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    Default Pieces that make you cry

    While I'm completly obsessed with Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler styles, I find that some Haydn and Mozart pieces are breaking me apart too (I love that sensation).

    I little exemple of what i am talking about: Haydn Symphony No. 49 in F minor ' La Passione '



    So, I ask you what pieces are making you cry (its not necessary to be one of the glorious classic era).

    Edit: if some moderator could put this thread on the general discussion forum that would be great.
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    This is an unbeatable example: the 3rd mov. from the Beethoven's String quartet no. 15. It's one of the most pure expressions of spiritual ecstasy someone could compose ever.
    Also, the 2nd mov. from the Beethoven's Piano Concerto 'Emperor'. It's so moving, tender.
    The prelude of '49th Parallel' by Vaughan Williams. What a gorgeous melody, magnific, it always do it.
    Sibelius' 5th symphony, in the 3rd mov., it's one of those beautiful and unforgettable creations.
    The Sunrise and the Summit sections in the Eine Alpensinfonie by Strauss. It's apotheosic, ultra life-affirming.
    Lyra Angelica of Alwyn. This is the best harp concerto I've listened to. Its level of beauty is terribly impressive.
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    Mozart's Requiem.
    How did I become a senior member? I only recently figured out where the restrooms are.

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    May potentially cause tears:





    “Woodland night, refreshing wonder,
    whom a thousandfold I greet.
    After all the worldly thunder,
    oh, how are your murmurs sweet!
    Dreamily I settle, weary,
    on the mossy bed,
    and I feel as if my eerie
    anguish could again be shed.”

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    Sir Georg Solti - Elgar: Enigma Variation IX 'Nimrod'
    No more crying just remembering my grandad

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    Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony, slow movement, has made me cry on several occasions. Rather than call it a "tearjerker" I'd say that I experience it as cathartic, in that it can purge emotions of grief and sense of loss.
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    For whatever reason -- the slow section of Gershwin's An American in Paris. I just find it moving, somehow.

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    Allegri's Miserere


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    I have shed a tear during Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia ...This version didn't make a tear, maybe something to do with too fast tempo and not an innocent enough soprano solo...or I'm basically pretty happy now...
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    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.
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    And at the other end of the musical spectrum:



    You either love him or hate him, but this is pretty incredible.

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    Most recently- Janacek's Piano Cycle "On the Overgrown Path," I don't know why, but the more melancholy parts just tear at my heart.
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    Lucia Popp - Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder - Beim Schlafengehen

    In the vocal section, this one, unbeatable.

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    Recently it was the finale of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony.

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    When I went to see Steven Isserlis, he encored with "The Swan"! I just sat in my seat and cried as he performed it so beautifully. Met him afterwards so I hope he didn't notice.

    Other pieces that make me cry is

    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini ( slow piece)
    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
    Tchaikovsky 1st piano Concerto

    These are to name a few!

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