 27, 2022, 09:54:28 PM
This version of Erik Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 has been a favorite of mine lately.

https://youtu.be/44S21EoDjho
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: LeDeg on January 27, 2022, 11:10:38 PM
I have been listening to a lot of Albinoni's Oboe Concerto's as of late. 
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 27, 2022, 11:23:50 PM
Smetana - The Moldau

https://youtu.be/3G4NKzmfC-Q
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Mark 79 on January 27, 2022, 11:42:43 PM
https://youtu.be/xIcVNqMsgAg

https://youtu.be/sqwV9l-U8ds
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Mark 79 on January 27, 2022, 11:48:25 PM
https://youtu.be/hlR9rDJMEiQ
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Post by: Mark 79 on January 27, 2022, 11:54:22 PM
https://youtu.be/6dDk6aft4JU
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Post by: ElwinRansom1970 on January 28, 2022, 05:19:48 AM
Share your favorite classical works and composers.

My very favorite peice is Mozart's Magic Flute overture. It never ceases to move me. Beautiful music has a unique way of touching the soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Gedb05J5M
Are you aware that Die Zauberflöte is a glorification of Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ to which Mozart belonged?
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Kazimierz on January 28, 2022, 11:52:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5NsPOgyALI
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Post by: Kazimierz on January 28, 2022, 11:53:53 AM
https://youtu.be/O3MVY6UiMag
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Post by: Kazimierz on January 28, 2022, 11:55:02 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVe2l-6h-ak
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Post by: Carissima on January 28, 2022, 12:54:55 PM
Pachelbel Canon in D has been one of my favorites since I first heard it as a teen. I spent some time looking for the best version and this is by far my favorite ever. It brings me so much joy to listen to this one. Has a faster tempo than most other versions. 

https://youtu.be/JvNQLJ1_HQ0
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Carissima on January 28, 2022, 01:03:24 PM
Another beautiful and cheerful piece from the same group. I recommend visiting their YouTube channel to listen to more beautiful performances. 

https://youtu.be/Vdw85KESaY8 (https://youtu.be/Vdw85KESaY8)
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Giovanni Berto on January 28, 2022, 01:27:00 PM
A couple of my favourites from the Red Priest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klOA_YdLxZs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46w3KOy_ros
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: ElwinRansom1970 on January 28, 2022, 03:56:15 PM
https://youtu.be/4t3Vmo_EM8Y
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Post by: DigitalLogos on January 30, 2022, 03:22:58 PM
https://youtu.be/7ERGrejuwNQ
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Post by: Jupiter on January 30, 2022, 03:28:25 PM
https://youtu.be/O_BGgNc6F9A
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Post by: Jupiter on January 30, 2022, 03:29:26 PM
https://youtu.be/dgRaJWaFfTI
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Post by: Minnesota on January 30, 2022, 03:59:16 PM
Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin

 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4c0ecGbtqY)Allegro from Bach Double Concerto (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiFV0SoBd6o)

Steve Reich -- Piano Phase (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sU-_Sw1Fwo)

Partita for 8 Voices -- Caroline Shaw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab4zTQEsnBk)

Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Mark 79 on February 03, 2022, 02:49:38 PM
https://youtu.be/l1C8NFDdFYg
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Post by: SeanJohnson on February 03, 2022, 02:57:41 PM
This has always struck a chord with my melancholy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnuq9PXbywA 
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: SeanJohnson on February 03, 2022, 03:01:12 PM
This has always struck a chord with my melancholy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnuq9PXbywA

And this one by Beethoven as well:

A glass of Portugese red, a driving winter snowstorm, and a fire in the woodstove.

A feather quill pen, ink pot, and diary.

