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This is just one of the best things ever. Steve Reich - Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards. it's just the opening 2:00 mins of a 21 min. track but brilliant and in a Close Encounters of the Third Kind kind of way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mETgHllnu2U

 

Debussy's - La Mer (especially the 3rd Movement) was obviously the inspiration for John Williams' Jaws which in my book is gold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doUPB0A3hFE

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Go to 2:57 (Les Rozeaux) Amazing shit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrQN41MZlQQ

Bach, "Little" Fugue (G minor, BWV 578)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olfxxNsubwI

Beethoven, Symphony 7, Allegretto, mvt 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOxOgm5jQ4 ... the march of death.

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Hey, just like to give mo' props to Debussy. He's too cool for school. His music is so emotionally textured and incredibly well crafted; very human. Everyone would do themselves a service to get as much of this stuff into their lives as possible.

 

I only linked to the videos, otherwise this post would take forever to scroll past.

 

Here's some of his orchestral music; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, followed by the first part to the La mer suite (we've already had the third part above).

 

. youtube.com/watch?v=UegArzBmivs&feature=related

. youtube.com/watch?v=66hX8Ms0FwE

 

I prefer the Karajan recording of La mer, but it's not on youtube.

 

Three of his piano pieces:

. youtube.com/watch?v=GWpV7L4YHuU : from earlier in his career

. youtube.com/watch?v=_4O-ujzdygs : one of his etudes from later in his life

. youtube.com/watch?v=mtCsmBstSwo

 

His cello sonata. I don't particularly like this recording of it but, again, youtube.

. youtube.com/watch?v=1QeFeG3dWdI

. youtube.com/watch?v=BLrza3HRnu0&feature=related

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im a really big sucker for solo piano stuff especiall by Bartok, Stravinsky or Chopin. The former two are more challenging/difficult classical composers, but for instance Bartok's hungarian folk songs are beautiful and would appeal to even the most vanilla of music fans.

 

if we're allowed to recommend any classical musician, i'd probably say go check out some of John william's stuff outside of the context of the movies they are in like ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Empire Strikes back. Some of the best modern classical stuff ever made next to Jerry Goldsmith

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im a really big sucker for solo piano stuff especiall by Bartok, Stravinsky or Chopin. The former two are more challenging/difficult classical composers, but for instance Bartok's hungarian folk songs are beautiful and would appeal to even the most vanilla of music fans.

 

if we're allowed to recommend any classical musician, i'd probably say go check out some of John william's stuff outside of the context of the movies they are in like ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Empire Strikes back. Some of the best modern classical stuff ever made next to Jerry Goldsmith

 

 

so many people laugh when i suggest john williams...but i really love the jurassic park sndtrk...that was him right?

 

 

dennis nedry's theme when hes stealing the embryos is awesome.

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Some of the best modern classical stuff ever made next to Jerry Goldsmith

 

Wtf? There are SO many interesting and boundary smashing modern composers. How can you possibly negate the importance of their work by asserting that the best modern classical stuff is being made in Hollywood... in a tonal mode designed to be inoffensive to the average cinema-goer... to the specifications of a non musician (director)?

 

It's like saying aphex twin isn't as important as someone using a bunch of presets in reason to make generic music for a mcdonalds ad!

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so what your opinion of john cage's 4'33" ??

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nk50eES-0w&feature=fvst

 

yes,this is music,all the noise makes music :music:

 

prepared piano nice feeling(if you like aphex's drukqs bet you like this).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UhkRAH5RFU&feature=related

 

but think in modern,,,reich is best :music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuJCp9wsaj8

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Some of the best modern classical stuff ever made next to Jerry Goldsmith

 

Wtf? There are SO many interesting and boundary smashing modern composers. How can you possibly negate the importance of their work by asserting that the best modern classical stuff is being made in Hollywood... in a tonal mode designed to be inoffensive to the average cinema-goer... to the specifications of a non musician (director)?

 

It's like saying aphex twin isn't as important as someone using a bunch of presets in reason to make generic music for a mcdonalds ad!

 

i take back what i said, and to make it extra worse i was using the term 'modern classical' irresponsibly. If i could rephrase what i said, what i meant was a lot of classical music aficionados don't talk much about lot of arguably generic movie score classical music that i think is really great.

 

but by all means if you think i should be exposed to better classical music give me some names or things to check out, i need more education in this department

 

edit: but i do think Goldsmith is a very unique composer, and i no one else really comes to mind besides Wendy Carlos who's pulled off something that's not really 'avant-garde' in the traditional sense using synthesizers and full orchestra. As far as film music is concerned i think Goldsmith broke a lot of ground, i could be wrong though!

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if you really have only listened to Satie and Part and know virtually nothing else, I recommend you to quickly listen to the old classics

 

 

like The 4 Seasons by Vivaldi

 

some tunes can give me the cringe because of overusage in commercials and popular media, but Summer and Winter .... damn

 

 

 

also check out Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite... some great tunes there that you've probably once heard before

 

and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 595)

 

and his Cello Suites.. all of them!

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if you really have only listened to Satie and Part and know virtually nothing else, I recommend you to quickly listen to the old classics

 

like The 4 Seasons by Vivaldi

 

some tunes can give me the cringe because of overusage in commercials and popular media, but Summer and Winter .... damn

 

 

 

also check out Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite... some great tunes there that you've probably once heard before

 

and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 595)

 

and his Cello Suites.. all of them!

the planets as well (HOLST)

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also, Gavin Bryars - The Sinking Of The Titanic

 

Produced by Philip Glass, Remixed by Aphex Twin, probably approved by both

 

 

 

Have you checked out some stuff Capsaicin? Anything you liked/hated/loved/despised?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_3qkYgpsvI

 

This guy was amazing. A student of Stockhausen who was murdered and "predicted his own death" (i.e. wrote about getting stabbed in the chest in his last piece and then asked a rent boy to kill him). Pity the death story overshadows the amazing music sometimes though. This one's a love song of sorts. He spent a lot of time in India and was influenced by their music, as well as by electronics. The microtonal harmonies are often made by "ring-modulating" a melody and bassline, i.e. working out their sum and difference tones and notating them to the nearest 1/4 tone. Anyway enjoy.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_3qkYgpsvI

 

This guy was amazing. A student of Stockhausen who was murdered and "predicted his own death" (i.e. wrote about getting stabbed in the chest in his last piece and then asked a rent boy to kill him). Pity the death story overshadows the amazing music sometimes though. This one's a love song of sorts. He spent a lot of time in India and was influenced by their music, as well as by electronics. The microtonal harmonies are often made by "ring-modulating" a melody and bassline, i.e. working out their sum and difference tones and notating them to the nearest 1/4 tone. Anyway enjoy.

 

that sounds very Stockhausen inspired. Thanks :beer:

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Something more recent- Nils Frahm's Wintermusik album is just beautiful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbf1-cVUuY

that was very nice, i'll have to check out that album in completion.

 

continuing with the contemporary suggestions: George Winston's 'Autumn'

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iStrSEG3KQQ

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWqMh4s9CEY

 

perfect for a walk through the woods with headphones.

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