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23-11-2005
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I'm glad I'm not alone here,..but I don't think classical music is only for highly intellectuals, etc. I just think it's soothing and refreshing and relaxing.
But of course I need to be in a particular mood to listen to classical music. It's not something I can listen to any time of the day..anybody feel the same?

Does anybody like Prokofiev? Especially Cinderella..well there's also Romeo&Juliet which is quite lovely..
I favour the Russian composers greatly, as you can see..:p
I definitely agree with what you're saying You need to be in a certain mood to listen to classical music. I really enjoy classical music because it really sets an atmosphere, it almost feels like a story. I often visualize scenes for the music... idk.

And I love Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet And Tchaikovsky.... I am definitely a fan of the Nutcracker ballet, being an amateur ballerina myself

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I just "discovered" classical and I'm addicted!!! I rock it while studying, sleeping and eating....hehehe

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Beethoven's 9th - Molto Vivace in particular, so bombastic and dramatic...

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For first time listeners i would HIGHLY recommend Thomas Newman..his music is amazing and he doesnt use conventional instruments..its really spectacular

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For first time listeners i would HIGHLY recommend Thomas Newman..his music is amazing and he doesnt use conventional instruments..its really spectacular
His name rings a bell. Is he famous for doing anything special... like working on the music for a movie or a show?

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yes! he did the Shawshank redemption, finding nemo, lemony snicket's a series of unfortunate events, cinderella man

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Haha well it all makes sense now! He makes great music

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Beethoven's 9th - Molto Vivace in particular, so bombastic and dramatic...
The 9th - Fourth Momvement, Abridged..never fails to remind me of Alex and his droogs.

I agree on Thomas Newman..though I haven't heard all of his stuff yet..

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I really like Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps
and Va, Pensiero by Verdi.
I'm more into classical choral works.

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Mozart. My favourite was Mozart in my Music Appreciation class.

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I like Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Albinoni, Schubert & Rachmaninoff.

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Bach and Rachmaninoff are the only classical composers I've listened to extensively. Glenn Gould's version's of Bach's Goldberg Variations kicked my *** pretty hard Must hear stuff.

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Love operas - Verdi's Aida is my favourite.

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I also like Puccini's Requiem

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I enjoy some from all periods, but I probably find myself listening to Prokofiev and Mahler more than any others. Prokofiev's 5 piano concertoes are my favorites; the 5th piano concerto (with Richter as soloist) is particularly interesting.

For Mahler, I like the 7th (conducted by Solti) and 9th Symphonies (there are several versions that are quite nice).

Though Prokofiev and Mahler are very different, there is both an intensity and an energy beneath the music that can keep one's attention, even though the piece may be quite long. I think so, anyway.

John

p.s. Salvatore, could you recommend a good recording of Puccini's Requiem? I actually didn't know he wrote one (I've heard Verdi's many times but never Puccini's), but love his other music and would be interested in checking that one out.


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