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Old 01-08-2008, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for "Thunderous" Classical Music

I'm talking about really dramatic, upbeat and complex stuff. I'm a complete newb when it comes to classical music, so any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Beethoven. The best.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ride Of The Valkyries. You will know it when you hear it!
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Beethoven is ok, but still a bit sappy and gentle, Mozart has some pretty up beat violin pieces, his third concert is really good.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto #3 In D Minor, Op. 30 - 3. Finale Alla Breve

Try the Planets Suite by Holst - beware that it can be a challenging listen though. Stravinsky - Rites of Spring has some thunderous parts. Check out Mendelssohn's symphonies too.

I've only ever heard one 20 second excerpt of Bela Bartok's music, but it was definitely thunderous and enjoyable. I'm getting some right now so I'll get back to you on that,
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Mars by Gustav Holst...if that doesn't shit you up, nothing will.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Try the Planets Suite by Holst - beware that it can be a challenging listen though.
I have'nt heard this for a few years now. I don't even think I have it anymore. Damn I will have to go hunting!
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Beethoven's 5:th
Gustav Holst's Planets
Anything from Anton Bruckner...
There's both dramatic, upbeat and complex stuff for ya!
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Beethoven and Strauss are good for ye olde thunderous music, and Vivaldi's violin concertos. Try Beethoven's fifth, it's got some v clangourous moments.
Holst's Mars, as someone mentioned (get the whole album btw, it's awesome)
Overture 1812 by Tchaikovsky. Can't beat those chimes

And there's this part of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet suite that always scares the bejesus outa me. Listen to the whole suite, though.
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Can't go wrong with Rossini
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