Banner: The symphonic suite Cantabile

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 234567 LastLast
Results 76 to 90 of 91

Thread: Pieces that make you cry

  1. #76
    Senior Member Sloe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3,738
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LezLee View Post
    Sloe : I’ve never heard that Berwald before, it’s lovely! Was it British TV?
    No Swedish.
    That is why they speak Swedish in the link.

  2. #77
    Senior Member SiegendesLicht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    3,102
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post



    Haydn Emperor Quartet, 2 mvt - DSCH
    May I ask why exactly this piece makes you cry?

    And thanks for posting it. I've had a somewhat stressful day today. Hearing this is just what I needed to set my outlook on the world straight again. Listening to this while looking out over the roofs of my Hamburg suburb through the veil of the falling snow just about makes me want to rise up and fly.

    There is a beautiful variation on that tune, composed by Carl Czerny:



    From about 15:20 to 17.00 sometimes does make me shed a tear.
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
    ***
    God gave all men all earth to love,
    But since our hearts are small,
    Ordained for each one spot should prove
    Beloved over all.
    R. Kipling

  3. Likes Pugg liked this post
  4. #78
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39,996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    May I ask why exactly this piece makes you cry
    My late grandad was so fond of it, just like some other pieces he could talk about it like he wroth the piece himself.
    So the loss get's bearable when hearing it.

  5. Likes Sloe, SiegendesLicht liked this post
  6. #79
    Senior Member SiegendesLicht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    3,102
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    ^ Ah, I see. Sorry, my first thought was that there was some political reason behind it making you cry.
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
    ***
    God gave all men all earth to love,
    But since our hearts are small,
    Ordained for each one spot should prove
    Beloved over all.
    R. Kipling

  7. Likes Pugg liked this post
  8. #80
    Senior Member Larkenfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Sedona
    Posts
    4,272
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Pieces that make me cry? Or Pisces that make me cry?
    "That's all Folks!"

  9. #81
    Senior Member Flamme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Serbia
    Posts
    1,418
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

  10. #82
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    17
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I didn't see any reference to Boris Godonuv (sp?)--the last scene when Boris says goodbye to his son. Very powerful. Of course Rach 2 concerto and symp #2. But how about the slow movement of Brahms 3rd symphony? or the very short bit of the big chords in the slow movement of his first piano concerto. And let's not forget the absolute all time tear jerker: La Boheme. As my daughter would say, bring your tissues.

  11. Likes Pugg liked this post
  12. #83
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I see many people commenting on Haydn and Mozart pieces.
    For some reason stuff like that has never really done it for me. I second the Rach Piano Concerto 2, both the second movement, and (surprisingly?) the first.
    Also:

    the "Love Theme" from Rhapsody in Blue.
    "Andante" from Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
    The B theme from the Bruch Violin Concerto
    The 4th movement from the Franck Sonata in A Major
    Largo from Shostakovich Symphony 5
    Movement 3 from Scheherezade
    Largo from New World Symphony and parts from Dvorak Cello Concerto

  13. #84
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Interlochen, Michigan
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Tchaikovsky piano concerto
    Beethoven 3
    Brahms 3
    Brahms 4 (especially movement 2)
    Give any Mahler Symphony a listen and let the tears stream but the go to is No. 5 imo
    A little hidden gem: Sibelius Symphony No. 2
    Dvorak's 6th will bring you to the height of ecstacy (you may not cry but you will laugh and relish in pure joy)

    While you go back in time maybe I'll give you a few 20th century:

    Ravel Piano Concerto
    Rachmaninoff piano concerto no 2
    Gershwin An American in Paris (although you must be open to his style for it to really hit you)

    Now I hope I can bring some beauty into your life:

    Sievers String Quintet No. 1 https://soundcloud.com/nick-sievers-...et-no-1-mccall

    That's me

  14. #85
    Senior Member Barelytenor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Carry me back to olde Vir
    Posts
    825
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Performance That Makes Me Cry

    The U.S. Air Force Band performing a Christmas medley (mostly Jingle Bells, but as you've never heard it before). As a performer (getting long in the tooth and wishing I had more good gigs ahead of me than behind me), I must say some performances are just so perfect that they make me cry. For joy.

