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    There are many good classical pieces out there. Although i would have to say the most moving to me and my favorite to listen to is Mozart's Requiem. I think it to be the most brilliant piece ever written by man. Since i play the trombone, i love Tuba Mirum the best! I also love the Confutatis movement, its powerful yet beautiful. Please reply with your favorite piece.

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    I really couldn't decide for THE BEST piece, but I'd say that for me Liszt's Sonata in b minor (grandious and most passionate) and Valse mélancolique (so moving and bittersweet) and then Dvořák's Symphony no.9 (broad and yearning) come close enough to the definition.

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    My favourite piece is the one I have chosen as my username, The Lark Ascending, by Vaughan Williams. It was the first piece of classical music that prompted me into finding out more about this type of music which up to then I'd had no interest in whatsoever, and which I now listen to most of the time.
    "Look here, I have given up my time, my work, my friends and my career to come here and learn from you, and I am not going to write a petit menuet dans le style de Mozart." - Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maurice Ravel

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    The trouble is that a piece of music is like a length of string. It can be any length virtually from about 3 mins to 12 hours, and the answer to this question depends critically on length. So I'm afraid I find this question meaningless unless there is a time limit on it.

    Depending on length, some of my favourites among shorter pieces are:

    • Schumann Op 28/2, Romance in F Maj, about 3-4 mins
    • Beethoven Piano Con 5, second movement about 7 mins
    • Schubert Impromptu D 894/3, about 7 mins
    • Beethoven Egmont O/T, about 8 mins
    • Schubert Adagio in E Flat Mar ("Notturno") about 9 mins
    • Brahms Alto Rhapsody, about 11 mins
    • Beethoven Piano Con 1, second movement, about 12 mins
    • Schubert Piano Sonata No 18, D 894, first movement 20 mins
    • Beethoven Piano Sonata 23, Appasionata, about 24 mins

    These are just a tiny few off the top of my head. There are probably dozens of others.


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    I think my most favorite pieces are Beethoven's nine symphonies...I'm a symphony kind of guy..so its only natural for me...I particulary like his "Choral"...

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    " 'Penitence!'
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    'Nooooooooooo!' [Dragged down into Hell]
    - Act two: Finale of Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

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    I hate to say this, as it always tops the 'classic fm most wanted', but the lark ascending has to be mine. Closely followed by Beethovens 9th.

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    To me, Tchaikovsky's Trio 0p.50

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    There is no way I could choose a single piece, or even ten, to list as my favourite piece of all time. However, over the past 2 weeks Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 7, 8 and 12 have all been getting exhausting amounts of play time, and I haven't tired of them yet.

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    I'll have to say Wagners' instrumental score to his operas ' Der ring des Nibelungen' (ring cycle).It contains every form of musical emotion that appeals to me and i never tire of it.

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    Sibelius 5... just say it softly

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    I have it down to two which I bounce between, Bruckner's 8th and Mahler's 5th.

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    Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 2 (played by guess who?)

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    Zelenka trio sonata no. 6

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    Brahms 3rd.

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    Tallis, Spem in Alium

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