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Which are the best musics of all times?

  1. Jun 12, 2005 #1
    Salutations!


    My present list is the following:


    01 - Händel - Allegro Concerto Grosso in G Major Op. 6/1

    02 - Händel - Fire Work Music Overture

    03 - Bach - Allegro Assai, From The Concert For Violin Number 2, in E Major KWV 1042

    04 - Bach - Presto Brandenburg Concert Number 4 in G Major

    05 - Mozart - Symphony Number 40, First Movement

    06 - Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (Spring)

    07 - Beethoven - Pour Elise

    08 - Beethoven - Sonata Claire de Lune, First Movement

    09 - Beethoven - Symphony Number 5, First Movement

    10 - Mozart - Concert For Flute Number 2, Second Movement

    11 - Grieg - Peer-Gynt Suit Number 1 Op. 46

    12 - Bach - Concert Of Brandenburg Number 3, First Movement

    13 - Mozart - Serenade Number 13, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

    14 - Bach - Italian Concert - Allegro Vivace

    15 - Schubert - Allegro Scherzando Impromptu Opus 142,2

    16 - Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suit Number 2 - Farandole

    17 - Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

    18 - Beethoven - Sonata in C Minor (Pathetic), Adagio Cantabile

    19 - Mozart - Requiem Kyriê Elleison

    20 - Brahms - Hungarian Dance Number 1
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2005 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    I hope no one thinks me crude for saying so, but classical music does nothing for me. In my opinion the ultimate era fur music is 60's. On the rock side, you've got the British Invasion: Beatles, Stones, Cream, Traffic, Hendrix (his rhythm section was all Brit!), Zombies, (and later) Zeppelin, et al. And on the soul side you've got Motown, Stax, Atlantic, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, et al.

    You can keep Beethoven. I'll take Marvin's vocals backed up by Jamerson's bass any day of the week.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2005 #3

    honestrosewater

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    Don't worry, I think you're crude for other reasons. :tongue2:
    I like classical and Motown. Never listened to 60's rock.
    ... which is now stuck in my head all day...
     
  5. Jun 12, 2005 #4
    i like techno music and classical music :D
     
  6. Jun 12, 2005 #5

    honestrosewater

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    Theatre Of Fate,
    Do you have a favorite recording of Peer Gynt? I can't find mine so am buying another soon (this morning from iTunes). Too late, I found Karajan.
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2005 #6

    arildno

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    Aqua-"Barbie Girl"
     
  8. Jun 12, 2005 #7

    FredGarvin

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    That made me laugh.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2005 #8

    arildno

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    Glad to be of assistance.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2005 #9

    Gokul43201

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    As a rule of thumb, I find that Karajan recordings from the Berlin Philharmonic are of great quality...especially Beethoven's 3rd and 9th.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2005 #10
    Rhapsody on a theme of paganini by Rach here.

    Badinerie by bach.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2005 #11

    Gokul43201

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    To quote someone I'm fond of :

    "If music be the food of love, play on"...

    I don't really care for the part that follows, so I'll skip it. Anyway, my staple food is the same as Tom's - classic rock (actually, most anything) from the 60's and 70's (except disco :yuck:)
     
  13. Jun 12, 2005 #12

    arildno

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    Hey, Gokul!
    Don't bash ABBA..:grumpy:
     
  14. Jun 12, 2005 #13

    Gokul43201

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    Oh, not at all. :rolleyes:

    Here, you can have my ABBA CDs . . . happy ?
     
  15. Jun 12, 2005 #14

    arildno

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    Oh thanks!
    If you also have some Village People CD's, I'll take them as well..
     
  16. Jun 12, 2005 #15

    Gokul43201

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    Sorry, I microwaved those...they died with a final flash of ...disco lights !
     
  17. Jun 12, 2005 #16

    arildno

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  18. Jun 12, 2005 #17
    The music that came out of that page nearly gave me a heart attack!

    Are you an assasin? ardilno?
     
