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Diqiucun_Cunmin
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Post the most haunting music debate

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Diqiucun_Cunmin
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/18/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Diqiucun_Cunmin

Pro

Every round, each debater posts a piece of music that he or she finds extremely haunting. The voters decide which debater wins by comparing the relative hauntingness of the music posted each round. (Note: My opponent will only have to post music that is more haunting than the music I posted that round. Therefore, he or she may save really haunting music for later.)

Rules:
1) Instrumental music only. This includes arrangements of vocal works, such as those by Liszt. (I want to remove the effect of lyrics and focus on the music)
2) No limits on instrumentation. Solo, chamber, concertante, orchestral, etc., all fine. However, there should not be any deliberate allusions to 'haunting' stuff (e.g. no ghosts screaming in the background, please).
3) No limits on style, era, etc.
4) You must post a link (YouTube or otherwise) to the music.

My first piece:
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata, No. 7 from Annees de Pelerinage, Deuxieme annee : Italie
Hematite12

Con

I accept!

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String Quartet No. 2 by Arnold Shoenberg; New Vienna String Quartet
Debate Round No. 1
Diqiucun_Cunmin

Pro

I thank my opponent for accepting the debate.

Twelve-tone so early in the debate?! I should have started on Scriabin in the first round... Looks like there will be no room for Saint-Saens Danse macabre, Liszt Totentanz and HR 3, crazy old Berlioz's head-rolling, any of the requiems, Chopin Nocturne 48/1 and Sonata No. 2, etc. .

Anyway, I pick, for this round:

Scriabin: Prometheus: The Poem of Fire
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Hematite12

Con

Haha I figured I would just start strong.

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Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8, Op 110
Debate Round No. 2
Diqiucun_Cunmin

Pro

Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima.
Hematite12

Con

Hematite12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Diqiucun_Cunmin

Pro

I'll go with a tonal one this round - and a rather hackneyed one at that, admittedly.

Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
Hematite12

Con

Hematite12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Diqiucun_Cunmin

Pro

Chopin: Nocturne No. 13, Op. 48, No. 1
Hematite12

Con

Hematite12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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