    This is one of them.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weihnachten, Buon Natale, Счастливого рождества, Boas Festas, Feliz Navidad!



    Kind regards,

    George

  15. #86
    Senior Member Sonata's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,846
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    1) the slow movements from Brahms violin sonatas. I don't know if any of you remember L'enfer, a former forum member. We had a rather brief but very warm friendship on the forum here, one of those rare meetings online where you really connect with someone on a deeper level. She loved Brahms, as I do. She was ill and the day I received word from her husband that she passed,I played these violin sonatas in honor of her.

    Here's the adagio of the first sonata:


    2) Gorecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

    3) Puccini's Senza Mama aria from Suor Angelica. I first heard this about one month after I became a mother. Talk about emotional impact!

    4) Verdi's Aida:Patra Mia and the ending (Terra Adio, but also the preceding moments) Not just the parts with Aida and Radames, but Amneris too, her grief over the loss of Radames' life due to her own selfish schemes.

    5) Dvorak Stabat Mater:The most emotionally wrenching of Stabat maters for me. In its own right, but also due to some emotional context. An unexpected death of young patient...previously I'd only experienced very old and ill passing. once I heard the news, I went to my car at lunch and played this one
    Last edited by Sonata; Dec-20-2017 at 18:14.
    Stabat Mater & Requiem Project:

    REQUIEMS
    Dvorak
    Faure Requiem
    Mozart
    Rossini
    Salieri
    Verdi

    STABAT MATERS
    Boccherini
    Dvorak
    Haydn
    Mayr
    Poulenc
    Rossini
    Steffani
    Vivaldi

  16. Likes Art Rock, MusicSybarite liked this post
  17. #87
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    17
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I forgot the all time tear jerker of tear jerkers: Barber's adagio for strings.
    It's been used in a number of films just for that reason.
    IN a league by itself I think for the sheer concentrated misery/grief/melancholy...

  18. Likes Ingélou liked this post
  19. #88
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    20
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The finale of Mahler's 3rd, especially when the brass section starts, towards the end...it tends to hit me, again and again. It's not really sadness, it's the immense emotional power of this piece that is so moving and it shakes you from deep down.

  20. Likes Sonata, bravenewworld liked this post
  21. #89
    Senior Member MacLeod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    7,058
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    It's the "why" that intrigues me. Some of the pieces that make me cry are not "sad" - just something about the form, and particularly the anticipation and the inevitability, the climax and resolution. I can almost feel the chemicals in my brain at work.

    Today it's Fauré's Nocturne No 4. I've been listening to it over a period of time, but it's only just come into focus today. Finally, I woke up humming part of it, wanting to hear it again properly. It's only come to this because I know what happens next. It hasn't moved me up to now, despite having the CD on repeat in the car this last week.
    "I left TC for a hiatus, but since no-one noticed my absence, I came back again."

  22. Likes Ingélou liked this post
  23. #90
    Member bravenewworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Kalgoorlie, Western Aus.
    Posts
    99
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Bruckner Symphony No. 7, movement 2. It's the way the piece seems to tentatively pluck at the strings of my soul: sometimes so delicate, sometimes so tragic, almost always so lonely. It is really horrifyingly beautiful, and I'm reduced to a state closer to tears then to any other work to which I regularly listen.

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 234567 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How far can you make it?
    By rgz in forum Opera
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: Feb-24-2016, 08:06
  2. Radio Stations - Overplayed pieces and types of pieces
    By Air in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: Jan-26-2014, 03:26
  3. How to Make Art
    By Kopachris in forum Community Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Apr-05-2012, 21:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •