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    Bruckner's Eighth Symphony while peeling a Bermuda oñion.
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    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    I do not weep when I listen to "sad" music, except maybe Barber's Adagio. But I weep tears of pleasure/gratitude during a lot of music, mostly piano concertos and Brahms symphonies, when overwhelmed by and immersed in the music. I've previously mentioned Prokofiev PC #3, and Sibelius' Pohjola's Daughter as weep-inducing.
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    Castronovo & Dessay - Parigi, o cara...Gran Dio morir si giovine - LIVE Aix-en-Provence 2011 VIDEO

    Goosebumps, every time I hear/ see it.

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    Barber's Adagio.
    Mozart's Requiem.
    John Debney's - Passion of Christ Symphony.

    Also Rupert Gregson Williams soundtrack for CLICK is extremely sad at times:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwK9vQW05vQ
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    Kol Nidrei; Adagio for cello and orchestra op 47 by Max Bruch Daniel Müller-Schott, cello

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    Mahler's Second and Eighth: I am so overcome with the grandeur and beauty of the final movements I have tears of awesome joy each time I hear them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICHTHUS View Post
    Mahler's Second and Eighth: I am so overcome with the grandeur and beauty of the final movements I have tears of awesome joy each time I hear them.
    Hear hear; me too

    Whenever this topic comes up though (and it does with some regularity), I always reference Howard Skempton's Lento". A genuinely beautiful, sad, yearning piece.

    There may come a time when Youtube won't let us do this...

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    I think the 2nd Movement of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard.

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    Hah! That set of Mahler symphonies you have for your picture is funny! I thought I was the only one in the world who owned it. I picked it up dirt cheap in Innsbruck. There are some pretty good performances in it, and a couple of dreadful ones. But for $9 or so, it was well worth keeping in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbmonty View Post
    I think the 2nd Movement of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard.
    Yes.
    Gets me every time.

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    Back in 1969, I heard George Szell conduct the Beethoven 9th with the Vienna Philharmonic. I had never heard a professional chorus before and the sound was so gorgeous, it made me cry. I think the Mahler 2nd did it also.

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    I can honestly say I am always moved by so much music but for the life of me I cannot understand why I've never shed a tear for a single note.

    On that note, I note two examples in this thread.

    Rachmaninov 2 slow movement. My wife is always moved every time she listens to it on CD (which is often) but never to tears. On the other hand, at a live performance the buckets overflow.

    The other example is the finale of Tchaikovsky 6. Many years ago I saw a young woman by herself sobbing in difficult silence up in the Gods at a Royal Albert Hall proms concert. Only her elated applause at the end prevented me from asking her if she was all right.
    At every performance of this work I have attended ever since I have always looked out for anyone shedding a tear over this movement and sure enough I always spot a moist eye and a hankie.

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    Hanson - Love Duet form "Merry Mount" - either Suite, or in complete opera
    Wagner -Wotan's Farewell/Magic Fire music from "Die Walkure"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAJ View Post
    Rachmaninov 2 slow movement.
    Portions of that movement always cause me to well up. Simultaneously, I also visualize a huge, never ending field of beautiful, golden yellow flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taplow View Post
    I've also been known to shed a tear or two during the Liebestod (but only if sung by Margaret Price and conducted by Carlos Kleiber)


    Here sung by Jessye Norman.
    This version works for me. I only recently got to know this piece. Everytime I listen to it, the music haunts me for days.

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