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Old 11-05-2013, 03:06 PM   #161 (permalink)
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I am reading a book by Aaron Copeland called, "What to listen for in Music" and am also currently taking piano lessons on the side. I am finally finding classical music fascinating to me, and was wondering if anyone could help me "broaden my horizons" so to speak. I started listening to a couple of artists, but I am more into the cheerful and "adventurous side of classical" like "The Pastoral symphony 6" by Beethoven and other artists like "Adagio for Strings" by Leonard Bernstein and "Water Music - Air" By George Fredrick Handel. Can anyone throw me some more suggestions!? I really want to find music that soothes the soul and helps me understand music better! Thanks guys!
Beethoven's 6th is lovely, and a great starting point. Schubert would be a natural choice. His entire catalog. Schumann as well.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:58 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any suggestions for something similar to the more adventurous early electronic classical composers like Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari, and Karlheinz Stockhausen?
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:42 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any suggestions for something similar to the more adventurous early electronic classical composers like Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari, and Karlheinz Stockhausen?
YT isn't loading for me at the moment, so I'm going to simply leave a list of composers and a piece you should check out first. A lot of these guys also used electronic sounds to complement or influence their other compositions, so check those out too.

Edgard Varèse - Poème Électronique (1958). This is a later piece of his. Also check out his very early stuff. Varèse was especially influential to Stockhausen, and also to the following:

Milton Babbitt - Composition for Synthesizer (1961)

Luigi Nono - Non Consumiamo Marx (1969)

Alfred Schnittke - Steam (1969)
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YT isn't loading for me at the moment, so I'm going to simply leave a list of composers and a piece you should check out first. A lot of these guys also used electronic sounds to complement or influence their other compositions, so check those out too.

Edgard Varèse - Poème Électronique (1958). This is a later piece of his. Also check out his very early stuff. Varèse was especially influential to Stockhausen, and also to the following:

Milton Babbitt - Composition for Synthesizer (1961)

Luigi Nono - Non Consumiamo Marx (1969)

Alfred Schnittke - Steam (1969)
Ah yes, I love Varese's work. He's one of my favourite composers overall, tbh. I will check out the other recommendations, although I think I may have heard Babbitt before though I don't recognize him.

Also, thanks to rostasi for the informative PM, all great recommendations.
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Ah yes, I love Varese's work. He's one of my favourite composers overall, tbh. I will check out the other recommendations, although I think I may have heard Babbitt before though I don't recognize him.

Also, thanks to rostasi for the informative PM, all great recommendations.
Varèse is great. Density 21.5 is one of my favourite flute compositions.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #167 (permalink)
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Varèse is great. Density 21.5 is one of my favourite flute compositions.
According to your Flute Meanderings thread, I introduced you to that. Did you get the sheet music or something? And do you know why it's called "Density 21.5"?

And if Frownland could swallow his moronic judgmental attitude towards me (what did I ever do to this putz?) and go check out my Concise History of Synthesation thread in the Electronica folder, he'd get a decent introduction to the avant-garde composers.

You know, I don't post this stuff for my health, folks, I post it for you. If you shut up your bitching and start reading, you COULD possibly learn something. I already know the s-hit.
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And if Frownland could swallow his moronic judgmental attitude towards me (what did I ever do to this putz?) and go check out my Concise History of Synthesation thread in the Electronica folder, he'd get a decent introduction to the avant-garde composers.

You know, I don't post this stuff for my health, folks, I post it for you. If you shut up your bitching and start reading, you COULD possibly learn something. I already know the s-hit.
I don't see where you're getting that. Is this in regard to the MB awards? I nominated you as I did because you're so damn condescending and it annoys the **** out of me. You can call not like people being douchebags moronic if you want, but I feel I'm justified. Plus I've already been reading that thread, so thanks I guess.
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Quit lying. You just claimed you didn't know who Milton Babbit is on this thread. Now if you read my other thread then how could you say that? Last I checked, reading required more than skimming your eyes over the words. How's that for condescending? What a jerk,.
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Yup, that's the douchinesss that I was talking about. Let's quit derailing the thread now, if you want to continue this discussion send me a PM.
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