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Recommend favorite songs

  1. Jun 18, 2006 #1
    Recommend favorite songs!!

    Recommend favorite songs!!

    What songs you like? Just recommend them.

    I like Beethoven Sym.9 No.4.

    Beethoven's musics are encouraging.
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2006 #2

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    Frank old Frank Sinatra's songs. Pretty good for relaxing times. Songs are too many for me to list so just listen to all of them.

    Then comes rock and well, since I'm a huge fan of U2, I'd recommend their "The best of 1990-200" album. It's my personal favourite out of the others. The same applies for U2, I just couldn't possibly pinpoint exact songs, so just listen to all of the songs in this particular album.
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2006 #3
    I have a couple nits to pick here. In classical music things aren't "songs" they're "pieces", pieces of music. Some pieces of music happen to also be songs but the two you mentioned are, specifically, symphonies.

    Also: the word music is always singular, so "Beethoven's music is encouraging."
     
  5. Jun 18, 2006 #4

    George Jones

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    The fourth movement of Beethoven's ninth symphony is basically a song - Beethoven wrote the music as a background for Schiller's poem Ode to Joy.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2006 #5

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    I have hundreds of favourite pieces of music, including:

    Viivaldi's Four Seasons (Spring, in particular);

    Watching the Wheels by John Lennon;

    Switching to Gilide/This Beat Goes On by The Kings;

    Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2006 #6

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    Classical: Bach's Goldberg Variations
    Blues: Eric Clapton (Wonderful Tonight/Nobody Know's you when you down and out / Tears in Heaven)
    I also have to agree with DM, Frank's music is fabulous and U2 are simply awesome.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2006 #7

    George Jones

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    Glenn Gould's recording?

    About 15 years, I headed north from Canada to see a Clapton concert in Detroit. Fantastic!
     
  9. Jun 18, 2006 #8

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    Jeno Jando's, it is the only one I have. Would you recommend Gould's recording?
    I went to see him in manchester last month, he was fantastic there as well!
     
  10. Jun 18, 2006 #9

    I also like Sym 9 but Internationale...

    That is amusing...

    It is very easygoing..
     
  11. Jun 18, 2006 #10

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    Yikes - I have little competence for this sort of thing, and I don't even own :blushing: Gould's recordings. I have, however, heard them on the radio.

    Even though I asked about Gould partially out of national patriotism, his recording of the Goldberg variations is internationally famous.

    You can listen to samples here.
     
  12. Jun 18, 2006 #11
    Beethoven's Piano Sonota #8
    Bach's Cello Suite No. 1
    Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor
    Varese's Intégrales
    Chopin's Preludes in D flat Major and C minor
     
  13. Jun 18, 2006 #12
    Imagine - John Lennon
    Ave Maria - Gheorghe Zamfir
    Always Suffering - Rolling Stones
    You can't always get what you want - Rolling Stones
    Ly-O-Lay Ale Loya - Sacred Spirit
    Dance with my father - Luther Vandross
    All of the piano music from the cd 'Dreaming'

    Some of them I like better than others, but basically these are all great.
    Why, don't you have any ideas for songs?
     
  14. Jun 18, 2006 #13

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    I agree with DM and Hoot.

    In addition I would add, Nat King Cole and his daughter Natalie, who did a really fantastic CD several years ago. Natalie overdubbed her voice on Nat's tracks - really incredible duet on 'Unforgettable'!

    Unforgettable: With Love
     
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  15. Jun 18, 2006 #14
    Chaconne in D minor by Bach
    Ravel piano concerto in G
    Beethoven 4th and 5th piano concerto
    Mozart symphony no 20
    Mozart flute concerto no 2 in D
    Bach Cello suites
    Le apres midi un faune (can't spell)
    'Kreutzer' sonata by beethoven (thanks to Rach3 for mentioning this)
    'Spring' sonata by beethoven
    Shostakovich Jazz suite (ALL of them)
    Beethoven vioin concerto in D
    All of Liszt's hungarian rhapsody's
    All of string quartets by Beethoven, including the 'Grosse fugue'
    Just about all of the well tempered clavier books
    Beethoven chromatic fantasy in C
    All of Beethoven's symphonies
    Mozart clarinet concerto in A
    All of Bach's violin partitas
     
  16. Jun 18, 2006 #15

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  17. Jun 18, 2006 #16
    Eric B and Rakim - Anything from their album Paid in Full
     
  18. Jun 18, 2006 #17
    There is alot of singing in the fourth movement, but it isn't a song. Just like Handel's Messiah isn't a song, or Bach's Mass in B minor. Schubert wrote alot of proper songs, though.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2006 #18

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    This one is an all time favourite of mine.
    Not his watered down "Let's Dance"-version of it, but the original one:
    [MEDIA=youtube]ibS4w8U2hJ0[/MEDIA]&search=putting out fire bowie

    Compare it with this live performance of the "Let's Dance"-version.
    [MEDIA=youtube]uYiMYZbovgk[/MEDIA]&search=putting out fire bowie
    While this is a great song, it cannot compare with the first version, in my opinion.
    The first version, starting out with a dominant, slow vocal explodes into fire with the words "with gasoline".
    This explosive start is lacking from the second version.

    Furthermore, in the first version, there is an intense tension or battle between the vocal and the drums throughout the rest of the song, whereas in the second version, everything is thoroughly under control, much slicker, and in my view, much less interesting.
     
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  20. Jul 9, 2006 #19
    NO, WRONG!
     
  21. Jul 9, 2006 #20

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    This is one is fairly unique, I think:
    Japan's only mega-hit in a footage for 1963:
    [MEDIA=youtube]RtXQ31F1A-k[/MEDIA]&search=sukiyaki
    And, its title is NOT "sukiyaki", but "Ue wo muite arukou"
    I think it is absolutely beautiful; a heart-render from beginning to end.
     
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