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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.
  1. 9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven

  2. Rhapsody In Blue - George Gershwin

  3. The Planets - Gustav Holst

  4. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

  6. Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

  7. Canon In D - Johann Pachelbel

  8. The Beautiful Blue Danube - Johann Strauss Jr.

  9. 1812 Overture - Peter Tchaikovsky

  10. Other

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  1. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

    Jul 8, 2001
    I cannot choose!

    Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev
    1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky
    9th Symphony by Beethoven
    Turkish March by Mozart
    6th Symphony by Beethoven

    Classical music is :cool:
  2. KenCom

    KenCom Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 8, 2003
    Pachelbel's Canon is pretty nice.
  3. 20x6

    20x6 Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 10, 2003
    So there's only one other person with me on the Carmina Burana huh? You know if you listen to the whole thing it's not all dark!
  4. The_Sith_Prophet

    The_Sith_Prophet Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 22, 2003
    Other. The Goldberg Variations by Bach, mainly Aria.
  5. CBaoth_The_Crazy

    CBaoth_The_Crazy Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 8, 2002
    I love Carmina Burana, a superb piece of classical music. The darkness to it is one of the main things that attracted me too it. O Fortuna is great because it starts because it has such variety in it. It starts out very loud with the chorus, then goes to a very quiet middle, which leads up to a very loud and fast part, to the end which is very fast-moving and vivacious.

    Id give it up to Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, best selling jazz album ever and just a straight out masterpiece.

    Not Classical.
  6. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

    Jun 4, 2002
    Hmmmmm, choices choices...
    Hands down the winner for me is the same as YS... the adegio for strings is dispare put to music...

    Other than that... The old standbys... the 9th and the moonlight sonata, (Ludwig van), the Requiem by Mozart as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber (his Pia Jesu is ALSO gorgeuos)... Carmin Burina in small doses as well as Ave maria....
  7. ShaakRider

    ShaakRider Jedi Youngling star 2

    Nov 14, 2002
    These are all great pieces of music, but I had to vote for 'other', since you did not include any of those charming, enormous, never-ending symphonies of Gustav Mahler [face_love].
    I have to mention Shostakowich's Sonata for cello (that's mostly because I've played it), Dido & Aeneas from Purcell and Venus & Adonis from John Blow (playing the continuo in both was an unbelievable experience), and Bartok's Piano Concerto #3 (just love it :))
  8. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

    Nov 27, 2001
    Other. I absolutely love Bach's Cello Suite Number 1, especially the prelude.
  9. SWCrone

    SWCrone Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 9, 2003
    After having played the Pachelbel Canon at way too many weddings, that's off my list.

    I voted for Beethoven, but Mahler's 1st is my other favorite. I love playing both of those really loud in the car, with the windows open, and watching the looks I get.
  10. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 4, 1999
    I must say that while I love Ode to Joy, my favorite is Beethoven's 7th symphony. :)
  11. Hatter

    Hatter Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 16, 2001
    Jeez, I don't think I can decide between...

    -Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring)
    -Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV.1068: Air (Air On A G String)

    -Pachelbel's Kanon D-dur

    -Verdi's Requiem

    And of course, Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Ode to Joy) and Für Elise.
  12. Lanky

    Lanky Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 30, 2002
    The Planets.
  13. anakin_girl

    anakin_girl Jedi Knight star 6

    Oct 8, 2000
    Canon in D. Had that played at my wedding.

    Some others of mine are:

    Trumpet Voluntary by Purcell
    Trumpet Tune
    Water Music by Handel
  14. DarthDrew

    DarthDrew Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 26, 2002
    "Little" Fugue in G Minor by Bach. OH, I love that. I even had it as one of the songs that played while people were seated at my wedding. Those four organ voices are wonderful... and it was also entertaining to watch our 5'1" organists feet fly over the pedals on our old organ!
  15. FurryDuck

    FurryDuck Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 2, 2001
    A few more...


    (1) Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, Opus 3, No. 10

    My chamber orchestra played this at a state music conference- the violinists were great.

    (2) The Four Seasons,

    especially "L'inverno". It has a great violin solo. When we played it in orchestra, our solo violinist was, again, superb.


    "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah, by Saint-Saens. Played this in district Honor Orchestra. It, in my opinion, was the best of the program (and that included Beethoven's 5th).

    "Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major" by Bach. I believe this was mentioned earlier, but it deserves to be mentioned more.

    And of course, "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart. :D

    MELKOR-MORGOTH Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 7, 2003
    Requiem in D Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Epsecially these verses:

    Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine
    Et lux perpetua luceat eis
    Te decet hymnus Deus in Sion
    Et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem
    Exaudi orationem meam
    Ad te omnis caro veniet
    Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine
    Et lux perpetua luceat eis

    Kyrie eleison
    Christe eleison
    Kyrie eleison

    Dies irae
    Dies illa
    Solvet Saeclum in favilla
    Teste David cum Sibylla
    Quantus tremor est futurus
    Quando judex est venturus
    Cuncta stricte discussurus

    Rex tremendae majestatis
    Qui salvandos salvas gratis
    Salve me, fons pietatis

    Confutatis maledictis
    Flammis acribus addictis
    Voca me cum benedictis
    Oro supplex et acclinis
    Cor contritum quasi cinis
    Gere curam mei finis

    Lacrimosa dies illa
    Qua resurget ex favilla
    Judicandus homo reus
    Huic ergo parce, Deus
    Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem
  17. Star5248z

    Star5248z Jedi Padawan star 4

    Sep 27, 2002
    pacabell's canon...ever since my music teacher picked it for our orchestra piece...i love it!!!!
  18. spikealus

    spikealus Jedi Youngling star 3

    Apr 30, 2002
    love the 1812 Overture!
  19. DarthBeer

    DarthBeer Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jul 11, 2002
    Chopin's Nocturne's are amazing, especially after seening the pianist, it gives me goosebumps
  20. ISD_Devastator

    ISD_Devastator Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 11, 2002
    Wagner: the Ride of the Valkyries (not quite sure about the name)
  21. Darth_Phoenix252

    Darth_Phoenix252 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 23, 2003
    Canon..........just beautiful !
  22. orangefuzz

    orangefuzz Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 21, 2003
    It's a tossup between 1812 Overture and Pachelbeale's Canon I think that's how you spell that guys name.
  23. Dagobah1234

    Dagobah1234 Jedi Knight star 5

    Nov 28, 2002
    9th Shymphony.

    "I love those peaceful moments before the storm . . . . "
  24. jada_marnew

    jada_marnew Jedi Knight star 5

    Feb 22, 2003
    Hard choice.

    Choose Carmina Burana but struggled between Blue Danube and Mozart . . .

    Say, why didn't you put down chopsticks??? :confused:

  25. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

    Mar 26, 2001
    What? No one put the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on the poll? Either that or the Shostakovich 5th Symphony? Augh, wonderful pieces on the poll (except for that dreadful, overused pachelbel that we violinists have to play at every wedding imaginable), but they need to be replaced by those two.
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