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Classical music is timeless.

thehumanistpreacher
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10/13/2014 6:37:52 PM
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Classical music has an endless feel to it.

Beethoven especially has a talent for producing timeless centrepieces of art.
Mirza
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10/13/2014 9:06:38 PM
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Indeed, but I place no higher value on it than on music of even older times. Music from the Early Modern Period is generally wonderful. The entire Medieval era, moreover, has produced irreplaceable pieces of music, some that I very often listen to.
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10/14/2014 10:01:40 AM
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At 10/13/2014 9:06:38 PM, Mirza wrote:
Indeed, but I place no higher value on it than on music of even older times. Music from the Early Modern Period is generally wonderful. The entire Medieval era, moreover, has produced irreplaceable pieces of music, some that I very often listen to.

Could you provide some examples?
"Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
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10/14/2014 11:02:12 AM
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At 10/13/2014 9:06:38 PM, Mirza wrote:
Indeed, but I place no higher value on it than on music of even older times. Music from the Early Modern Period is generally wonderful. The entire Medieval era, moreover, has produced irreplaceable pieces of music, some that I very often listen to.

Is there any particular pieces of music you admire?
Mirza
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10/14/2014 8:12:48 PM
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At 10/14/2014 10:01:40 AM, phantom wrote:
Could you provide some examples?
The pieces of music in this video. Listening to it places me in a tranquil atmosphere, particularly due to my warm feelings pertaining to older European periods of time. The song "O Virgo Splendens," found at 18:00 in the video, is particularly magnificent.
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10/14/2014 8:15:17 PM
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At 10/14/2014 8:12:48 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/14/2014 10:01:40 AM, phantom wrote:
Could you provide some examples?
The pieces of music in this video. Listening to it places me in a tranquil atmosphere, particularly due to my warm feelings pertaining to older European periods of time. The song "O Virgo Splendens," found at 18:00 in the video, is particularly magnificent.

Thanks! I'll listen to it tonight while I do school.
"Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
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10/14/2014 8:17:28 PM
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At 10/14/2014 8:15:17 PM, phantom wrote:
Thanks! I'll listen to it tonight while I do school.
You're welcome. I'm sure it will make school work more enjoyable.
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10/14/2014 8:24:08 PM
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At 10/14/2014 11:02:12 AM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
Is there any particular pieces of music you admire?
Apart from the ones in the video above, there is a collection of Renaissance music in this video. I found it a while ago, and it has great pieces. "The Three Ravens" at 7:45 is lovely.
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10/16/2014 10:32:44 AM
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At 10/14/2014 8:17:28 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/14/2014 8:15:17 PM, phantom wrote:
Thanks! I'll listen to it tonight while I do school.
You're welcome. I'm sure it will make school work more enjoyable.

It did indeed, but I'll admit, choir singing doesn't usually leave a big effect on me. Instruments are too integral to how much I like a piece of music.

One exception would be this piece, but I still prefer the orchestral version.
"Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
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10/19/2014 11:39:05 PM
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At 10/16/2014 10:32:44 AM, phantom wrote:
It did indeed, but I'll admit, choir singing doesn't usually leave a big effect on me. Instruments are too integral to how much I like a piece of music.
I don't have a preference over either types per se. It depends on what I am doing. I find the instrumental types to be great if I want a good background ambience. If, however, I want to listen more carefully to a music piece, I probably prefer singing included.
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10/20/2014 9:42:13 PM
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I agree. I've attached four of my favorite classical pieces.
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10/20/2014 9:43:12 PM
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At 10/13/2014 9:06:38 PM, Mirza wrote:
Indeed, but I place no higher value on it than on music of even older times. Music from the Early Modern Period is generally wonderful. The entire Medieval era, moreover, has produced irreplaceable pieces of music, some that I very often listen to.

Can you define "Early modern"? I'm simply curious, as I favorite period of classical music was the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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10/20/2014 10:04:30 PM
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At 10/20/2014 9:43:12 PM, Subutai wrote:
Can you define "Early modern"? I'm simply curious, as I favorite period of classical music was the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Europe c. 1400-1750. Essentially Late Medieval times and the Renaissance.
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10/20/2014 10:05:22 PM
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At 10/20/2014 10:04:30 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/20/2014 9:43:12 PM, Subutai wrote:
Can you define "Early modern"? I'm simply curious, as I favorite period of classical music was the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Europe c. 1400-1750. Essentially Late Medieval times and the Renaissance.