  19. Jun 12, 2005 #18

    Gokul43201

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    Damn you arildno...I had left my speaker volume on HIGH. :surprised :eek:
     
  20. Jun 12, 2005 #19
    I am probably one of the weirder ones here. I think classical is nice, but I have no classical cds. The Music I do actually listen to includes: 2pac, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and The Beatles.
     
  21. Jun 12, 2005 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!! The Village people! :surprised

    I can enjoy most forms of music, but after moving to Oregon, nearly everyday at work, for a better part of five years, I was forced to listen to country music. :yuck:
    I sure hope someone fed that poor dog Jake.

    There are a few songs that have gotten under my skin for life: Garden Party by Rick Nelson, Space Oddity by Bowie, Funeral for a Friend by EJ, Heart of Gold by Neil Young, and that stupid song from Billy Jack still gets me - One Tin Soldier by Coven. But I think that these songs have emotional attachments that take them beyond the level of just being good or favorite songs.

    As for classical, one of my favorites has always been The Planets, by Holtz; go figure!
     
  22. Jun 12, 2005 #21

    Astronuc

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    07 - Beethoven - Pour Elise (or Für Elise, as the case may be)

    There are many others not on that list, e.g.

    On the CD "Classic Dreams: Music to Inspire"

    Disc 1
    1. Antiphon: Ecce Annuntio Vobis
    2. Mahler: Symphony No.5 - Adagietto
    3. Satie: Gymnopedie No.1 (Arr. Debussy)
    4. Fauré: Pavane
    5. Holst: The Planets - Venus
    6. Picker: Old And Lost Rivers
    7. Debussy: Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun
    8. Honegger: Summer Pastorale
    9. Fauré: Masques Et Bergamasques - Pastorale
    10. Pärt: Summa
    11. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition - The Old Castle
    12. Grieg: The Wounded Heart
    13. Elgar: Serenade For Strings In E Minor - Larghetto


    Disc 2
    1. Stravinsky: Apollon Musagete - The Birth Of Apollo
    2. Barber: Adagio For Strings
    3. Sibelius: The Swan Of Tuonela
    4. Elgar: Enigma Variations - Nimrod
    5. Debussy: Petite Suite - En Bateau (Orch. Busser)
    6. Grieg: Holberg Suite - Air
    7. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On 'Greensleeves'
    8. Satie: Gymnopedie No.3 (Arr. Debussy)
    9. Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
    10. Grieg: The Last Spring
    11. Massenet: Meditation (From Thais)
    12. Rachmaninov: Vocalise - my favories on this CD
    13. Ravel: Mother Goose - The Fairy Garden
    14. Antiphon: Ecce Annuntio Vobis

    Then consider

    Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

    Ralph Vaughn Williams - The Lark Ascending

    Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphonies 93-104

    Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major; Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand); Valses nobles et sentimentales for piano (or orchestra); Sonatine for piano

    Camille Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 17; Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 29; Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44; Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian"), in F major, Op. 103; Wedding Cake, caprice-valse for piano & strings in A flat major, Op. 76; Africa, fantaisie for piano & orchestra in G minor, Op. 89

    Claude Debussy - Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75; Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113; Images for piano, Set I, L. 110; Images for piano, Set II, L. 111; Arabesques for piano, L. 66; Préludes for piano, Book I, L. 117; Pour le piano, suite for piano, L. 95; Estampes, for piano, L. 100; L'isle joyeuse, for piano, L. 106; Rêverie, for piano, L. 68

    Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), in A minor for piano & orchestra, Op. 43

    Gabriel Fauré - Ouverture; Pastorale; Tres Romances sans Patorles; Romance, Op. 28; Pavanes

    Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No.8 In G Major, Op.88; Symphony No. 7 In D Minor, Op. 70; Symphony No. 9 In E Minor, Op. 95 'From The New World'

    Felix Mendelssohn - The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)- Overture; Symphony No. 3 In A Minor 'Scottish'; Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90

    Joaquin Rodrigo (Guitar) - Concerto de Aranjuez

    Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 1; Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80,

    Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38; Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61; Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Rhenish"), Op. 97 ; Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Kinderszenen, Op. 15 - traumerei; Piano quintet In E Flat Major, Op.44; Fantasiestuke, Op. 73
    Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major; Rosamunde; Impromptu In E Flat Major; Impromptu In G Flat Major; Piano Quintet In A Major

