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wsmunit7
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12/16/2014 11:12:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
There are SO many beautiful pieces of music. If I had to pick just one, I'm not sure I could. For one thing, there is the genre :Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Classical,....

Right now, I am crying from the beauty of Piano Concerto #2, 2nd Movement Adagio, by Rachmaninoff. But Lady Antebellum "Need You Now " makes me cry too!!!!

What music makes you cry?
Skepsikyma
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12/19/2014 10:47:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/16/2014 11:12:00 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:
There are SO many beautiful pieces of music. If I had to pick just one, I'm not sure I could. For one thing, there is the genre :Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Classical,....

Right now, I am crying from the beauty of Piano Concerto #2, 2nd Movement Adagio, by Rachmaninoff. But Lady Antebellum "Need You Now " makes me cry too!!!!

What music makes you cry?

Well, two operatic pieces. The first is 'Vesti la giubba' (Don the costume), an aria sung by the man who performs as Pagliacci the clown before he must take the stage, even after discovering his wife's infidelity.

The next is the final scene from Madam Butterfly. She discovers that her 'husband', and American soldier for whom she abandoned her family and faith, is returning to Japan from America upon hearing that she is pregnant with his child. She is thrilled to have him back, tragically celebrating in another, more famous aria (Un bel di vedremo). However, he arrives with an American wife, and plans to return to America with Butterfly's son and raise him there. Butterfly kills herself, deciding that her son will have a better life if he never knew the truth, but the child walks in as she prepares to commit the act.
"Whatever else is evil, the pride of a good mother in the beauty of her daughter is good. It is one of those adamantine tendernesses which are the touchstones of every age and race. If other things are against it, other things must go down. If landlords and laws and sciences are against it, landlords and laws and sciences must go down. With the red hair of one she-urchin in the gutter I will set fire to all modern civilization."
- G. K. Chesterton -
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12/19/2014 11:03:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/16/2014 11:12:00 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:
There are SO many beautiful pieces of music. If I had to pick just one, I'm not sure I could. For one thing, there is the genre :Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Classical,....

Right now, I am crying from the beauty of Piano Concerto #2, 2nd Movement Adagio, by Rachmaninoff. But Lady Antebellum "Need You Now " makes me cry too!!!!

What music makes you cry?

"This Woman's Work"?

No, perhaps Chopin, at the right moment.
wsmunit7
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12/19/2014 11:24:11 PM
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At 12/19/2014 11:03:34 PM, Such wrote:
At 12/16/2014 11:12:00 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:
There are SO many beautiful pieces of music. If I had to pick just one, I'm not sure I could. For one thing, there is the genre :Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Classical,....

Right now, I am crying from the beauty of Piano Concerto #2, 2nd Movement Adagio, by Rachmaninoff. But Lady Antebellum "Need You Now " makes me cry too!!!!

What music makes you cry?

"This Woman's Work"?

No, perhaps Chopin, at the right moment.

I would appreciate the names of the particular pieces so I can try to find them online and buy / download them.

I have heard Chopin is very good. Could you recommend a particular piece?

Thanks.
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12/19/2014 11:32:55 PM
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At 12/19/2014 11:24:11 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:
At 12/19/2014 11:03:34 PM, Such wrote:
At 12/16/2014 11:12:00 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:
There are SO many beautiful pieces of music. If I had to pick just one, I'm not sure I could. For one thing, there is the genre :Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Classical,....

Right now, I am crying from the beauty of Piano Concerto #2, 2nd Movement Adagio, by Rachmaninoff. But Lady Antebellum "Need You Now " makes me cry too!!!!

What music makes you cry?

"This Woman's Work"?

No, perhaps Chopin, at the right moment.

I would appreciate the names of the particular pieces so I can try to find them online and buy / download them.

I have heard Chopin is very good. Could you recommend a particular piece?

Thanks.

"This Woman's Work" is by Maxwell.

It probably isn't what you're used to, but it's a gorgeous song.

Chopin... hmmm...

I mean, how much experience do you have with him? His most well known, perhaps, is his Nocturne No. 9.

Familiar with that?
Skepsikyma
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12/19/2014 11:46:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/16/2014 11:14:39 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:
Cry, not from pathos, but from the beauty of it.

And if you like Rachmaninov, you would like his Vocalise too. He wrote it for vocal performance, but it's been arranged for violin as well.
"Whatever else is evil, the pride of a good mother in the beauty of her daughter is good. It is one of those adamantine tendernesses which are the touchstones of every age and race. If other things are against it, other things must go down. If landlords and laws and sciences are against it, landlords and laws and sciences must go down. With the red hair of one she-urchin in the gutter I will set fire to all modern civilization."
- G. K. Chesterton -