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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoFlutesOneTrumpet View Post
    At least you're consistent with your composer pick.
    Indeed, one can changes his mind now and then.
    Edit;
    But when the gun is hold to my head I choose 8
    Last edited by Pugg; Feb-17-2017 at 15:59.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloth View Post
    bear with me
    I will do, promise.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    When Johannes Brahms stumbled upon Bach’s “Chaconne” in 1877, he simply couldn’t believe his eyes. “On one stave, for a small instrument, the man [Bach] writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by lextune View Post
    “The sound of a harpsichord – two skeletons copulating on a tin roof in a thunderstorm. ” ― Thomas Beecham

    ...for those who don't feel like Googling...
    Beecham never heard the sound of an accurately restored or reconstructed harpsichord. If he was being an honest musician, he would have had to have thought differently if he lived during the HIP movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biwa View Post
    This has to be the greatest..... Chopsticks, at least!
    Seriously, I was always amazed that he could even move his fingers that way, with all the heavy bling he wore...

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    To answer the original question
    Mozart PC No.23
    Right, that's that question decided now what's next

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    Great topic. And I enjoyed listening to some of the suggestions for the first time,

    The serious replies to this question refer to works that were written a century or more ago. Pehaps a naive question and perhaps it has been discussed elsewhere, but is there any possibility that another work of the same level of craftsmanship, depth and beauty will be written in the near future? Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neofite View Post
    Great topic. And I enjoyed listening to some of the suggestions for the first time,

    The serious replies to this question refer to works that were written a century or more ago. Pehaps a naive question and perhaps it has been discussed elsewhere, but is there any possibility that another work of the same level of craftsmanship, depth and beauty will be written in the near future? Why not?
    I don't know but I wish somebody would just go ahead and compose it already. How hard could it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klassic View Post
    My friends, I am now a very old man, and there is not much time left in my life. It would be a shame for me to pass without giving testimony to the greatest piece of music our species has produced.

    The piece is none other than Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue. However, in order to bring this piece to its full potential required Stokowski's brilliant orchestration. Between Bach and Stokowski you have the greatest musical achievement of mankind.

    This piece is the closest thing to musical perfection the human race has ever produced:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjhOJDThNhY
    How about the 3rd movement of Sibelius's 4th symphony.
    Or his 5th symphony.
    Last edited by janxharris; Feb-20-2017 at 15:31.

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    Genesis - Supper's Ready.

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    The Grosse Fugue without any doubt. We are a poorer species if indeed Beethoven did not have children.
    I love Muzio Clementi's music.

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    I don't go for "greatest", but my one of my favourite pieces at the moment is Beethoven's deservedly famous String Quartet No. 14. Hard to pick a favourite movement, but how about the fourth (the theme & variations)?

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    Anything by Brahms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Mahler symphony no 8.
    This has been my very favorite piece for quite a while. It is the best rendition of resurrection I have yet seen. It is often called a very simple piece but there is so much going on in it and it is very complicated motific-ly and thematically (and at the intersection of these two realms) that takes many listens to understand. Certainly Mahler's best and I would also give it the spot of the greatest piece of music written.

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