Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by General Kenobi, Jan 27, 2003.
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.
I haven't really listened to enough classical music to make a good choice, but I love "The Planets."
Beethoven's 9th. What, Ken, no New World Symphony?
I just HAD to do that.
9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven
Best piece of music ever written.
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.
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!
Ludwig van Beethoven's Fur Elise
Always has been.
The Brandenberg Concerto #1 or #6 by Bach
I remember playing this all the time when I used to play the violin.
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
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.
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
Really, is there anything better?
Sure, it's all opinion, but it's the 9th man!
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.
From the list given, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. But I think Edvard Grieg's Concerto in A Minor is the most beautiful.
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.
I liked Canon
On the list I'd have to pick the Carmina Burana if for nothing else but O Fortuna.
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem,
dissolvit ut glaciem.
rota tu volubilis,
michi quoque niteris;
nunc per ludum
fero tui sceleris.
michi nunc contraria,
semper in angaria.
Hac in hora
corde pulsum tangite;
quod per sortem
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.
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!
Canon in D - Hands down my favorite!
The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart!
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.
I voted for Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart