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Classical Music - what are you listening to or favourite pieces

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Currently listening to for a second time while I type this - Igor Stravinsky: Firebird (Finale) Pierre Boulez / Wiener Philharmoniker

Beautiful piece of music ( in my mind's eye that is )

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Nothing as relaxing as nice classical music, its just magical,

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Frank Zappa's take on Ravel's Bolero

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I used to be a big fan of classical music not being exposed to pop music until I was 13 or so but don't listen to much of it any more. One of my favourite pieces still is "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Grieg but it's too short!! Classical music 'flash mob' performances are my current favourite way of watching/listening to the genre and there's some great stuff out there...

Ravel's 'Bolero', introduced to a whole new audience in the 1979 movie "10", is another favourite of mine and this flash mob version is fab.

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Another classical work that I love is the Jon Lord (Deep Purple) "Concerto For Group And Orchestra" performed in 1969 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. The album is an acquired taste and displeased many classical and rock fans at the time. Apparently the classically trained Jon Lord later regretted the experiment but returned to it in 1999 and if you want more here's a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concerto_ ... _Orchestra

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Old Gussie Mahler came up with some banging tunes

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A lovely Russian waltz

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Fransisco Tárrega - Memories of Alhambra



The Spanish/Classical guitar is underappreaciated, imo.
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Another Waltz... I was born in the wrong century.. and probably country :mrgreen:

Aram Khachaturian- Masquerade suite waltz

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Another one on the Classical Guitar by Tárrega, although one of his lesser known works - Tango.



A fantastic piece of music, imo.
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You've probably heard of Samuel Barber

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The Doors - Unknown Soldier, performed by Nigel Kennedy ( I haven't heard the Doors version yet, but had this in my music collection a good few years and only found out while looking for it on youtube that it was an album he brought out with the Doors songs... I thought it was some old composer that done this ! ) Beautiful piece of music.

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Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight

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Ncdjd2 wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:22 pm Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight

His reworking of Vivaldi's Four Seasons is brilliant and well worth a listen.

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Will check that out Jmcc thanks.
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Gustav Holst - The Planets.

I could be lacking slept but the first few minutes of this piece is similar, or maybe the right way of putting it is the opening riffs in Diamond Head's Am I Evil ( a song covered later by Metallica) seems to be influenced by this piece.

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Paganini violin concerto NO. 1 1st movement. Maria Duenas is the violin virtuoso who shreds this to pieces.

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