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Yorker
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 7:59:29 PM
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Ambibha Murthy has a thread 'Music - the seventh sense.' I thought we could stretch this a little further and hear the music that moves you emotionally. We are from all different cultures and languages here on TFD, to post a recording of your particular favourite piece of music would be interesting for others to hear and please, let us know how it makes you feel when you listen to it.

For me, Mahler's 5th Symphony, especially the Adagietto, is the most beautiful, poignant classical music ever written. I have heard this symphony many, many times and yet I still have the same response. The music washes over me, it evokes feelings of unhappiness and longing for something I cannot express in words, it brings a lump to my throat and I cry and it is totally draining. How does it make you feel?

This recording of Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic is probably the best of all time.

Mahler 5th Symphony 4th movement, Adagietto
part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUatY-id-xQ&feature=related
part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoEDFL754ZQ&feature=related

Cat
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:11:31 PM

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Very sensual.
oxymoron
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:27:48 PM
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These does it for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qx2lMaMsl8&feature=related Delibes, Lakme [Flower Duet]

This too Jeff Beck Cause we've ended as lovers from the Blow by Blow album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THnbh5lTqSY&feature=related


Paco de Lucia,Al Dimeola,John Mc Glaughlin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cadbYIzhqQ&playnext_from=TL&videos=G6JhB9gv


One for luftmarque, Vitor Wooten
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1egnmFLeVc&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Dave Sanborn & co
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCKCRmPNqE8&NR=1

Brecker Bros, Skunk Funk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aePPKGxqOf8&feature=related



No explanation required, enjoy. Too many others to list.
Luftmarque
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:27:32 AM

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I like everything y'all have posted so far (Victor Wooten is one monster bassman for sure, his "Norwegian Wood" solo is another astounding tour de force). I'll post more, but here's the "Thaxted" (aka I Vow to Thee My Country) lyrical interlude in the middle of the Jupiter movement of Gustav Holst's Planets. It may be my favorite melody in all of Western music, and the way the melody interacts with the simple but profound and inevitable-seeming bass line gets to me every time. I'm arranging it for 5-string bass plus looper (I love my looper, maybe I should marry it?).

Thaxted from Jupiter The Bringer Of Jollity
AnthA1G
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:11:46 AM

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What I listen the most to is ROCK. I listen to almost anything that sounds good, which is a lot.

This is a song (well, three songs remixed into oneSilenced ) maybe some of you will like. I love it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6lZZxrgoeA

Nice thread, what we needed. Applause

EDIT: Oxymoron and Luftmarque, even though I don't listen to those kind of music, they make you feel at ease.

EDIT 2: And for those who can't access YouTube: http://soundcloud.com/dj-dain/dont-worry-im-yours-mashup
DarkMoon
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 6:02:27 AM

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I find it difficult to choose only one or few pieces of music from a cluster of my favourite ones. While this thread started from classical music I decided to put a link to Heitor Villa Lobos 'Choro No 1' and J.S. Bach's Sonata No 2 in A minor, which I enjoyed lately.
nastasia
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 6:33:10 AM
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Yorker wrote:
Ambibha Murthy has a thread 'Music - the seventh sense.' I thought we could stretch this a little further and hear the music that moves you emotionally. We are from all different cultures and languages here on TFD, to post a recording of your particular favourite piece of music would be interesting for others to hear and please, let us know how it makes you feel when you listen to it.

For me, Mahler's 5th Symphony, especially the Adagietto, is the most beautiful, poignant classical music ever written. I have heard this symphony many, many times and yet I still have the same response. The music washes over me, it evokes feelings of unhappiness and longing for something I cannot express in words, it brings a lump to my throat and I cry and it is totally draining. How does it make you feel?

This recording of Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic is probably the best of all time.

Mahler 5th Symphony 4th movement, Adagietto
part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUatY-id-xQ&feature=related
part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoEDFL754ZQ&feature=related


Mahler's 5th is exquisite.For me Bach is a favourite.I listen and I am taken to an other world.Superiority, deep feelings, meditation.
peterhewett
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 6:43:56 AM
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Yes this is a nice thread and the music posted is great too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khxx3sCVhtE

I love the music of his voice
risadr
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:51:56 AM
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Luftmarque wrote:
I like everything y'all have posted so far (Victor Wooten is one monster bassman for sure, his "Norwegian Wood" solo is another astounding tour de force). I'll post more, but here's the "Thaxted" (aka I Vow to Thee My Country) lyrical interlude in the middle of the Jupiter movement of Gustav Holst's Planets. It may be my favorite melody in all of Western music, and the way the melody interacts with the simple but profound and inevitable-seeming bass line gets to me every time. I'm arranging it for 5-string bass plus looper (I love my looper, maybe I should marry it?).

