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Classical Music Reccomendations

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Vox Populi, Jan 11, 2006.


  1. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    I'm looking for powerful classical music. Anyone have any reccomendations? By powerful I mean anything from dramatic to militaristic. Like Night on Bald Mountain, or something Wagnerian.
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique - last 2 movements

    Shostakovich Symphony No 11 - 3rd Movement

    Shostakovich Symphony No 7 - March of the Nazis (!)

    Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition - various

    Walton Symphony No 1 - 1st and 4th Movements

    Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 4

    Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulates from Romeo and Juliet

    Havergal Brian Gothic Symphony

    Mahler - Symphony No 8 - Part 1
     
  3. BassChuck

    BassChuck

    Nov 15, 2005
    Cincinnati
    Powerful orchestral music.

    Here are my favs.

    Mahler 5
    Thus Sprake Zarathustra (gotta listen to the whole piece)
    Rite of Spring
    Varese-Ameriques
    Ives-Sym. #4


    Also powerful, but in different ways:

    Barber-Adaigo for Strings
    Copeland-Appalachian Spring
    Elgar-Enigma Var. (check out "Nimrod" variation)
     
  4. Peter Ferretti already mentioned The Planets, by Gustav Holst, which would have been my recommendation. ;)

    If you want powerful music, may I also suggest the soundtracks of certain movies.

    I tend to think of many movie soundtracks as neo-classical music masquerading as a movie soundtrack.

    Check out some of the soundtracks written by Bernard Herrmann. I think this guy was a genius. :) www.uib.no/herrmann/m_flm_al.html

    I especially recommend:

    1.) North By Northwest
    2.) Mysterious Island (VERY POWERFUL!)
    3.) Psycho

    I have a list of other soundtracks at home, so that will have to wait until tomorrow.

    Mike
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Mars and Jupiter qualify maybe - but not Venus or Neptune....
     
  6. Agreed, but Uranus, The Magician is very powerful too. :)

    Mike
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I note that you were very careful not to say that Uranus was very powerful!! ;)


    Sorry!!