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Old 08-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #35 (permalink)
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How "Classical" are we talking?

Very Classical, try some of the Beethoven Symphonies, 5th or 9th, perhaps. And of course, the 1812 overture, as mentioned. I mean, c'mon, it's got CANNONS.

Pretty Classical, I'd say Holts's Planets, specifically Mars or Jupiter, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

All these have been mentioned, and for good reason.

For a broader examination of over-the top craziness and smashing in classical music try G.F. Haas's "In Vain." There's a section that is like, FIVE minutes of Tam-tam smashes. Just be forewarned, it's not pop-classical, and it's about an hour of very-intense music. I love it.

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