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Offline BachQ

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2007, 10:40:33 AM »
Edward, I honestly forgot the Opus 11 Toccata is that short; it feels like such a big piece!

Prokofiev's d minor Toccata op. 11 was the first thing to come to mind . . . . . (I listened to it earlier today)

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2007, 11:12:56 AM »
Meditation from Thaiis, Jules Massonet

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2007, 12:07:44 PM »
Chopin's Nocturne Op.9 No.2

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2007, 12:21:56 PM »

   Easily each one of Bach's Goldberg Variations would qualify

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2007, 01:11:20 PM »
Alfred Schnittke's Minuet for violin, viola & cello. It is about 2 minutes and 30 seconds, and the conclusion (last 40 seconds or so) is amazing.

I strongly second the mention of Alexander Mosolov's "Zavod" (Iron Foundry). :)

There is also Arthur Honegger's Pacific 231 -- another short and exciting early modernist sort of piece.





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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2007, 01:37:47 PM »
the most insane, off the wall, or just plain incredible, under-5-minute-classical-track.

Prokofiev, The Enemy Of God And The Dance Of The Black Spirits from Schythian Suite . . . . . . .

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2007, 02:40:49 PM »
"Le Ronde de Lutins" (The Dance of the Goblins, I believe) - Bazzini. Pretty super violin work!   :)

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2007, 05:38:53 PM »
I can't believe I forgot the last movement of the 1st Violin Concerto From Shostakovich-4 mins and 35 sec.

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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2007, 09:16:30 PM »
Rach's prelude in C Sharp Minor!

Watch Gilels in action! Weird Tone in places.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wddtne7KSs&mode=related&search=

Or his prelude in G Minor!

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2007, 11:31:04 PM »
ROUSSEL: 3rd movement of the 3rd Symphony. Takes only 2,30'.

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2007, 04:43:14 AM »
John Cage: 4'33"

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2007, 04:03:33 PM »
Overture to "Candide" by Bernstein.

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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2007, 04:05:36 PM »
marches

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2007, 05:28:45 PM »
Valse in E-Flat Major, Op. 83 - Durant  ;)

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2007, 05:32:47 PM »
John Cage: 4'33"

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Re: Best classical music track in under 5 minutes.
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2007, 05:40:25 PM »
Erlk├Ânig, by Schubert.

(It's been on my mind lately...)

But the way it's composed is just so tight - so much variation within the same overall soundworld.