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    Registered Users Posts: 20,099 WhiteWashMan


    first time i heard it, i was watching the champions league on ITV, back in about 1993 or 4. they had a tune that i couldnt get out of my head, it was loud and bold and pretty damn funky.
    it wasnt until about 3 years later that i fell asleep watching tv and woke up to classic fm being played after tv finished, and it was playing that song.
    what was it?
    well, it was the montegues and the capuletes from prokoviefs romeo and juliet. its still my favourite piece today.


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  • berlioz. Symphony Fantastique.

    Sheer Brilliance.




  • Ludovico Einaudi - Le Onde




  • Ludovico Einaudi, Melodia Africana I from the I Giorni album. I like La Onde too but I prefer Questa Notte from that album.

    Philip Glass' Violin Concerto 2nd or 3rd Movements.




  • Adagio for Strings - Samual Barber.

    Think I first heard it in Platoon, and it's been one of my favourites since then.

    Also O' Fortuna since I heard it in the movie Excalibur. The whole of Carmina Burana is pretty good tbh, but I think that that one piece is the most powerful of the whole thing. I'd love to go to the theatre and see the whole thing though, it would be amazing.




  • I dislike Orff's Carmina Burana for no other reason than I find it monotonous and not the dramatic piece of music everyone claims. For drama, I prefer Verdi's Dies Irae or Holst's Mars.


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  • mozart's requiem, but only by a nose




  • It would be a tossup between Orff's Carmina Burana, from near silence to cresendo to Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, it makes me what to reach for my jackboots :)




  • OT- WhiteWashMan, what station relayed Classic FM after closedown (not that any station closes down any more?)


    Back on topic- I absolutely LOVE loads of classical compositions, so picking a few out of many is difficult, but here goes-


    Beethoven Symphonies 5, 6, 9

    Brahms Symphonies 1-4

    Massenet-"Meditation"

    and loads of others!




  • Beethoven's ninth or third have to be the best in my opinion.




  • Originally posted by CHRIS GREER
    OT- WhiteWashMan, what station relayed Classic FM after closedown (not that any station closes down any more?)


    oh god mate, this was fúcking years ago. probably about 93 or so.
    and it used to be that cablelink scrren that showed all the channels in little boxes around the edge of the cablelink advertising :)


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  • a few favourites...

    Concerto de Aranjuez - Rodriguez

    Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - JS Bach

    'Surprise" Symphony - Haydn

    Pictures at an Exhibition - Muggorgsky

    Intermezzo for Flute - Bizet




  • whats the one that goes, de de de di di di de, de de de di di di de, de ne ne ne ne ne, de ne ne ne ne ne, de de de ne de.:confused:




  • schuberts unfinished symphony #8 and 9. Love playing bits of it on the piano and flute.




  • I really like Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians' and Karlheinz Stockhausen's 'Helicopter Quartet'.




  • I'm not going to limit myself, I'm not going to limit myself, I'm not going to limit myself, I'm not going to limit myself

    My top 20 at this moment in time in no particular order

    Kyrie from the Missa Luba
    Tabula Rasa, Arvo Part
    Spem in Alium, Thomas Tallis
    Venez, inclinons-nous, P.I. Tchaikovsky
    Trumpet Concerto in E flat, J.N.Hummell
    Any of Symphonies 35,36,38 by Motzart
    Gloria in D major, Vivaldi
    Lametations of Jermiah, Thomas Tallis
    Stabat Mater, Vivaldi
    Benedictus, Gounod
    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Vaughan Williams
    Ebben? Ne andro lontana (La Wally), Catalani
    Goldberg Variations, J.S.Bach
    3rd Symphony, Henryk Gorecki
    Piano Concerto No. 5, Beethoven
    Symphony No. 5, Beethoven
    Anything else by Beethoven
    Anything by J.S.Bach
    Any dance music by G.P.Telemann
    Almost any Klezmer, especially if Itzhak Perlman is involved




  • Originally posted by Vader
    whats the one that goes, de de de di di di de, de de de di di di de, de ne ne ne ne ne, de ne ne ne ne ne, de de de ne de.:confused:
    Could be well, anything. Looks like Petula Clarke's Downtown or the theme from Mission Impossible to me:D

    This guy got lucky, with the above I'd be surprised.




  • Originally posted by sceptre
    Originally posted by Vader
    whats the one that goes, de de de di di di de, de de de di di di de, de ne ne ne ne ne, de ne ne ne ne ne, de de de ne de.

    Could be well, anything. Looks like Petula Clarke's Downtown or the theme from Mission Impossible to me:D

    This guy got lucky, with the above I'd be surprised.

    I'll see if I can get lucky a second time - I'm going to guess that it might be 'Fur Elise' by Beethoven.




  • no not Fur Elise. Let me try again.
    Dom Dom Dom Dom
    (speeding up) de de de de de de de de-(going up and down alot)de; de de de de de de-- de de de de de de de, (slowind down)de; ne ne ne ne ne, ne ne ne ne, dena ne ne na




  • Originally posted by Vader
    whats the one that goes, de de de di di di de, de de de di di di de, de ne ne ne ne ne, de ne ne ne ne ne, de de de ne de.:confused:

    its one of my favs aswell


    Carl Orf's
    "O Fortuna"
    fr. Carmina Burana


    1.
    O Fortuna,
    velut luna
    statu variabilis,
    semper crescis
    aut descrescis;
    vita detestabilis
    nunc obdurat
    et tunc curat
    ludo mentis aciem,
    egestatem,
    potestatem
    dissolvit ut glaciem.

    2.
    Sors inmanis
    et inanis,
    rota tu volubilis,
    status malus,
    vana salus
    semper dissolubilis,
    obrumbratam
    et velatam
    mihi quoque niteris,
    nunc per ludum
    dorsum nudum
    fero tui sceleris.


    3.
    Sors salutis
    et virtutis
    mihi nunc contraria,
    est affectus
    et defectus
    semper in angaria;
    hac in hora
    sine mora
    cordis pulsum tangite,
    quod per sortem
    sternit fortem
    mecum omnes plangite




  • Vader - any chance that it is Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee?

    De Rebel - some top 20 there - it includes about three hundred pieces LOL.

    I agree with your Beethoven and definitely Ralph Vaughn Williams is one of my favourites - the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis is a classic, as is the Lark Ascending.


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  • Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel and Tabula rasa
    Parts of Mozarts Requiem.

    Really like some choral pieces to espicialy The Hilliard Ensemble when they perform along side jan Garbarek


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