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who is your favourite classical composer??
But most importantly, Orff.
I put his song on myspace as my profile song..piano concerts make me twingle
The Thomas Newman soundtrack for American Beauty makes my skin jump, the plastic bag theme is grrrrrrr
Mozart can get fucked though. Fucking cunt.
research on these..and I would like to get to know Stockhausen work more as well...
pretentious, im writing my thesis on stockhausen.
gorecki is the only logical answer i reckon
I don't really listen to any classical music but I bought this Bartok string quartet vinyl boxset (mainly cos John Olson from Wolf Eyes said he had been listening to that alot when making 'Human Animal') and it's really really really good.
His string quartets are probably my favourite pieces of classical music—in fact the collected quartets by the Takacs quartet is one of my top 5 records of all time. I've also been listening to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring a lot recently, as well as some of Ligeti's later stuff. Messiaen's also pretty incredible, though some of it is a bit overcomplicated.
think it´s a start of "a search for a new classical music" week for me..
thanks:) discovering new things here...me lækí
positive result of investigating a load of modernist composers last week. Do I need a phd in music appreciation to hate such stuff?
Gorecki though. Yes. Awesome scenes.
His cello concerto and five bagatelles for guitar are easily among my favourite classical pieces.
I also really like:
he liek totally rulz
Glass, Reich, Tchaikovsky, Schumann
Hearing the Planets suite in primary school is probably my first musical memory
all romanticist/modernist, but orchetral and art based enough to be called "classical"
honestly, everyone in the whole World should go out and buy his 2nd Piano Concerto in C Minor. Even Matt Bellamy agrees with me here. It's so far beyond awesome it's just ridiculous.
there's obviously nuances to it, but i can't think of anything more formulaic. high culture my arse.
As the term doesn't mean much beyond "music from the past 400 years that was written down in European notation." Some of it is formulaic, and some of it is high culture, but there's not much in common between, say, Bach, Berlioz and Bartók.
i couldn't be so flippant without obviously missing out a lot of points, but i want to spark a debate.
there's bits of classical music i enjoy, but i don't think i could ever become an enthusiast. the attitude surrounding it more than plays a part though, as i don't see why it should stand apart from any other forms of music.
particularly people like Beethoven who have totally amazing tunes.
I find it really interesting how things like Mozart have shifted from lowculture to highculture.
tschaikovsky 4th symphony.
stravinsky 'the rite of spring'.
holst 'the planets' especially mars and neptune.
oh and ligeti (used lots in soundtracks for the shining and 2001 a space odessy)
of shostakovich 10 is a musical portrait of stalin - pretty much the most badass piece of music ive ever heared
he doesn't have a consistent style, so I can imagine that some people will like some bits and hate others. The stuff from 2001 is his early cluster work, but there's also his slightly comic dramatic works (e.g. Grand Macabre) and his later minimalist-influenced works like the Piano Concerto.
very deep and rich cultural knowledge. I embrace you people and thanks for introducing me to all this new stuff.!!
(me putting Bartok on)
I am kolla!
thought I lost my identity..
Elgar, Holst, Britten etc. Lovely.
and accompanying film are so so wonderful
I usually get it on LP from charity shops.
but most all - Gerschwin
I've not yet found anywhere better than Amazon.
i love gorecki. too soul-slashingly depressing to actually listen to tho.
Steve Riech (if he counts)
is fuckin' ace
is just amazing. as is some Stockhausen but i believe this matter has being DiScussed above lolz
Classical music is for paedophiles and Nazis.