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Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:26 pm

I would like to start a classical music thread, where you post your favourite classical music pieces. It could also include opera, G&S, anything really. :D We may hear new pieces, that are not the popular classics and learn who wrote them, if posters choose to give a little background info.

I'll start with a piece called "In a monastery garden" by Albert Ketelby. A British composer born in Birmingham in 1875 and died in 1959. It sold over a million sheet copies in 1915.

This is one of my favourite classical pieces, mainly as it always reminds me of my mum. This piano version is played by Marcus; I follow him on YouTube. I'm sure he won't mind me posting it on here. :D

https://youtu.be/ON9-eCStoFU
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Re: Classical music

Postby Bernie R » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:47 pm

By strange coincidence, another of Ketelbey's works - In a Persian Market - was one of my late Mum's favourites too...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ede2QMi5JM

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Re: Classical music

Postby Bonesy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:55 pm

Not a great lover of classical music Phil but a good idea for a thread. I will be watching the BBC Proms tonight its the music of John Williams, Star Wars fame.
If I have a favourite it would be,
A Quiet Stroll by Charles Williams.
https://youtu.be/z854SOvdMPU


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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:06 pm

I like thst one too, Bernie. Thanks for posting that piece Keith, it evokes memories of Britain in the 50/60's. It reminded me of this piece.

https://youtu.be/S1UuWiNbtaw
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Re: Classical music

Postby scotty » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:12 pm

I have always loved this music.Every time I hear it, it gives me goosebumps.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:28 pm

It's a great piece, Scotty. I'm a philistine though. Every time I hear it; I think of Apocolypse Now and not The Ring :D
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Re: Classical music

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:36 pm

I like all kinds of music (except punk)..This is a smashing idea Phil............A favourite of mine is Elizabethan Seranade by Mantovani. Dont know how to do the U Tube thingy sorry.

Loved the sand dance Bernie :D


Thanks Phil

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Re: Classical music

Postby Bonesy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:38 pm

Liking this up to now, ok so I might like more classical than I first realised :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:04 pm

Here you go, Sheelagh, its not the Mantovani version though. :D

https://youtu.be/u4XgbIhlOvk


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Re: Classical music

Postby henry » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:31 pm

Talking of mantovani did you know that another famous bandleader came from liverpool and his name was Joe Loss
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Re: Classical music

Postby Patricia » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:35 pm

This is one great Link, Phil. I grew up listening to Opera (my Dad's favorite) and classical music.
My all time favorite from around the age of thirteen is "Mozarts Eine Kleine Nachtmusik!"
Can visualize my eldest bro being the "Conductor," which he always loved to do! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1FSN8_pp_o
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Re: Classical music

Postby mckenna » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:53 pm

What a great idea its about time one of my favourites is Ravels Bolero i first heard it while watching avery old film The Elephant Boy starring Sabu
it was the background music to the film, also the Nuns Chorus from is it Carmen the you have the famous walz king Strahss i could go on,
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Re: Classical music

Postby Bill fawcett » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:09 pm

Excellent thread Phil.
The only version of 'In a Monastry Garden' I know, is the one from the 50s by Ronnie Ronalde, in which he does his bird impressions.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xllx8vqzrTw

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Re: Classical music

Postby Bill fawcett » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:16 pm

One of my favourite classical pieces is Claire de Lune by Debussy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl64LXryFS8

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Re: Classical music

Postby scotty » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:24 pm

filsgreen wrote:It's a great piece, Scotty. I'm a philistine though. Every time I hear it; I think of Apocolypse Now and not The Ring :D

I love the smell of napalm in the morning, yes Phil a really good movie
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:27 pm

Here you go Mac, another fine piece, made all the more famous by Torvill and Dean. Music and movement in perfect synchronicity.

https://youtu.be/t2zbbN4OL98

Here is the last night of the proms from 2009, Bill.
https://youtu.be/5josZ8hq_Xk

Clair de Lune would be in my top ten, but I prefer the grand orchestra version, which was used in the Ocean's Eleven remake. Five minutes of classical heaven. Or to pinch a quote 'This is what falling in love sounds like."

https://youtu.be/s2Uo5kcDpyg
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Re: Classical music

Postby Glenys » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:30 pm

I love so many types of music with the exception of reggae and punk; one of my favourites is "Nessun Dorma" by The Three Tenors - Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti - to be enjoyed with a glass of red!!!
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:44 pm

I have the CD, Glenys, my fave piece is Granada.

https://youtu.be/UXvaI96GFh8
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Re: Classical music