Thaxted from Jupiter The Bringer Of Jollity


This is my all-time favorite piece of classical music. As a classically trained bassoonist, it is one that is both moving for me to play as well as to listen to, and it brings me to tears every time. It touches a part of my soul that no other piece of music has ever been able to do.

Other favorites of mine are:

J.S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
This is another one that is moving for me to both play and to listen to, because I am trained on the oboe, as well, and this piece features that instrument heavily, in most arrangements. It has a lightness to it that makes me feel peaceful.

Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
Another classical piece that moves me to tears. The lightness and romance of the chords leaves me speechless and gives me chills every time I hear it. Every. Single. Time.

"We Looked Like Giants" by Death Cab for Cutie
This is my favorite song of all-time, by any band or artist. There is something so honest and raw about the lyrics and the sound of the music and the way that the whole song works together.

"Cath..." by Death Cab for Cutie
Off of their most recent album, Narrow Stairs, this is another DCfC song that touches a part of me. The honesty of the lyrics, and the way that they speak to my own feelings, amazes me every time I hear it, because I always learn something new about myself in the listening.

There are countless other songs that I could list (Maybe I'll come back and post some more later.), but these are the ones that are at the front of my mind, right now.
Yorker
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:10:40 AM
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I'm so pleased I started thread. I have always been a string fan and mainly classical so it makes such a change for me to hear other people's favourites.

Cat your response in so interesting, music certainly creates differing emotions is people, for me the Mahler is so sad and tear jerking, but for you it is sensual. Gosh don't you just love music.

Luftmarque Thanks for the Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. Mars is also fantastic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw0jvqx1mNU&feature=related but I can't hear this without thinking of Star Trek - They should never have used in the film!

Oxymoron - Lisa - David Sanborn - What a player just loved that sax.

Here's a couple more of my favourites:

Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife. What a voice, such control, when I hear this I can't keep still. The greatest female voice ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyDB4RWJdw

Not quite as orthodox as it should be, but Nigel Kennedy's playing J S Bach's Violin Concerto No 1 - Andante. A live performance but still something quite awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HEQLLqUfgE&feature=related
Yorker
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:27:40 AM
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peterhewett

Yes this is a nice thread and the music posted is great too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khxx3sCVhtE

I love the music of his voice


Yes, I'm pleased I started this thread I am hearing some great music.

Shenandoah - My mother would sing when she was cleaning the house or washing dishes! It brings back so many memories for me.


dingdong
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:33:15 AM
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Yorker, great idea, but here in China Youtube is banned. d'oh!

Before I came here I seem to remember seeing a recording of Allan Pettersson's 7th symphony on Youtube. Although this music is much more challenging than the Mahler, I would recommend it. Mahler to Pettersson is not an enormous leap. Obviously, I cannot provide a link.

Luftmarque
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 12:56:53 PM

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dingdong wrote:
Yorker, great idea, but here in China YouTube is banned. d'oh!

Hmmm, well that sucks! What was that about "information wants to be free?" Let's do a little experiment. I've rendered a version of Thaxted to mp3 and uploaded it to my eponymous website. (Infinitely better, this one is conducted by James Levine and always brings tears to my eyes, in fact I'm going to have to listen to it about three times right now! OMG that brass! That ♥! That absolutely perfect tempo! You give me reason to live! Maybe I should marry Thaxted. And I love saying "Thaxted." "Thaxted")

dingdong, see if you can listen to or download it from there…

Thaxted.mp3


PS posting mp3's was my original inclination anyway—a lot of YouTube is just plain dreck IMNSHO. OK, I've re-listened to this six, make that eight, times now, better get back to chores…

PPS And what is this wistful noble plaintive tune doing in the midst of "Jollity" anyway? A kernel of the sense of mono-no-aware (Japanese phrase for a certain sad awareness of the fleeting nature of life) within happiness? (adding this allowed me to listen two more times, now I really must go)
peterhewett
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 1:32:47 PM
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You said Mark I've rendered a version of Thaxted to mp3

How do you do that? I now have it on my Windows Media Player... good reproduction. I have always loved Gustav Holsts 'The Planets.' I used to go to the Royal festival Hall on the banks of the Thames in London to live concerts. Timing is so important in music isn't it. I remember a percussionist holding a huge pair of cymbals... is that correct... and he had to come crashing in at just the right moment.
Luftmarque
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 2:09:55 PM

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peterhewett wrote:
You said Mark I've rendered a version of Thaxted to mp3

How do you do that? I now have it on my Windows Media Player... good reproduction. I have always loved Gustav Holsts 'The Planets.' I used to go to the Royal festival Hall on the banks of the Thames in London to live concerts. Timing is so important in music isn't it. I remember a percussionist holding a huge pair of cymbals... is that correct... and he had to come crashing in at just the right moment.

