Favorite Classical Composers/Pieces

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Favorite Classical Composers/Pieces

#1 Post by Dyens » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:13 am

I'm always really interested to see what people on this board listen to outside of shred. Let's try to turn one another onto some cool classical composers (Steve doesn't count).

My favorite is probably Charles Ives. Favorite pieces include Central Park In The Dark, Piano Sonata #2, and the Largo for Violin and Piano. Ives was an American composer living around the turn of the 20th century. His style is often very poly-tonal and his themes draw heavily from American folk music, though the challenging harmony often disguises some of them.

Other favorites are Bach, Messiaen, Ginastera. But check out Ives if you haven't already.

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#2 Post by Pape » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:24 pm

I like it all bro. Stella by Starlight, Misty, and other Jazz Standards, right on through Mozarts, Bachs and Campellis, all the way to Satches, and Vais, and Batios. As long as I can get a sence of emotion through the music, and its not mindless lyrical content (think nsync/britney spears junk) I can get into it

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#3 Post by aaronm » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:40 pm

Bach would be my fav for guitar alot of nice little tunes there are others that arnt springing to mind right now though I lean a little more to flemenco or gypsy jazz Django or Albanez.... dude that opens up another extremely vast field

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#4 Post by aaronm » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:55 pm

vogel weed is another I like
a little Mozart from time to time
love Paganini the caprices

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#5 Post by aaronm » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:00 pm

Enrique Granados is another I sometimes look at :guitar

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#6 Post by aaronm » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:01 pm

come on people whats your favs lets make this thread a good,n 8)

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#7 Post by Big Bad Bill » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:41 am

At the moment its 'Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt. Its so fragile and vulnerable in its beauty.

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