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    My fav has got to be Andante from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto 2, Vaughan Williams's Sea Symphony and Holst's The Planets... And not forgetting, Bach's Double Violin Concerto in D minor.
    I adore Schubert&#39;s Death and the Maiden also...but that would be under ensemble work.... <_<
    What abt. yrs?

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    There are so many. But some absolute favourites of mine in present: Mendelssohn 3 rd Symphonie, Bach double (2 nd movement), Brahms 4 th symphonie, Schubert Unfinished Symphonie, Schumann first symphony.
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    I think Bach&#39;s Double ( 2nd movement) is one of the most beautiful &#39;thing&#39; in the world... not just talking abt music alone...
    Brahms is an interesting fella ( Romantic Conservative )... At times, he&#39;s actually more &#39;English&#39; than he is German. That&#39;s why the English adored him, and the germans hated him.... Liszt and Wagner disliked him too. There&#39;s actually a story to this... NVM that. <_<
    I used to like his 4th symphony. But I got bored of the tight structure in the end. My fav Brahms&#39;s work is his Accademic Overture...Very vulgar and wagnerian output for this interesting fella. B)
    Death and the Maiden is fascinating. I think all violinists or string players will love this. It&#39;s amazing how the theme keeps anchoring and spinning around the D note. I noticed that alot of work with &#39;death&#39; as theme are always anchored on &#39;D&#39; note. How strange indeed... :blink:

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    Brahms....in present my favourite piece: The first piano concert! What a great concerto!
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    Originally posted by daniel@Jul 17 2004, 08:17 PM
    Brahms....in present my favourite piece: The first piano concert&#33; I am really addicted to it nowadays :P
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    Hey&#33; It&#39;s one of my personal fav too. The slow movement is beautiful. Is this the one he wrote for his Mum? Or was it the 2nd? :blink:

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    Oh yes the slow movement is really wonderful - and ... sight readable. As I grabbed the score, one of my first things was sight reading the piano part. First and third movement: impossible. But 2 nd movement is good to sight read :P

    For his mum... I didn&#39;t know that he wrote one of it for his mum. His mum must have been very proud

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    I really love the Pines of Rome and the Fountains of Rome. They are very colorful. I also like Scheherazade symphonic suite. It takes you on a nice trip&#33;

    The Beethoven symphonies are of course great. I like no. 5 most of all. The Dvorak New World Symphony is so wonderful also. Hmmm.... There is just SO much music, I can only think of a few great pieces...&#33;

    Oh&#33; Another great work is Pictures at an Exhibition by Moussorgsky... You can really capture what each painting is through his music.

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    The Dvorak New World Symphony is so wonderful also
    Belongs to my favs too&#33;&#33;&#33;

    also Beethoven 5 th (nice version with Gould :P)

    One thought which comes to my mind: if I say: i love Beethoven 5 th, Mozart g-minor symph, or bach double or Dvorak "New World" you are put a bit in a cliche of over played music, which is liked by everyone. I just feel so sometimes, do you know what i mean? And it makes me angry&#33; :angry:

    Some escape and say that they love exotic pcees, just to be different than the crowd.

    I think saying i love Mozart symph 40 shouldn&#39;t be longer a cliche, because it destroys the music, the art for itsself.

    Do you know this feeling?

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    .....Oh&#33; Another great work is Pictures at an Exhibition by Moussorgsky... You can really capture what each painting is through his music......
    Yes&#33; This&#39;s one of my personal fav. The piano part is just so challenging. I&#39;m addicted to it&#33; And it&#39;s marvellous how short yet estatic each &#39;impression&#39; is. I remember Horowitz did a wonderful performance for this.
    U simply must try the piano version if u haven&#39;t. It&#39;s one of the most sensible and greatest transcription ever done.

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    Pictures of an exhibition. I would like to hear the original transcritption by Mussorgski himself. Is it really that bad? i cannot believe

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    My favorite orchestral music is (not in order):
    Handel&#39;s Fireworks music
    Bach&#39;s first Orchestral suite
    Grieg&#39;s Holberg Suite
    Sibelius&#39; Karelia Suite
    Beethoven&#39;s Pastoral Symphony
    Mozart&#39;s "Jupiter" Symphony (esp. last movement)
    Handel&#39;s Concerti a due cori
    Handel&#39;s Harp Concerto
    Mozart&#39;s Clarinet Concerto
    Mozart&#39;s Flute & Harp Concertos
    Vivaldi&#39;s Concerto for Two Horns
    Vivaldi&#39;s Concerto for Two Flutes
    Haydn&#39;s London, Farewell, and Hornsignal Symphonies (and a couple others)
    Many of Mozart&#39;s Symphonies
    Handel&#39;s Water Music
    Corelli&#39;s Christmas Concerto
    Marcello&#39;s Oboe Concerto
    Bach&#39;s Violin Concerto in E
    Beethoven&#39;s 5th Piano Concerto
    2nd movement of Beethoven&#39;s 5th Symphony
    Last movement of Beethoven&#39;s Violin Concerto
    Excerpts from Swan Lake and Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky
    Most of Brahms&#39; earlier Hungarian Dances
    Bach&#39;s Chaconne (when played by orchestra)

    Oops&#33; out of time, and the list is pretty long anyhow...

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    Wow&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; U must have a lot of CDs&#33; LOL

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    My family has been collecting classical music since I was little, and we still have all of those CD&#39;s&#33;

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    I love Zigeunerweisen, Night on Bald Mountain, Havanaise, Symphonie Espagnole, Danse Macabre, Beethoven&#39;s Fifth, and Poeme
    It is our imperfections that make us who we are.

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    Night on Bald Mountain
    Which version?

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