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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 06:46:29 AM »

Peer Gynt Suite

Swan Lake by Prokoviev

Night on a Bare Mountain by Mussorsky

Arbos; Tabula Rasa; Arvo Part

Spem in Alium Thomas Tallis

Stravinsky's Rites of Spring

Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

Steve Reich: Drumming and Different Trains

On the Dominant Divide by ? whassisname

( just to show I know music that isnt AT)
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2009, 07:31:20 AM »

Peer Gynt Suite


Especially Solveig's Song and Death of Ase
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 07:54:11 AM »

Peer Gynt Suite


Especially Solveig's Song and Death of Ase

and The Hall of the Mountain King

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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 09:45:10 PM »

in time.... suggest some faves - but I am not a copeland fan.... unless you are watching cowboy movies that is Smiley

When Copeland's name is mentioned, everyone thinks of Appalacian Spring or Billy the Kid.  For a different side of Copeland, try to dig up a copy of the Third Symphony, Lincoln Portrait, or especially Music for the Theatre.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 09:49:07 PM »

What does everybody think of Pictures At an Exhibition?  I've heard the Mussorsky piano arrangement.  I've got a copy of the Cleveland Symphany performing the Ravel orchestral arrangment, and I once heard a performance of an orchestral arrangement by someone else (can't remember who).  And then I've also got the infamous Emerson, Lake & Palmer version.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2009, 10:04:58 PM »

I am listening to it on You Tube...very grand :-)
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2009, 01:48:38 AM »

For me, I'm partial to Tchaikovsky's ballet suites: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake...

But then again, I started out as a classically trained ballet dancer.

see, I have a hard time with T's music - I have always strongly disliked the Nutcracker - seen it as a kid and adult several times and its just a jumble of people, noise, and a non-sensical story line.  The music certainly has its catchy bits but T is, well, unsatisfying.

Wait, I'm not done yet!

I love violin music (for obvious reasons).  The best violinist probably since Paganini (who was undoubtedly the genius since he revolutionized the instrument) was Heifetz.  So I have a few Heifetz CDs - and his playing is superlative - technically but it is harsh and hard - in everything except T.  It is gorgeous in his hands - and (IMO) the vehicle to his genius.  So now I'm divided on T.  On the one hand, he sounds like movie accompaniment music but on the other is ths richeness that I get from Heifetz.

OTOH (and its a big one) as dance music - if I could move to it - perhaps I would enjoy the rest of it much more.  Just never had a chance to try - but I do see why a ballet dancer would go bonkers for it - translated into movement....
I have no doubt that the draw to the music for me is because I have danced them...also, I have some fond childhood memories associated with The Nutcracker. 
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2009, 08:41:29 AM »

What does everybody think of Pictures At an Exhibition?  I've heard the Mussorsky piano arrangement.  I've got a copy of the Cleveland Symphany performing the Ravel orchestral arrangment, and I once heard a performance of an orchestral arrangement by someone else (can't remember who).  And then I've also got the infamous Emerson, Lake & Palmer version.   Roll Eyes

The only Mussorsky I've heard is The Old Castle, from PaaE, and it was me playing it. Still, I quite like it.
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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2009, 08:56:18 AM »

John adams - that's it
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009, 12:14:21 AM »

bortkiewicz, blumenfeld, balakirev, bach, borrodin, chopin, czerny, copland, debussy, elgar, grieg, glinka, liszt lyapunov, mussorsky, moszkowski, pachabel, ponce, prokofiev, ravel, rachmaninoff, stravinsky, scriabin, and the list goes on

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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2009, 12:54:26 AM »

Any particular pieces by any of them?
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2009, 02:44:22 AM »

bortkiewicz, blumenfeld, balakirev, bach, borrodin, chopin, czerny, copland, debussy, elgar, grieg, glinka, liszt lyapunov, mussorsky, moszkowski, pachabel, ponce, prokofiev, ravel, rachmaninoff, stravinsky, scriabin, and the list goes on

if you are looking for anything specific just ask

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I like them better one at a time Z Tongue
More important, which do YOU like best?
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2009, 05:27:21 AM »

sorry, i have a tendancy of doing that, i've played piano for 10 years!
some of my personal favourites which definately deserve a listen are:

Balakirev - Nocturne No.3
Chopin - Bercuse Op.57
Elgar - Cello Concerto, Piano Quartet/trios
Ravel - Miroirs Suite, La Valse,  Jeux Deau, Piano Trio
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concertos, Piano Quartet/Trios
Stravinsky - Firebird Suite
Scriabin - Etudes

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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2009, 12:56:03 PM »

thanks - even better if you can find a version you recommend on utube we can listen to Wink

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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2009, 11:15:16 AM »

thanks - even better if you can find a version you recommend on utube we can listen to Wink



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxh5VFin6r8
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