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    Default On your Deathbed what would You listen to?

    I don't know if this has come up before. Never seen it. In your final moments on Earth what music would you choose to be listening to and you must pick one and one only.

    I wonder will we see lots of entries for people wanting to hear Xenakis, Birtwistle or Ferneyhough ... mmmm .. probably not.

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    Beethoven op.110

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    Tchaikovsky's trio

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    I won't die on bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    I won't die on bed.
    Where and will there be no music ?

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    Either Elgar's The Spirit of England, or 'The Presentation of the Rose', from Rosenkavalier.

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    Mahler's 2nd or 3rd

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    Cage's As Slow as Possible (And isn't this title grammatically incorrect? Shoudlnt' it be "Slowly?")

    Seriously though I might choose Vaughan-Williams Tallis Fantasia and ask my dearest lady friend to read me Shakespear's Sonnet No. 73.

    That time of year thou mayst in me behold
    When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
    Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
    Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
    ...etc.
    ...etc.
    To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.

    Of course those things in combination would probably do me in right then.

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    Tallis Fantasia - never thought of that. That would be a beautiful one. It is already sort of other-worldly. I would go with Abendrot from the Four Last Songs by Strauss I reckon. Close second - Verklarte Nacht in string orchestra version.

    I was first going to say Erwartung by Schoenberg

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    Chopin's second sonata.

    hmmm... on second thought I'll settle for the DG Complete Beethoven edition
    Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

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    Schubert's String Quartet No 14, "Death and the Maiden", D 810, performed by the Artemis Quartet.

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    This thread is too morbid for me. Sorry I can't contribute.

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    Wagner's Ring... it'll gain me a good number of hours.

    Seriously? Beethoven's 9th.

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    No doubt in my mind: Mozart's Requiem, the fragments recorded by Spering and Das Neue Orchester. Also, if I'm given a few more hours, Handel's Messiah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    I won't die on bed.
    Yeah, not everyone dies in bed...
    Contrasts and Connections in Music

    "There will be a moment or two of confusion, but if we all keep our heads, everything will be fine" - Cary Grant.

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