1. Create the mp3: in this case I had a WAV (high-quality, uncompressed file) of the music that I created to study (and to shift the pitch a half-step). I converted it to a medium quality (128 kbps CD quality) mp3 file using Sony Sound Forge (there are free programs that can do the same).
2. Upload the file to some always-available server. In my case I have a little website hosted by GoDaddy for a modest yearly fee. I think there are free sites where you can do this--I know there's lots of them for images anyway.
3. Paste the file's URL (universal resource locator) in a TFD post using the link tag.

Timing is everything in music, a time-bound art. Poor classical percussionists who have to count 235 measures then inject a very loud crash!

I'm having second thoughts about posting mp3's--the Thaxted snippet I think is OK, I'm not attempting to share the entire CD or even movement, and, if anything, someone will go buy the James Levine rendition after sampling it here, but putting up an entire Sarah Vaughn recording of Midnight Sun would definitely be an immoral violation of copyright, so I will probably have to just post links to YouTube and let them worry about the legalities. Sorry dingdong.
Yorker
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:21:50 PM
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dingdong

I have just listened to Allan Pettersson's 7th on YouTube. Wow! He swings from beautiful haunting melodies to terrifying climaxes and it's so demanding for an orchestra, I can understand why he not heard very often in the UK, rehearsal time would run into a couple of weeks. I am going to try and get the recording by Sergiu Comissiona and the Swedish Radio Orchestra it seems to be the best to date.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It's a pity your not able to get YouTube in China.


p.s. Anyone with three double letters in his name has to be impressive!
marylamb
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dingdong
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Luftmarque: sadly I can't download the mp3 (thaxted.mp3). As with Youtube, there is a forbidden path somewhere. Thanks for trying.

Yorker: so pleased you were impressed. The 7th is probably his most accessible symphony. He wrote 16, but the first was scrapped. I have heard most of them, and whilst none are an easy ride, most give enormous rewards; my own favourite is the 13th. I believe there is now a set of all these symphonies; I just collected them, one by one.
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Jupiter is one of my all time favorites from classical music. Definitely one of the most moving classical songs I've ever heard. Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 Andante is also way up there for me. Both continuously give me shivers throughout the entire song and evoke tears.

Not quite an emotional song, but one of my favorites, Mario Takes a Walk, by Jesse Cook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0OAaD9LQEw

Hikari (meaning light in Japanese) a song from a video game (Kingdom Hearts), is a song that gives me shivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZVAvHah9io

Another song from a video game, the orchestral version of "Waves of Morning Haze" from Shenmue. Absolutely beautiful and I find it to be possibly the most powerful song I have ever heard. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves orchestral with a bit of Eastern flare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly6qB2IFpCE

Yet another song from a game, the main theme to Metal Gear Solid 2, composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (the composer to the Chronicles of Narnia movies). It's a very high energy orchestral piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfKA4b5SFq4

The credits theme song from Princess Mononoke (a Japanese animation film about mankind destroying nature), called "The Legend of Ashitaka," another very touching orchestral piece, the strongest piece in the entire film, in my humble opinion. Gives me chills every time. Composed by Joe Hisaishi, whom I admire greatly for his many works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHOmkAQuOPA

Yet another song from a game, Final Fantasy 2 (the Japanese release for the NES), the song is "The Promised Land." A very haunting melody, which sometimes gives me the shivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZVlyHCFXyw

"Piano Man" by Billy Joel. I love this song. I can listen to it for several hours straight doing nothing but closing my eyes and absorbing it into me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WOxNA2T9rw

"Deliver Me" by Sarah Brightman. This song touches me due to the fact that I was reading particularly emotional parts of A Prayer for Owen Meany at the time that I first discovered Sarah Brightman. This song typically evokes the emotions I felt when I was reading that novel. It is a beautiful song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoOTl-8-SyU

