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. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    star 10
  2. GeithJiseo Jedi Master

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    Dec 13, 2003
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    Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff. I first heard it in the movie Excalibur, when King Arthur and his knights are riding into battle. It's stuck with me ever since. :)
  3. Warriorpoet Jedi Knight

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    Oct 20, 2001
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    Beethoven's Symphony No.7 Second Movement
  4. allstr851 Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2004
    star 1
  5. RogueSticks Jedi Knight

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    Orff's Carmina Burana is fantastic. I got to play euphonium for a few movements of that work and it was the most fun I've ever had playing music in my life. Nevermind that Hollywood has overused it. I still love it.
  6. Blithe Force Ghost

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    Jun 24, 2003
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    Hard to say...

    In no particular order:

    Metal Gear solid 2 theme
    Legend of Zelda opening, orchestrated version
    Anything Yuki Kajiura
  7. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    Feb 8, 2004
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    I have several other favorite pieces, but I picked one off the list. Rhapsody in Blue is simply fantastic. The opening is the best part.
  8. Dak-Konzerth Jedi Knight

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    Jun 3, 2003
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    I voted for the 1812 Overture, but I also quite like Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King.
  9. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Nov 17, 1999
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    Rhapsody In Blue, The Planets, Pictures At An Exhibition are all very good.
  10. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    Definitely Rhapsody in Blue. I can never get tired of that piece.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  11. Tekli_theInsane Jedi Knight

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    Mar 22, 2004
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    Pachelbel, Canon in D... though I like all of the others, that's always been my favorite. I know four different versions on the piano and two on the violin. :D It's loads of fun to play.
  12. The_Jedi_Ambyr-Rose Jedi Master

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    star 4
  13. Rowan_Jade Force Ghost

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    Definately Carmina Burana. Other than Ride of the Valkyries it's one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written.
  14. fosh-bantus88 Jedi Master

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    Oct 27, 2003
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    Tchaikovksy's 1st symphony is the best :D
  15. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    Jesus bleibet meine Fruende -JS Bach.
  16. TAAKIN_GRAND-MOFF Jedi Knight

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    star 1
  17. djr33 Force Ghost

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    other...
    star wars music :p ;)
  18. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    I had to vote other. I was pleased to see Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky mentioned, but 1812 is nowhere near being my favourite work. My personal favourite composition is Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty, but his six symphonies are excellent...the Pathetique being my personal favourite symphony followed closely by Pyotr's fourth.

    Rachmaninoff was an exceptional composer and performer. I have an album with his second and fourth piano concertos; my heart melts each time I listen to it.

    JS Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, Mass in B Minor, The Well Tempered Clavier and The Art of Fugue are, in my opinions, the best works from the Baroque era.
  19. Jedi_Triba_Blakan Jedi Knight

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    Jun 1, 2004
    Other...
    Arrival of the Guests by Sergei Prokofiev. It's a short piece from the ballet, Romeo and Juliet.
  20. EsperVeum Jedi Knight

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    I picked Carmina Burana... I saw it played in a big opera show, with pyro's and all... in Paris last year, it was magnificent!

    But there's another piece that I really really like, it's Allegri's Miserere...
  21. GhostsBeautifulSong Jedi Knight

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    The Tocatta and Fugue in D minor by J S Bach.
  22. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    Peer Gynt (Both suites!), Piano Concerto in A and the Lyric Suite, Takemitsu's And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind, Debussy's La Mer and Nocturnes, Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony, JS Bach's Cantata BMV 152, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Stravinsky's Fireworks, Handel's Conceri Grosso and 'The Lord is my strength and my song' from Israel in Egypt are some more personal favourite works. Each one of these works has a story behind it and within it that I like whether it being a serenade for some Austrian aristocracy, an impression of the sea or a gentle breeze, a tone poem featuring fireworks at night, or a therenody to the victims during the Seige of Leningrad. Each one of these works are dear to me.
  23. Laura_Anu Jedi Master

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    Jun 27, 2002
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    I actually really like a piece by Chopin, but I can't remember the name of it!
  24. MistofAvalon Jedi Master

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    Mar 22, 2004
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    Ninth Symphony
    Requiem (by Mozart)

    Other more recent ones are Memory (Andrew Lloyd Webber), and quite a few by Jim Brickman. ('The Gift' is good.) :)


  25. Ton_G Force Ghost

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    Aug 15, 2002
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    So much choice... I'm assuming orchestral,

    Most peices by Sibaleius are great, and Bach (St. Matthaus Passion and the like), Mozart (Confutatis).
    Moonlight Sonata is up there too.

    Too many choices...
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