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  • Χρόνια Πολλά, Μαρία!






    Post edited by iuventus at 2013-12-02 02:18:47
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • and not forgetting....


    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • ¡Olé!



    or for those who prefer easy listening:



    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Some time ago I got a birthday gift which was a visit to a concert of
    Wagners Ring, whit marionettes of insects on the stage. It was very
    cool. See:


  • Hi Carpy
    Found this thread while doing some homework on the forum.
    I went to a number of classical evenings at country houses when I was younger. Castle Howard and Audley End to name a couple. Always found these to have a good cross mix of favourites and some curve balls from the classical canon. I have always been fond of Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Elgar and I particularly like the way the music drifts through the variations and culminates in a crescendo before falling back to the gentleness it started with. I also like Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimskey-Korsakov; particularly the opening movement 'The Sea and Sinbad's Ship' where the music swells and ebbs to mimic the sea.
    Another interesting piece is Crown Imperial by William Walton, which was composed to mark the coronation of George VI in 1937. If you like war films, The Battle of Britan was originally scored to feature a complete Walton score throughout the film but a lot of it was cut and only little snippets remain; mostly to back the aerial dog fight sequences. However, if you buy a particular issue of the DVD, you can watch it with the full Walton score reinstated.
    Happy listening.
    Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2014-04-25 19:23:25
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • I miss this thread. I just happen to be listening to this at the moment:


    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Why does Dvorak get no credit for the Jaws theme?

    (P.S. I want a Dudamel plush toy!)


    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • This one I have renamed "Lifeless on a desert bed, I piously await the Summer rains."


    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • "After I am gone, my bones will tell my story."


    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • "I've killed you again."


    If I were dead, could I do this?

  • If I were dead, could I do this?
  • "In my Dreams, I can Fly"


    Post edited by iuventus at 2014-11-14 21:31:28
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • The spirit of Schubert, Du bist die ruh, sung by someone we all now know.


    Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2014-11-29 20:18:57
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Just my two cents. Not that much into classical but I erally like some of the neo-classical composers like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O'Halloran, Poppy Ackroyd, Eluvium and Max Richter.

    Anyone checked out Max Richter's reworkings of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons?
    Recommended!
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    "I think it is our job to dream"
  • Once you get past the cliche opening, "Sunrise," this might just be the most intellectually complex, Romantically lush, soul-crushingly beautiful symphonic piece ever composed.

    Just realized that "Tod und Verklärung," which might just be my favorite symphonic composition of all time, is tagged on to the end. Love them from Superman, anyone?


    Post edited by iuventus at 2014-12-23 01:32:11
    If I were dead, could I do this?

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