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Offline Sergeant Rock

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2008, 08:41:44 AM »
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra, DGG

I have that one, too. And Marriner's with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2008, 08:45:14 AM »
Oh, not at all, Dave. I love it. If you want something similiar (old music tarted up in modern dress), try Warlock's Capriol Suite, Stravinsky's Pulcinella, and Richard Strauss's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite. All three works delightful, delicious, and very beautiful.

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And Ravels Tombeau de Couperin, and Griegs Holberg Suite (not old music, but a good pastiche).

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2008, 08:51:12 AM »
And Ravels Tombeau de Couperin, and Griegs Holberg Suite (not old music, but a good pastiche).

Yes yes! I was thinking of those, too.
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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2008, 09:13:52 AM »
So many, here's a sampling of mine:

Mozart - Gran Partita Serenade - 4th mvt. Adagio
Mozart - Symphony No. 40, 1st and 2nd mvt.
Mozart - String Quartet No. 19 "Dissonant"

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 'Adagietto' 

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, 2nd mvt.

Beethoven - Pretty much any string quartet

Schubert - String Quartet # 13 "Rosamunde", 1st and 3rd mvts

Schubert - String Quintet in C, 2nd & 3rd mvts.

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 Adagio

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2008, 08:07:27 AM »
Three individual pieces (as opposed to movements from larger works) which I find particularly moving:
Howard Skepton: Lento
Hovahaness: Fra Angelico
Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2008, 09:10:43 AM »
the single movement of music that moves me the most is the andante from mahler's sixth symphony.

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2008, 09:17:35 AM »
must i be the first to say Tchaikovsky's 6th?

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2008, 09:34:52 AM »
must i be the first to say Tchaikovsky's 6th?

That one should've appear much earlier!

Another obvious one that no one mentioned: Mozart Requiem!

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2008, 09:42:25 AM »
The opening chorus of Bach's St Matthew Passion.
RVW Silent Noon
Movement 1 Mahler 9th
RVW The Lark Ascending
Berlioz. Romeo alone from Romeo and Juliet
R Strauss Befreit
Meistersingers Quintet
Beethoven 1st Rasamovsky mvt 1
Fidelio Quartet
Rosenkavalier Final Trio and duet
Peter Grimes Embroidery Aria.
Schubert Litani
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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2008, 09:50:07 AM »
Here's my list of 1 or 2 (with a few extra added for good measure).  ;)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 2nd mvt. (Karajan, 1963)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, 3rd mvt.
Brahms: German Requiem, 2nd mvt.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvt.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7, 2nd mvt.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8, 3rd mvt.
Mahler: Symphony No. 9, 4th mvt.
Pettersson: Symphony No. 7 (hauntingly beautiful)
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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2008, 11:20:25 AM »
To avoid repetition with the other list:

1) Mahler - Kindertotenlieder
2) Mahler - 9th Symphony, 4th movement
3) Debussy - Prelude a l'apres-midi d'une faune (especially this one)
4) Beethoven - Sonata Op. 111, last movement.


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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2008, 12:36:11 PM »
Very moving for me are, often for personal & mostly also for sentimental reasons:

Vaughan Williams, A Pastoral Symphony
Vaughan Williams, Tallis Fantasia
Tubin, Symphony no. 4 'Lirica'
Tormis, Unustatud rahvad
Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Braga Santos, Symphony no. 3
Pärt, Te Deum
Leigh, Harpsichord Concertino
Einhorn, Voices of Light
Bridge, Oration - concerto elegiaco
Skalkottas, 36 Greek Dances
Debussy, La Mer
Gibbs, Symphony no. 3 'Westmorland'
Howells, Requiem
Ginastera, Variaciones concertantes
Tailleferre, Concertino pour harpe et orchestre
Guridi, Diez melodias vascas
Holst, The Hymn of Jesus
Barber, Second Essay for orchestra
Janáček, Intimate Letters
Avetissian, Oratorio
Szymanowski, Stabat Mater
Duruflé, Requiem
Brian, Symphony no. 6 `Tragica'
Pierné, Divertissements sur un thème pastoral
Martin, Polyptyque
Falla, El Sombrero de Tres Picos
Respighi, Metamorphoseon
Respighi, Lauda per la Nativitá del Signore
Kodály, Dances from Galanta
Hindemith, Fünf Stücke für Streichorchester






