Toady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
SAS23: You have exemplary taste! I heartily endorse your choices.
Nimrod (from Elgar's Enigma Variations, for those who aren't familiar with this piece) is my number 1 choice.
I just wish it were longer; each time I listen to it, I want it to go on and on and on and on....
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
You haven't heard Flight of the Bumblebee until you've heard it done by a tuba!
I personally can't stand Pachebel's Canon, for personal reasons. I have played it every year since the seventh grade for graduations, ceremonies, and rehearsals. I play the cello and the bass. I have always played that low bass line that goes bummm...bummmmmm...bummmm...bummm....
It gets a little trying on the nerves when you have to play it as a processional for a graduating class of 400 students. You just want to play faster and turn it into a 400 meter dash for the grads. 15 minutes? Bummm...bumm....bumm...
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
7.7mg: It is actually Sonata -14-, Op27 No2 Adagio Sostenuto. Indeed a very nice piece because after 7 years of playing this piece, I have learned to play this with the utmost grace and beauty. Wonderful song truly truly.
Also thanks to this song, I became a chick magnet for my Junior high school. (for a limited time period)
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No3 in C is also a peaceful piece.
Debussys "Le Cathedral Engolutie" Meaning" The Sunken Cathedral". Also his other piece: "Le Fille aux cheveux" (Girl with Blond (Flaxated) hair)
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings (Theme for HOMEWORLD: 1999's game of the year)
Schuberts: Ave Maria is also a soother as well as Moment Musicaux in A-flat major.
Wagners: Evening Star and Tchaichovsky's June Barcrolle.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8245 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
Clearly, none of you have ever heard Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis, by Vaughan Williams (known colloquially as "The Tallis Fantasia"). I beg you to download it, buy it, whatever. It will blow your mind, that's a Cedarjet Guarantee.
Also a lot of Aaron Copland's stuff, Appalachian Spring etc. Who says Americans haven't got any culture?
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
JamesAg96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
Years ago I worked for a SoundWharehouse in Dallas, Texas that just happened to specialize in Classical music. Believe it or not I had a wonderful time working there and had the opportunity to listen to hundreds of different pieces with Pachalbel's Cannon and Vivaldi's Four Seasons being my favorite. One of the funniest things to happen was when a middle aged woman (me being 18 at the time) came in and tried to order a CD. She knew how the music went, and was sure it was by the Composer "Taco Bell." Can't make that up, got her fixed up and on her way.
Another CD that I listen too regurlarly is the Fantasia Soundtrack, loaded with excellent pieces, though Right of Spring usually gets skipped, brings me down.