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

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

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven 32 vote(s) 18.0%
Rhapsody In Blue - George Gershwin 8 vote(s) 4.5%
The Planets - Gustav Holst 16 vote(s) 9.0%
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 9 vote(s) 5.1%
Pictures At An Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky (Ravel orch.) 1 vote(s) 0.6%
Carmina Burana - Carl Orff 10 vote(s) 5.6%
Canon In D - Johann Pachelbel 25 vote(s) 14.0%
The Beautiful Blue Danube - Johann Strauss Jr. 4 vote(s) 2.2%
1812 Overture - Peter Tchaikovsky 15 vote(s) 8.4%
Other 58 vote(s) 32.6%
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  1. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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  2. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Chosen One

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  5. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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









    :D ;)

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

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    9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven

    Best piece of music ever written.
  7. Alabak Jedi Padawan

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  8. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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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 Jedi Youngling

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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 Jedi Knight

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    Ludwig van Beethoven's Fur Elise

    Always has been. :D
  11. Padawan915 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Administrator Emeritus

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Jedi Youngling

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  20. Yun-Yuuzhan Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Youngling

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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 Jedi Padawan

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

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    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart!
  24. Darth_AYBABTU Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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    I voted for Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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