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    Default Corny music

    Many things are corny for me:

    Ravel: Bolero (one ad eternum tune )
    Verdi: La Traviata ( listened to it too many times)
    Mozart: petite musique nocturne ( listened to it too many times)
    Rachmaninov: piano 2nd concerto (whining)
    Tchaikovsky: piano concerto no. 1 ( listened to it too many times)
    Brahms: Hungarian dances. ( listened to it too many times)
    Rossini: Overture of Le Barbiero di Seviglia, Guilelmo Tell ( listened to it too many times)
    Notice that sometimes too many times, means 3 times!

    Add your choices....and maybe you could explain why
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    And many others



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    Beethoven's 5th symphony
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    Rachmaninov's piano concertos and symphonies.
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    Mozart: "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
    Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture"
    Beethoven: "Moonlight sonata, first movement"
    Vivaldi: "Four Seasons, Spring, first movement"

    All of them because of their overuse in pop culture as being representative of classical music as a whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopachris View Post
    Mozart: "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
    Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture"
    Beethoven: "Moonlight sonata, first movement"
    Vivaldi: "Four Seasons, Spring, first movement"

    All of them because of their overuse in pop culture as being representative of classical music as a whole.
    Who could forget the work of that great composer Anonymous: 'Minuet in G'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopachris View Post
    Mozart: "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
    Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture"
    Beethoven: "Moonlight sonata, first movement"
    Vivaldi: "Four Seasons, Spring, first movement"

    All of them because of their overuse in pop culture as being representative of classical music as a whole.
    In that case, here's a feast of corn for you: http://www.kickassclassical.com/clas...-100-list.html

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    Internet connection derp'd, resulting in unwanted double-post. Please accept my apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    In that case, here's a feast of corn for you: http://www.kickassclassical.com/clas...-100-list.html
    Page hasn't loaded yet, but I already feel dread welling up inside me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    In that case, here's a feast of corn for you: http://www.kickassclassical.com/clas...-100-list.html
    "Classical is cool, kids! Especially when condensed into ten second highlight clips"
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    A lot of 19th century lieder about guys who think the world is ending because the girls they like aren't that into them can be eye roll-inducing, but I often like them anyway. (Winterreise, Wayfarer, etc.) I guess it's the text that is corny, more than the music.
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    Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez - esp. the original version, I don't seem to mind arrangements (eg. Miles Davis' famous one, or our own Tommy Emmanuel's).

    I think that it's a pity that this is always chosen if a group wants to do a guitar concerto live, because it's had it's due, virtually everyone on that planet knows it. I wish say Villa-Lobos' Concerto for guitar and small orchestra would get more of an outing, esp. since that was the piece that got me into V-L. Can't say the same for Rodrigo, his Aranjuez has not encouraged me to venture any further into his output. Ironically, the V-L was on the "B side" of a vinyl LP I got cheap as chips a few years back, the Rodrigo was on the "A side," & I ended up listening much more to the former. I've now got the V-L work on CD with quite a few of his other things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    In that case, here's a feast of corn for you: http://www.kickassclassical.com/clas...-100-list.html
    I guess you're right!!!! LOL

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    The end of Copland's Billy the Kid is corny, up to 2'16", but it's supposed to be.


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    Maybe van Beethoven's fifth as VD mentioned but only because of that dagnet disco song and all of the ringtones and commercials and spanish soap operas; NOT because I've invested a whole and grand three listens to it...if ever I've read something I wish were an exaggeration it is the notion that '3 times' is a lot to have listened to a piece...using the same composer as an example: an average performance of the glorious 9th is about one hour. Just bringing this one piece to mind, I've listened to it at least a couple of hundred times; that's only a little more than eight days...the Tchai One; at least a hundred (ten of which, live)...the Rach 2, over a hundred (couple dozen live)...it just goes on and on and this goes down into the Mazurkas and Ballades and pretty much every piece has gotten well over 3 listens...even the ones I never cared for and only heard on the radio...sad to think of attention span having been reduced to such a place.

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