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    Default Classical Music with extreme bass lines

    I will define "extreme" in a moment.

    Currently, as I'm writing this, someone on my college dorm floor has their (rap) music turned really really high, so the bass is going through the walls. I immediately thought to myself, "Man, what kind of classical music is out there that I could blast full volume, and its bass would be something really noticeable?" What pieces of classical music that you know would sound terrific with a subwoofer? Either really rhythmic, or just really loud and prominent. In other words, bass to the extreme.
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    off the top of my head, vivaldi 4 seasons summer presto movement, the bass arpeggios are more than enough to pump out serious vibrations from a subwoofer.

    Other than that, Im thinking in the context of chamber music, which doesnt help your cause.

    Altho, maybe Beethoven Op 131 last movement as recorded by leonard bernstein?

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    Vivaldi and Beethoven? Tee hee hee!

    You need to give them some Rite of Spring.

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    Duplicado.

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    Best bass part ever:



    'Specially 4:30. And the final chords
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    Try the overture to the Flying Dutchman. Has some intense lower brass!

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    Try Mosolov's Iron Foundry (Zavod), especially the Rozhdestvensky recording. If you put it on a loop and turn it all the way up then you will start WWIII.


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    OH! I can't believe I forgot this!!



    This would be great.
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    Ginastera's Estancia, 1st or 3rd movements. Lots of bass drum and timpani.

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    Respighi's Pines of Rome especially the last movement which consists of low brass and winds not to mention the steadily increasing (volume-wise) pounding of the timpani and bass drum.

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    There are concertos written for double bass. Try this. I don't have this CD nor have heard any of its pieces of it but I thought you might like to use it as a retaliation piece!


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    Stravinsky's "rite of spring":



    (3:17 onwards)

    or play this ginastera's piece very loud:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post
    I will define "extreme" in a moment.

    Currently, as I'm writing this, someone on my college dorm floor has their (rap) music turned really really high, so the bass is going through the walls. I immediately thought to myself, "Man, what kind of classical music is out there that I could blast full volume, and its bass would be something really noticeable?" What pieces of classical music that you know would sound terrific with a subwoofer? Either really rhythmic, or just really loud and prominent. In other words, bass to the extreme.
    I had this exact problem my freshman year of college, and Crumb's Black Angels solved it permanently.



    Enjoy.

    PS - buy the damn album. Don't steal music via youtube.
    Last edited by science; Nov-13-2011 at 07:33.

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