"Only An Ocean Away" by Sarah Brightman. Same deal as the above song, beautiful on its own merits, but it evokes emotions that I remember from reading particularly moving segments of Owen Meany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewtulnL_U2A

Tupac's "Changes," a cover of "That's Just The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby. I like both versions of the song, but there is something about Tupac's version which I find more appealing. When I was living in Connecticut, there was a lot of racism and it made me sad to see people picked on/treated badly simply because they were not white. When I moved out to California, it seemed a whole lot better, but the older I got and the more I saw, I realized that the racism is still present, but people are simply quieter about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Y9-JlSRXw

Within Temptation's "Somewhere." Awesome Dutch Symphonic/Gothic Rock band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6QE4EJrIFc

Within Temptation's "Our Solemn Hour" from their Black Symphony tour. Far better than their studio release of the song, and they put on one Hell of a show. I wish I could see them in concert some day. The clips of Winston Churchill are not played in order, but are still great. The song is about World War 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCxb8FwhzK8

Delain's "April Rain." Delain is a Symphonic Metal studio recording band that is actually a combination of members from various popular European Gothic, Power, Epic, and Symphonic metal bands. I love this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzP0aY6BOjw

"Replica," a ballad from the Finnish power metal band, Sonata Arctica. I wonder if JJ listens to them also? It's about a soldier who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after he returns from a war: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4yjpT8dkLw

"Wander," a ballad from the American symphonic power metal band, Kamelot. I like every single track on this album, Epica, but this is in the top 3 songs on it, in my humble opinion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn4nzFmyNfw

"I Am Human" from the German a Capella metal band (the only person not using their voice is the drummer), Van Canto. One of my favorite bands at the moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc544gnUehk

"Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica. The version where they perform live with the symphony orchestra is my favorite version, and it's my favorite song of theirs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGvvGBOUzeQ

Well, I think that's enough for now.
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Yorker wrote:


Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It's a pity your not able to get YouTube in China.



Yes, it b----y well is! Boo hoo! Brick wall I have to be protected from Western decadence, you see.
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My interests have branched widely since adolescence but I still return to Alan Parsns Project, "Tales of Mystery and Imagination". "Cask of Amontillado" gives me goose bumps. (It helps if you are familiar with Edgar Allan Poe.)
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Alan+Parsons+Project/_/The+Cask+of+Amontillado
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dingdong

I am sure Western decadence has knocked on your door, or should I say rang your bell, a number of times in the past. Liar



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If you want to hear the sound of the guillotine used in music, then listen to The Dialogues of the Carmelites - The finale, by French composer Francis Poulenc. I am not a great opera fan for me "Opera's when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead bleeding he sings," but this opera is interesting.

During the French Revolution sixteen Carmelite nuns were guillotined, their bravery and stand against the appalling slaughter during the French Revolution led Poulenc to base an opera around their story. This is their last moments before the guillotine fell. Tear jerking stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcUXp-fpiD0 Apologies for the any blips in the quality of the utube clip.

Next time, I promise to post something that makes me really happy! Dancing

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western decadence is the best decadence there is ! Dancing
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Oh! I'm so glad I have access to YouTube. AnthA1G I love the rendition you posted. I'll be listening to YouTube all day with these great suggestions. Thanks.

I cannot pick a favorite but I was driving once to a meeting when I lived in Minnesota, after 10 miles it started to snow. I decided to keep going even though I had never been to this person's house before. They lived in the country so soon the pavement gave way to gravel. I was listening to December by George Winston. It includes Pachelbel's Canon in D Major and J.S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. The encouraging, peaceful tone of this tape helped me stay calm during a treacherous drive in a snowstorm. I'll never forget it. By the time I got back to the highway, after the meeting, there was snow mixed with rain. By the time I got home, just rain. Woke the next morning to a foot of snow. Beautiful!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgvSYHu7rfE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGbdhUf4mjk

Traumerei by Robert Schumann

I love this piece of music. I have posted two versions one piano and the other cello. I prefer cello...a close run thing... what about you ?
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marylamb

Spirit of Sepharad - Thanks for this link, such diversity in music yet it brings people together.
TAHITIAN DANCE -- Corinne @ EHS Now that's something I could take up myself. Dancing

Nooblet

Billy Joel: Piano Man - this is one of my favourites too.
Within Temptation - Somewhere - I have a friends in Holland who love this group.

peterhewett

For me it has to be the the cello version of Traumerei by Robert Schumann it's a lovely piece of music, thanks for posting it.

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