Ok, so a bit before my favorite period. How much do you like Bach?
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10/20/2014 10:09:57 PM
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At 10/20/2014 10:05:22 PM, Subutai wrote:
Ok, so a bit before my favorite period. How much do you like Bach?
His compositions virtually fall into my taste. There is, however, a slightly high tempo in his melodies that to a lesser degree isn't to my liking.
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10/20/2014 10:12:20 PM
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At 10/20/2014 10:09:57 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/20/2014 10:05:22 PM, Subutai wrote:
Ok, so a bit before my favorite period. How much do you like Bach?
His compositions virtually fall into my taste. There is, however, a slightly high tempo in his melodies that to a lesser degree isn't to my liking.

I personally like his The Art of Fugue the most of his compositions. I like the Baroque sound, but the contrapuntal motion of the later Baroque is definitely my favorite of that period.
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10/20/2014 10:32:10 PM
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At 10/20/2014 10:12:20 PM, Subutai wrote:
I personally like his The Art of Fugue the most of his compositions. I like the Baroque sound, but the contrapuntal motion of the later Baroque is definitely my favorite of that period.
I cannot pick a favourite among his work, and have a long way to go before coming close to hearing everything. I've listened to the Art of Fugue partially, and yes, this one comes even closer to my taste. I wonder what some of the instruments used are, though.
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10/20/2014 10:45:48 PM
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Actually this version seems more high definition: https://www.youtube.com...

Plus, you can hear the individual notes. Live footage can sometimes not capture the 'soft touches'.
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10/20/2014 11:11:56 PM
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At 10/20/2014 10:32:10 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/20/2014 10:12:20 PM, Subutai wrote:
I personally like his The Art of Fugue the most of his compositions. I like the Baroque sound, but the contrapuntal motion of the later Baroque is definitely my favorite of that period.
I cannot pick a favourite among his work, and have a long way to go before coming close to hearing everything. I've listened to the Art of Fugue partially, and yes, this one comes even closer to my taste. I wonder what some of the instruments used are, though.

The Baroque period used similar instruments (albeit a bit different from modern ones) to the ones we use today. The Art of Fugue doesn't have a specific instrumentation. It's most commonly played on some sort of keyboard instrument, and I prefer it be played on the organ, but that's just me.

Here's a video of the whole piece played on the organ:
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Mirza
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10/20/2014 11:24:01 PM
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At 10/20/2014 11:11:56 PM, Subutai wrote:
The Baroque period used similar instruments (albeit a bit different from modern ones) to the ones we use today. The Art of Fugue doesn't have a specific instrumentation. It's most commonly played on some sort of keyboard instrument, and I prefer it be played on the organ, but that's just me.
Indeed. Other than music from that period, do you have interest in the ones from other periods?

Here's a video of the whole piece played on the organ:
I will probably take some time soon to hear all of it.
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10/20/2014 11:31:19 PM
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At 10/20/2014 11:24:01 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/20/2014 11:11:56 PM, Subutai wrote:
The Baroque period used similar instruments (albeit a bit different from modern ones) to the ones we use today. The Art of Fugue doesn't have a specific instrumentation. It's most commonly played on some sort of keyboard instrument, and I prefer it be played on the organ, but that's just me.
Indeed. Other than music from that period, do you have interest in the ones from other periods?


I'm a big fan of the Romantic period (Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, and Mahler especially), and I like some early 20th century music (I'm slowly getting used to the polytonal and atonal sounds, like Stravinsky and Schoenberg). And of course Beethoven (his symphonies are pure masterpieces).
Here's a video of the whole piece played on the organ:
I will probably take some time soon to hear all of it.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
Mirza
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10/20/2014 11:32:38 PM
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At 10/20/2014 11:31:19 PM, Subutai wrote:
I'm a big fan of the Romantic period (Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, and Mahler especially), and I like some early 20th century music (I'm slowly getting used to the polytonal and atonal sounds, like Stravinsky and Schoenberg). And of course Beethoven (his symphonies are pure masterpieces).
The Romantic period is the one I am keen on getting a deeper familiarity with. I am quite unsure as to why I haven't done so thus far.
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11/17/2014 12:55:04 PM
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Au contraire, classical music dies with humanity, which is not timeless. X)
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11/18/2014 3:36:12 AM
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11/18/2014 9:30:34 AM
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I agree. No one can beat the classics. Especially if they know that artists like Beethoven practically invented and/or perfected music.
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11/18/2014 1:20:23 PM
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11/18/2014 1:32:02 PM
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At 10/20/2014 9:42:13 PM, Subutai wrote:
I agree. I've attached four of my favorite classical pieces.






omg, I love the New world symphony and the 2nd movement <3
And the symphonie fantastique!!! like, the 4th movement is my fav <3
you sir, have a good taste in music XD
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