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On 6/17/2012 at 1:41 PM, jlobkob said:

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I rarely have a chance to be proud of being Hungarian but these are the occassions. Bartok and Liszt were the shit, so good. Here is an other nice one from Bartok: 
 

 

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On 5/17/2020 at 10:57 AM, ropprecht said:

this reminds me: what are your favourite national anthems? 
 

“Against the humiliating bondage of a thousand years Rapacity came from afar to subjugate them for a hundred years. Against the cynical malice in the shape Of neo-colonialism and its petty local servants.”

Obviously this sounds awful but definitely a funny choice for a national anthem and the lyrics are unusual

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Such an obvious choice but Chopin is the perfect ambient music. It reveals its beauty when you don't actively listen. It's neither very dark and heavy, nor bright and light hearted, it just moves along beautifully and meanders over the course of time

 

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To counter the colossal heaviness posted above ^ here's one of my favorites:

20th century Italian composer. Really like his string quartets. If you want more noise, he also wrote orchestral pieces.

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Recent addictions,

 

Granados - Goyescas. Intensely textural Spanish suite, astonishing displays of pianism at times.

Vitoslav Novek - Pan (has both orchestral and piano solo version). Fairly under the radar Czech music, highly tonal with interesting unplanned modulations and rich orchestration. the solo piano version is great too.

Nikolai Kasputin - 8 Concert Etudes, Sonata Fantasy No.1. Jazz classical on crack. The Sonata literally sounds unplayable at times.

Prokofiev - Sonata No.8 . A work of intense anguish interespersed with strange uplifting soviet motifs, this one is a tough one to wrap your head around, highly rewarding when you do though. The first movement is 16 minutes long, but i mostly recommend the third for some crazy soviet bipolaristic harmony interplay.

Leopold Godowsky - Piano Sonata. Gorgeous post romantisicm from the almost undisputed master of contrapuntality. Its a slog at 45 minutes, but the first movement alone is worth giving 5-6 listens to see if you can roll with it.

Leo Ornstein - Cello Sonatas. Awesome, virtuoso pieces from a composer who managed to live through two century turns. his works alternate between full atonality, note cluster showmanship pieces, and stylistic late romantic, flowing stuff, of which the cello sonatas fall into the latter.

Messiaen - Preludes. Written when he was a teenager, and beautiful as fuck. check em out.

 

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On 5/18/2020 at 5:03 PM, dingformung said:

Such an obvious choice but Chopin is the perfect ambient music. It reveals its beauty when you don't actively listen.

No shame in choosing Chopin. His piano works are so pretty:

 

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