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. AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight

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    Jul 8, 2001
    star 5
    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 Jedi Youngling

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    May 8, 2003
    star 1
    Pachelbel's Canon is pretty nice.
  3. 20x6 Jedi Master

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    Apr 10, 2003
    star 4
    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 Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 22, 2003
    star 3
    Other. The Goldberg Variations by Bach, mainly Aria.
  5. CBaoth_The_Crazy Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 8, 2002
    star 4
    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 Force Ghost

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    Jun 4, 2002
    star 6
    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 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 14, 2002
    star 2
    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 Knight

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    Nov 27, 2001
    star 5
    Other. I absolutely love Bach's Cello Suite Number 1, especially the prelude.
  9. SWCrone Jedi Youngling

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    May 9, 2003
    star 1
    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 Manager Emeritus

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

    Member Since:
    Apr 16, 2001
    star 4
    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 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 30, 2002
    star 4
  13. anakin_girl Jedi Knight

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    Oct 8, 2000
    star 6
    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 Jedi Master

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    Sep 26, 2002
    star 4
    "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 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2001
    star 4
    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
  16. MELKOR-MORGOTH Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 7, 2003
    star 1
    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 Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 27, 2002
    star 4
    pacabell's canon...ever since my music teacher picked it for our orchestra piece...i love it!!!!
  18. spikealus Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 30, 2002
    star 3
    love the 1812 Overture!
  19. DarthBeer Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 11, 2002
    star 2
    Chopin's Nocturne's are amazing, especially after seening the pianist, it gives me goosebumps
  20. ISD_Devastator Jedi Master

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    Oct 11, 2002
    star 4
    Wagner: the Ride of the Valkyries (not quite sure about the name)
  21. Darth_Phoenix252 Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 23, 2003
    star 4
    Canon..........just beautiful !
  22. orangefuzz Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 21, 2003
    star 4
    It's a tossup between 1812 Overture and Pachelbeale's Canon I think that's how you spell that guys name.
  23. Dagobah1234 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 28, 2002
    star 5
    9th Shymphony.

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

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    Feb 22, 2003
    star 5
    Hard choice.

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

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

  25. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    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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