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Best Songs Ever

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ThomasT
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May26-12, 01:05 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BDlq...eature=related
SW VandeCarr
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May26-12, 08:06 PM
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Beethoven is my favorite composer. Symphonies 3.5,6,7 and 9 as well as some others like the Moonlight Sonata and the Egmont Overture are my particular favorites. Most people single out the third movement of the 9th symphony, but I actually like this movement better. There's a strange short piece of the main theme of the second movement that occurs the third. It really sounds like it doesn't belong there. Was Beethoven being "cute", was it a mistake by someone else, or does this have some deep significance? Beethoven was completely deaf when he wrote this symphony. so is it possible it's his or someone else's mistake? However, I'm sure he would have noticed it in the score. He conducted the first performance himself, but fell behind the music. He was reportedly still waving his wand when the orchestra had finished. Thanks for posting.
ThomasT
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May28-12, 12:26 AM
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@ SW VandeCarr,
Thanks for the comments. Always enlightening.
SW VandeCarr
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May28-12, 01:18 AM
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Over 44 million hits on You Tube indicates Beethoven still is relevant today. The Moonlight Sonata (1st movement) shows how Beethoven could create a powerful mood with a very simple musical structure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQVeaIHWWck
ThomasT
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May28-12, 01:59 AM
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Thanks for the link SW. Nicely done. But I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to piano stuff. Here's a rendition of the Sonata in C# minor, op. 27, no. 2 that I found. It's not clear who's playing it, but whoever it is, they're very good (more than that wrt the presto agitato ... it's so technically perfect that I have to wonder if it wasn't computer enhanced somehow -- I've heard this done a few times by world class pianists and I think this is the best I've ever heard ... but maybe I'm just tired). The adagio sostenuto is of course the most widely known, but my favorite is the presto agitato (beginning at 8:05 in the video) -- imho, one of the greatest piano pieces ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tr0o...eature=related
rollcast
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May28-12, 08:41 AM
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Such a catchy song.

lisab
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May29-12, 04:16 PM
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I may have posted this before...but it's still lovely

Andre
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May29-12, 04:48 PM
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Talking about roses

rollcast
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Quote Quote by lisab View Post
I may have posted this before...but it's still lovely

Sounds like the music from Fallout 3.
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May29-12, 05:22 PM
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Talking about roses

Nice Andre :)
ThomasT
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May30-12, 01:38 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjtY8...eature=related
zoobyshoe
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May30-12, 03:42 AM
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This number here is currently top of the charts in my brain as an earworm. It's got an infectious, upbeat thing going, that puts me in mind of Queen without sounding exactly like Queen.

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May30-12, 05:23 AM
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Strange, I was sure I posted it just a few minutes ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiOWd7ArmWQ

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Beauty of small things. Sadly, just once I learned about Barney McKenna I also learned he died in April.
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May30-12, 01:50 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx6XuBA4wLY

Bing Bang Boom by Highway 101, featuring Nikki Nelson
Ivan Seeking
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Talking about roses

While I love the song and the lyrics, the irony of these words coming from someone who died of a heroin overdose at age 27, is inescapable.
zoobyshoe
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May30-12, 11:44 PM
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Kate Bush's surreal Downunder:

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