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GOP
May 19, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Hammer Floyd posted:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8vJ_lMxQI
Mozart - Requiem.

Sure, probably cliche as all hell. However, that's not gonna rub the shine off the fact that this piece of music just blew the top of my head clean off my shoulders and had me going: "Holy gently caress".

SO. To kick this thread off, if I like big, dramatic bits of music like Requiem, what else might I dig?

Carl Orff. You've heard O Fortuna in everything. It's big, with a chorus, like Requiem. But he never made anything as good as Requiem, Mozart's best work, which I believe was written on his death bed.

I think Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt can be equally epic, and his 1st suite pretty much encompasses all of human emotion, it begins with Morning (the cartoon theme for waking up and pretty nature) and ends with In the Hall of the Mountain King, a scary bombast that screams "poo poo's gonna die."

If you've never read the story of the Original Moz's Requiem, it's a pretty interesting piece of musical lore.

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GOP
May 19, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Since we are talking classical music, has anyone heard anything that is remotely similar to, or as simple and brilliant as the work of Eric Satie?

GOP
May 19, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Dr. Video Games 0081 posted:

Satie was a big influence on John Cage, and much of John Cage's keyboard music is very simple and graceful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbjN...feature=related "In a Landscape"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExUosomc8Uc "Dream"

He also composed a piece using the same rhythmic durations as Satie's "Socrate" named "Cheap Imitation" when Merce Cunningham was unable to get the rights to perform a dance choreographed to Satie's piece, and also organized the first performance of "Vexations."

Thanks man.

Can't say I like Vexations, that's the possibly endless, or like 8 hour piece right?

But the two tracks you posted are good.

GOP
May 19, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Dr. Video Games 0081 posted:

Speaking of long, quiet music and Cage, there's his associate Morton Feldman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIWqdEL4Npk "For John Cage"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxSt_w2ODaQ

I sampled Rothko Chapel on an instrumental hip hop song recently, it's my favorite of his works.

An anecdote- I kept confusing Morton Feldman with Milton Friedman and I confused everyone in my economics class. And my musician friend, when I told him about the cool minimalist composer he said, "Milton Friedman? He makes music? gently caress him, he's a monetarist piece of poo poo."

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