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Old 12-27-2014, 04:06 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good deal. When the library opens on monday, I'll be sure to check out if they've got any of their stuff.
Also, sounds like you don't like Philip Glass too much. :p Or you just couldn't pass up the opportunity to get that joke in there.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:18 AM   #192 (permalink)
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I'm pretty into Beethoven's symphonies, a lot of orchestral soundtracks (Joe Hisaishi, Alien, LotR), I absolutely dig The Rite of Spring, and anything else by Stravinsky, but I'm looking for more artists to add, preferrably ones who are very adept at making complicated and difficult music, or at least very stimulating and emotional music.
More modern composers would be cool too, I've been getting into Philip Glass, but I want more and more!
Just a thought, I don't get bored easily, but if a song doesn't leave me wondering what it's about, I might not enjoy it, so very mentally stimulating music, if that helps at all.

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A completely different direction than the other suggestions, but try some of the pieces by Juan del Encina for some stimulating Renaissance music.

Marin Marais too. The viola da gamba is just perfect.

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Old 02-21-2015, 11:45 AM   #193 (permalink)
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not so sure whether I should post this in here or the experimental forum, but I'm looking for avantgarde composers. I've already listened to stravinsky and olivier messiaen, shostakovich, harry partch and I'm looking for more.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:01 PM   #194 (permalink)
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not so sure whether I should post this in here or the experimental forum, but I'm looking for avantgarde composers. I've already listened to stravinsky and olivier messiaen, shostakovich, harry partch and I'm looking for more.
John Cage is the man and so is his teacher Arnold Schoenberg. You'd probably like Gyorgy Ligeti if you dig Messian.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:25 PM   #195 (permalink)
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not so sure whether I should post this in here or the experimental forum, but I'm looking for avantgarde composers. I've already listened to stravinsky and olivier messiaen, shostakovich, harry partch and I'm looking for more.
This stuff isn't necessarily avant garde, but some might consider it as such.

George Crumb - Echoes of Time and the River (Echoes II)


Béla Bartók - String Quartet No. 5


György Ligeti - Piano Concerto


György Ligeti - Lux Aeterna


György Kurtág - Hommage ŕ Robert Schumann


Pierre Boulez - Répons


Tōru Takemitsu - And Then I Knew T'was Wind


Maurice Ravel - Mirroirs, Mvt.5, "La vallée des cloches"
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:57 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Since this is a topic about recommendations:

I've been getting into classical music lately. I'm starting with Beethoven since it's one of the first musicians/artists I remember ever listening to. My mother has lots of CD's at home. I listened to symphony 1, 9 and now I'm listening to symphony 7.

Where should I go after Beethoven?
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:04 AM   #197 (permalink)
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Since this is a topic about recommendations:

I've been getting into classical music lately. I'm starting with Beethoven since it's one of the first musicians/artists I remember ever listening to. My mother has lots of CD's at home. I listened to symphony 1, 9 and now I'm listening to symphony 7.

Where should I go after Beethoven?
Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms
Poulenc's Concert Champętre or Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani
Ravel's Miroirs or Le tombeau de Couperin
Fauré's 4 Valse-Caprices

A mix of Romanticism and Neo-classicism seems appropriate considering where Beethoven falls historically. Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms is probably the most grandiose of the bunch, although Poulenc's Organ Concerto comes close (and it's my personal favorite, as I think it has more emotional range), so if you want a big sound, I'd start there. If you're more into Beethoven's piano work, go with Ravel's Miroirs or Fauré's Valse-Caprices. (Out of the links I gave, anyway. I'm sure someone will have other recommendations that probably hew more closely to Beethoven's style and period.)
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:21 PM   #198 (permalink)
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Franz Peter Schubert may be right up your alley too. Wide variety of works, gigatons of piano music and songs with piano accompaniement, contemporary of Beethoven and close enough stylistically.
Just a few random examples:
8th "Unfinished" Symphony
youtube.com/watch?v=0mnrHf7p0jM

String quartet "Death and the Maiden"
youtube.com/watch?v=vnAoj_4rji4

"The Brook's Lullaby" from his song cycle "Die schöne Müllerin"
youtube.com/watch?v=kRaFkKd0fvs

Then there's Anton Bruckner, I don't really listen to him but he has some famous symphonies. Not sure what other kind of music he composed.

Try his 9th Symphony. The second movement is exceedingly dramatic.
youtube.com/watch?v=UbrpvEZw-Jo


If you're more interested in Beethoven's earlier work, his Classical era, an obvious suggestion would be Franz Joseph Haydn. Large musical output, more than a 100 symphonies, he was a tutor of Beethoven, the style is very close. I think you will like him.

"Il Terremoto" - The final part of his "Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on The Cross"
youtube.com/watch?v=H3LB0MePUW4

His famous "Emperor's" Quartett[/URL] whose second movement provides the melody for the German national anthem.
youtube.com/watch?v=fXQzhTv0ewI

His "Surprise" Symphony, named thus after an unexpected sudden loud part at one point.
youtube.com/watch?v=eVXalu0p1wo

His very eleganttrumpet concerto.
youtube.com/watch?v=w3nHgW5Pwag

Louis Spohr is another famous contemporary of Beethoven, and I am proud to say he chose to work in my homecity until his death - even though I don't listen to him a lot...

His 2nd Symphony
youtube.com/watch?v=loEJAHV1LK0

One of his "double quartetts"
youtube.com/watch?v=LL3qNLIJAG4

That's enough for now.
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Thanks for the help people. I'm listening to Stravinsky's Symphony Of Psalms and I enjoy it very much. I've also been listening to some Wagner
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:14 AM   #200 (permalink)
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Red face good modern classical music

I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for modern symphonic composers, e.g. in the sound of Max Richter.
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