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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2008, 03:24:20 AM »
Howells: Hymnus Paradisi
Vaughan Williams: Ninth Symphony (last movement)
Armstrong Gibbs: Symphony 3 "Westmorland"
Braga Santos Symphony 3 and 4
Miaskovsky: Symphony 27 and Symphony 6
Sibelius: Tapiola
Hadley: "The Trees so High"
Sainton: "Nadir"
Pettersson: Violin Concerrto 2 (end section)
Bruckner: Symphony 9
Bax: Symphony 3 (Epilogue)
Suk: Asrael Symphony
Bainton: Symphony 3
Arnell: Symphony 5
Clifford: Symphony 1940
Moeran: Cello Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony 15 (last part) and Symphony 4 (conclusion)
Honegger: Liturgique Symphony
Tchaikovsky: Pathetique Symphony
Dvorak: Cello Concerto (last bit)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto 1 (Passacaglia)
Elgar: Sospiri
Bliss: Morning Heroes (last section)
Tubin: Symphony 4
Bridge: Oration (Epilogue)
Barber: Second Essay
Copland: Tender Land Suite
Finzi: Dies Natalis
Respighi: Church Windows
Lilburn: Symphony 1
Rosenberg: last movements of symphonies 2 and 3
Truscott: Symphony and Elegy

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2008, 02:05:34 AM »
Here are a few off the top of my head -

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 & Symphony No. 9
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2
Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time & Turangalîla Symphony
Penderecki - Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
Schnittke - Piano Concerto, Concerto Grosso No. 1, Symphony No. 8...
Crumb - "Music of the Starry Night" from Makrokosmos III
Pärt - Fratres
Górecki - Symphony No. 3
Nørgård - Symphony No. 3
Lindberg - Clarinet Concerto
Salonen - Wing on Wing


But above all, any Mahler symphony.

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2008, 05:55:31 AM »
Dvorak: Cello Concerto (last bit)
Oh, yes, especially that bit near the end of the final movement, actually there are two different parts, where the solo violins come in alongside the cello. Oh my gosh...

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« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2008, 02:14:07 PM »
Oh, yes, especially that bit near the end of the final movement, actually there are two different parts, where the solo violins come in alongside the cello. Oh my gosh...
Yes, and where when you would fully expect some kind of virtuoso cadenza you get instead a re-iteration of hauntingly beautiful themes from the 1st and 2nd movement. And it makes it even more moving when you find out the reason why this is.
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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2008, 06:48:11 PM »
My list:

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 4,5,6
Shostakovich: Symphony 5, 7
Sibelius: Symphony 2, 5
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Beethoven: Symphony 5,9
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel's instrumentation)
Dvořák: Cello concerto
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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2008, 03:23:14 AM »
Chopin- Nocturnes, Ballads, many of the waltzes
Schubert- Lieder :Die Junge Nonne, Ave Maria, Gretchen am Spinnrade
Tchaikovsky- Nocturne Op. 19, No.4

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Re: The Most "MOVING" Pieces for you Personally.
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2008, 04:11:18 PM »


 Schubert- Symphony No.4 "Tragic" and 8 "Unfinished"
 Wagner- Tristan und Isolde (quite possible the most moving opera ever conceived)
 J.S. Bach- 2nd movement of the Double Violin Concerto in D minor
 Puccini- Tosca (that's right the whole opera, Good Heavens what a marvelously heartaching work)
 
 
 
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« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2008, 06:33:40 AM »
Puccini- Tosca

Does your avatar know that you've been two-timing?