Then hit play:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tr0otuiQuU 
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Post by: Emile on February 03, 2022, 03:48:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQt9x-GZQ8g
Core 'ngrato
Riccardo Cordiferro

Catarì, Catarì,
pecchè me dici
sti parole amare;
pecchè me parle
e 'o core me turmiente, Catarì?
Nun te scurdà
ca t'aggio date 'o core,
Catarì, nun te scurdà!
Catarì, Catarì, che vene
a dicere stu parlà
ca me dà spaseme?
Tu nun'nce pienze a stu dulore mio,
tu nun'nce pienze,
tu nun te ne cure.
Core, core 'ngrato,
t'aie pigliato 'a vita mia,
tutt'è passato e
nun'nce pienze cchiù!
Catarì, Catarì
tu nun o saie ca 'nfino int' 'a na chiesa
io so' trasuto e aggio priato a Dio,
Catarì
e ll'aggio ditto pure a 'o cunfessore
I' sto' a suffrì pe chella lla'!
Sto a suffrì, sto a suffrì
nun se po credere
sto' a suffrì tutte li strazie
e 'o cunfessore ch'e' persona santa
m'ha ditto: figlio mio, lassala sta', lassala sta'!



Ungrateful heart
English Translation © Nicholas Cornforth (https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/poet/816)
 
Ungrateful heart
Catarina, Catarina,
why do say
such bitter words;
Why do you speak
and torment my heart, Catarina?
Do not forget
I gave you my heart,
Catarina do not forget!
Catarina, Catarina, what meaning
Do your words hold,
Words that leave me shuddering?
You do not think of the pain I feel,
You do not think,
You do not care.
Ungrateful, ungrateful heart
You have taken my life,
All has passed
And I am in your thoughts no more!
Catarina, Catarina
You do not know that I even went into a church
And prayed to God,
Catarina
I confessed to a priest
That I was suffering for you!
I was suffering, I was suffering
Suffering beyond words
I was suffering every punishment and pain
And the priest, a saintly man
Turned to me and said: my son, let her go, let her go!







Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Minnesota on February 03, 2022, 03:59:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82bXoETR-1I (Listen closely at 2:48 or so; some of the basses are singing a lower octave not in the score... it's quite amazing)
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Post by: Mark 79 on February 03, 2022, 04:10:50 PM
https://youtu.be/ZoUA5uSnoHg
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Post by: DigitalLogos on February 05, 2022, 10:18:06 AM
https://youtu.be/-GKNcyA1JuA
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Post by: Kazimierz on February 05, 2022, 11:50:58 AM
https://youtu.be/-GKNcyA1JuA
Good stuff. Gardiner is the conductor for Baroque chorales of Handel and BAch.
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: DigitalLogos on February 05, 2022, 07:13:12 PM
Kind of

https://youtu.be/aLZun0gxXII
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Post by: Motorede on February 05, 2022, 10:08:39 PM
https://youtu.be/4t3Vmo_EM8Y
I once heard a Tantum Ergo sung to this very same melody. Beautiful. Words and music match perfectly.
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: AGeorge on February 06, 2022, 05:42:36 AM
Piano Concerto #3 in d minor. Incredibly difficult to play. Legendary calendar.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oTIso1m4Zmg
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Post by: AGeorge on February 06, 2022, 05:44:25 AM
Sorry, was trying to type 'cadenza' and it corrected me.
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: cletus1805 on February 12, 2022, 03:57:07 PM
Are you aware that Die Zauberflöte is a glorification of Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ to which Mozart belonged?
Of course. You can plainly see it in the opera. However, the music stands on its own. Extremely beautiful and masterfully composed. I have never heard anything more harmonius and beautiful than Mozart. 
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Post by: Bonaventure on February 12, 2022, 05:41:45 PM
Presently have Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 playing on the TT. 

Here’s an excerpt:  

https://youtu.be/vCHREyE5GzQ
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Post by: Ladislaus on February 12, 2022, 05:47:19 PM
I'm a big fan of anything Vivaldi and (Franz Joseph) Haydn.  I have always found Mozart to be a bit immature and flighty, and prefer the maturity and seriousness of Haydn.

