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    Brahms, Faure .....................
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Mozart, especially up the third seq.

    I find the work so terrible to listen to, and am saddened by the apparentness that it came from the composer's heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstar View Post
    Mozart, especially up the third seq.

    I find the work so terrible to listen to, and am saddened by the apparentness that it came from the composer's heart.
    And his assistant's heart.

    I attended a performance of it in Salzburg twenty-something years ago, and it was gut-wrenching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eorrific View Post
    Rank your top 3 requiem masses. Or just one if you're averse to listening to masses for the dead.

    Go go go!
    Dvorak
    Faure
    Britten

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    Mozart, Faure, Verdi

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    Quote Originally Posted by cihlomorka View Post
    Delius, Delius, Delius.

    Mozart.
    Hmmmm. Delius - not familiar with this one.
    "I propose to create a heroic, monumental style of composition simple enough to inspire all people; completely free from fads, artificial mannerisms and false sophistications; direct, forceful, sincere, always original but never unnatural."

    "I am always interested in finding out what keeps mankind in such random movement, cutting himself off from nature as if in a blind rage. I want to try to understand the great change that is about to take place without our even noticing it."

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    If I had to narrow it to three I would proabably go Faure, Saint-Saens, Durufle.... but my tastes tend to run French.
    "I propose to create a heroic, monumental style of composition simple enough to inspire all people; completely free from fads, artificial mannerisms and false sophistications; direct, forceful, sincere, always original but never unnatural."

    "I am always interested in finding out what keeps mankind in such random movement, cutting himself off from nature as if in a blind rage. I want to try to understand the great change that is about to take place without our even noticing it."

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    Morales
    Mozart
    Verdi
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    "Mors et Vita"(Gounod) which includes at least parts of the requiem. Not Gounod as u know him! Steve

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    Mozart
    Verdi
    Brahms
    "I liked your opera. I think I will set it to music." - Beethoven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell View Post
    Hmmmm. Delius - not familiar with this one.
    It's a work that wasn't well-received at it's premiere, but I think it's one of his best works for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. It was a wartime work, but you can read more about it here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_(Delius)
    "Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." - Sergei Rachmaninov

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    I know that once we've all listened to all the "main" stuff, we diverge off into the unknown, and we take much pride in doing so.

    But, I don't see how anyone can justify picking anyone other than Mozart in this case.

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    I would pick the Verdi Requiem over the Mozart. The former is intensely dramatic and moving.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    John Rutter Te Deum is at the top of my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevederekson View Post
    I know that once we've all listened to all the "main" stuff, we diverge off into the unknown, and we take much pride in doing so.

    But, I don't see how anyone can justify picking anyone other than Mozart in this case.
    Too bad, because some people do. As much as I love the Mozart, I love the Faure even more (and Brahms if we included non-traditional requiems).
    Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen......

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