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    What is(are) your favourite piece(s) of classical music?



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    Hmm, I'm fond of Debussy's Nocturnes, especially Nuages.


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    Schubert's my favorite composer. Hard to pick a favorite piece. Winterreise, Piano Sonata D894, string quintet, Death and the Maiden quartet, Shepherd on the Rock.
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    beethoven's moonlight sonata
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    One favourite piece is the Chaconne/Ciaccona by Maurizio Cazzati. He was a Northern Italian composer of the 17th century Middle Baroque era.
    I tend to like a lot of music up to the time of Mozart and Haydn. I still enjoy music after that period, but not such a large proportion of the work.
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    Aah, I'm the only one with any love for 20th century composers

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    My favorite pieces are probably Op.8 Etude 12 written by Alexander Scriabin and Etude 12 from Chopin, the revolutionary Etude. I played both of these a few months ago, you really get another feeling for the etudes when you have played them yourself, other than just listening to someone else playing them.

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    Chopin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk1JQk90UbY

    I also love Chopin's Nocturne 20, very emotional!

    Nocturne 20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoQzJVxLucs
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    does anyone here play a musical instrument?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    does anyone here play a musical instrument?
    I play the piano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAlexN
    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    does anyone here play a musical instrument?
    I play the piano.
    I play classical guitar

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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    beethoven's moonlight sonata
    Indeed.

    It really depends on ones mood when it comes to picking a "favorite." Lately, I've enjoyed the classical stylings of early Lady Gaga.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    does anyone here play a musical instrument?
    I play the classic guitar; I used to play the drums too, I want to take up again.

    I am a big fan of renaissance and baroque music myself; I can enjoy later (romantic, classical, contemporary) music as well but they don't struck my chords as strongly.
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    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, J.S. Bach.
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    The Turkish March (the one by Mozart) is one of my favourites.
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    My 8 desert island discs:
    Bach - St Matthew Passion
    Brahms - Piano Trio no. 1
    Shostakovich - Piano Concerto no. 2
    Part - Spiegel im Spiegel
    Rutter - Requiem
    Bruckner - Symphony no. 4 (Romantic)
    Mahler - Symphony no. 2 (Resurrection)
    Grainger - Folk Songs

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