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What is your favorite piece of classical music? (v2.0)

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by General Kenobi, Jan 27, 2003.

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What is your favorite piece of classical music? (v2.0)

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. 9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven

    18.0%
  2. Rhapsody In Blue - George Gershwin

    4.5%
  3. The Planets - Gustav Holst

    9.0%
  4. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    5.1%
  5. Pictures At An Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky (Ravel orch.)

    0.6%
  6. Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

    5.6%
  7. Canon In D - Johann Pachelbel

    14.0%
  8. The Beautiful Blue Danube - Johann Strauss Jr.

    2.2%
  9. 1812 Overture - Peter Tchaikovsky

    8.4%
  10. Other

    32.6%
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  1. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    After feedback from the last version, I posted a larger list to choose from. I know I have left off some fantastic works, but there are only ten slots for a poll. I easily could have made different choices for Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovksy.

    This subject would make for a great tournament!

    And I still voted for 1812 Overture. :p
     
  3. Jeff 42

    Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I haven't really listened to enough classical music to make a good choice, but I love "The Planets."
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    9th Symphony.
     
  5. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Beethoven's 9th. What, Ken, no New World Symphony?









    :D ;)

    I just HAD to do that. :)
     
  6. Fingorfin

    Fingorfin Jedi Master star 4

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    9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven

    Best piece of music ever written.
     
  7. Alabak

    Alabak Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Beethoven's 9th!
     
  8. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I voted for the 1812 Overture again, but Carmina Burana ROCKS!

    I would love to hear that in Episode III, during the Jedi Crusade & Purge.
     
  9. Droid_Runner

    Droid_Runner Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I voted for Strauss' Blue Danube, because of it's use in '2001: a Space Odyssey'. To me, the best use of any classical music in a film!
     
  10. Mrs_Kitty

    Mrs_Kitty Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ludwig van Beethoven's Fur Elise

    Always has been. :D
     
  11. Padawan915

    Padawan915 Jedi Master star 6

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    The Brandenberg Concerto #1 or #6 by Bach

    I remember playing this all the time when I used to play the violin.
     
  12. sleazo

    sleazo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    While my choice would still be Prince Igor i decided to go with one on the list simply because it was a really hard choice. I love everything on that list but i had to go with Rhapsody in Blue.


    the Star Wars theme was influenced by the Symphony form the New World by Dvorak. Lucas had pieces of classical music in his head while picturing some scenes and he was going to do this until he was convinced to use john Williams. Lucas told willliams of the different pieces he had in mind and Williams used this as inspiration.
    Listen to the two one right after another, they sound very similar
     
  13. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I decided to go with the token Mozart composition on that list, but if I were to pick one of my actual favorites, it would probably be one of the big, syrupy Mahler symphonies or some of Beethoven's chamber music. The late classical era going into romantic era is my favorite time period. I'm also very fond of Mozart's two G minor symphonies - Mozart may have been a musical play-actor, but you have to admit, he did angst pretty well for a classicist. ;)
     
  14. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    DLM, those are my two favorite Mozart symphonies! Symphony #40 is my favorite Mozart work, along with Requiem. I offered "A Little Night Music" because I figured it was one of his better-known pieces overall.

    ~ GK, who loves minor keys :D
     
  15. Moff_D

    Moff_D Jedi Master star 5

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    Beethoven's 9th.
    Really, is there anything better?
    Sure, it's all opinion, but it's the 9th man!
     
  16. Freyja

    Freyja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    From the list given I'd go with Rhapsody in Blue. But Etude in E Major Op.10, No.3 by Chopin is one of my very favorites as well.
     
  17. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    From the list given, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. But I think Edvard Grieg's Concerto in A Minor is the most beautiful.
     
  18. neoxeon2

    neoxeon2 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i've come to appreciate good music. so it really doesn't matter for me, i recently began to listen to classical, and love most of it.
     
  19. JediMaster41589

    JediMaster41589 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I liked Canon
     
  20. Yun-Yuuzhan

    Yun-Yuuzhan Jedi Master star 4

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    On the list I'd have to pick the Carmina Burana if for nothing else but O Fortuna.

    O Fortuna
    O Fortuna
    velut luna
    statu variabilis,
    semper crescis
    aut decrescis;
    vita detestabilis
    nunc obdurat
    et tunc curat
    ludo mentis aciem,
    egestatem,
    potestatem
    dissolvit ut glaciem.


    Sors immanis
    et inanis,
    rota tu volubilis,
    status malus,
    vana salus
    semper dissolubilis,
    obumbrata
    et velata
    michi quoque niteris;
    nunc per ludum
    dorsum nudum
    fero tui sceleris.

    Sors salutis
    et virtutis
    michi nunc contraria,
    est affectus
    et defectus
    semper in angaria.
    Hac in hora
    sine mora
    corde pulsum tangite;
    quod per sortem
    sternit fortem,
    mecum omnes plangite!



    Overall is much much more difficult. Truly I can't pick just any five or ten. I'll just leave it be.
     
  21. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Can you translate that?

    Everyone... thanks for all of your suggestions and advice!

    Have downloaded Beethoven's 9th Symphony 4th Movement, and Brahms Academic Festival Overture. Both utterly brilliant!
     
  22. ForbiddenLove

    ForbiddenLove Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Canon in D - Hands down my favorite!
     
  23. FurryDuck

    FurryDuck Jedi Master star 4

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    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart!
     
  24. Darth_AYBABTU

    Darth_AYBABTU Jedi Master star 6

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    Canon in D has been my favorite since the first time I heard it, and I suppose it always will be. But Carmina Burana is amazing.

    Another of my favorites is "Battle on the Ice" by Prokofiev, from Alexander Nevsky. If you like Carmina Burana, you owe it to yourself to hear this.

    AYBABTU?

     
  25. neeldawg66

    neeldawg66 Jedi Master star 8

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    I voted for Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
     
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