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Old 02-22-2015, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Most emotional classical piece

What is, in your opinion, most emotional classical piece?

Here are few of mine:
Elgar - Cello concerto in e-minor
Elgar - Nimrod, from Enigma Variations
Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.6
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Got see this live. Gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes.

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Old 02-25-2015, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not huge into classical music but I'm a big fan of this



It's the only piece of music that's made me laugh and cry at the same time.

Also this
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I was toying with the idea of posting a requiem excerpt by either Duruflé or Pärt, but then I remembered a piece that... well, it just wins for me.


Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani
It's a pretty intense piece of music overall, but what sells the emotional arc of it for me is the section starting around 12:30. It's amazing how many key centers Poulenc travels through in the five minutes after that and still somehow manages to keep everything sounding grounded and cohesive in the bigger picture.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How about "Every Night is My Dream I Miss You I Feel You"
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Beethoven 5th Symphony!
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*Salvador Bacarisse: Romanza (from the Concertino for Guitar and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 72, 1952).




*Agustín Barrios
: La catedral (The Cathedral, 1921).




*Zbigniew Preisner: Score for A Short Film About Killing (1988).



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And, of course, the Adagio in G minor, formerly known as Albinoni's Adagio. Actually, it was composed by Remo Giazotto in 1945:



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*Agustín Barrios: La catedral (The Cathedral, 1921).
I love the touching simplicity of the Prelude Saudade from Agustin Barrios' "La catedral." That is a beautiful classical guitar piece!

Your first YouTube video for Salvador Bacarisse's piece was fascinating to watch, because I've never seen footage of the bombing during the Spanish Civil War.

Seeing the people rush around, some falling over, some scrambling to avoid cars in the streets, makes the upcoming bombing feel even real. Which cities were being bombed? And where were the people marching afterwards, many without proper footwear and clothes for the snow they encountered? The scenes of family members kissing each other almost desperately were very touching. This video made me realize I know almost nothing about Spanish history.

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Three classical pieces that stir my emotions are:

Offenbach - Barcarolle
The piece sounds very sweet and simple, a waltz that is both sad and happy at the same time. When I hear it, the sad aspect wins out and I am left with a wistful emotion, as if remembering happy times long past:




Korngold - Die Tote Stadt - Marietta's Lied
sung by soprano Kiri Te Kanawa, this is my favorite aria. I feel the emotional music matches well the romantic sentiment of the song, which describes the sadness of true love, since it ends in death and separation.




Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18 (Adagio sostenuto)
A beautiful piece with many moments that I love within it. I feel moved every time I listen.

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*Salvador Bacarisse: Romanza (from the Concertino for Guitar and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 72, 1952).


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The Romanza is lovely, is this by Rodrigo originally?

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