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  • Favorite classical music piece?

    For me, probably Holst's "Jupiter" from _The Planets_.

    Picture is semi-relevant.

    beethovens-ninth.jpg

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    This is a totally unoriginal answer, but the 1812 Overture. Holst's Planets is possibly my favorite suite, though.
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    • #3
      I like the 1812 overture too. However also on my list are Toccata and Fugue in D minor Finlandia, Peer Gynt and Pictures at an Exhibition.
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      • #4
        Nessun dorma from Puccini's Turandot

        Weber & Rice copied it in each of their scores.
        βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον
        ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

        אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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        • #5
          Nessun Dorma is lovely but try growing up having it sung daily at night while trying to sleep....
          A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
          George Bernard Shaw

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
            Nessun Dorma is lovely but try growing up having it sung daily at night while trying to sleep....
            If it kept you from sleeping, that's very much in accord with the opera.
            βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον
            ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

            אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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            • #7
              1812 is lovely. Nessun Dorma ... I don't know it, at least not by name. For Bach, the Little Fugue (if I have to only pick one).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Outis View Post
                For me, probably Holst's "Jupiter" from _The Planets_.

                Picture is semi-relevant.

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                The picture leaves off half the punch line.

                It's tough for me to pick a favorite classical music piece. Perhaps J. S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor." I also love Gerschwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                  The picture leaves off half the punch line.
                  Only a third--but at that scale, the string wouldn't show.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Outis
                    For me, probably Holst's "Jupiter" from _The Planets_.
                    Yes.

                    Originally posted by KG
                    This is a totally unoriginal answer, but the 1812 Overture.
                    YES!


                    Originally posted by Cath
                    Finlandia, Peer Gynt and Pictures at an Exhibition.
                    Yes.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                      Yes.



                      YES!




                      Yes.
                      So pick one not listed! I'm actually using this thread to look for new stuff, or for stuff I haven't heard in a while.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Outis View Post
                        So pick one not listed! I'm actually using this thread to look for new stuff, or for stuff I haven't heard in a while.
                        1812 is my all-time favourite.

                        I like The Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakov. Also his Russian Easter Overture, and Scheherazade.

                        Also, just about anything arranged by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

                        Happy now?





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                        • #13
                          Vivaldi - "Winter"
                          Franz Liszt, "Love Dream No. 3"
                          Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre"
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                          • #14
                            Nessun Dorma, Is also well overplayed. Here is the you tube link with Mario Lanza (considering that the "three tenors is too overplayed"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                              Vivaldi - "Winter"
                              Franz Liszt, "Love Dream No. 3"
                              Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre"
                              Being the Classical Music buff that I am, am I ever loaded with favorites.

                              But when I feeling particularly and subtly sinister, this is one of my tunes (And amazed to see that One Bad Pig appreciates this tune amongst his favorites Bravo to you good sir).

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