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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Your favourite piece of music of all time thread... Reply with quote

Hi all...

Mine...

Rachmaninoff`s Piano Concerto No 2...

All three movements if this piece are breathtaking...

It is the only track ever that can bring a tear to my eye...

Snippets used in many films and pop tracks...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, a very good piece, but would you say it's better than his Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini?
If anything, both are so good that they suffer from being played too often.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rhakios...

> but would you say it's better than his Rhapsody on a
> theme of Paganini?

Personally, yes I would...

Maybe any Bach, like Toccato and Fuge in D Minor or
Chopin like Etude in C# Minor......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xh6n0HQ4ZM

......this is truly an artist at work...

But what is your favourite piece of music that brings a
tear to your eye for ANY reason?...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:


But what is your favourite piece of music that brings a
tear to your eye for ANY reason?...


Well, you're not going to like the answer I have. I don't have any single favourite piece of music, any more than I have a favourite film, book, piece of art, television programme etc.. For the simple reason that when ever I think how much I like something in particular, I can always think of something else I like for a slightly different reason, in a slightly different way.

I could probably pin it down to about 30 or 50, in no particular order, if that would help. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favourite...

Music - Faith No More - The cowboy song
Album - Dave Matthews band - Everyday
Book - Clive Barker's Imajica
Film - Watchmen (at the moment - it may and frequently does change)
TV - Dexter
Game - Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver
Food - Fajitas

Anything else you need? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto is my favourite gem - written as a present for his son.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4′33″ Very Happy

I used to listen to quite a lot of music when I was younger but as I get older I really don't have the same kind of attraction to it. As you might have guessed I don't have a record/CD collection. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturn from Holst, Nimrod from Elgar, Ripple from the Grateful Dead, Silly Sally from Sweet Smoke, Irene From Leadbelly, Wonderful World from Satchmo; the list goes on and on Wink I don't believe John Cage actually liked music either Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Satie's Vexations. Anyone would cry after listening to the whole thing...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

El Doomo - Ellis...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO4G4whvdEM
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killing Joke - Night Time (the remastered edition sounds amazing through my 500watt amp)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi jamie_tickner...

Through less than 1% efficient "Hi Fi" speakers or seriously
loud 10-20% efficient PA gear?

I`ve had seriously high powered gear for more than three
decades and now I am deaf in one ear... :(
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:

I`ve had seriously high powered gear for more than three
decades and now I am deaf in one ear... Sad


Well at least you get to enjoy all those old mono recordings without any noticeable loss of quality. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:
I`ve had seriously high powered gear for more than three decades and now I am deaf in one ear... Sad


Is that the one you use to listen to 1sf (troll)?
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