Postby Matt » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:58 pm

Every year we have a thing called Symphony Splash(google it) in Victoria's Inner Harbour
6th August this year and it always ends with 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky complete with cannons.Just the end 5 minutes.
https://youtu.be/u2W1Wi2U9sQ
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:07 pm

It's a wonder no one has filmed it, Matt. Wait a minute, they have. What a great rendition. :D

https://youtu.be/Dcn9B4wA_Bc
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Re: Classical music

Postby Glenys » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:24 pm

Matt, Just remembered we have a 78 of 181 Overture :roll:
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Re: Classical music

Postby Matt » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:29 pm

Just found a youtube thingy of The spash last year.Not much music but just to show
what it is like.You get there at 7am to find somewhere to sit.
https://youtu.be/lxlEEifEErk
https://youtu.be/C9btQhs6zjQ
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Re: Classical music

Postby lynne99 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:12 pm

https://youtu.be/NhnMd1Jl7SA
try again, put the link and everything I had written vanished, so I'll put it first this time.

Thanks a brilliant link, will spend most of tomorrow listening to your favourites.
My favourite is Nimrod by Elgar . I like a lot of Elgar he must be my favoutite composer.
When I was at uni, we used to do a rendition of 1812 overture on combs and paper, with bursting bags for the cannon. We got quite good at it, but conducting (pretend orchestra) is great. :oops:
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:23 pm

Patricia, that's a great piece, my fave Beethoven music is the allegretto movement from the seventh symphony. It would definitely be in my top ten :D

https://youtu.be/vCHREyE5GzQ
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:32 pm

I only know that piece, and Pomp and circumstsnce by Elgar, Lynne.
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Re: Classical music

Postby WatsonTommy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:45 pm

brilliant fill :Db try general lafayette angel in blue love is a rhapsody etc
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Re: Classical music

Postby WatsonTommy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:11 pm

i love me cowboys movies :D henry fonda charles bronson the theme from once upon a time in the west was a haunting lovely song wrote for the movie by ennio morricone :?: :D well you did start this music thread off :roll:
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Re: Classical music

Postby Patricia » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:02 pm

Tommy - That truly is inspiring music - I have never heard before, just beautiful........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Q8h-fDfEI
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Re: Classical music

Postby lily8 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:33 pm

I like a bit of Mahler particularly the Adagietto from his 5th symphony and what better than it performed by our own Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra::::

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqKPFcc9Ca8
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Re: Classical music

Postby Thommos sister » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:03 am

Great stuff folks. Loved it all and have learnt a lot too, thank you. I love the Planets especially Jupiter but my fave is Fingals Cave by Mendelssohn
Enjoy!!
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Re: Classical music

Postby Thommos sister » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:26 am

This wonderful topic would not be complete without Swan Lake... :lol: :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6wMWdxXXvo
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:37 am

I've never heard anything from General Lafayette, Tommy, thanks for the heads up.

That's a lovely piece, Lily, I've not heard it before.

TS, two fantastic pieces, both earliest introductions to classical music by my parents.

Here is my offering for today. If I had my way it would be the national anthem, such a rousing piece of music. It's the intermezzo from the Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer born in Finland in 1865, died 1957.

https://youtu.be/XtIw5AkUEsE
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Re: Classical music

Postby bjones » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:06 am

What a smashing idea for a thread Phil! Well done!i
filsgreen wrote:It's a great piece, Scotty. I'm a philistine though. Every time I hear it; I think of Apocolypse Now and not The Ring :D


I can't hear it without recalling the time I'd had my car stolen in Whiston. Having made my way as far as Waterloo station I missed the bus for the last part of my journey home. I phoned home to tell my son I'd be later than expected, he told me to hang on, he and his mate would come and get me in his pal's mum's car... imagine the scene .....me standing on the corner of South Road when the pair of them arrived, car windows down, Ride Of The Valkyries blasting out and my boy's head sticking out of the sun roof singing "save me muther, save me muther"
If I hadn't been so knackered I'd have pretended I didn't know them :oops: :oops:
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:23 am

:D :D That's the great thing about classical music, Bee, when you were young, sometimes you didn't even know you were listening to it. :D

My favourite use of classical music in a popular song is "This night" by Billy Joel. He used Beethoven's Pathetique sonata for the chorus. If you watch till the end you see Billy gesturing to his band, "we nailed it ", which he did :D

https://youtu.be/aDGC8a1pXVw
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Re: Classical music

Postby bjones » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 am

Enjoyed that Phil; never would have made the connection thanks :D

Here's the one my son had for me when he used different ring tones for callers to his mobile; Flight of the Bumblebee (by Rips yer Corsetsoff)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAJopwEYv8
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