    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1, for orchestra in E minor Op. 39; Symphony No. 2, for orchestra in D major, Op. 43; Symphony No. 4, for orchestra in A minor, Op. 63; Symphony No. 5, for orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 82

    and many more

    Great Conductors
    Neville Mariner (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
    Herbert von Karajan (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)
    George Solti

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    Violin Concertos

    Beethoven: Concerto for violin in D
    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/...2/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-7571694-2448604
    Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
    Performer: Itzhak Perlman
    Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus

    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor; Bruch: Violin Concerto #1; Itzhak Perlman
    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/..._music_2/103-7571694-2448604?v=glance&s=music
    Conductor: Bernard Haitink
    Performer: Itzhak Perlman
    Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Op35; Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Op77
    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/..._music_3/103-7571694-2448604?v=glance&s=music
    Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari, William Steinberg
    Performer: Nathan Milstein
    Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Symphonie Fantastique
    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/..._music_3/103-7571694-2448604?v=glance&s=music
    Conductor: Riccardo Muti
    Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra

    No endorsement on the links - they are just for info.
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    As for Tom Mattson's selection - Right On! I dig Rock & Roll, to quote someone.

    In the British invasion - Yardbirds, The Spencer Davis Group, Arthur Brown, King Crimson, Yes, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Pink Floyd, The Who, Blind Faith (successor to Traffic/Cream), Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and so on . . . .

    Marvin Gaye is great, either solo (Trouble Man, I Heard It Through the Grapevine), or in a duet with Tammy Terrell.

    For indigenous US groups, let's not forget Jefferson Airplane, Spirit, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Grateful Dead, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young), Santana, Blue Öyster Cult, Van Halen, Journey (first album) and a host of others. Ever heard of the Blues Magoos. For contemporary rock, I have been listening to a lot of Joe Satriani lately. :approve:

    But then I like Jazz (Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Stanley Clarke, George Benson), Blues (B. B. King), Zydeco, Mongolian, Tibetan, Japanese, Chinese, Gregorian Chant, . . . - in fact, I haven't found a genre yet (even country, but that's the most difficult for me :biggrin: ) in which I didn't find something enjoyable or at least interesting.

    There are many excellent artists on the Windham Hill and Narada labels - it's New Age, which are pretty mellow.
     
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  23. Jun 12, 2005 #22

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    I could go on for hours in this thread, but I'm just going to say one thing. It probably won't mean anything to 95% of you, but it was so utterly, incredibly awesome that I'm going to share it anyway.

    I went to see Ben Folds last night...
     
  24. Jun 12, 2005 #23
    Just calling out some more definite favorites:

    Melody in F, Anton Rubinstein
    Ouverture Wilhelm Tell Giacomo Rossini (misidentified as Bambi)
    Sympony nr 6 Pastorale Ludwig von You know who
    Serenade for strings, Tchaikovsky
    Dance Macabre, Camille Saint-Saens
     
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  25. Jun 12, 2005 #24
    two good choices there. depending on the recording the fireworks music can be better than star wars! brandenburg concerto #5 is good too, esp the harpsichord solo.

    i would add the following:
    parliament funkadelic -- tear the roof off
    pink floyd -- dark side of the moon
    bach solo violin stuff (the mt everest of violin playing!) esp partita #2 in Dm & partita #3 in E
    bach solo cello stuff (the mt everest of cello playing!)
    bach goldberg variations
    augustin barrios-mangore
    antonio lauro
    beethoven sonatas for cello/piano
    joe pass virtuoso, & live @ akron U
    van halen 1984
    biber violin sonatas esp #4
     
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  26. Jun 12, 2005 #25

    learningphysics

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    I'll add my two favorite albums:

    Prince - 1999
    Prince - Purple Rain

    BTW, why did people hate disco with such a passion (the whole record burning phenomenon)? Can anyone shed light on this? I've never seen such hatred expressed for any other musical style... not even country!
     
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