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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2021, 06:52:38 AM »
I really need the works are truly special to get the feeling of "fear" or "scary", so I have to think well about my choices.

Still waiting on a list from you, Cesar. ;)
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2021, 05:42:09 PM »
Still waiting on a list from you, Cesar. ;)

These works have got that. For now, these five:

Carter: String Quartet No. 5
Lutoslawski: Musique funèbre
Pettersson: Sonatas for two violins
Feldman: Three Voices
Xenakis: La Lègende d'Eer
Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven's sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2021, 09:22:06 AM »
Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 13 "Babi Yar" and 14
Mahler Das klagende Lied and last movement of Symphony No. 6 and first movement of Symphony No. 9
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he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2021, 10:22:53 AM »
Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 13 "Babi Yar" and 14
Mahler Das klagende Lied and last movement of Symphony No. 6 and first movement of Symphony No. 9

Nice choices with the Shostakovich, Sarge. The Mahler doesn't strike me as creepy, but per usual we just hear different things.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2021, 01:26:55 PM »
Nice choices with the Shostakovich, Sarge. The Mahler doesn't strike me as creepy, but per usual we just hear different things.

I don't find the Mahler creepy either...but personally scary (the arrhythmic heartbeat motive in the M9, for example).

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2021, 01:35:25 PM »
I don't find the Mahler creepy either...but personally scary (the arrhythmic heartbeat motive in the M9, for example).

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Ah, yes. Goodness, I love Mahler's 9th!
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2021, 01:54:38 AM »
Patterns in a Chromatic Field by Morton Feldman. He has a few other creepy, anxiety inducing pieces.

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Scariest Or Creepiest Works
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2021, 02:42:47 AM »
A lot of that anxiety comes purely when you see the length of those pieces.