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#1 theeuphonyofsilence

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:10 AM

To be honest I don't listen to much classical anymore since I've stopped learning piano, but I would like to rekindle my love for it. Some of my favorites are Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Debussy.

I also want to get into more contemporary composers. I don't know if they're technically considered classical, neo-classical or what, but they're definitely influenced by classical greats. It seems like a lot of these people score films too and I think it goes hand in hand in a lot of aspects.

The problem with delving deeper into this realm of music is that there's a daunting amount of material from the length of individual pieces to the complete works of composers themselves. Feel free to share your favorite works, soundtracks, composers...etc.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:41 AM

J.S. Bach was very influential durring the Baroque period.






thx, intro to music.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:55 AM

when i think film music i think hans zimmer. go rent gladiator and watch behind the scenes for making the music to that movie.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

The 'The Fountain' soundtrack is epic.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:13 AM

i have that on a cd in my car. the only thing by mogwai that i have.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:36 PM

When I think of film music, I think of the RZA.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:30 PM

View PostKyle, on Oct 23 2008, 02:36 PM, said:

When I think of film music, I think of the RZA.

Not really what I was thinking of, but yea the Kill Bill soundtrack is the shit. And apparently he's gonna be directing, acting, and scoring a kung-fu movie with help from Quentin Tarantino. Should be interesting.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 04:17 PM

I love the Amelie soundtrack.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:08 PM

I enjoy a good Gershwin, Copeland, and I really like Vince Guaraldi, who is best known for his music for the Peanuts movies.


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

there's this one guy who does absolutely awesome film scores.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:58 PM

View PostCecilia, on Oct 23 2008, 04:17 PM, said:

I love the Amelie soundtrack.

co sign, i was about to say yann tiersen. all of his stuff is great.

i really like johann johannson as well.

i dont listen to much classical outside of the minimalist stuff like philip glass and steve reich.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:13 PM

Johann Johannson is the shit.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:27 PM

I really like Shostakovitch
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:36 PM

phillip glass is the shit.

I dig Ólafur Arnalds so much too.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:54 PM

View PostCecilia, on Oct 23 2008, 04:17 PM, said:

I love the Amelie soundtrack.

heeeeeeeeeeeeey

was just watching this with the lady.

does Detektivbyrån do any of that music?

holy wikipedia, batman....


no, says wiki... however, it also says:

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For those who like this music, a group with a similar sound is Detektivbryan from Sweden.

so on that note, if you like the Amelie soundtrack, check out the band Detektivbyrån. (their song Nattöppet was featured on some cell phone company commercial... can't remember which).

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:29 AM

if you're not listening to Bela Bartok you're doing it wrong

also props to whoever said Shostakovich

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:50 AM

View PostObvious, on Oct 23 2008, 05:56 PM, said:

there's this one guy who does absolutely awesome film scores.

i like that guy, too


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Posted 24 October 2008 - 12:15 PM

View PostDakota, on Oct 23 2008, 09:54 PM, said:

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For those who like this music, a group with a similar sound is Detektivbryan from Sweden.
so on that note, if you like the Amelie soundtrack, check out the band Detektivbyrån. (their song Nattöppet was featured on some cell phone company commercial... can't remember which).

just checked it out. love it.
just not as melancholy.

if you like swedish music, check out Kent.
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 03:18 PM

View PostSnork, on Oct 24 2008, 11:29 AM, said:

if you're not listening to Bela Bartok you're doing it wrong

also props to whoever said Shostakovich

Bela Bartok is out of this world good. I love playing Shostakovich, but I don't really like listening to it.

I really like Gustav Mahler, especially The Planets. Igor Stravinsky is good, just because he's insane, and he threw away the thought that you need a standard time or key signature.

If you want a good example of classical music in electronic music, check Venetian Snares' Rossz csillag alatt született. Beautifully done.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 04:41 PM

Eric Whitacre springs to mine when you mention classical and electronica. I'm really interested in his "opera electronica" Paradise Lost. It's pretty much a given that he's a beautiful composer, and I heard a lot of good things about this work. Apparently an official soundtrack is in the works. I can't wait to get it once it's released.




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