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The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:08 pm

Here are my favorites:

"Por Una Cabeza" Carlos Gardel



The Poulenc Piano Concerto:



The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2



Rachmaninov Cello Sonata:



The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto:



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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:25 pm

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Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:34 pm

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:38 pm

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.

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:29 pm

I hope this works...my favorite piece of really beautiful music...Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (18th Variation)

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:37 pm

Here's my favorites, probably only beautiful to other guitar players.

Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood



Steve Vai - Tender Surrender

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:49 pm

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.
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

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Quoting IH8BY (Reply 6):
The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 is beautiful, even if the second movement is now treated as a bit of a cliché

Well here's my latest attempt at playing it with the orchestra, only a small bit, but something I'm working on....



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Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:02 pm

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........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ODJHUX_EM

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:29 pm

It's obvious - BA's theme song - "The Flower Duet'"  Smile

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:31 pm

Classical music:

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: II.
by: Kent Nagano, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon & Patrick Stewart


Non-Classical:

Intervention
by: The Arcade Fire




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Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:07 pm

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.

 
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

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Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

Now that is great music.Reminded me April 1983,Paris.Rasputin night club,there was this small band 5 people with a great violinist he played this music,since then i am in love with it.Great musician.
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:12 am

Yumeiji's Theme, as features in Wong Kar-Wai's movies, is very beautiful:





As far as classical music goes, my favorite for long has been Schuhmann's concerto for orchestra and piano in a-minor.
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:14 am

Currently quite like this ...

Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim shel zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)



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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:21 am



Quoting Damirc (Reply 15):
Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim shel zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)

An absolute classic.
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:03 am

I really like the 66 - Serenata from immediate music pack.

Here is a video with it playing.

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Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:18 am



Quoting Damirc (Reply 15):
Currently quite like this ...

Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim shel zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)

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.

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I love this classical piece ::::

 
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:59 am

Burt Bacharach - April Fools


Burt Bacharach - Nikki



Gino Vannelli - Parole Per Mio Padre


Gino Vannelli - Where Am I Going


The Moody Blues - Days Of Furture Passed
this is just the introduction. The songs are all connected with the only break between side 1 & side 2




Other greats that I can't find audio clips;
Gino Vannelli - A Pauper In Paradise (in 4 movements)
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:19 pm

My favourite is Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov.
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:24 pm

Here's a few of my favourites:

Chopin's "revolutionary" etude op 10 no 12
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Tubular Belles by Mike Oldfield
Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:35 pm

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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Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:38 pm



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  Smile

Unfortunately, Ofra Haza died in 2000.  Sad

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:47 pm

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.com/watch?v=z--FGpVK15E&feature=related
 
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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:48 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 22):

We have another baroque lover!  

Okay, here are two of my "classical" favorites, for their orchestration:
Suite in E-flat for Military Band, First Movement "Chaconne" - Gustav Holst, performed by Dallas Wind Symphony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqQgzsNpwoQ&feature=related on video, not the DWS, best I could find
Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO6ai3dhX98 Bernstein himself is conductor here!

And in the Christian Contemporary genre:
If I Stand - Rich Mullins (performed with piano solo)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=5 Jars of Clay's version with guitars.
Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) - Chris Rice, performed with solo guitar/vocal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9mnkvrbeE0&feature=related similar version with piano, Chris Rice singing
Hallelujahs - performed by Kathy Troccoli, written by Chris Rice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yETFJhxEJaA similar version with piano, Chris Rice singing
How Beautiful - Twila Paris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsOkzUyrP3k sung by Twila Paris

I have to add a disclaimer - I picked the YouTube clips for the sound quality, NOT FOR THE IMAGES! "How Beautiful" clip contains parts of the movie, The Passion of the Christ.

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RE: The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music

Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:35 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 21):
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin



Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
The Moody Blues - Days Of Furture Passed

  

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 including the Nutcracker,No.1 in B flat major op.23,.and from the collection of the 101 Strings,"The Soul Of Spain" and the cut "Malaguena"

Movie Soudtracks
"Raiders Of The Lost Ark" and from it "The Map Room" track by John Williams
Several Star Trek tracks especially from movie "The Wrath Of Khan" By James Horner

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