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 Post subject: Music that stirs you?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:45 pm 
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Is there any music that has had a profound effect on you?
I offer one example that worked for me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBenttZUT7A


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:46 am 
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Wow!

I wouldn't know where to start as music constantly moves me, it's a huge part of my life. I'm one of those who goosebumps with certain music and homes in on the tunes of adverts and doesn't even focus on the subject.

Music was my first love, and it shall be my last ........!

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Beethoven's 3rd symphony takes some beating for me, closely followed by 5th - I saw Karajan and the Berlin Phil performing it in London - 7th and 9th. I'm also partial to Janáček and Mahler. We used to go to the South Bank frequently and once the Proms, but we're stuck in a bit of a cultural wilderness here. Our SIL rescues us from time to time with tickets for his concerts.
Another hair-on-the-neck piece: Le 5 at Grenoble.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upu96iQH_d0

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Like Bayleaf, music has always been important in my life both for listening and for playing. I have always had a love of music in a minor key - it reaches a place like nothing else. It's not possible to explain !
Chopin, Prokofiev, Brahms, Liszt and so many more ...
Who cannot be moved by Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor :



But I love traditional jazz, blue grass and country, brass bands, male voice choirs such as the Alexandrov Ensemble, and folk music from the Balkans. As an accordionist, I naturally love the accordion, but not all styles - I can only take French musette in small doses !!! But the accordion is a musical subject in itself !


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Ah yas, Mendelssohn's violin concerto and Elgar's Cello Concerto...2 of my desert island discs. Plus lots of jazz.

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MAD87 wrote:
Beethoven's 3rd symphony takes some beating for me


It's going back a bit - 1944 to be precise - but this Furtwängler/BPO performance of the Eroica takes some beating, and I was able to do something pretty amazing with the sound - have a listen: https://www.pristineclassical.com/collections/artist-wilhelm-furtwangler/products/pasc488

Some of Furtwängler's greatest and most moving Beethoven recordings emerged from wartime Germany, though he was no supporter of the regime. This now sounds like it could have been recorded 20 years later...

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I'm another one who doesn't know where to start with stirring music. Includes those already mentioned, plus Bach has always been my favourite - one especially Watchet Auf first chorale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bGe0j52KcA
And to really wake me up, WyntonMarsalis cornet chop Suey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1UC-vCUZY
I think I've posted before, the romantic theme at the end of one of the Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto.


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AndrewRose wrote:
MAD87 wrote:
Beethoven's 3rd symphony takes some beating for me


It's going back a bit - 1944 to be precise - but this Furtwängler/BPO performance of the Eroica takes some beating, and I was able to do something pretty amazing with the sound - have a listen: https://www.pristineclassical.com/collections/artist-wilhelm-furtwangler/products/pasc488

Some of Furtwängler's greatest and most moving Beethoven recordings emerged from wartime Germany, though he was no supporter of the regime. This now sounds like it could have been recorded 20 years later...

I must send OH to Pristine - we have some old Furtwängler 33s, one of which we call the 'Cough Movement' :lol:

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Love music, classical comes first.
Started when I was in late teens, I assembled my first sterio hifi kit and started buying LPs ( some of the first out) as with a lot the heavy Wagner,Beethoven,Tchaikovsky were in the front with Sir Malcome Sergeant and Karajan being conductors.
Now my favourite is Rimsky Korsakow's Scheherazade, a piece which sends me onto another planet.
We have sat digital classical music as background all day.
Modern (well compared to classical) Dire Straights, ELO and Pink Floyd as groups.
We never miss a concert on tv with the French counter tenor Philippe Jaroussky in it, what a wonderful voice both in serious opera and comic.

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For me, the Mozart Great Mass in C minor. I have the version from Deutsche Grammophon with Sylvia McNair as the soloist. I cannot thnk that there can be any more joyful noise from a human throat.

I also love Allegri's Miserere Mei. I have a couple of versions, but prefer the Tallis scholars.

And also "The Angel Gabriel (Most highly favoured Lady)" which for all sorts of reasons I can't hear with dry eyes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pliqObTHxUQ

When I read that back I wonder how I became an atheist!


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Elstow wrote:
When I read that back I wonder how I became an atheist!


Religions, including but not exclusively Christianity, have always inspired people to great art, music, architecture and so on. You can enjoy it without subscribing to the beliefs that inspired it, just as you can enjoy a piece of art inspired by the love of or desire for a particular person or persons without feeling that attraction yourself. Naturally I'm thinking of Rolf Harris's timeless classic "Two Little Boys" at this point... :))

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Yes. I never understood why it was thought that the Devil had all the best tunes.


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Like this Elstow ?


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Not quite.


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 Post subject: Re: Music that stirs you?
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Jesus has the best tunes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NOZU2iPA8


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Well, that certainly makes me want to say "Jesus Christ!"


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Where on earth did you find that, Provost ??? =))
Another one for the ranks of "Granddad", "Grandma" and The Birdie Song !


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Provost wrote:


That's got to be the scariest ska band on the planet. And just in time for Halloween...

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I've moved this topic to the Music Academy as it isn't really a Debate .... more of a discussion !


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Duet from the Pearl Fishers, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco, 1812 Overture, etc. etc

Just listened to the first 2 and now the third, inspiring.....and choking.

Although I love the first, I don't know the story, but the other 2 are about freedom from invasion and oppression, just to add a frisson.

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