Outside of these two, my two guilty pleasures are the Piano Concertos (2 & 3) by Rachmaninoff.  Oh, and Beethoven's Violin Concerto no. 1.
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Post by: Quo vadis Domine on February 12, 2022, 07:53:24 PM
Anyone a fan of Borodin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqKclPhsK0o
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Post by: epiphany on February 13, 2022, 08:43:29 AM

https://youtu.be/yflWG-e38OU
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Post by: epiphany on February 13, 2022, 08:48:50 AM
https://youtu.be/ojeLyPo_Wz4
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Post by: epiphany on February 13, 2022, 08:58:06 AM
https://youtu.be/Q_hLh4qCqpg
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: epiphany on February 13, 2022, 09:00:06 AM
https://youtu.be/QYHd0HKaVw4
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Post by: DigitalLogos on February 18, 2022, 02:25:30 PM
A real barn burner

https://youtu.be/xaRNvJLKP1E
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Post by: Kazimierz on February 18, 2022, 02:53:42 PM
Anyone a fan of Borodin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqKclPhsK0o
I for one do enjoy his music. :cowboy:
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Post by: cletus1805 on February 23, 2022, 11:05:38 AM
https://youtu.be/prvBEXbnDR0
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Post by: Minnesota on March 22, 2022, 08:09:27 PM
Cherubic Hymn -- Penderecki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpnRhgtugbw) 

Jubilate Deo -- Pietro Ferrario (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhxW-051xMo)

Sweetheart of the Sun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IDOgPlADBU) (based on a poem about the Biblical Ruth)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZLfIKYg0Pg (Ox On the Roof -- French composer goes to Brazil and discovers its music)
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Post by: DigitalLogos on June 19, 2022, 10:21:41 AM
https://youtu.be/rTZYgPKP_ag
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Post by: DigitalLogos on June 19, 2022, 10:49:06 AM
https://youtu.be/rARQCJiF8v8
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Post by: DigitalLogos on June 19, 2022, 12:12:02 PM
https://youtu.be/dfxZTMF0dGU

From the comments:
Quote
Something few English speakers realize is that when Pilate asked Jesus "What is truth?" in John 18:38, the phrase in latin is "Quid est veritas?" which is an anagram for "Est vir qui adest." Which translates to "The man in front of you."

Pilate answered his own question
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Post by: St Giles on June 19, 2022, 01:59:33 PM
This has always struck a chord with my melancholy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnuq9PXbywA
I like that version too, but I think this one has an edge over it. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY


This is one of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPhXFkhjkbk
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: DigitalLogos on June 22, 2022, 07:57:45 PM
https://youtu.be/FGqoU9NIjZw
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Post by: St Giles on July 03, 2022, 08:37:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9D7ZqBAOF0
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Post by: SimpleMan on July 03, 2022, 09:57:04 PM
Smetana - The Moldau

https://youtu.be/3G4NKzmfC-Q

I heard this the other day on NPR.  Glorious.  They really need to stick to music.

Incidentally, "smetana" means "sour cream".  In Polish it's "śmietana".
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: DigitalLogos on July 18, 2022, 08:35:56 AM
https://youtu.be/FxBiT15OoCM
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Post by: Ladislaus on July 18, 2022, 08:53:48 AM
I enjoy, in this order --

1) anything Vivaldi (it's all excellent)
2) anything Franz Joseph Haydn
3) my "sinful pleasure" -- Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos 2 & 3
4) Beethoven Violin Concerto

I'm less enamored of Mozart and much prefer Haydn.  Mozart to me seems very immature and flighty, whereas Haydn's music I find very mature and sophisticated.  Perhaps there's some bias due to 1) Haydn having been a devout Catholic and 2) over-hearing Mozart.  I find that Mozart has been so beaten to death that it almost seems to me as if it's all the same.

I much prefer Vivaldi to Bach.  I did get a bit of Vivaldi fatigue from over-listening, mostly to the 4 Seasons, but then I found the recording by the Jєω Gil Shaham and Orpheus, and it was a very interesting take on Vivaldi that I very much enjoyed

I also enjoyed the Jєω Joshua Bell's rendition of Beethoven Violin Concerto.

Perhaps this'll give ammunition to Sean's accusation that I'm a Jєω :laugh1:

On the other hand, I find Itzhak Perlman and Isaac Stern to be both INCREDIBLY OVERRATED ... probably just because they're Jєωs.
Title: Re: Classical Music
Post by: Minnesota on July 18, 2022, 09:43:00 AM
Take Him, Earth for Cherishing -- Herbert Howells (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeemCQnfps4)

Louange à l'Éternite de Jésus -- Olivier Messiaen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bUcAXZk_9c) 

Langsam Satz -- Anton von Webern (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdGDHGk_49w)