KPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
In terms of Classical music, I've always liked Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue. As a kid, our family always flew United. I always remember walking through the tunnel connecting both parts of Terminal 1 at ORD. Rhapsody in Blue was always playing. To this day I still love the song.
IH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
I really do like Gershwin's Concerto in F. The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 is beautiful, even if the second movement is now treated as a bit of a cliché (no thanks, I'm sure, to Eric Carmen) - I feel the Moderato and Allegro Scherzando are actually better; I have a record of Rachmaninov performing it, and I have to say when I first heard it I was surprised at how quickly he took all the movements. There's a lot of good stuff in the music of Elgar, and despite being largely ignored there are some fantastic moments in "The Apostles". Brahms' German Requiem has some beautiful passages too.
There's a lot of sacred choral music which I haven't even touched upon here which has some eerily beautiful passages. I don't know whether anyone else has an interest in that, so I won't go into that.
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9759 posts, RR: 37 Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2041 times:
Agree with those who like 'Rhapsody in Blue' - a true classic.
My all-time favourite will always be Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 though. If only because I took my future wife to a concert featuring it and we got engaged the same evening.... . So quiet, delicate, lyrical......very 'UN-Beethoven' really........
ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1947 times:
pachebel's cannon in D is by far the best. I'm not sure what it is about it, but it is just great. There is only one thing i want at my wedding(besides the wife of course) and that is the have cannon in D played while she walks down the aisle. My wife can do anything else she damn well pleases, but this song has to be played.
And here is a comedian talking about. nice find on youtube. So true about cellos in orchestra.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10504 posts, RR: 38 Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1755 times:
Miserere - Gregorio Allegri
Ave Maria D.839 - Franz Schubert
Peer Gynt Suite - Edvard Grieg
Cantique De Jean Racine Opus 11 - Gabriel Faure
Song To The Moon - Antonin Dvorak
Music For The Royal Fireworks - George Frideric Handel
Music For The Funeral Of Queen Mary - Henry Purcell
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Herbert Howells
All-night Vigil Opus 37 - Sergei Rachmaninov
Messiah - George Frideric Handel
'funiculi, Funicula' - Luigi Denza
Requiem K.626 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Flow My Tears - John Dowland
these are only a few...
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Damirc From Slovenia, joined Feb 2004, 701 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1695 times:
Quoting OA260 (Reply 18): My sister used to like her when I was a kid. Good to know she is still around. There was a very popular one by her that made it to the UK charts in the 80's. Cant remember the title.
I think it was Im Nin Alu
Unfortunately, Ofra Haza died in 2000.
25 RJ111: I give you Vivaldi's Winter I And Summer III presto Performed by Nigel Kennedy in these examples. Winter III is up there too IMO. http://www.youtube.c
26 Redngold: We have another baroque lover! Okay, here are two of my "classical" favorites, for their orchestration: Suite in E-flat for Military Band, First M
27 PSA53: In terms of classical music and movie soundtracks,it's not fair to name just one.But the most common that I listen to are works by Tchaikovsky i