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A thread where classical music snobs like myself can share their favorite songs and whine about the low quality of today's popular music.

(I suppose technically this thread should be called the "Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Symphonic Snob Committee", since all those genres are also allowed, but that was too long)

Some of my current favorites:

Bacchanale by Saint-Saens




Chopin's posthumous Nocturne in C# Minor




Rachmoninoff's Prelude in C# Minor




Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto (Sadly not in C# minor)




The Adagio from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez



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Trust me, I have loads that I could put here. I'm just going to start with the piece our orchestra is finally playing Saturday. (Long story short, it was supposed to be on our fall concert my sophomore year, but it was struck at the last minute. So now it's the winter concert senior year, and I really like it, so I'm happy we're finally doing it)

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Oh God Concierto de Aranjuez. If I could write something that achingly sad the purpose of my life would be fulfilled.
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Of all the things I've heard in my life, this is the most like what the pagan version of Christmas music would be. Like Bach but dark and Hungarian. It makes me want to be celebrating Yule and have a Green Knight walk in and challenge me or something like that.

Bartok, Cantata Profana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ZBqQj3o7g

Also been listening to a lot of Mozart. This is Mozart in the mood I like him in; thrilling and terrifying. He spent a lot of time writing music light in spirit which I generally find boring, but when he goes for it, he really goes. Adagio and Fugue in C Minor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd8EdQRX0Tg
02-09-2016 04:17 AM
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my favorites are dvorak and rachmaninoff

coplands cool too, quiet city has a really nice feel to it
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Everybody loves Rhapsody in Blue, but I think too many people forget about its younger sister, which is just as good. That is, only people who haven't heard it forget about this song, but that's still too many.





Now I need to find a song that is actually underappreciated so I can justify this post.

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Over the last week, I was helping out with a strings camp, and this was our closing song. Because Dvorak is great, but everyone's heard New World.

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I have a library of over 1200 classical music pieces.

I find that I really love the French Impressionism: Faure, Ravel, Debussy... But also, all sorts of Russian music.

Anyhow, here's a bunch of my favorites. I'm willing to bet that you haven't heard of a few of these before:














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I had this in my favorites, but forgot about it.

Autoplay was on, this came on, and it got to around 30:00 and I thought "I MUST FAVORITE THIS" only to find that I already had.


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I found this just now, and already I love it:


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I just really like the finale of this. It's so fun to play.

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We've been playing this at school for a few months and I've absolutely fallen in love with it.




edit: I only just saw that medley thing. I was expecting to be very angry, but that was really skillfully done and worked very well. It does a great job of showing the common threads in music, especially music from similar time periods. I'm also very proud/embarassed about how many of those I could name.

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I'm a fan of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in general, but out of all of its movements I prefer the feel of the 4th one the best. It's great for those times when you're staying up until 3 in the morning.





I suppose this is a bit earlier than Baroque, but I also really like 16th and 17th century music. "Wir Zogen In Das Feld" is catchy too.
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I've had mixed feelings about this piece for a while but recently I gave up and decided that I liked it. It's still the epitome of late-Romantic self-indulgence, but sometimes that's okay.




The story is describing Upper and Lower forests. Several kids are exploring the forest. Anyone who looked up from lower forest grew dizzy. When the children found something in the forest it was an amazing sight. Most parents got worried when the kids went to the forest because they thought it was dangerous.
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I saw this live at the symphony a while ago and it's really good.

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04-14-2017 05:09 AM
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Some more I saw at the symphony. These songs are so evocative; while other songs may be based on an idea, these ones are that idea.









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Putting this here just so I don't keep forgetting what it's called.




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